Since diplomatic relations with the US were re-established in 2015, Cuba has fast grown in popularity as a travel destination. And as the largest Island in the Caribbean, it certainly isn’t short on attractions. Whilst there are plenty of reasons to visit Cuba, we’ve narrowed it down to 10 of the best.
Due to decades of political isolation, Cuba has remained largely undiscovered. It’s colonial cities and white sand beaches are yet to be overrun with tourists. And the island is still untainted by chain corporations such as Macdonalds and Starbucks.
This all adds to Cuba’s charm, with locals genuinely happy to see the tourists that do reach this colorful isle. So if you’re looking for an authentic travel experience, this is by far your best destination.
With influences ranging from French neoclassical and Art Deco to Spanish Moorish and colonial baroque, Cuba’s architecture never fails to enchant its visitors. Whether it’s in UNESCO-listed Old Havana or along the cobbled streets of Trinidad, you’re going to be snapping more than a few photos of these brightly-coloured facades.
Although buildings such as the Capitol Building and the Catedral de la Habana undoubtedly take the centre stage in Havana, don’t miss the city’s less obvious architectural gems. Havana’s crumbling colonial buildings have their own kind of beauty and all add to its enchanting appeal.