50 Reasons To Visit Cuba – In Pictures

Cuba, the land where time has stood still!

Travel with us through our pictures so we can show you why we feel you should visit this beautiful island nation.

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Let’s start with the iconic shots…….

Classic car in Viñales National Park, Cuba
Viñales National Park

The cars

Destination Addict - Classic cars on the streets of Havana, Cuba
Classic cars on the streets of Havana

The classic cars

 

Classic car on the streets of Trinidad, Cuba
Classic car on the streets of Trinidad

That seem to look good photographed from any angle!

Destination Addict - Classic car on the streets of Cárdenas, Cuba
From another angle in Cárdenas

Then there’s all the colour

Destination Addict - Colourful trees on the streets of Cárdenas, Cuba
Colourful trees & buildings in Cárdenas

And the detail

Destination Addict - The Palacio de Valle, Cienfuegos, Cuba
The Palacio de Valle, Cienfuegos

Which is….

Destination Addict - Detailed house markings in Cárdenas, Cuba
Detailed house markings in Cárdenas,

Everywhere you look!

Destination Addict - Iglesia La Parroquia and Statue of Christopher Columbus, Cardenas, Cuba.
Iglesia La Parroquia and Statue of Christopher Columbus, Cardenas

From the crumbling old buildings of Old Havana

Destination Addict Crumbling old building, old Havana, Cuba
Crumbling old building, Old Havana

To the beautifully restored

Destination Addict - Beautifully restored building, Havana, Cuba
Beautifully restored building, Havana

But nothing new

Destination Addict - La Catedral, Havana, Cuba
La Catedral, Havana

Just history

Destination Addict - Statue of José Martí standing proud in the main plaza of Cienfuegos, Cuba
Statue of José Martí standing proud in the main plaza of Cienfuegos

Arts & culture

Destination Addict - Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Havana
Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Havana

And a fierce national pride

Destination Addict - The Cuban flag hanging proud in Trinidad
The Cuban flag hanging proud in Trinidad

Cuban Farmers

Destination Addict - Cuban farmer working as he has done for years, Viñales National Park, Cuba
Cuban farmer working as he has done for years, Viñales National Park

Working just as they have done for centuries

Destination Addict - A smiling Cuban Farmer, Viñales National Park, Cuba
A smiling Cuban Farmer, Viñales National Park,

The picture perfect beaches

Destination Addict - Enjoying views at Playa Larga, Cuba
Enjoying views at Playa Larga

And crystal clear waters

Destination Addict - Hanging out at the beach at Havana Club in Havana, Cuba
Hanging out at the beach at Havana Club in Havana

The sand between your toes kinda days

Destination Addict Chilling on Varadero Beach, Cuba
Chilling on Varadero Beach

Just enjoying the beach

Destination Addict - Relaxing on Varadero Beach, Cuba
Relaxing on Varadero Beach

And if you’re lucky having it almost to yourself

Destination Addict - Enjoying some chill out time at sunset, Playa de Santa Maria, Cuba
Enjoying some chill out time at sunset, Playa de Santa Maria

Because of the traffic

Destination Addict - Road sign in Viñales, Cuba
Road sign in Viñales

Or serious lack of it

Destination Addict - Sign at a cross roads in the middle of the Cuban countryside
Sign at a cross roads in the middle of the Cuban countryside

Which makes it a great country for cycling

Destination Addict - On the road cycling from Mantanzas to Varadero, Cuba
On the road cycling from Mantanzas to Varadero

Not to mention the hiking too

Destination Addict - Hiking in Viñales National Park, Cuba
Hiking in Viñales National Park

Complete with awesome murals like these!

Destination Addict - At the Mural de Prehistoria, Viñales National Park, Cuba
At the Mural de Prehistoria, Viñales National Park

The horse drawn carriages

Destination Addict - Taking a horse drawn carriage on the streets of Cárdenas, Cuba
Taking a horse drawn carriage on the streets of Cárdenas

The horses

Destination Addict - A Cuban farmer & his horse, Viñales National Park, Cuba
A Cuban farmer & his horse, Viñales National Park

The puppies that are so adorable

Destination Addict - Having cuddles with some very cute puppies, Playa Larga, Cuba
Having cuddles with a very cute puppies, Playa Larga

Even if they do steal your ice cream!

Destination Addict - Puppies tucking into our ice cream, Playa Larga, Cuba
Puppies tucking into our ice cream, Playa Larga

And not forgetting the really cute piglets!

Destination Addict - Cute piglets intrigued by the Go Pro, Viñales National Park, Cuba
Cute piglets intrigued by the Go Pro, Viñales National Park

For the sunrises

Destination Addict - Sunrise in Havana, Cuba
Sunrise in Havana

And of course the sunsets

Destination Addict - Sunset in Cárdenas, Cuba
Sunset in Cárdenas

For the Mojitos

Destination Addict - Mojitos being made at La Bodeguita del Medio, Havana, Cuba
Mojitos being made at La Bodeguita del Medio, Havana

Made with the one & only

Destination Addict - Enjoying moijtos made with Havana Club Rum, Havana, Cuba
Enjoying moijtos made with Havana Club Rum, Havana

Because when there’s no internet there’s not much do to but just hang out……

Destination Addict - Cubans hanging out on the streets of Cárdenas, Cuba
Cubans hanging out on the streets of Cárdenas

And get inventive

Destination Addict - Homemade baby bike seat, Mantanzas, Cuba
Homemade baby bike seat, Mantanzas

With what you’ve got!

Destination Addict - Making the most of the garden area, Havana, Cuba
Making the most of the garden area, Havana

Because Cubans are ace at baseball

Destination Addict - Watching a baseball match, Havana, Cuba
Watching a baseball match, Havana

But not so good at food UNLESS you pick somewhere like this

Destination Addict - Finca El Parisio, Viñales, Cuba
Finca El Parisio, Viñales

Then you’ll be in for a real home cooked treat

Destination Addict -A home cooked Cuban feast at Finca El Parisio, Viñales, Cuba
A home cooked Cuban feast at Finca El Parisio, Viñales

All organically grown

Destination Addict - The gardens of Finca El Parisio, Viñales, Cuba
The gardens of Finca El Parisio, Viñales

And watered daily by these guys

Destination Addict - The gardens of Finca El Parisio, Viñales, Cuba
The gardens of Finca El Parisio, Viñales

For the endless photo opportunties

Destination Addict - Taking some snaps in Cienfuegos, Cuba
Taking some snaps in Cienfuegos

That will get you stopping absolutely everywhere

Destination Addict - Striking a pose in Cárdenas, Cuba
Striking a pose in Cárdenas

To try a hand rolled cigar

Destination Addict - Cigar rolling Viñales National Park, Cuba
Cigar rolling Viñales National Park

As smoked by this guy

Destination Addict - Cuban farmer smoking his cigar, Viñales National Park, Cuba
Cuban farmer smoking his cigar, Viñales National Park,

To enjoy chilled evenings

Destination Addict - Chilling on Playa Larga, Cuba
Chilling on Playa Larga

Relaxed mornings

Destination Addict - Meditating on Playa Larga, Cuba
Meditating on Playa Larga

And smile about what an amazing time you’ve had

Destination Addict - At the Palacio de Valle, Cienfuegos, Cuba
At the Palacio de Valle, Cienfuegos

We really hope you have enjoyed our photo journal of Cuba, we’d love to know what you think so please leave us a comment below. If you have any questions at all on anything we have featured here we’d also love to hear!

You can check out all of our blogs on Cuba right here

Happy Travels 🙂

Kelly & Adam x

Published by Kelly
One half of adventure travel couple Destination Addict. I was born & grew up in Bristol, UK & started travelling in my early twenties. I have travelled to over 30 countries & have a real passion for exploring. For me travel is about learning about new places & cultures, meeting new people & really immersing yourself in a place. I prefer to travel slowly as I feel this is the best way to really take everything in. I just love an adventure, my main activities being hiking & cycling with diving & kayaking also a favourite. My other passions in life include my amazing fiancée, my beautiful family & friends, photography, reading, yoga, music & good food. I am a sucker for a sunset & for epic views, The reason I started travel writing is that I want to show others that they can get out there & explore too. I want no more than to pass on some exploration inspiration to our readers & really hope you enjoy following our journey.

15 thoughts on “50 Reasons To Visit Cuba – In Pictures

  • Amazing pictures guys! ❤️

  • Wow it’s so beautiful, such a treat for the eyes – and awww those piglets! I dream of visiting! 😀 xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (I would love to follow each other on bloglovin if you like! :D)

    • Thanks so much for checking these out Elizabeth, we are so happy that you enjoyed our pics 😊
      The piglets were super cute & very inquisitive of our Go Pro. Cuba is an amazing country & we really hope you get to visit soon Xx

  • Wow, this really makes me want to go to Cuba <3 You did a fantastic shot with taking those pictures! I really love the picture of the gardens of finca el parisio.

  • So much to see, I really like the architecture and history in your photos. I hope we can visit before Cuba gets more modernized!

    • Thanks Frank, yes a visit there soon would be great, I visited in 2015 & again this year & could see some differences even in that short space of time. It is a fascinating country with a vibrancy like no other, I hope you guys get to visit soon!

  • Fantastic article guys! You’ve definitely sparked my wanderlust for Cuba!! The pics are great

  • I was hoping the old cars would be part of the list! So awesome. But, I also absolutely love the cows and the beaches and water look amazing. I didn’t need much convincing to want to visit, but now Cuba moved a little higher on our list!

    • They are everywhere & are one of the many reasons to visit, it is such a beautiful country stepped in history & culture & filled with colour, I hope you guys get to visit soon 😊

  • So much colour in these pics guys! That tree in Cardenas alone is so vivid. The beaches look awesome, but to be honest you had me at puppies and piglets! Thanks for sharing your travels 🙂

    • Thanks for checking this out Sarah, the piglets & those puppies were so adorable! It was so funny how the piglets were so intrigued by our Go Pro!

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