Cuba is undoubtedly one of the coolest vacation spots on the planet, despite the heat. The country has a rich history to explore, plenty of culture to immerse yourself in and some of the friendliest people around, which is why it should be on everybody’s travel bucket list. If you are planning to visit Cuba in the near future, here are some of the coolest things to do in the country:
Da Vinci’s Camera Obscura
Sitting on a hillside high above the beautiful Cuban city of Havana you will find Da Vinci’s Camera Obscura. This unusual convex lens gives you a wonderfully distorted view of the city below. It’s strange, exciting and thought-provoking all at once, which is why it’s one Cuban attraction not to miss.
Drink at Hemingway’s
If you’re a fan of one of the greatest writers of all time, Ernest Hemingway, you might want to visit his old home and have a little drink in his memory. The Musea Hemingway Finca Vigia is just as the novelist, who is famous for his books ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ and ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ is just has he left it, giving you as glimpse into the great man’s life.
Visit the Cemetery
There are lots of things to do in Cuba and spending your time in the cemetery may not be the first thing you think of when planning a Cuban vacation, but the Christopher Columbus is no ordinary cemetery. Filled with some of the most beautifully crafted tombs you will ever see and offering a patch of serenity away from the bustle of Cuban life, it is one cemetery that is well worth seeing.
Get Your Groove On
One of the most joyful things about Cuba are the impromptu dance parties that often take place right there in the streets. You’ll be walking along the Callejon de Hemel, and a band will start playing some music just perfect for doing the rumba and people do just that!
Ride Around in Retro Style
The best way to see all of the attractions in this post, by far, is to hire a vintage car, of which there are many in Cuba, thanks to sanctions against the country. You’ll blend right in with the locals, look cooler than ever and have a fabulous time exploring more places off the beaten track than you might on foot. If you don’t fancy driving yourself, you can even hire a driver for a few dollars a day.