Ancient ruins—French coffee plantation
The Buenavista estate in Las Terrazas has been restored, and is a lovely trip into history.
The 22-metre-high, spring-fed Rainbow Waterfall brightens this spot. Soroa is also home to about 1,000 species of exotic orchids.
Cueva de los Portales
This was Che Guevara’s hideout during the 1962 Missile Crisis. Today, the cave houses a small museum..
Viñales Valley, Sierra de los Organos
A national monument, this valley was declared a UNESCO a World Cultural and Landscape Site in 1999. It is also home to a 270-million-year-old fossil, palma corcho (mycrocycas calocoma).
Guach Palace, City of Pinar del Río
This has been called the strangest building in Cuba. The palace, reminiscent of early 20th-century Catalonian modernism, houses the Museum of Natural Science.
Gran Caverna de Santo Tomás
One of the largest in the world, this cave tunnels down to 45 kilometres.
A small country village and national monument where in January, 1896, the Independence Army’s western campaign came to an end. It may have been founded by survivors of an Italian shipwreck in the late 17th century.
Maria La Gorda Beach
An international dive centre sits here at Cuba’s westernmost point, on the hilly and pristine Guanahacabibes peninsula.