Summer in Cuba… Where to go?

Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba

There are destinations in Cuba designed to provide relaxation and fun in equal parts. Cities that vibrate full of history, music and adventures, which in turn have nearby paradisiacal beaches. In Cuba, you have the opportunity to enjoy some exhausting city days, and end your vacation resting in front of the sea, with your favorite drink (Mojito?). Here is a selection of City + Beach duets of our choice:

VIÑALES + CAYO LEVISA

The Viñales Valley, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is an ideal place for hiking, since you will find a varied flora and native fauna.
After doing these walks, we invite you to venture to Cayo Levisa. You will travel on a boat, for about 35 minutes, to the key, and upon arrival, you will see about 3 kilometers of a paradisiacal beach with a coral reef that houses some 500 species of fish, 200 types of sponges and other marine species. Ideal place for diving or snorkeling.

Where to stay?

 TRINIDAD + PLAYA ANCÓN

Trinidad is known as the City Museum, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, for the conservation of its streets and buildings. Just 12 kilometers away is the great Ancon Beach, an excellent option if you want to leave the city.

Where to stay?

REMEDIOS + CAYO SANTA MARÍA

This city, in the center of the country, preserves part of the 17th century Spanish architecture. It was declared a National Historic Monument in 1980. It is considered one of the first settlements in Cuba. Remedios offers you the possibility of reaching Cayo Santa María, in the Jardines del Rey archipelago, characterized by beautiful beaches.

Where to stay?

CAMAGÜEY + PLAYA SANTA LUCÍA

This is a city that has a cultural and historical significance for Cubans, and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its streets and buildings still preserve the splendor of the architecture of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but mixed with modernity.

After discovering this city, you will be very close to Santa Lucia Beach, (on the north coast of Camagüey province) only 90 minutes away by car. There are about 35 dive sites for the variety of marine flora and fauna. For being that zone in the XIX century of great traffic of buccaneers and pirates, the most adventurous will be able to approach the ships that are sunk.

Where to stay?

BARACOA + PLAYA MAGUANA

One of the experiences that you will not forget will be the visit to Baracoa. If you are adventurous, you can go hiking on the El Yunque mountain at 575 meters high, swim in the various rivers and waterfalls in the area. You can combine these tours with a visit to Playa Maguana, considered by some to be the most beautiful in Cuba. From here, you can explore Cuchillas del Toa, biosphere reserve, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

 

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