Cuba is famed for its outstanding natural beauty. A land of lush mountain ranges, cascading waterfalls, and barely trodden paths, it’s a paradisiacal haven for erstwhile adventurers with a serious case of wanderlust.
If you’re looking for a destination with dreamy landscapes, elevating aesthetics, abundant wildlife, and UNESCO-listed sites, here is the very best of what Cuba has to offer…
#1: Cueva del Indio
For those in search of hidden treasures, Cueva del Indio is the first place to add to your Cuban itinerary. The most accessible cave system in the vast and awe-inspiring Viñales Valley, this subterranean world can be explored at leisure, and will reveal to you awe-inspiring sights unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
If this alone does not sate your appetite for adventure, head over to the nearby El Palenque de los Cimarrones, a smaller cave leading to a secret camp where runaway slaves once hid from their tyrannical and overbearing masters.
#2: Mural de la Prehistoria
Cuba has plenty of natural beauty to offer visitors to the country, but El Mural de la Prehistoria is a little different to most of its other monuments. Created by the Cuban artist Leovigildo González Morillo, it is a leviathan al fresco painting, its canvas one of the massive mogote rocks found in the Viñales Valley. Depicting the evolution of the earth from prehistoric times through to the age of mankind, it combines the very best of human and divine artistry to provide a truly unforgettable sight.
#3: Cuchillas del Toa
The Blades of Toa are found alongside the river that shares their name, in the very east of Cuba. Extending across 208,305 hectares, the area is a key centre of endemism and biodiversity, and houses some of the smallest mammals on earth.
An exquisite combination of cloud forests, xeric scrub, and coastal vegetation, the region is especially famed for its Gran Caverna de Moa, one of the country’s five natural monuments. A series of caves complete with both active and inactive riverbeds, erosion of the underlying soil has left behind a stunning natural phenomenon known as a karstic sponge.
Whilst in the area, you should also make time to take in a few more of its breath-taking sights, from the flat-topped mountain named El Yunque to Arroyo del Infierno (Hell’s Creek), which is not only the highest waterfall in the whole of the Caribbean, but arguably one of the most beautiful too.
Expand your horizons today: book a trip with Cuba Holidays and begin planning your adventure.