Steeped in revolutionary history, salsa and sun, Cuba is a truly magnificent island. Havana boasts arresting architecture, unparalleled culture and dynamic nightlife, while further afield you’ll find sugar-sand beaches, time-warped colonial towns and superb trekking through palm-studded mountains and valleys. Use our map of Cuba below to start exploring this captivating country.

There’s live music aplenty year-round in Santiago de Cuba, the country’s second city, but plan your trip in July to coincide with the annual carnival and join in the festive celebrations. In Havana, you’ll find an exciting new wave of independent restaurants, and once you’ve indulged yourself in the finest cuisine, dance the night away in one of the capital city’s salsa clubs. Or, head to the coast to explore the pristine coral reefs of the northern cays where you’ll find mangrove colonies and, if you’re lucky, the occasional iguana.

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