– cosmopolitan capital with a swinging nightlife


– a quaint beach-side town, and Cuba's first capital


– Cuba's third-largest city is a maze of narrow alleyways, Catholic churches, and jars known as tinajones


– a French-founded city that rivaled (and eventually overtook) Trinidad as Cuba's main southern Port


– with a name that translates to "massacres," this industrial port city at the end of the Hershey railway is a hidden gem of Afro-Cuban culture and history

Pinar del Rio

– center of the cigar industry

Santa Clara (Cuba)

– site of the battle that won the Revolution and now home of the mausoleum to Ernesto "Che" Guevara

Santiago de Cuba

– coastal city rich in Caribbean influence and steeped in revolutionary history

Trinidad (Cuba)

– World Heritage Site with charming, colonial-era buildings

Other destinations

Cayo Largo

– a small island with nudist facilities

Gran Parque Natural Topes de Collantes

– a national park in the Sierra del Emcambray mountains, straddling Cienfuegos, Villa Clara, and Sancti Spiritus provinces

Isla de la Juventud

– a large island south of Havana

Jardines del Rey

– an island chain of beach resorts including Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo

Maria la Gorda

– a tiny village with some snorkeling and diving options

Parque Nacional Ciénaga de Zapata

– similar to Florida's Everglades National Park, with vast swamps and world-famous birdwatching, scuba diving, and beaches; and the site of the 1961 American Bay of Pigs invasion

Parque Nacional La Güira

– Another national park in Pinar del Rio province, with mountains and caves, but without many tourist facilities

Reserva de la Biosfera Sierra del Rosario

– a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Sierra del Rosario mountains of Pinar del Rio province; the principal sites are Soroa and Las Terrazas

Varadero Beach

– 20-kilometer-long beach of fine white sand and waters


– a national park in Pinar del Rio province, with mountains and caves; it has the best-developed tourist facilities of Cuba's national parks



city in Cuba, capital of Cienfuegos Province

Trinidad (Cuba)

town in the province of Sancti Spíritus, central Cuba


city in Cuba


capital city and commercial centre of Cuba


country in the Caribbean


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Cuba is the largest Caribbean island, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. It lies 145 km (90 miles) south of Key West, Florida, between the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas, to the west of Haiti, and northwest of Jamaica.

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