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Cuban vacations for every travel style

From flocks of pink flamingos in Cayo Coco to iconic classic cars in Havana, there are many reasons Cuba remains a top vacation destination for Canadians. Whether you prefer to unwind on a white-sand beach or amp up your adrenaline on a Jeep safari through the jungle, Cuba has you covered. To help you narrow down the options for your next getaway we’ve put together some of our favourite Cuban hotspots.

Famous Guayabo waterfalls
For nature lovers - Holguin

From mountainous landscapes and tropical forests to verdant gardens and glistening shores, Holguin is home to pristine natural beauty that is sure to delight every eco-tourist. This tropical oasis is blessed with breathtaking beaches dotted with swaying palm trees and spectacular sunsets. Nature lovers can visit an abundance of urban green spaces which earned Holguin its reputation as the “City of Parks” or explore some of the area’s main eco-attractions such as exotic wildlife and the majestic Guayabo waterfalls.

Where to stay: Those looking to experience the beauty of Holguin can stay at Iberostar Holguin, set on a sparkling beach lined by clear-blue seas with unrivaled coastal views. Pick an afternoon and embark on a complimentary catamaran ride along the picturesque shores or soak up the sun in one of four pristine pools.

Man kitesurfing
For water babies – Cayo Coco

As a world-class destination for water sports, aquatic adventurers will love Cayo Coco. Boasting idyllic conditions, Cayo Coco’s tranquil crystalline waters provide excellent visibility for snorkelling and scuba diving and its consistent warm winds are perfect for kitesurfing and windsurfing. While cruising along the coast be on the lookout for flocks of bright pink flamingos!

Where to stay: Melia Jardines del Rey offers contemporary accommodations in the heart of Cayo Coco. Take advantage of complimentary activities such as beach volleyball and fun-filled water bicycle rides along the coast.

Classic car driving around historical buildings
For culture vultures - Havana

Havana, Cuba’s vibrant capital city, is an ideal choice for those looking to experience the island’s history and culture on their travels. The city has an enchanting charm with cobblestone streets, impressive colonial architecture and magnificent museums. Drive around the city in a perfectly preserved vintage car, enjoy mojitos at El Floridita, Ernest Hemingway’s favourite bar or visit Tropicana for extravagant cabaret shows with dazzling choreography and flamboyant costumes.

Where to stay: Centrally located near Havana’s must-see attractions, Memories Miramar Habana is a great choice for vacationers exploring Havana. After an action-packed day of discovering the city, take a dip in the resort’s pristine pool or sip refreshing tropical cocktails at the lobby bar.

Blue skies, turquoise water, a couple on a white-sand beach
For hopeless romantics – Cayo Santa Maria

For a romantic retreat off the coast, venture to Cayo Santa Maria. Linked to the main island via a causeway, this secluded tropical islet has all the pleasures of paradise – sip cocktails with your sweetheart under the warm sun on impeccable white-sand beaches, doze off to the calming sound of waves crashing or feel the warm ocean breeze while during a romantic stroll along seemingly endless shore.

Where to stay: Sanctuary at Grand Memories Santa Maria is a stunning adults only resort that offers a breathtaking backdrop for a romantic retreat. With its serene atmosphere, couples can lounge beside sparkling pools and unwind in spacious suites while attentive butlers tend to their every need.

Family playing on a beach with a beautiful catamaran
For kids and kids at heart – Varadero

Varadero is a vibrant beach town perfect for fun-filled tropical getaways for all ages. Families can spend sunny days building sandcastles on famous white-sand shores or snorkeling in bright azure waters filled with exotic marine life. Vacationers of all ages will have a blast on a catamaran cruise along aquamarine waters or on an action-packed Jeep safari through the lush jungle.

Where to stay: The lively Memories Varadero Beach Resort offers endless options for fun in the sun. Adults can sip cocktails at plenty of on-site bars while mini-vacationers can make friends with their favourite characters, Toopy and Binoo™ at the supervised kids clubs.

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