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Top Things to Do in Cuba, Caribbean

Things to Do in Cuba

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  • Ayrdiver
    Bowmore, UK73 contributions
    An amazing city, so diverse and full of character yet still welcoming and full of charm. Book a walking to old car tour of the city to get the full experience
    Written 18 November 2022
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  • Miguel A
    4 contributions
    One of the best beaches in the world and I’ve been all over the Caribbean and latin America Cristal clear waters but a little cold in November
    Written 19 November 2022
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  • KimiTravels73
    Bloomington-Normal, IL60 contributions
    Best diving in the Caribbean !! Make sure you look for the littles Bc there are so many HUGE fish to distract you. I dove with Jardines Avalon II and they were wonderful. The fishing village where we spent our last night and launched does have access to them wifi cards you purchase at the Airport.
    Written 28 March 2022
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  • Jackie R
    Tewkesbury, UK591 contributions
    Read about what happened here before you go and use your imagination to think about the Americans trying to land here and it being a place of war. It is now a peaceful sandy bay with blue seas. So different from then. There is a hotel and commercial beach at the far end.
    Written 27 February 2020
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  • Rowan H
    Cairns, Australia1,290 contributions
    This is one of the ‘big three’ Caribbean beaches of Cuba (Varadero, Cayo Coco, Guardalavaca) and as such we were quite excited to visit it.

    We were staying in Holguin and a private taxi cost us 50 USD return.

    On the positives the beach is stunning and features everything you would expect from a Caribbean beach - white powdery sand, turquoises waters and calm seas perfect for swimming.

    On the negative side - this seems to be more of a locals beach than Varadero and they treat it like a garbage dump. All through the sand was rubbish (cans, plastic, cardboard). One of the biggest pollutants seemed to be chicken bones. The low point was when we observed a woman watch her dog take a dump on the sand - just flicked a bit of sand over the top so it wasnt visible. There were plenty of bins around too but they were all empty. A second issue was that we were unable to acquire bottled water from any of the vendors along the beach - we checked about 10 so bring you own water with you. They do serve food and alcoholic beverages though.

    Overall this is a stunning beach but I wished the locals took better care of it.
    Written 2 September 2022
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  • TimOldham
    39 contributions
    Had two brilliant days birding in Zapata with Kiko (Yonadys) as our guide. Kiko had great English, great knowledge, and took us to the heart of the swamp, to Las Salinas, to Soplillar, and to other sites in the area. We saw so very many birds - the endemics, the tody, the trogan, screech owl, pygmy owl, all the water birds, and very very much more. (A few of the pictures of these are attached.) He'd organised our transport and knew all the local people, and had been in touch before we went out with him via WhatsApp - so we were always well informed. He came straight over to where we were staying the day before to make sure everything was sorted out. Also very amusing and easy to get along with, and seemed to enjoy it was much as we did. We've stayed in touch since too.
    Written 16 March 2022
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  • Rowan H
    Cairns, Australia1,290 contributions
    The Valle de Vinales is absolutely stunning. It was the highlight of our 18 day trip to cuba.

    There are many ways to explore it - either horseback, bicycle or hiking.

    My personal recommendation for the fit/intrepid would be to consider doing a long unguided hike through the area. This is what we did (17km, about 4 hours). Instructions can be found online if you google ‘hike vinales’ and go to the first result - the website by ‘anywhere we roam’.
    Written 2 September 2022
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  • Linda A
    Winnipeg, Canada338 contributions
    There are two hiking excursion options available from Baracoa: the gruelling El Yunque or the manageable Parque Alejandro de Humboldt (what I call El Yunque ‘Lite’).
    I don’t regret choosing the latter, ..ideal on a dry day while armed with good hiking footwear. My walking shoes were adequate on these trails which are always slick, even when it’s not raining. The rich, red clay paths take you through lush forests that ascend and descend, sometimes steeply and with few supports, as you make your way through the mountainous area.
    Our guide, Joseah, was keen-eyed and knowledgeable. He quickly pointed out endemic plants, the world’s smallest frog (Monte Iberia eleuth), a Cuban Racer snake, a tree frog, millipedes, and the song of the Cuban Solitaire. A number of birds were heard in the forest, but rarely seen.
    The hike ends at a river that eventually empties into the Bahía de Taco. At this stopping point, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, a vendor sells samples of local fruit for $1.00 CUC. We were then given thirty minutes of free time where my companions chose to go swimming while I went a short distance down the river to photograph birds. Later, for a small ‘consideration’, the vendor’s ox delivered us by cart through a number of river bends, to a place close to where we began our trek, and just in time for the rain.
    During the return trip, a quick stop is made at the small Museo de Alejandro de Humboldt, followed by free time at the outdoor bar at Playa Maguana, where one can swim, enjoy refreshments, or both. Note that a good paladar (Victor’s) is situated across the road if you require something more substantial.
    Be advised that the road to the Parque is awful so a hired car or excursion vehicle is recommended. Also, if you’re not sure-footed, this trek may not be for you. Fortunately, it was for me and was a highlight of my travels to the Oriente.

    TIP: Bring insect repellent, water and perhaps a snack. Food is not provided during this five hour excursion.
    Written 12 February 2020
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  • Rowan H
    Cairns, Australia1,290 contributions
    Although of great historical significance we found the Plaza Mayor to be a typical central Latin American square without any particularly memorable features. It was also a bit exposed and devoid of shade making it quite unpleasant to walk in during the day.

    It’s best feature is undoubtingly the Casa de la musica which is an open air concert area located on the stairs beside the Iglesia Parroquial (church). You can take a seat here and enjoy music and some drinks.

    Being a public area you can access ETECSA public wifi if you have a ETECSA wifi prepaid card. It is however only really available near the steps listed above and not in the main square itself.
    Written 2 September 2022
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  • Rowan H
    Cairns, Australia1,290 contributions
    This is a solid 4 star beach.

    We paid 20USD for a return trip in a private taxi, although I believe you can get a public bus from Trinidad if you wanted to save some money.

    This is considered to be the best ‘southern side’ beach in Cuba and I would agree with that. It doesn’t however compare to the ‘northern side’ beaches in cuba (Ie Varadero, Cayo Coco, Guardalavaca) as its sand isn’t quite as white nor powdery and its waters aren’t as turquoise. It is however still a nice beach and given its proximity to Trinidad is worth a half a day trip to visit.

    It suffers from similar problems to other Cuban beaches in that they treat it as a garbage dump.

    My best tip would be this. After being dropped off at the parking lot you have two options. The first is to go left (with you facing the water) to the resort side of the beach. Don’t do that! Go RIGHT to the side without the resort. It’s less crowded and less polluted. In addition at the end of the beach that side is a great bar that has white gazebos. When we visited there on a weekday there was no charge to use the gazebos and the drinks were only 200 CUP for freezing cold beers and mojitos. It was very relaxing to use this space.
    Written 2 September 2022
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  • Mike C
    Manchester, UK60 contributions
    Great beach just a short bus ride from Havana. Friendly staff kept us in drinks and the food on the beach was excellent, with staff bringing a table and chairs for us to use whilst we ate.
    Written 3 November 2022
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  • Dawn D
    6 contributions
    The under ground cave (cenote) isa must to visit and swim in but don't take the jeep safari to go and visit it for just 30 minutes...take a taxi and stay longer!!
    Written 5 October 2022
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  • rumpfb2018
    Venice, FL2 contributions
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    Just a super time. All was great at the Villa Gerona-super clean, friendly and enjoyed Dayami.. The whole experience on Esla de la Juventud was more than I expected. Two great restaurants-best in town- were cheap and top dining with super food, especially the fish. Nice to "see" and talk with Ramon too. Keep up the great work and care. Bud Rumpf (Ricardo)
    Written 22 May 2018
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  • anshuvilla
    Pittsburgh, PA337 contributions
    Nice place if you like site seeing, make sure to keep your taxi as not many available around. Art lovers will like what they have done.
    Written 16 September 2022
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  • 24reidd
    26 contributions
    we have done some birding in Honduras and know how exciting it is to get up at 5 a.m. and see 50 species before breakfast. Going to Cayo Coco and want to repeat the experience. Please could someone tell us, how does one get in touch with M. Delgado? thanks.
    Written 15 November 2022
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