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What comes to mind when you think of Cuba? Is it an image of sandy beaches and crystal clear waters? Or the narrow streets of colonial Havana? Or perhaps you imagine lush green valleys of tobacco plantations?

The truth is, Cuba has all of that plus more! But over the last 50 years, the US embargo on Cuba has put a limit on travel to the country, making it a lesser known and more off the beaten path destination. We’ll be honest, prior to our recent trip to Cuba, we didn’t have a great idea about what to expect either. We saw a few photos of Havana and lots fo beautiful beaches, but we knew very little about the other towns and destinations on the island.

As it turned out, there are so many great spots to discover in Cuba! Havana is not the only city with beautiful colonial architecture (just wait till you see the photos of Trinidad, Cienfuegos, and Santiago de Cuba) and while all-inclusive beach resorts in Cayo Coco and Varadero may have the best beaches in the country, they aren’t the reasons why you should put Cuba on your bucket list!

Allow us to demonstrate…

Havana

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Cienfuegos

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Santiago de Cuba

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Baracoa

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Vinales

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