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.