VINTAGE CARS & CIGARS
Cuba’s capital, Havana, particularly it’s old town, is among the most iconic cities in the world. Due to decade long embargoes, Cuba has remained relatively protected from over-development and much of the colonial-style architecture has been preserved. The streets are lined well-kept vintage cars as it has been been cut off from imports for more than 40 years. Cuba’s most popular destination is Varadero, a resort town in the province of Matanzas. Some 20km of pristine white sand beaches make it a perfect destination for escaping to a slower pace of life.
Varadero has been a jet-set resort since the 30s, when it was frequented by infamous figures such as Al Capone. Its natural attractions include caves and a chain of easily accessed cays. Explore the cities of Matanzas and Cárdenas and the resort of San Miguel de los Baños. As a free port, Varadero is easily accessed by yacht as well as having great facilities for scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, and other water sports. Sail between the archipelagos around Cuba, such as the Colorados Archipelago on the northwestern coast, the Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago on the north-central Atlantic coast and the Jardines de la Reina on on the south-central coast for unspoilt nature, striking landscapes and true escapism.
WHEN TO GO:
THE WHOLE YEAR ROUND
OCTOBER – MARCH
Wander through the chaotic and charming streets of Old Havana where crumbling buildings and vintage cars set the tone
Visit the National Museum of Fine Arts to see the development of Cuban art
Eat at a traditional paladares, these unofficial restaurants in private homes are not endorsed by the government and give visitors the chance to taste real Cuban cuisine