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Varadero

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462,1073,107

Havana

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1631,3978,738

Cayo Coco

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92,177,8

Holguín

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110,316,10

Trinidad

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280,915,471

Cienfuegos

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128,375,11

Santiago de Cuba

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163,432,123

Guardalavaca

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53,180,2

Cayo Largo

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41,119,11

Baracoa

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143,236,71

Santa Clara

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63,171,6

Cayo Guillermo

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21,59,3

Viñales

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106,355,3

Matanzas

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30,127,2

Soroa

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24,84,1

Camagüey

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51,158,2

Topes de Collantes

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13,25,1

Santa Lucía

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9,27,0

Sancti Spíritus

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40,143,3

Guantánamo

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23,33,0

Pinar del Río

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47,129,2

Banes

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9,15,0

Gibara

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4,51,1

Sagua la Grande

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1,3,0

Banes

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35,61,0

Varadero

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  • Beach

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Varadero Things to Do

    The most obvious thing to do in Varadero is to spend hours soaking up the sun on the sand in front of the turquoise sea. Certainly the widest and the longest beach I saw in Cuba, plenty of room for everyone except perhaps in front of the "all inclusive" hotels. Along the beach though there are plenty of sunshades and here and there are renters of...

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  • Sandals Royal Hicacos

    Varadero Hotels

    SANDALS Varadero NOT More than a 3 STAR !!” Think 2 Twice as we were just there Recently and Only...

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  • Cuban Food

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Varadero Restaurants

    Don Alex is a fairly new, privately owned restaurant in downtown Varadero. It is just off 1st Avenue. Their large menu features Italian and International dishes. Our large group (Feb/13) sampled several pizzas as well as the spaghetti with garlic tomato sauce. Everything was prepared exactly as ordered and the taste was outstanding. The camarones...

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Havana

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  • Capitolio Nacional - National Capitol

    Havana Things to Do

    It's name recalls of course the Capitol in Washington but in fact is based on the design of the Pantheon in Paris, although the cupola was constructed and imported from the US. Finished in 1929 it was the home of the government until the Revolution, when the new regime disbanded the Congress. It then became the Ministry of Science and Technology....

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  • NH Parque Central

    Havana Hotels

    This is a jewel of a hotel, located just a block or two away from Old Havana, and the shops of Calle...

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  • Local Food

    4 out of 5 stars

    Havana Restaurants

    First up, Cuban food isnt that great in restaurants generally , mainly in state owned restaurants but if you go to a paladar , a private owned place, food can be great. we ate in these: -El Santo Angel - on Plaza Vieja - the service ist great, the food isnt well presented but actually tasted very good. its a good location right on the square. a...

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Cayo Coco

See all 92 Cayo Coco Tips
  • Beaches

    Cayo Coco Things to Do

    El senador is one of the best beaches in cayo coco, it's clean and the sea is very clear, but one thing, this resort is isolated from the local population, so if you want to see other thing you have to take some tours (available in the hotel) to go visit other places in cuba.

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  • Melia Cayo Coco

    Cayo Coco Hotels

    7 Jan - 14 Jan 2015 This was my first time to Cuba and my first time to an all inclusive resort. ...

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  • Buying cigars

    Cayo Coco Shopping

    You can also buy them at the airports if you want to take them home with you.Be careful about buying from the locals, a friend of mine bought a box of Monticristo #4's off one of the hotel help, everything proper but they had to be seconds as half of them had next to no draw.I have bought mine in Havana at the Melia Cohiba for the last 6 years,...

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Holguín

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  • Dolphins

    Holguín Things to Do

    A great once in a lifetime experience and only $99 pesos. Time is spent swimming and interacting with the dolphins....lots of opportunity for your guide to take pictures with your camera. We also brought an underwater camera. Included in the tour is a dolphin show and a sea lion show.

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  • Playa Pesquero Hotel

    Holguín Hotels

    When I consider how ?good? a hotel is, I like to compare my experience to how much I?ve paid for...

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  • State Owned Restaurants

    3 out of 5 stars

    Holguín Restaurants

    This place has not been in the guidebooks I have seen as it is relatively new. It has a covered area for dollar paying guests and another patio style area for people wanting to pay in pesos. I thought it was going to be much more expensive than it was but most entrees were about $3-6. Not sure about the peso menu. Service was polite but the food...

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Trinidad

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  • Street Scenes

    Trinidad Things to Do

    Whether by day or night there really some great scenes to take pics in Trinidad. Colours abound everywhere, the vintage American cars amongst them. Many are well renovated, but of course since 50/60 years many have needed a change of engine. Problem is the only motors available are old Lada engines that seem to adapt quite well on the chassis and...

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  • Iberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad

    Trinidad Hotels

    The Iberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad is in the center of the new town, directly across the street from...

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  • Paladares

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Trinidad Restaurants

    This little restaurant is just opposite the Convento de San Francisco de Asis on the little square there. We went in one lunchtime just for a quick burger and a coffee and were surprised at the quality of the meat. There is one small room and a bar, but walking through there is a small patio for 2/3 tables which was nice. In the shade but in the...

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Cienfuegos

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  • Palacio de Valle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cienfuegos Things to Do

    The Palacio is down at at the Punta Gorda end of the Malecon and looks as though it has come straight out of 1001 nights. Built in the late 1890's and quickly sold to Senor del Valle, a Spaniard but one of the richest men in Cuba. In 1950 a brothzer of Batista bought it and wanted to turn it into a casino, but it never happened although much of the...

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  • Cubanacan Boutique La Union

    Cienfuegos Hotels

    Calle 31 esq. A 54, Cienfuegos, Cuba, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Paladares

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cienfuegos Restaurants

    Best food in town! We loved it! They serve cuban and international cuisine with a variable menu at a very reasonable price. The house has been resently restored keeping the beautifull colonial style of architecture in the area. This place is well located at the beginning of Malecon on 40 AVE. witch make it very accessible to new visitors. I visited...

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Santiago de Cuba

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Guardalavaca

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  • Cerdo al palo for New Year's Day

    Guardalavaca Things to Do

    On New Year's Day I woke up a little late. I had my tea and got ready for the family meeting, the family of the owners of the apartment I had rented who invited me every time they had a fiesta. In Cuba the custom is to celebrate the coming of the New Year eating , dancing and drinking of course. Eating includes pork roasted over an open fire. They...

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  • Paradisus Rio de Oro

    Guardalavaca Hotels

    We can resommend this hotel to anybody. The room, the gardens, the pool and the beach were all...

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  • El CAYUELO, the village at the end of...

    Guardalavaca Things to Do

    The village of Guardalavaca occupied this magnificent beach in older times, before the big resorts came up and took everything from the villagers paying them off with a small apartment in the tall edifices along the central road or a fair amount of money. Nowadays only few people still lives by the shore, at the far eastern end of the long beach....

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Cayo Largo

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  • Fishing Ban on Cayo Largo

    Cayo Largo Warnings and Dangers

    There is now a complete Do it Yourself fishing Ban on Cayo Largo.There have been reports of harassment, equipment confiscation and fines for people caught fishing from shore.The culprit is the Avalon Fishing Club who has bought exclusive fishing rights to the whole area.You can fish with them for $3000 to $5000 for weekDon't go to Cayo Largo if you...

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  • Eden Village Cayo Largo

    Cayo Largo Hotels

    Cayo Largo, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Cayo Largo DIY Fishing Ban

    Cayo Largo Sports & Outdoors

    There is now a complete Do it Yourself fishing Ban on Cayo Largo.There have been reports of harassment, equipment confiscation and fines for people caught fishing from shore.The culprit is the Avalon Fishing Club who has bought exclusive fishing rights to the whole area.You can fish with them for $3000 to $5000 for weekDon't go to Cayo Largo if you...

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Baracoa

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  • Playa Blanca

    Baracoa Things to Do

    The most popular beaches in Baracoa are ~15km north of the town, which means you either need to rent a bicycle, hire a taxi or arrange other transportation. There is however a small, quiet beach within walking distance (~45min each way) from Baracoa. To get there, go to the south end of the Malecon (near Fuerte Matachin) Walk and follow the coast...

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  • Casa Particular de Sr Over

    Baracoa Hotels

    My stay here was arranged by a previous host in Santiago, so they met me at the bus terminal when I...

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  • El Santiaguero

    Baracoa Restaurants

    This small little restaurant is just a hole in the wall. It is staffed maybe by two people, one in the kitchen and one acting as hostess and waitress and DJ. The ambiance is simple enough, but thankfully you're also not wasting your money on those frills. The menu has several sorts of local dishes, with the typical rice and bean...

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Santa Clara

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  • Casa de Gobernador

    Santa Clara Restaurants

    I read a few low reviews on TA, but honestly I cannot agree with those comments. I did not know this restaurant in advance, but merely found it while exploring the city. I had a late lunch, so I was almost the only person in the restaurant. Even so, they did not seem to rush me to get me out. I had great service and the food served to me was...

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  • Occidental Royal Hideaway Ensenachos

    Santa Clara Hotels

    Santa Maria Clara, Villa Clara, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Great food at cheap prices

    Santa Clara Restaurants

    I read a few low reviews on TA, but honestly I cannot agree with those comments. I did not know this restaurant in advance, but merely found it while exploring the city.I had a late lunch, so I was almost the only person in the restaurant. Even so, they did not seem to rush me to get me out. I had great service and the food served to me was hot,...

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Cayo Guillermo

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  • Playa Pilar, Cayo Guillermo.

    Cayo Guillermo Things to Do

    Personally out of the 6 beaches we visited and stayed at for a day in the whole of Cuba, except the beaches in the east, I found Playa Pilar the best and by far. Admittedly it's a 100 kms drive to get here from Morón but it is well worth it. Nice stretch of white sand, lovely warm turquoise water and not too many people. There is a restaurant set...

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  • Iberostar Daiquiri

    Cayo Guillermo Hotels

    This island was our next stop after Cayo Coco. We've heard about beautiful beach on this island -...

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  • See the birds.......

    Cayo Guillermo Things to Do

    Just after crossing the bridge onto Cayo Guillermo, after about a km there are lagoons either side of the road and it is here that you have a great chance of catching some pelicans, heron and above all pink flamingos. Superb sight to see these birds in the wild and pretty close at that.

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Viñales

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  • Casa de Cultura

    Viñales Things to Do

    The little town of Vinales, is just that - little. And as would be expected, their museum and Casa de Cultura are too. Located in the main Plaza Jose Marti, right next to the church, the Casa de Cultura is open during normal business hours. It has a few historic artifacts and several pieces of artwork on the walls, but if nothing else, the...

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  • Rancho San Vicente Hotel

    Viñales Hotels

    Carretera a Puerto Esperanza Km 33, Vinales, Cuba, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • Cafeteria el Corazon del Valle

    Viñales Restaurants

    If you take a horseback tour through the valley, you will no doubt pass by this little 'cafeteria' in the middle of the valley. Most paths and dirt roads through the valley will ultimately steer you to this point. If you come on a horseback tour, they guide may allow you to stop briefly, but time is money. So if you want to stay longer, you may...

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Matanzas

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  • BRIDGES AND TRANSPORT

    Matanzas Off The Beaten Path

    THE CHARMING BRIGES OF MATANZAS AT SUNSET, QUITE A GREAT EXPERIENCE.17 bridges in Matanzas on Rio Yumuri , San Juan or Canimar.The famous writer Jose Maria Heredia lived for a time in this interesting city.

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  • Paradiso & Puntarena Resort

    Matanzas Hotels

    Cuba, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • ACTIVE CITY

    Matanzas Transportation

    Observing the constant activity on the Matanzas bridges. Matanzas is a harbour city just one hour by taxi from Varadero. It is called the Bridges city as there are three rivers arriving in Matanzas. It is very interesting to reach this city by train...it takes some time and patience but it is rewarding . It is called Hershey train and costs a few...

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Soroa

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  • Road north from Soroa....

    Soroa Warnings and Dangers

    If planning to to Las Terrazas from Soroa via Mercedita this road is virtually impassable by car, the potholes are gigantic and it would take hours. Much better and quicker to go via the motorway. Same goes for anyone wanting to go to Bahia Honda further north than Mercedita and then on to Cayo Levisa, much better to go round via San Diego de los...

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  • Villa Soroa Hotel

    Soroa Hotels

    Carretera de Soroa Km 8, Soroa, Cuba, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • Las Terrazas

    Soroa Off The Beaten Path

    An eco-village that is based in a deforestation area about 20 kms from Soroa. Be warned that there is not much in the way of accomodation here and apart from hiking not much else to do or see except the lake. It is part of the Unesco Biosphere reserve and also has a zip-line canopy tour. At the top of the village there is a Cadeca, a small arts and...

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