Attractions

Top Choice Cemetery in Vedado

Necrópolis Cristóbal Colón

Havana's main cemetery (a national monument), one of the largest in the Americas, is renowned for its striking religious iconography and elaborate marble statues. Far from being eerie, a walk through these 57 hallow…
Top Choice Canyon in Aibonito & Around

Cañón de San Cristóbal

This canyon is so unexpected – both in location and appearance – that it may take your breath away. The deep green chasm seemingly drops out of nowhere, its rocky crags hiding a veil of falling water. Only 8km north…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Fajardo & Around

Cabezas de San Juan Reserva Natural

A 316-acre nodule of land on Puerto Rico’s extreme northeast tip, the Cabezas de San Juan Reserva Natural protects the Laguna Grande bioluminescent bay, rare flora and fauna, mangroves, lush rainforest, various trai…
Top Choice Museum in Centro Habana

Museo de la Revolución

This emblematic museum resides in the former Presidential Palace, constructed between 1913 and 1920 and used by a string of Cuban presidents, culminating in Fulgencio Batista. The world-famous Tiffany's of New York …
Top Choice Public Art in Playa & Marianao

Fusterlandia

Where does art go after Gaudí? For a hint, head west from central Havana to the seemingly low-key district of Jaimanitas, where Cuban artist José Fuster has turned his home neighborhood into a masterpiece of intrica…
Top Choice Waterfront in Centro Habana

Malecón

The Malecón, Havana's evocative 7km-long sea drive, is one of the city's most soulful and quintessentially Cuban thoroughfares, and long a favored meeting place for assorted lovers, philosophers, poets, traveling mi…
Top Choice Fort in San Juan & Around

El Morro

The star of Old San Juan, El Morro juts aggressively over bold headlands, glowering across the Atlantic at would-be conquerors. The 140ft walls (some up to 15ft thick) date back to 1539, and El Morro is said to be t…
Top Choice Fort in Santiago de Cuba

Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca del Morro

A Unesco World Heritage Site since 1997, the San Pedro fort sits impregnably atop a 60m-high promontory at the entrance to Santiago harbor, 10km southwest of the city. The stupendous views from the upper terrace tak…
Top Choice Fortress in The Citadelle & Sans Souci

Citadelle Laferrière

Haitians call the Citadelle the eighth wonder of the world and, having slogged to the 900m summit of Pic Laferrière (or ridden horseback for US$15), you'll likely agree. This battleship-like fortress gives commandin…
Top Choice Landmark in Gran Parque Nacional Sierra Maestra

Comandancia de la Plata

Topping a crenellated mountain ridge amid thick cloud forest, this pioneering camp was established by Fidel Castro in 1958 after a year on the run in the Sierra Maestra. Well camouflaged and remote, the rebel HQ was…