Must-See Destinations In Cuba

Today on the blog I have a guest post from Simone from Simone writes about business, travel and eco-friendly lifestyle on the blog. Her passions are travelling, going to music gigs and emerging new cultures.

Cuba is one of those countries that most people have heard of, but few have thought about visiting.

However, it is rapidly becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations thanks to a rich cultural history and an increasing relaxation of the American restrictions on the nation, which have affected the whole world.

Brazilians have a lot of respect and admiration for Cuban people. I guess it’s due to our similar way of seeing life with positive thoughts, our common passion for music and delicious food too.

I always wanted to visit Cuba and I can’t wait to start planning my trip to this colourful, cultural and historical country.

There are some amazing places to see and things to do there that it would be great to take you through some of the best that you should check out on your visit to Cuba.


Havana is likely to be the city you land in when visiting and there are some great sites to see in Havana making it a place worth checking out for a couple of days before you move on.

It is a city of contrasts with a lot of brand new and recently restored buildings sat alongside buildings that look like they are on their last legs and have been for several years. A must-see capital for those into history.

One of the first things you will notice is the proliferation of classic cars. Every traffic light seems to have a lot of them, and in fact, this is one of the best ways to see the sights of the city.

Take a tour in one of these cars. Alongside this, you should check out the many Jazz bars and enjoy some local culture and well as visit some of the museums and exhibitions that detail the cultural heritage of the place.

Santiago de Cuba 

This is a place to go to get a true taste of the Caribbean flavour during your visit. Besides, this is also one of the most popular spots in Cuba and the second-largest city.

If you love Caribbean food, as I do, it’s likely you will love Santiago de Cuba.

It is a place that is full of tricks and troubles, so you need to be on the lookout, but it features an amazing cultural heritage as well as some amazing beaches, restaurants, music and fun activities you are sure to enjoy.

Not to mention, it is also home of the world-famous Buena Vista Social Club.


Here it is one of the hidden gems of Cuba and not a place that most tourists go, but once you do you will love it.

It is a little more isolated than most places in the country, but it is worth the effort to check it out. Baracoa is a classic real Cuban town. It is also one of the wettest places in all of Cuba and it is said to rain every single day here.

The place is stunning to see and is also known as the city of 29 rivers thanks to the amazing natural beauty around. I guess it is worth spending some time exploring and checking out all there is to see and do in this vibrant city.

Particularly all the left-over murals dedicated to Che Guevara.

Final Thoughts 

There are much more to see and do in this amazing destination. Cuba is a stunning place and it is becoming increasingly more accessible to tourists.

These are just a couple of the spots I would put on my list of places to check out when in the country. You will love the cultural heritage and vibrancy of this magical country.

If you want to find out more about Cuba, check out this post on 3 days in Havana

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