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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 Cuba and discover this beautiful island nation.

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50 Reasons To Visit Cuba!

Let’s start with the iconic shots…….

Classic car in Viñales National Park, Cuba
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Viñales National Park – Visit Cuba

The cars

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

The classic cars

Classic car on the streets of Trinidad, Cuba
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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
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From another angle in Cárdenas

Then there’s all the colour

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

And the detail

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

Which is….

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

Everywhere you look!

Destination Addict - Iglesia La Parroquia and Statue of Christopher Columbus, Cardenas, Cuba.
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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
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Crumbling old building, Old Havana

To the beautifully restored

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

But nothing new

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

Just history

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

Arts & culture

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

And a fierce national pride

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

Cuban Farmers

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

The picture perfect beaches

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

And crystal clear waters

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

The sand between your toes kinda days

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

Just enjoying the beach

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

Because of the traffic

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

Or serious lack of it

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

Which makes it a great country for cycling

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

Not to mention the hiking too

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

50 Reasons To Visit Cuba!

Complete with awesome murals like these!

Destination Addict - At the Mural de Prehistoria, Viñales National Park, Cuba
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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
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Taking a horse drawn carriage on the streets of Cárdenas

The horses

Destination Addict - A Cuban farmer & his horse, Viñales National Park, Cuba
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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
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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
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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
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Cute piglets intrigued by the Go Pro, Viñales National Park

For the sunrises

Destination Addict - Sunrise in Havana, Cuba
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Sunrise in Havana – Visit Cuba

And of course the sunsets

Destination Addict - Sunset in Cárdenas, Cuba
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Sunset in Cárdenas

For the Mojitos

Destination Addict - Mojitos being made at La Bodeguita del Medio, Havana, Cuba
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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
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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
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Cubans hanging out on the streets of Cárdenas

And get inventive

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

With what you’ve got!

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

Because Cubans are ace at baseball

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

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

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

All organically grown

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

And watered daily by these guys

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

For the endless photo opportunties

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

That will get you stopping absolutely everywhere

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

To try a hand rolled cigar

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

As smoked by this guy

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

To enjoy chilled evenings

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

Relaxed mornings

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

And smile about what an amazing time you’ve had

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

We really hope you have enjoyed our 50 Reasons To Visit Cuba In Pictures and we’d love to know what you think, so please leave us a comment below.

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You can check out all of our other adventures on Cuba right here.

Happy Travels 🙂

Kelly & Adam x

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The Wilder Route - Author Bio. Image shows Kelly & Adam sat on a rock with a cloud encompassed mountain behind them, they are facing the camera & smiling. Kelly is wearing a bright yellow coat, a brown hat, jeans & yellow leg warmers. Adam is wearing a navy blue coast & jeans.

In 2017 Kelly & Adam Peck embarked on a journey that would change their lives forever... 

Equipped with a couple of second-hand bikes, they took a one-way flight to Havana, Cuba &, after a cycling escapade that took them over four hundred kilometres - through remote villages & untouched landscapes, the roots of The Wilder Route were firmly planted. 

From there the adventure was destined to continue... this intrepid couple spent the next 10 months soaking up the vibrance of Mexico, hiking up volcanoes in Guatemala, taking in the wild scenery of Canada & experiencing the beauty & diversity of Colombia, before eventually returning to the UK. 

With the feeling of exploration in their souls, Kelly & Adam knew that they wanted to build a life that brought them closer to nature, a life that made adventure part of their every day. Selling most of their belongings & packing the rest of what they owned into their tiny home on wheels, van life became the next step of their journey.

Since moving into their motorhome in 2018 (a Bessacar E560 named Barnaby) they have experienced many more magical moments, built their online business on the road & have even planned a wedding & said "I do" along the way.

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

  1. Pingback: 50 Reasons To Visit Cuba – In Pictures |

    • Kelly says:

      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

  2. Tom says:

    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.

    • Kelly says:

      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!

  3. Stef and Chad says:

    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!

    • Kelly says:

      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 ????

  4. Sarah says:

    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 🙂

    • Kelly says:

      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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