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Numero uno in Ciego's culinary greatest all-time hits...
Any coastal city in the world would wish for a beautiful seafood restaurant like this, where a review can't cover nearly enough of the things it excels at...
Located on Playa los Cocos at the Santa Lucía end of the beach, this place is in a different class, serving seafood – lobster and prawns (CUC$12) is the house special – which is enhanced immeasurably by the setting.
The other big day-trip destinations are these islands between Cayo Largo and Isla de la Juventud. Boat excursions to these beaches from the hotels cost around CUC$56 per person.
Not staying here? Worry not – Cuba's greatest beach also has an excellent bar-restaurant with fresh lobster and boneless chicken fillets as spectacular as the view.
Located in Parque Julio 26 where Vicente García bends into Av 1 de Mayo, it kicks off every weekend with a market, music, food stalls and kids' activities.
Excellent coffee, fine tortas (cakes), suave non-reggaeton music and Charlie Chaplin movies projected on the wall – what more could you want?
Sometimes simple is best. Generous platters of grilled meat and fish – in size and in seasoning. Eat here at least once.
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In 1940, novelist Ernest Hemingway bought the Finca la Vigía villa on a hill, 15km southeast of Havana where he lived continuously until 1960...
Stunning as it materializes above the village of El Cobre, Cuba's most revered religious site shimmers against the verdant hills behind...
Conceived by French urbanist Jean Claude Forestier in the 1920s, the gigantic Plaza de la Revolución (known as Plaza Cívica until 1959) was part of Havana's 'new city,' which grew up between 1920 and 1959...
This museum resides in the former Presidential Palace, constructed between 1913 and 1920 and used by a string of cash-embezzling Cuban presidents, culminating in Fulgencio Batista...
If there's an archetype for romantic Cuban street life, Parque Céspedes is it...
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