The first thing you need to know about Cuba is that it is not a typical Caribbean destination. You may have read hundreds of news, blogs or travel guides about Cuba, but be sure that when you set foot on the island the amazement and surprise will be your travel companions during your trip to Cuba with Espíritu Travel. In this post we want to tell you what to see in Cuba in 7 days
Traveling to Cuba has become in recent years a must visit destination for all travelers who want to live a different Caribbean experience. Cuba is the perfect combination between tradition, relaxation, adventure and culture. Here is a selection of places you must visit if you only have 7 days to travel to Cuba.
7 days in cuba where to go
Many of our travelers ask similar questions: What’s the easiest way to travel to Cuba? What’s the best way to plan my trip? How many days should I spend in Cuba? or What to see? On this occasion we would like to show you how you can enjoy a week in Cuba and where to go. A week is the right amount of time to rest, explore the island, learn, and have fun. Here are the places we propose you visit for your week with us.
It is the capital of the country and its soul. The historic center is an architectural jewel, but it is also a historical relic, as it has witnessed great events that have marked Cuban history. Havana is a city with a strong personality, full of special places brimming with history. Visit the Malecon, the Old Cathedral, the imposing Plaza de la Revolución, Vedado neighborhood or try the famous mojitos of La Bodeguita del Medio. At night do not hesitate to visit one of its many nightclubs with live music, your feet will move with the rhythmic of the Cuban music!
Walk the colorful streets of Havana accompanied by one of our local guides who will show you every corner of the city, finish the day taking a ride in a classic during sundown.
Trinidad is one of the most famous cities of Cuba and it is known as “the museum city of Cuba”. The magical city of Trinidad is the perfect representation of the colonial style. With a historic center declared as World Heritage Site in 1988. During your guided tour with Espíritu Travel you will visit Plaza Mayor, the Church of the Holy Trinidad and Santa Ana, the Historical Museum of the City and Ortiz Palace, converted into an art gallery, among other tourist attractions.
From Trinidad you can visit Valle de los Ingenios, one of the sugar regions of Cuba or Tope de Collante Natural Park, that offers a thousand places to explore. Another day trip activity from Trinidad, is going to visit Sancti Spiritus a beautiful colonial city. Accompanied by Espiritu Travel expert guides you will explore these places on a horseback ride or by taking a hike.
Ideal for practicing ecotourism! Located in the province of Pinar del Río, which is the westernmost area of Cuba you can find the National Park and World Heritage Site by UNESCO the Viñales Valley.
Trekking, horseback riding or practicing speleological are some of the many activities you can do in this natural area. Discover Cueva del Indio, Cueva de San Miguel, the Great Cavern of Santo Tomás or the Mural of Prehistory that decorates the horizon by showing the evolution of this privileged enclave in western Cuba.
Great Topes de Collantes Natural Park in Sancti Spiritus
It belongs to the mountainous complex known as Sierra del Escambray or «Macizo Guamuahaya», located just 20 kilometers from Trinidad, the “Museum City”, in the center of the Cuban island.
Topes de Collantes is an ecological reserve that shelters almost half of the Cuban endemic birds, such as parrots, tocororo or the zunzuncito, among others. You could see one of the smallest frogs on the planet, the “Colín”, while you walk one of the many hiking trails or cool off in its rivers and admire its impressive waterfalls such as the Salto del Caburní (60 meters high).
Take a look at our article about natural and cultural wonders of Cuba.
Bay of Pigs
Only two hours away from Havana you find Bay of Pigs, home to the most important wetland in Cuba, contained within the Ciénaga de Zapata National Park, as well as some excellent dive sites. You can take a relaxing nature walk to see a part of the vast Ciénaga de Zapata, the Caribbean’s largest wetland ecosystem. On your visit to Bay of Pigs with Espiritu Travel you will discover the cove of Caleta Buena, an area where saltwater meets fresh, creates incredible marine diversity that is not found elsewhere.
Known as “The Pearl of the South”, the city of Cienfuegos was founded by French settlers who left their mark on the magnificent neoclassical buildings that you will discover as you walk through its streets. Cienfuegos is one of the 4 World Heritage cities in Cuba, along with the historic center of Havana, Trinidad and Camagüey. Cienfuegos is one of those cities of passage in Cuba. It is strategically located between Havana and Trinidad, which makes it a good place to stop on the road between the two cities.
Visiting Cuba is traveling back in time to the 60s, where bright colors decorate facades and convertibles were the car of the moment. After your private trip to Cuba you will not only have opened up your mind to new experiences, but you will have grown as a person and as a traveler.
If you are a lover of sun tourism and diving, you surely know that, in addition to its authenticity, Cuba stands out for its beautiful beaches of fine white sand and transparent waters. If you would like to finish your trip to Cuba at the beach our Uncovering Cuba trip plan is for you!
Here is Espíritu Travel suggested places to visit during 7 days in Cuba. Check out our Week to Cuba trip plan and get inspired with our trip ideas. Imagine your perfect week in Cuba and contact us to start planning.