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What to see in Cuba, what to do, what places to visit

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Cuba is a country that you should know, it has wonderful beaches, cities full of heritage architecture and beautiful country landscapes. Something very important: it is a very safe country for tourists. In the following article we will recommend what to see in Cuba, what to do and what places to visit according to the days you have.

What to see in Cuba in 3 days?

Three days is too little to see and know cities like Havana. If you only have 3 days and you set a destination for this great city, we recommend you take short excursions and not make the mistake of the beginner tourist who is always traveling on the road. For example, if you set Havana as your main destination, make short trips to Viñales, Playas del Este de La Habana or Varadero. From the capital you can make these excursions either on the bus, with other tourists, or with a private driver-guide.

What to see in Cuba in 5 days?

If you have 5 days I recommend in addition to Havana, at least 1 day in Viñales and another in Varadero. If you have already met any of these places you can spend 2 days in any of these destinations, I assure you that you will not have enough time, especially in Varadero, a place to which you must make a must.

Varadero Beach

It is located in the Hicacos peninsula, north of the city of Matanzas and 140 km from Havana. What characterizes it are its 22 km uninterrupted beach with very fine sands and spectacular crystal clear waters.

As anywhere in Cuba and with the exception of some keys, you can choose two forms of accommodation: Cuban state hotels and private homes.

When to choose one or another lodging?

If you go to Varadero with intentions to enjoy jet skis, catamaran or diving, an all-inclusive hotel is preferable, it will be easier for you. If you want to save money and travel with a lot of family or several friends in an economic plan, private houses in Varadero are better.

Knowing Varadero well can also take 3 or 4 days, if you are not very frequent at the beach. There are many options for enjoyment, large discos, goal club, artisan fairs, etc. With more time available, I recommend increasing the number of days in this wonderful place in Cuba.

What to see and do in Cuba in 7 days?

With 7 days we can go to destinations such as Playa Larga, Playa Girón or Ciénaga de Zapata in the Zapata Peninsula, Province of Matanzas. You can see all kinds of native birds, crocodiles and other species. It is an area declared a Biosphere Reserve and has the largest area of ​​mangroves and biodiversity on the island. It has spectacular seabed for diving enthusiasts.

Another destination that we must visit is the city of Trinidad, in the center of the country, has a historic center declared by UNESCO World Heritage Site. There we can see a colonial city stopped in time and there are many cultural attractions. If you are looking for a beach in the area, I recommend Playa Ancón, very close to Trinidad.

What to see in Cuba in 10 days?

Hundred fires

The city of Cienfuegos known as the pearl of the South is an essential destination. It has an incessant cultural and artistic life, and outstanding architectural beauties such as the Tomás Terry theater, the Purísima Concepción Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Palacio de Valle.

If you are a nature lover, we recommend a visit to the Natural Park “El Nicho”, there you will see some attractive waterfalls that descend through the mountain. You can give yourself a cold and invigorating bath, surrounded by spectacular scenery.

Santa Clara

You can visit Santa Clara which is a key place in the history of Cuba. The city houses the Mausoleum of Ché Guevara, Cuban national hero. The main tourist attractions of the city can be explored in one or two days.

What to see in Cuba in 15 days?

Santiago de Cuba

With 15 days we can include Santiago de Cuba which is considered the second capital of Cuba and is located at the other end of the island. In this area the French Tomb was born, a cultural movement Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

The city has great historical value and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has many interesting sites such as the Cemetery of Santa Ifigenia, the Castillo del Morro and the Baconao Park. One of its main attractions is its friendly, cheerful and always willing to help people.


The city has rich cultural traditions, the Romerías de Mayo are famous.

It is considered the third tourist pole of the country, an award won for its beautiful beaches: Guardalavaca, Esmeralda and El Pesquero north of Holguín.

What to see in Cuba in 20 days?

The Cuban Keys

In Cuba there are hundreds of beaches, many of them with tourist facilities and the majority in natural state. Some keys have the magic of having hotel complexes, but retain the virginity of their landscape, being true tropical paradises. They stand out in this description: Cayo Largo, Cayo

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