Nestled between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, the island of Cuba is much more than just a handful of historical must-sees. Lying 90 miles south of Florida and boasting picture-perfect landscapes and historic cities, this frozen-in-time island is finally starting to thaw. Visitors often liken it to a time capsule with retro 1950's cars revving through old-fashioned streets and old-school bops blaring on boom-boxes.
Your first stop, Havana, is eye candy to culture vultures. Delightful to behold and oozing historical heritage, the Cuban capital attracts both history buffs and party goers alike with its time-worn architectural gems and roaring nightlife.
Whisked off on a classic car tour in true James Dean style, you’ll get a feel for Havana’s bustling streets. Every red light will give you a chance to stop and ponder the Cuban way of life, from its old fashioned vehicles to its age-old buildings. You’ll also explore the Plaza de Armas, the island's historical epicentre, thronging with chirpy vendors and camera-wielding tourists.
After visiting Havana, we'll take you to Cienfuegos, “the Pearl of the South” and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded by the French, Cienfuegos offers two main points of interest: Pueblo Nuevo and Punta Gorda, the former being the city centre and the latter a peninsula cluttered with homes from the 1950's.
Making our way then on to the sparkling city of Trinidad, get ready to explore this “outdoor museum” and its abundance of historical treasures. Turquoise waterfalls, tangled hiking trails and the teal-coloured waters at the famous Playa Ancon.
Our last stop promises plenty of pampering before your flight home. The island of Cayo Santa Maria is a beach-bum’s paradise full of top-of-the-range hotels sitting adjacent to a pearlescent shoreline. Perched off the northern coast of mainland Cuba, Cayo Santa Maria’s seemingly never-ending coast sits against a backdrop of thick inland forests and labyrinthine mangroves to the south.