This historic, tropical island is a destination that you’ll never forget so why not head out to Cuba and experience a whole new culture? With landscapes from jungles and mountains to coral reefs and white sand beaches, you’re never far from something really magical here. Cuba has fantastic tourist hotspots as well as old cities, markets and natural marvels off the beaten track. Basing yourself in a beautiful beach resort allows you to really make the most of your holiday, and there are so many things to do in Cuba.
White sand beaches on the edge of the Caribbean
The first port of call should definitely be a beach, and luckily, Cuba has hundreds of them! Lined with palm trees and beach bars serving rum cocktails and fresh fruit juices, shake off the plane journey by lying back in the Caribbean sunshine. With the Caribbean Sea on the south of the island and the warm gulf stream on the north, the seawater in Cuba is always tropical.
With vast coral reefs and a thriving marine population, it’s easy to grab a mask and snorkel and see extraordinary sights. Whether you’re a total beginner or an experienced diver, you can enjoy world-class diving in Cuba. Children will love the sea here too, from paddling in the clear shallows to seeing their first tropical fish.
Shop for souvenirs at old markets and stroll historic city streets
Cuba isn’t just beaches, it has fascinating cities where history is everywhere. Trawl the beautiful old markets in Guardalavaca and pick up a bargain, or take a day trip to Havana and see this famous capital in the flesh. For those who really adore historic buildings, there’s lots of things to do in Cuba’s historic city of Holguin. Admire colonial buildings and take a tour of a real Cuban cigar factory, that’s not an experience you could get anywhere else!
Get back to nature and see it all
This Caribbean island is also home to an array of natural wonders. From deep jungles to the Cueva de Saturno, where the blue water and stalactite covered ceilings will amaze the whole family. Go horse-riding to sugar plantations, see flamingos in the swamps of Cayo Coco and sample local delicacies at Cuba’s endless food stalls and restaurants.
There’s so many places to visit in Cuba that one holiday won’t be enough! We’ve got plenty of Cuba deals here at Thomas Cook, though, so you can always come back.