1 Gibara

This picture-perfect coastal town is the ideal base for trips to the geologically rich Cavernas de Panadernos, one of the region’s treasures.

2 Playa Guardalavaca

With over 1.5km of sugar-like sand, this beach is the crown jewel of Northern Oriente’s coastline.

3 Cayo Saetía

White sands and coral reef against a backdrop of savannah wilds – complete with roaming ostrich and zebra – make for a fantastic juxtaposition.

4 Villa Pinares de Mayarí

Waterfalls, lakes and pine forests create an idyllic haven of calm at this hotel, cupped by mountains and the centre of the ultimate nature retreat.

5 Baracoa

This vibrant small town set on Cuba’s southeastern tip is surrounded by some of the country’s most breathtaking mountains, rainforest and countryside.

6 Guantánamo’s musical heritage

Search for Haitian heritage and the musical tradition of changüí in Guantánamo.

7 El Yunque

The easily scaled El Yunque is as famous for its mention in the 1492 log of Christopher Columbus as its rare orchids and ferns.

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