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Would you like to experience a total change of scenery while enjoying the generosity and art of living of Latinos? Cuba should definitely be next on your bucket list! And if you are looking for top things to do while in Cuba, you found the right place! Whether you want to learn more about the communist and revolutionary history of this extraordinary country, enjoy a luxuriant nature, white sandy beaches and crystal-clear water, Cuba will meet all your expectations!

Without further delay, here are our Top 10 things to do while in Cuba:

1. Watching a sunset at El Malecon

El Malecon is a long street all along the sea. It is also the best spot to enjoy a wonderful sunset on the Havana!

Be careful there could be a lot of people trying to sell you something…

Sunset over la Habana in Cuba in El Malecon

2. Getting lost in the amazing streets of la Habana Vieja

La Habana Vieja deserves a couple of days to visit it all! You can walk all around its nice streets full of colours, emerging yourself in the lives of the Cuban!

Coloured Houses in la Habana Vieja in Cuba

3. Wandering in the colorful streets of Trinidad

Trinidad is a small city in the southern part of Cuba, in the middle of the island. It is so picturesque and surrounded by nature! The best thing to do is to climb up the Palacio Cantero to have a glimpse of the entire city.

View over Trinidad in Cuba
Coloured streets in Trinidad in Cuba

4. Horseback riding in tobacco, coffee and other plantations in Viñales

Viñales is a very touristy little town however it is the perfect spot to get connected to nature! You can go walking or horseback riding in the surroundings to have a better understanding of the plantations out there.

Horseback riding in Viñales in Cuba
Tobacco field in Viñales in Cuba

5. Going to the swimming pool of Hotel Los Jazmines in Viñales to enjoy the view on the Mogotes all around you

Mogotes are kind of round hills full of trees. The best place to have a breathtaking view over them is the Hotel Los Jazmines. You can pay to access the swimming pool to enjoy the wonderful view.

Our tip: stay until the sunset to enjoy even more!

Man sitting on a chair overlooking Mogotes in Viñales in Cuba
Mogotes in Viñales in Cuba

6. Going to El Nicho Waterfall near Cienfuegos by “Taxi collectivo” and swimming there

If you are travelling from Cienfuegos to Trinidad, you can take a taxi collectivo, a kind of shared minibus, that will pick you up in your casa particular, bring you to the waterfall and then drop you in Trinidad!

El Nicho Waterfall is a natural beauty where you can enjoy a cold swim and slide on the rocks, which is really fun!

El Nicho Waterfall in Cuba
El Nicho Waterfall in Cuba

7. Learning more about the history of the Cuban revolution at the Museum of the Revolution in Habana

Visiting a new country is also about learning about its history, what makes it what it is right now. The Museum of the Revolution is the perfect place to understand what happened during the Cuban Revolution (think Che Guevara and Fidel Castro)!


Cuban Flag in the Revolution Museum in la Habana
Figure of Che Guevara in la Habana Cuba

8. Chilling on the steps of El Capitolio in the sun and enjoy the life of Habana

After a good lunch or a long walk, the Capitolio when the sun is shining is a great spot where to sit and relax while having a look at the Habana Vieja! 

El Capitolio in La Habana Vieja in Cuba

9. Strolling around Parque José Marti in Cienfuegos and admire the local architecture

Cienfuegos is the perfect stop while travelling from Viñales to Trinidad as it is a small and beautiful city not very touristy!

View from the top of Cienfuegos
View over Parque Jose Marti in Cienfuegos in Cuba

10. Chilling in a beach in Varadero

Cuba is a Caribbean Island, so it is also a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the wonderful white-sand beaches and the crystal-clear water!

Varadero is the most popular resort in Cuba but you can also try to book in advance and go to Cayo Levisa or to other islands!

Man lying on the water in Varadero in Cuba

Our tips

  • Staying in “Casas particulares” allows you to really get in touch with Cubans, talk with them and learn more about them! In addition to their warm welcome, these accomodations are really not expensive and the breakfasts (for an extra fee) are awesome!

  • Be prepared to disconnect yourself from the internet! Take the most out of this experience and enjoy this break!


  • Use Viazul buses to connect cities : reliable and cheap!

We hope you will enjoy your trip to Cuba!

Marie & Karim

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