Ready For The Ultimate Adventure? Head To Cuba For Your Next Trip

With it's scenic views, what's not to love?

Jazz Kuschke |

The island of cigars and rum. Birthplace of Che Guevara. Surrounded by warm Caribbean seas, and covered in lush tropical forests and fields of sugar cane. Why not make this your next place of adventure?

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Perhaps the best way to soak up the vibes, both rural and in the cities, is on a bicycle. This way, you can alternate cruising speed with some sprint intervals and even hill repeats.

Guided tours will take you through the colourful streets of Havana and along dusty tracks through the tobacco plantations of Vinales. The Vinales Valley is known for its impressive limestone hills, or ‘mogotes’. Many of the ‘Mogotes’ have caves that have been developed for tourists to visit. The climbing scene in the town has increased exponentially over the past few years. Swop two wheels for two feet (and your hands) by rock climbing or hiking the surrounding valley.

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But while the scenery will take your breath away, the highlight might just be learning how to roll a cigar with a local tobacco farmer and tour the farm while you’re at it. You’ll also get to explore Che Guevara’s former HQ at the Cueva de los Portales.

Interested in partying with the locals but have two left feet? Take up a salsa class with Salsabor a Cuba. They offer both individual and group classes. A personal teacher will tailor lessons to your dancing skill level. Put your newfound skills to good use later on as your instructor will show you around city at night.

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Most activities you’ll do in Cuba will require light casual clothing, especially if you head there during the summer months. But if you’d like to experience some theatre, and fine dining, remember to pack in one or two formal items.

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