1 Varadero beach

Walk or run for miles on the golden sands of Cuba’s most famous beach, then cool down in the shallow turquoise water.

2 Mansión Xanadú

Sleep, eat or drink in opulent style at one of Varadero’s top spots.

3 Classic American car ride

Coast around Varadero or travel from Matanzas in a 1950s classic.

4 Hershey train

It may be slow and unreliable, but this dinky electric train passes through some beautiful scenery.

5 Cuevas de Bellamar

Descend over 50m underground into these awesome underground caves and along 750m of atmospheric passageways.

6 Río Canímar boat trip

Enjoy the Cuban countryside on a fun-packed cruise up this broad, tree-lined river.

7 Loma de Jacán

Climb the hillside staircase outside San Miguel de los Baños to admire the forgotten village and fir-covered valley below.

8 Diving at the Península de Zapata

The flooded caves and coral reef here offer the best dive sites in the province.

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