Globetrotters have been visiting Cuba left and right and for good reason. Walking down the vibrant streets of this country makes you feel like you've traveled back in time. Not much of Cuba's colonial cities have changed since pirates stalked the Caribbean. Making this beautiful gem a melting pot of well-preserved architecture, culture, and food. But asides from its world famous or should I say Instagram-famous colorful buildings of Old Havana, Cuba also boast pristine beaches. Download the Cuba Travel Guide and Offline Map and start planning your next adventure!
1. Old Havana
There's something that just draws you to Old Havana’s eclectic beauty. Despite 50 years of neglect gold dust still shines in its magnetic architecture and vibe. Walk its street and you will feel engulfed with by its 500 years of colorful and rich history. Today, it boasts a surprisingly thriving art scene that is much to be coveted by any major city in the world. Lined by cool cafes and bohemian-themed bars, Old Havana is contradictoringly beautiful in its own unique way.
2. San Pedro Fort
People often come to San Pedro Fort for the history, but stay for outstanding views. Built in the 1600's to protect the city of Santiago from pillaging pirates. Although partially destroyed, Castillo de San Pedro, still stands tall and proud. At 60-meters high it's no wonder the views from here are impeccable. Explore the upper terrace where you will be greeted by a jaw-dropping view of Santiago's coastline with the Sierra Maestra in the background.
Known to be the largest resort in the Caribbean, Varadero is located on the 20-kilometer long Hicacos Peninsula. There's plenty to do here with over 60 hotels, shops, water activities, and poolside entertainment to choose from. Although, what really catches the attention of any tourist is the untouched 20-kilometer stretch of white sandy beaches that is said to be one of the best in the entire Caribbean You'll definitely have to see it for yourself to believe it!
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