1 Laguna la Redonda

This idyllic lake is perfect for an afternoon of bass fishing or simply messing around in boats.

2 Loma de Cunagua

The lone high ground in an area of unremittingly flat farmland, this 364m hill is a favourite with birdwatchers.

3 Boquerón campsite

Hidden in the depths of the Ciego de Ávila countryside, this rustic retreat is hard to reach independently but is well worth the hassle.

4 Diving the coral reefs

Two of the longest coral reefs in the world can be found on opposite sides of Ciego de Ávila, at the northern cays and the Jardines de la Reina.

5 Playa Pilar

A gorgeous beach on Cayo Guillermo’s western tip, named after Ernest Hemingway’s yacht.

6 Hotel Colón

Almost a museum in itself, this beautiful 1927 hotel in the heart of Camagüey has been artfully renovated, preserving its eclectic mix of styles.

7 Cayo Sabinal

Cayo Sabinal’s isolated white sands, woodland and wildlife make for the perfect island retreat.

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