As a tourist destination Cuba is high up on most people’s lists – but as a family vacation destination? The travel time may put many off a Cuba holiday rental if you don’t know what the island holds for the children. Cuba has a multitude of attractions for families with children of all ages, let us guide you through some of the best known places to visit outside Havana with kids.
It’s family friendly
Cuba is a family-friendly island; it caters for children of all ages. In addition to the hundreds of pristine white sandy beaches, you will be able to convince all of the family that a Caribbean holiday rental on the island is right for everyone.
Swim with dolphins
This is an experience on many adults´ bucket lists as well as being a main attraction for children. You have the choice to watch the show or swim with these majestic mammals at the Delfinarios in Varadero, Cayo Naranjo, Cayo Guilliermo or Cienfuegos. If you are staying near Havana the National Aquarium has dolphins, saltwater fish and sea lions to visit if you don’t actually want to get in the water.
Steam train rides
There are steam train rides around the historic sugar mills and plantations just outside the colonial town of Trinidad in the Valle de Ingenious, or you can also explore this pastime on the Grupo Maniabón mountains in Holguín.
Head to Pinar del Río which offers boat tours via the underground river deep into the Cuevas del Indio. Explore the stalactites, stalagmites and learn about the history of these fascinating caves as you shade yourselves from the midday sun.
Take the little ones to have fun at the Todo en Uno – a Varadero amusement park, equipped with everything from bumper cars and stalls to more contemporary fairground rides.
If you are staying on Cayo Largo for a day take the children to the Iguana Recreational Facility or the Granja de las Tortugas. Here they can learn about the turtles, and you can even go on a turtle watching expedition.
Before you dismiss the island as a holiday destination just for couples and adults, there is a lot for children of all age groups to see and do. It may be time to book that family vacation villa in Cuba!
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