The 10 Best Things to See and Do in Cuba

Classic cars are everywhere in Cuba | © BarbeeAnne / Pixabay
Classic cars are everywhere in Cuba | © BarbeeAnne / Pixabay
Photo of Jack Guy
2 October 2017

Cuba is a fascinating place to visit, and you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do. Here are 10 of the top choices to help you start writing your bucket list.

Visit the Fábrica de Arte Cubana in Havana

Cuba’s art and music scenes are vibrant, and La Fábrica, as it’s known to locals, is a huge part of that growth. Check out the art exhibitions in the daytime, and come back at night for drinks and dancing in the event space.

La Fábrica de Arte Cubana, Calle 26, Havana, Cuba, +53 7 8382260

Cycle the Viñales Valley

The landscape around Viñales is amazingly beautiful, and cycling gives you the time to really appreciate it. Take your bike to Cueva del Indio, a cavern with a subterranean river, or cycle up to Hotel los Jazmines for a dip in the pool.

Viñales Valley, Viñales, Cuba

Ride the Hershey Train

This old railway runs from Casa Blanca to Matanzas along the northern coast of Cuba. Originally built to transport sugar cane for the old Hershey chocolate factory, these days it’s a lifeline for residents and a curious attraction for tourists.

Get around the island on two wheels

Cuban roads are incredibly quiet, which makes them a great place for cyclists or motorcyclists. For shorter trips, a bicycle is a great way to see the island, but motorbikes are better for longer distances. Che Guevara’s youngest son runs motorbike tours on Harley-Davidsons through his company, La Poderosa Tours.

Hop into a classic car

A trip to Cuba wouldn’t be complete without taking a ride in one of the old classic cars that are still used across the island to this day. The most iconic trip is a run along the seawall in Havana, but you’ll find old classics working as humble taxis throughout the country.

Classic cars are everywhere in Cuba | © BarbeeAnne / Pixabay

Explore the Sierra Maestra

This impressive mountain range became a crucial part of Cuban revolutionary history after sheltering Fidel Castro and the rebels from government forces. Today you can visit the Comandancia de la Plata, where the revolutionaries camped out before advancing across the country.

Comandancia de la Plata, Bartolome Maso, Cuba

Dive below the waves

The Caribbean Sea surrounds Cuba, and there are plenty of opportunities to get into the water. Diving and snorkelling are popular at the Bay of Pigs and Maria la Gorda, known for their calm waters and located on the south end of the island.

The Caribbean is great for all kinds of watersports | © xoracio

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