Cuba is located in the northern Caribbean where the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean meet. Havana is the capital of Cuba and was founded in the 16th century. Today, almost 2 Million people are living in the city making it the largest metropolitan area in the Caribbean region.
Day 1: Havana
Begin your journey with exploring Cuba’s capital Havana. The old town (Habana Vieja) is a must-see with its charming and unique atmosphere as well as the many colorful houses and old cars – the typical Cuba experience. Just walk around the streets, soak up the chilled vibe and let enchant you from the music. For enjoying the sun the Malecon promenade is perfect for a walk along the coast.
Day 2: Viñales Valley
Vinales is a valley and perfect for a relaxed hike through a calm, green and unique landscape. Explore sugar cane, orange or tobacco fields.
Day 3: Pinar del Rio to Cienfuegos
The small but super charming city is just a short drive away from Viñales and is the epitome of Cuba – chilled and artsy.
Day 4: Trinidad
Before heading to Trinidad, the El Nicho Waterfall is a must-see. The waterfall is spectacular and will delight not just nature lovers.
Afterward, there are plenty of food places with traditional Cuban food in the small town Trinidad. Founded in the 16th century, the town still spreads exactly this vibe and the streets and houses invite for exploring walks through the city. Especially during night time the whole city awakes. Everywhere are people singing, dancing, and having fun.
Day 5: Santa Clara and Cayo Santa Maria Island
Santa Clara is a small town with almost 250’000 inhabitants. However, it is urban and vibrating and has many places to go for people who are interested in history and Che Guevara. Afterward, you can drive to Cayo Santa Maria Island in order to soak up the sun on the beach or to have a drink at one of many lovely beach bars.
Day 6: Verdero
Drive up the dreamy east coast to Verdero to discover marvelous white sands and turquoise blue water being perfect for a relaxed day at the beach. For the ones who want a little action: diving or snorkeling at the reefs here is an incredible experience.
Day 7: Back to Havana
Time to drive back to Havana. If you have some spare time, walk through the city for a last time and explore hidden bars and local restaurants. Don’t forget to have some Churros before you leave the country again.
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