1 Baños de San Juan

Perfect for picnics or a midday bathe, this delightful river haven above Las Terrazas also has a unique set of tree houses on stilts where you can stay the night.

2 Hiking at Las Terrazas

Guided hikes from here are the best way to delve into the sierra.

3 Cabaret Rumayor

One of the best cabarets outside Havana, this glitzy open-air show is the essence of hedonistic Cuba.

4 Viñales

The unique humpbacked mogote hills, prehistoric caves and friendly vibe in the village all make this an unmissable stopoff.

5 Gran Caverna de Santo Tomás

The most complex cave system in Cuba, plunging into a hillside on eight different levels and surprisingly easy to visit.

6 Cayo Jutías

The reputation of this virtually untouched islet is growing, so catch it at its natural best while you can.

7 María La Gorda

Fine white-sand beaches backed by pine woods and world-class diving make the sojourn to Cuba’s western tip worth the effort.

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