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Location: La Habana

Day 1 - 19 Feb 2020

Habana Vieja Old Havana, Havana

La Habana, Habana Vieja Old Havana, Havana

Content: Arrival in Havana Stay in Habana Vieja - a lovely area with beautiful architecture and the perfect base to explore the city In Cuba, it is most common to stay in a Casa Particular. I did this throughout my trip. In Havana these can be booked via Airbnb. You can ask your host for recommendations for where to stay along your travels through Cuba and they will recommend their friends and places you can reserve at short notice.

Location: La Habana

Day 2 - 20 Feb 2020

Edificio Bacardi

La Habana, Edificio Bacardi

Content: Edificio Barcardi for a quick coffee stop in a unique, historical setting

Location: Havana

Day 2 - 20 Feb 2020

National Capitol building

Havana, National Capitol building
Havana, National Capitol building
Havana, National Capitol building
Havana, National Capitol building

Content: Explore Havana on foot and head to El Capitolio for some classic pics!

Location: La Habana

Day 2 - 20 Feb 2020

Real Fábrica de Tabaco Partagas

La Habana, Real Fábrica de Tabaco Partagas
La Habana, Real Fábrica de Tabaco Partagas
La Habana, Real Fábrica de Tabaco Partagas
La Habana, Real Fábrica de Tabaco Partagas
La Habana, Real Fábrica de Tabaco Partagas

Content: Continue your walking tour including the Real Fabrica de Tabacos and get some amazing pictures in the city!

Location: Havana

Day 2 - 20 Feb 2020

Fajoma

Havana, Fajoma

Content: Really nice food in a fantastic setting with a live band on the rooftop terrace. Lots of interesting options on the menu. Service isn’t perfect, but the food is worth it!

Location: La Habana

Day 3 - 21 Feb 2020

Parque Central

La Habana, Parque Central
La Habana, Parque Central
La Habana, Parque Central
La Habana, Parque Central
La Habana, Parque Central

Content: Take a classic car ride! A trip to Cuba wouldn’t be complete without it! Barter bank haggle to get a reasonable price- they will try to charge you loads for it to start with! And choose your car wisely for your pics!

Cafe Solas - Cafe De Los Artistas

La Habana, Cafe Solas - Cafe De Los Artistas

Content: Sit on the beautiful terrace and enjoy cheap happy hour cocktails. Kind, friendly service and good food!

Location: La Habana

Day 4 - 22 Feb 2020

Museum of the Revolution

La Habana, Museum of the Revolution
La Habana, Museum of the Revolution

Content: Head to the museum to find out about Cuba’s interesting history. It’s in a beautiful building and fascinating to hear Cuba’s history from a Cuban perspective.

Dos Hermanos

La Habana, Dos Hermanos

Content: Drink rum in the Bar Dos Hermanos located opposite the Museo del Ron Havana Club. The decor is cool and embraces traditional style.

Location: Varadero

Day 5 - 23 Feb 2020

Varadero

Varadero, Varadero
Varadero, Varadero

Content: Take a colectivo car to Varadero for ease. The journey takes a few hours. Varadero is Cuba’s biggest tourist resort. It wasn’t my favourite place at all. Food options are also limited. But good for some beach time after being in busy Havana!

Location: Varadero

Day 6 - 24 Feb 2020

Varadero

Varadero, Varadero
Varadero, Varadero

Content: Have a day to chill at the beach. Enjoy the crystal clear water and take in some sun to relax before the next stage of the trip!

Location: Santa Clara

Day 7 - 25 Feb 2020

Santa Clara

Santa Clara, Santa Clara

Content: Go to Santa Clara (journey via Havana) This is a revolutionary city situated in the very centre of Cuba

Che Guevara Mausoleum

Santa Clara, Che Guevara Mausoleum

Content: A must see on a trip to Cuba for its great historical significance. Walk or take a taxi from the centre of the old town.

La Casona Jover

Santa Clara, La Casona Jover

Content: Well-priced, traditional Cuban dishes. Main waiter is very friendly and gives good tips about the city!

Location: Trinidad

Day 8 - 26 Feb 2020

Trinidad

Trinidad, Trinidad
Trinidad, Trinidad
Trinidad, Trinidad
Trinidad, Trinidad

Content: Head to Trinidad (again via Havana) Take time to wander through the streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and take in the colourful buildings of this Spanish colonial town.

Trinidad

Trinidad, Trinidad
Trinidad, Trinidad
Trinidad, Trinidad

Content: Visit the bell tower at the Museo de Historia Municipal for the best views over the city and surrounding area.

Location: Playa Ancon

Day 9 - 27 Feb 2020

Playa Ancon

Playa Ancon, Playa Ancon

Content: A beautiful, unspoilt beach with calm, clear-blue waters and white sand. Take a colectivo from Trinidad town for about an hour to get there.

Location: Trinidad

Day 9 - 27 Feb 2020

La Botija

Trinidad, La Botija

Content: A tourist favourite, but worth it! You may have to queue for a table. Tasty, well-priced food and good service- quite a rare combination in Cuba! Portions are huge so consider sharing. The live band in the evening create a great atmosphere.

Location: Vinales

Day 10 - 28 Feb 2020

Vinales

Vinales, Vinales

Content: Head to Viñales to explore the Pinar Del Río valley on a rural adventure

Tareco's Bar

Vinales, Tareco's Bar

Content: Slow service but the food is good, interesting, and even has vegan and vegetarian options!

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Day 11 - 29 Feb 2020

Cayo Jutías

, Cayo Jutías

Content: Still fairly undiscovered, this is known as one of Cuba’s most picturesque beaches. You won’t regret the journey there!

Location: Vinales

Day 12 - 1 Mar 2020

Vinales

Vinales, Vinales
Vinales, Vinales
Vinales, Vinales
Vinales, Vinales

Content: Spend the day on a horse riding tour. Visit The Valley where you can see the coffee and tobacco farms. You can organise this tour with your hosts where you’re staying.

Location: Havana

Day 13 - 2 Mar 2020

Havana

Havana, Havana

Content: Make the journey back to Havana and take the opportunity to enjoy a salsa class!

Location: Havana

Day 14 - 3 Mar 2020

Havana

Havana, Havana
Havana, Havana
Havana, Havana
Havana, Havana
Havana, Havana

Content: Explore the pretty streets of Habana Vieja and visit the unique and interesting museums the area has to offer- many of which are free to enter, or have temporary free exhibitions!

Location: La Habana

Day 14 - 3 Mar 2020

Mercaderes

La Habana, Mercaderes

Content: Explore this beautiful area and be sure to pop into this gorgeous perfumery!

Location: Havana

Day 15 - 4 Mar 2020

Havana

Havana, Havana

Content: Leave Cuba and onto next travels! Top tips: - stay in a casa particular. Find your first one on Airbnb - Buy wifi cards to access the internet in Cuba. Most places do not have wifi - There is no access to traditional hotel booking system websites in Cuba - Travelling around in Cuba can be pricey - ATMs are hit and miss so be prepared by taking euros (not USD) - Don’t expect to be able to pay by card - Tipping between 10-15% is an expectation, not a choice like in the UK