If there is one Cuban that every visitor should get to know, it’s José Martí. He dedicated much of his life to liberating Cuba from Spain, dying a martyr for the cause in 1895. The uprising he had helped organise continued, and seven years later Cuba successfully achieved independence.
Varadero has without a doubt one of the world's most beautiful beaches. But during your stay, you may be tempted to go exploring and discover more elsewhere. Check our recommendation of five fantastic day trips.
If this is your first time planning a trip to Cuba, then you may be wondering how to fit Viñales into your schedule. So we've put together the ultimate itinerary - expertly crafted by Cuban-born specialists - for a 48 hour trip!
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Cuba Direct is the number one Cuba holidays specialist in the UK. We are recognised by the
prestigious World Travel
Awards, winning the prize for ‘Cuba’s Leading Travel Agency’ in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. With us,
you are in the best
possible hands to plan your holidays to Cuba.