Cuba Beyond the Stereotypes: 10 Unique Things to See and Do  (That Aren’t Drinking Rum and Smoking Cigars)

1. Dance the Night Away at the Fábrica de Arte Cubano

Chosen by Time Magazine as one of 100 of the World’s Greatest Places in 2019, this former cooking oil factory turned mixed-use art space is worth the trip to Havana, Cuba alone.

2. Learn about Afro-Cuban Traditions in Santiago de Cuba

Located on the southeastern shore of Cuba, Santiago de Cuba was a central receiving hub of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, which left an important and distinct cultural imprint on the city.

3. Skip Varadero Beach and Head to Trinidad

Cuba is known for its crystal clear water and white sand beaches at Varadero, just a few hours east of Havana, but if you’re up for more of an off-the-beaten-path experience, head to the beaches outside Trinidad instead.

4. Dive with Sharks at Jardines de la Reina

Named by Christopher Columbus in honor of Queen Isabella of Spain, the archipelago of islands south of Cuba known as Jardines de la Reina is home to some of the most untouched reefs in the world.

5. Explore Old Havana

One of the oldest colonial cities in the Americas, La Habana Vieja, or ‘Old Havana,’ is a must-see destination. A trip to Cuba is not complete without exploring the streets of this gorgeous neighborhood.

6. Climb Pico Turquino

When you think of a destination for mountain climbing, the Caribbean might not be the first place that comes to mind, but climbing Pico Turquino in eastern Cuba should be at the top of your Cuba bucket list.

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