4 of the Best Natural Landmarks to Visit in Cuba

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Like traveling to destinations with beautiful beaches, a vibrant atmosphere, eclectic architecture and stunning scenery? I mean, who doesn't?! As the largest Caribbean Island, Cuba is the whole package: sunshine, culture and adventure.

I don't know about you, but one of my favourite holiday activities is exploring nature. Mountains, forests, rocky landscapes, you name it, I want to see it. Cuba is definitely an amazing place for nature lovers. So if you're planning on booking a holiday to Cuba – companies like The Holiday Place have great deals – and are a bit of an Instagram addict, visit these gorgeous natural landmarks and snap away!

The Viñales Valley

This is one place that you definitely won't want to miss! As well as being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it's also one of the island's most popular tourist stops. Covering more than 130 square kilometers, here you'll find tobacco plantations, farms, villages, mountains, and even a huge mural called Muro de la Prehistoria Cuba painted onto a rock face. Plus, you can indulge your wild side and go rock climbing, caving and horse riding.

Baconao

A collection of forests, beaches and rocky scenery, Baconao is famous for three reasons: bats, dinosaurs and cars. Seems like a strange mix, right? Well, bats living in caves is fairly self explanatory, but you'll also find 240 dinosaur sculptures surrounded by palm trees and greenery – amazing if you're a fan of Jurassic Park. As for the cars, while it might not be a natural site, it's pretty cool to wander around an outdoor museum filled with vintage cars.

Sierra del Rosario

Another UNESCO site, Sierra del Rosario spans an incredible 260 square kilometres and is one of the island's best trekking locations. Take a hike through tropical lush green forests, trek across mountains, all while observing more than 800 plant species and trying to spot the world's smallest frog and bird. If adrenaline rushes are your thing then head to Las Terrazas, where you can take a zip-line through treetops for a thrilling scenic adventure.

Peninsula de Guanahacabibes

I may not be able to pronounce it, but I'd definitely like to visit the Peninsula de Guanahacabibes. Filled with white sandy beaches and clear waters, this is one of Cuba's most amazing areas for scuba diving. It's also an incredible area for wildlife, with flocks of pink flamingos and different species of turtle. If you're an animal lover then make sure you visit here during turtle season, as you could be lucky enough to witness baby turtles hatching.

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