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If Havana is the fifties-themed romantic blockbuster, with cinematic backdrops and faded glamour, then Santa Clara is the left-field indie flick full of characters and unassuming charm. There are certainly more beautiful places to see in Cuba, but Santa Clara offers something genuine and authentic away from the …
To wander Cuba’s capital city -- though it is slowly developing -- is to feel like walking around on set of a movie from the fifties. It is impossible not to be charmed by the crumbling colonial buildings, patched-up classic American cars, and a laid-back Caribbean attitude, which make Havana the rightful tourist …
Whilst Havana gains all the plaudits for its lively nightlife, and Trinidad hogs the headlines when it comes to architecture and colonial history, Santiago de Cuba is the real beating heart of the country. The city is the most African of Cuba's main destinations; this is reflected in the diversity of the music (much …
Camagüey is often known as "The City of Mazes," due to the labyrinthine construction built to confuse and confound marauding pirates in the early days of the city. It can still prove pretty confusing for the average visitor, but that is part of the attraction of this non-touristy and distinctly Cuban town. Wandering …
Viñales is a small town with a village-like feel in a lush valley surrounded by mountains, plantations, and networks of caves. Characterized by its unusually round mountains, known as mogotes, Viñales has the benefits of a special microclimate, which makes it incredibly fertile. As a result, it is a major tobacco- …
Cienfuegos -- which translates literally to "one hundred fires" -- is known as the "Pearl of the South," and it is an attractive city sitting on the Caribbean Sea. It is particularly famous for the colonial Spanish architecture that can be found there; this, alongside the ancient American cars operating as taxis, gives …
Trinidad is a colonial city located in the Sancti Spiritus Province of Cuba. The historic center of Trinidad is the most popular and touristic area of the town, with many old buildings, cobbled roads, restaurants, live music, markets, churches, and plazas. If searching for accommodation in Trinidad, the historic center …