There are numerous cities that you can find within Cuba. Of course, many of the smaller ones will go unnoticed to some visitors in the area. The larger cities offer resorts, hotels and points of interest for the traveler. If you’re looking for a place to stay, or visit for the day; enjoy visiting one of these larger cities that offer more for tourists than some of the others or stick to smaller, more welcoming towns that have a piece of Cuba around each corner.

1. Havana

Havana

Havana

The most talked about city in Cuba, and the one with the most resorts and beautiful beaches, it is the most popular vacation destination for tourists that flock to the area. It is known as one of the largest cities in all of the Caribbean. It opens up to provide additional hotels and resorts for those visiting to choose from, and you can visit Old Havana, a neighborhood that was once forgotten to the Vedada neighborhood where the culture leaks from each and every building.

2. Santiago de Cuba

Kathedrale in Santiago de Cuba

Kathedrale in Santiago de Cuba

This is where the liveliness of the country comes to play. The second largest city found in Cuba, there are many party destinations that unfold. Many musicians come from this area of Cuba, and many are still practicing out front of the stores. Carnival celebrations are oftentimes provided throughout the year, and guests are welcome to join in on the fun, laughter and cultural festivities that are thrown. It has a unique feel to it since it is an island that is off to the side of Cuba, making it one of the most fascinating of Cuban places to visit.

3. Varadero

Varadero Beach

Varadero Beach

The most popular beach resort throughout all of Cuba, located on the Hicacos Peninsula to provide generous views of the water. Before the revolution, Al Capone and other Americans would find solace within the area. Prospering throughout the years, and offering a lot for tourists and residents alike, the city has a lot to offer. There are over 50 hotels to choose from when planning your stays and some of which are the finest you’ll find throughout all of Cuba.

4. Holguin

Holguin Beach

Holguin Beach

The provincial capital of the Holguin region, it is a lively city that has many people coming and going at all times of the year. One of the most popular resort destinations for vistiors, it is a pleasant town that provides beauty, exploration and gateways to other cities in Cuba. Whether you’re staying within Holguin, or in a neighboring city; it is worth the time to walk down the streets and take in the rich culture that unfolds.

5. Trinidad

beautiful old church Trinidad

Beautiful old church – Trinidad

The town with the most history, it preserves the buildings from when the colonies first built them. With beautiful architecture, and many walk ways that have been there for centuries, you can take in the beautiful, welcoming splendor that opens up in front of you within this city. It is pleasant, inviting and beautiful. Though there are minimal places to stay within Trinidad, there are many hotels and resorts just outside of the city that welcome tourists and give you an easy way to catch a ride to the city for a day adventure.

6. Santa Clara

Aerial view of old architecture in Santa Clara, Cuba.

Aerial view of old architecture in Santa Clara, Cuba.

A smaller area of Cuba, it provides a lot to the tourists in the region. Santa Clara is the capital of Villa Clara, a Cuban Providence. If you’re staying nearby, Santa Clara is a quaint area for you to shop, grab a bite to eat or speak with the residents of the area. The architecture is older, stone built and beautiful. With people lining the streets each and every day, some even offering fresh goodies for you to enjoy; you can fit in with the crowd around you during your time within the city.

No matter where you’re going to be staying, these cities provide many things for a tourist to do while they are on their trip to the area. Enjoy all that Cuba has to offer within each of them, and fully take on an experience of a lifetime. Whether you’ve been to the area once, or many times; the trip can be exciting and rewarding each and every time you come for a visit.

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