Forget the beaches, Cuba has so much more to offer than westernised resorts. I love staying in the casas for an authentic Cuban experience and the chance to meet local people. Travel to the West of the island and get off the normal tourist route to follow the footsteps of Che and Fidel into the Sierra Maestra and see their old hideout! End your Cuban adventure on the wild coast of Baracoa; is this one of Cuba’s best kept secrets?
I love Cuba’s perfect imperfections, as it gives it a very authentic feel. I recommend spending some time in Trinidad to experience some Cuban culture and take advantage of the diversity it is surrounded by, from the Valle de Los Indigenos to Playa Ancon.
Cuba is one of the only places in the world you travel to where you feel like you’ve stepped back in time and onto a 1950’s movie set! You can never spend too much time wandering around Havana, admiring the crumbling buildings and old classic cars or salsa dancing in one of the many music halls. Cuba is a vibrant country with friendly locals and the most delicious rum cocktails, it’s certainly one of my favourite places in Latin America.
Being hosted by locals in Cuba's Casas Particulares was one of the (many) highlights of my Cuba trip. It's just like staying in a super friendly B&B!
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