From Castro’s hideout to beaches, ballet dancers, national parks and colourful architecture, Cuba has it all.
The rhythms of the Caribbean, 1950s and 60s American culture and the grandiose style of the Spanish colonialists all clash, yet somehow conspire together to present you with an island which throbs with life, colour and energy. In Havana you’ll see the remnants of American excess in the classic cars that lumber past faded colonial mansions – contrasting neatly with austere monuments of Castro’s revolution.
In Vinales there’s evidence of the old tobacco industry, whilst Cienfuegos is redolent with history. Trinidad’s multi-coloured houses give you the essence of the Caribbean’s style, while the beaches of Cayo Santa Maria tempt you with white sand and warm seas.