Located right on the country’s northern coastline, Jibacoa is a place of pure luxury. From opulent Caribbean vacation rentals with private pools to world class resorts, Jibacoa is a place to relax and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of Havana. It’s one of the best places in Cuba for diving, snorkelling, and other types of watersports, and the good news is that it’s not too far from Havana!
Getting There: There are three convenient ways to get from your Havana villa to Jibacoa and back in one day. You could rent a car or take a taxi, as the journey takes just one hour by road. The third option is to take the historic Hershey Train from Casablanca, although this will usually be a much slower option.
This beautiful nature reserve is situated amongst the stunning Sierra del Rosario mountains, which were given UNESCO status in 1984. The village is home to about 1,000 people, but despite its small size, it caters to visitors very well with great restaurants, cafes, shops, and some of the most comfortable vacation rentals in the Caribbean. Be sure to check out the breathtaking lakes, rivers, and waterfalls.
Getting There: Getting to Las Terrazas from your Havana accommodation is easier than you may think! You can rent a car or take a taxi, which takes just one hour by road, or you could even hop on the bus! There is a daily Viazul bus between Havana and Vinales, which stops off at Las Terrazas along the way.
Situated close to San Cristobal, Soroa is a little further than the other destinations listed above, but it is worth taking the time to see this stunning place, which is famous for its crashing waterfall. Said to be the ‘Rainbow of Cuba’, Soroa experiences heavy rainfall, which means it’s a very lush, green area filled with tall trees, thick shrubs, and more than 700 different species of beautiful, colourful wild flowers.
Getting There: It takes slightly more than one hour to get from most villas in Havana to Soroa by road, so renting a car or taking a taxi is usually the most convenient option for visitors. If you want to take public transport, get the bus from Havana to Las Terrazas, then hop in a taxi for the remainder of the journey.
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