The largest Caribbean island’s vibrant rhythms, along with its varied landscapes and colourful towns, make Cuba a fascinating place to visit. As you explore the country and discover its tumultuous history, you can also soak up some sun on its beautiful beaches. However, it’s the distinctive sound of Cuban music heard right across the land that will leave you with lasting memories of this unique island nation. Let us take you on a magical musical tropical journey.
Where it is
When to go
November to August
Why go there
What to see
Feel the spirit in Havana
Cruise through Havana in a classic car or stroll along the famous seafront to get a glimpse of this lovely city’s faded grandeur.
Take a trip to Trinidad
On the southern coast lies this pretty town of cobbled streets and brightly-coloured houses. Visit it by day and dance at a live music venue by night.
Chill at Varadero
Here you can take your pick of 20km of white sandy beaches. Let us arrange a sleek skippered catamaran to skim you over the waves.
Visit the hills of Viñales
The distinctive mogote hills are one of the main attractions in Viñales National Park. Hike or cycle in lush landscapes and visit tobacco fields.
Travel in Cuba
If you simply want a taste of the island and are short on time, then it’s possible to visit Havana to get a feel for the place, enjoy Viñales and finish up on a quiet unspoilt beach to unwind. However, it’s definitely worth spending longer in Cuba to discover more about this unique country that’s more than twice the size of Switzerland. Driving is the easiest way to get around, so if you’re adventurous you can drive yourself, or let us arrange a car and driver for you.
You see Che Guevara everywhere in Cuba. The iconic revolutionary helped Fidel Castro overthrow the dictator Batista on New Year’s Day in 1959. Today, the country with a population of 11 million is still communist-run, however it’s very much open to foreign tourism. Boutique hotels have appeared in the capital, Havana, and luxury hotels in Varadero. But you won’t find the chain shops and coffee bars seen in most countries across the world. And that all adds to its unique charm.
12 hours from Switzerland