Knowing what you know about Cuba, where would you go in Cuba if you could start all over again? Which is the place you would encourage a first-timer to visit, to give the best idea of Cuba?
For me it would still be Brisas Sierra Mar, because it is a beautiful resort and the people are wonderful. They have great Cuban music, and you can go into Bahia Larga at the end of the road, or into Chivirico. Visiting Santiago is a great treat, especially because it is one of the oldest cities from the 16th Century, and a World Heritage Site (Spanish fortress). Santiago is the birthplace of son music, and the music, art and architecture spills into the streets.
Part of me thinks Varadero is a good start though, because it’s a huge beach, you can check out other hotels, and it’s a nice trip into Havana.
Or do you think a first trip should be a place like Cayo Coco with just lots of beach and relaxation?
Would love to hear all thoughts!