Traveling in Havana is like an adventure, taking visitors through the most beautiful beaches, to the culturally rich towns, and the deserted islands.
As one of the rare countries unaffected by COVID-19, Cuba is still buzzing with everyday sounds. You wake up in a small room, overlooking the street where the new day is slowly emerging like brush strokes.
What to do in Havana, Cuba
Traveling to Havana is exploring a whole nostalgic Cuban country, from the architecture on the street to the cars seen in every retro movie. The most popular place to stay is the legendary Nacional de Cuba. You can also rent a classic convertible and surf the roads along the coast.
End of the road along the sea, you will go to the countryside, where people are busy in the fields of Vinales tobacco, producing Cuban cigars globally famous. This is also the place where you discover Cuban culture through the ballet of Santiago de Cuba, or wander along the banks of the Cienfuegos river in the afternoon sun. You can immerse yourself in the wild dance, or dive in the Bay of Pigs blue bay, the sun will brown your skin, just like the original Cuban people.
Havana tour will take you to a quite adventurous location. The island is located between Haiti and the Dominican, a paradise for scuba divers. Many people spend 11 days at Silver Bank, the largest gathering place for humpback whales in the ocean, from January to April each year. More than 3,000 giant whales gather, mate and breed. Guides, cum divers, will take you down to the whale’s home, and observe their life in the most natural way.
It will be a pity when traveling to Havana in particular and the Caribbean in general, but not fully explored by its charm. Ramblers Walking Holidays is a local travel agency that offers a combo of exploring the 3 most beautiful Caribbean islands for visitors. Starting and ending in Saint Lucia, you will walk through lush rainforests, or along beautiful coastal roads before taking a ferry to the French-Caribbean colonial Martinique island, where Queen Josephine – the wife of King Napoleon, the first queen of the French Empire – was born.
After Martinique, we have the island of Dominica. Dubbed Caribbean’s ‘Nature Island’, the island of mother nature. This is a pristine island, covered with the lush green of rugged mountains, lush tropical forests, rushing rivers and sparkling waterfalls. You can also enjoy Rum and learn how to cook authentic Caribbean cuisine in Creole cooking class.
If time permits, leave Havava and head for Jamaica, the Caribbean island that has all the things that travelers love. Jamaica, the land of white sand beaches, lush forests, delicious local cuisine and an art culture that is beyond thought – and you’ll experience every bit of this complete journey. You can learn about the fascinating Rastafari culture on a tour of a local Rastafari village, relax in the refreshing waters of the Dunn River Waterfall, and swim in the clear waters of Seven Mile Beach.
You’ll also stay in a rustic hotel on the edge of the Blue Mountains, relax in a hammock or soak up a massage in the bungalow. From cocktails at Rick’s Cafe to traditional dinner with locals in Montego Bay. It only takes about a week for you to enjoy all shades of Jamaica.
The journey is not over yet. Set sail and cross the islands of Saint Lucia and the Grenadines. You can venture beyond the resorts, glide through coves and find pristine beaches in Saint Lucia and the Grenadines. There’s plenty of time to swim and snorkel – with countless places ranked among the top of the Caribbean. If you are hungry, then there are delicious dishes of Creole restaurant.
Another crossing is from the Nelson Shipyard in Antigua to the spectacular Pitons region of Saint Lucia, this island adventure offers cultural, culinary and natural experiences on some of the Caribbean’s most beautiful islands. Your journey begins in Antigua, known for its beautiful beaches, peaceful village life and historical sites. A short ferry ride is the small volcanic island of Montserrat. Get lost in Morne Trois Pitons National Park, which is preserved by UNESCO. And finally, a speedboat will take you to beautiful peaks, lush rainforests and the perfect turquoise beach of Saint Lucia.
Bored into the sea, now I carried my backpack to go trekking. Experience the best of the first and only Caribbean trekking trail, the Waitukubuli National Trail. The extraordinary journey excites, winding through green tropical forested slopes, down to dramatic gorges, across rivers and into spectacular waterfalls. Along the way, the scene shows off the incredible primeval forests of Dominica and unique ‘colors’ in the local culture.
You will encounter old plantations, coastal cliffs, farms and small villages. Don’t forget to capture exotic animals and plants throughout the journey. Your incredible adventure ends with a boat ride on the Indian River to explore mangroves and wildlife.
After returning to Havana, you can still hop on the saddle and travel the beautiful and intimate Cuban experience, on a cycling tour from Havana to Trinidad. Cuba really deserves to be explored by bike. Your adventure begins with a bike ride through Havana’s tranquil elegance before the sound of Vinales, with its striking limestone mountains, rising above lush green farmland. A great, unobtrusive bike ride on quiet roads will take you to eastern Trinidad, where you’ll have a day to cycle to explore narrow streets and colonial buildings, before continue cycling to Cienfuegos and relaxing at the beach resort in Playa Jibacoa.