8 enjoyable activities to do in Cuba
TD Team | 19 June 2019
Cuba is the Caribbean destination that has it all; beautiful weather, friendly locals, diverse culture and rich history, there is something for everyone in this incredible country.
Here’s our pick of the interesting activities you can do in Cuba.
1. Discover Old Havana
Enjoy a guided tour of the colonial city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see the incredible architecture dating back 500 years.
2. Join the Revolution
Visit the Museo de la Revolucion in Havana and learn more about the Cuban revolution and its leader, Che Guevara.
3. Take a ride in a classic American car
There was an import ban on cars in Cuba from 1959 to 2013. The classic 1950's cars are famously associated with Cuba and you can explore the streets of Havana in a vintage vehicle!
4. Relax on the beaches of Varadero
Varadero or Playa Azul, meaning ‘blue beach’ is one of the largest resort areas in the Caribbean. Situated on the Hicacos Peninsula, sun worshippers can bask on the 20km long white sandy beaches and nature lovers can enjoy exploring nearby natural attractions such as caves and cayes.
5. Experience Hemingway's Havana
Discover the places in Cuba that inspired Ernest Hemingway. Visit his home, Finca Vigía, where he wrote ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’. Head out to the fishing village of Cojimar, which was the backdrop for ‘The Old Man and the Sea.’
6. Board the Hershey’s Electric Train
Enjoy a scenic rail journey through beautiful Cuban landscape and discover the village of Hershey, named after the American chocolate king, where you will learn about the sugar cane industry.
7. Visit the Bay of Pigs
The legendary Bay of Pigs was the scene of the failed US Invasion in 1961 which was a pivotal moment in modern history.
8. Drink a Mojito
Who’s thirsty?! This refreshing cocktail was invented in Cuba, it’s a combination of white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water and mint. Delicious!