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Cuba, a trip to the past: The trendiest places to visit the island

Whether we want to admit it or not, whenever we travel to a place and even more so if it is a place we have never been to, one of the activities to do that crosses our mind is to take photos in the most beautiful places, and why not? trendy of our getaway.

If we choose the American continent to enjoy our trip, then we will have to think that if there is a paradise place, that is the Caribbean, and if we also want to go to an island, then Cuba should be our choice.

Famous for its history, its still colonial aesthetics and its beautiful old cars, traveling to Cuba is going back to the past, a past of wonderful aesthetics that 'takes away the hiccups' and leaves all the tourists who travel year after year speechless. to the birthplace of the mambo or the cha-chachá.

Its culture, rich gastronomy and unbeatable climate are some of the reasons why so many people are attracted to this place. However, with the arrival of Instagram and the desire to take the best photo, this Caribbean island has also become one of the most 'instagrammable' places in the world, a luxury it shares with other large cities such as Paris or New York.

Therefore, in this article we want to tell you which are the most trendy places to visit on the island and where we are sure that you will be able to take wonderful photos for your feed from Instagram. Read on if you're planning your next getaway to this island destination.

First stop: Havana

If you are organizing this trip, the first thing we recommend you do is visit the capital of the island. This city full of color and joy will make you fall in love.

Hamel Alley

If you visit Havana, one of the fundamental places to visit is Hamel Alley, the nucleus of Cuban culture, where in addition to enjoying the music without rest, you can also admire its walls full of drawings and abstract works by the muralist Salvador González Escalona.

Old Havana


It is the epicenter of this capital and one of the places that attracts the most attention from visitors. Colonial in style and still full of the famous Cadillac and Chevrolet, visiting Old Havana is like feeling like you are going back in history, a city where the 1950s seem to have not ended, and that leaves postcards as interesting as they are curiously aesthetic and full of colors, which They star in the photos that tourists take to keep as an eternal memory, and to be honest, also as post on Instagram.

El Floridita and La Bodeguita del Medio

If you are interested in continuing to soak up Cuban culture while visiting emblematic and very photogenic points, then El Floridita and La Bodeguita del Medio are a mandatory stop. If you visit La Bodeguita del Medio you can taste its typically Creole dishes, and this tavern founded in 1942 has very Cuban dishes such as black beans asleep, fried pork dough or chicken casserole.


After tasting all these delicacies of Cuban gastronomy, you can end the night at El Floridita, whose aesthetic evokes the English regency, known as Regency and have one (or several) of its famous daiquiris. This place, like La Bodeguita del Medio, is famous for all the famous people who have visited it and who have left a record of it on its walls, such as Briggitte Bardot, Julio Cortázar, but above all Ernest Hemingway, who in his works names El Floridita repeatedly.

Big Apple Hotel Kepinski


This place is undoubtedly one of the best if what you want is to experience the luxury of the hotel, but also to admire the city from this very modern terrace whose infinity pool takes center stage, with the permission of course of the Capitol and the Central Park, which loom in the distance, leaving an incredible image of the Caribbean city.

The Malecón

Staying to watch the sunset and not wanting to leave is one of the feelings that is most often repeated in everyone who visits the Malecón. And although this time of day is something to admire anywhere in the world, doing it from here is something much more special. The background music, fishermen and Cubans singing, dancing, celebrating birthdays, dating or telling stories about the country's past history are the perfect setting to watch a sunset that, at the same time that leaves you speechless, teaches you the true culture of this unique island.


In addition, before evening falls, this place is ideal for taking videos and photos to upload to your Instagram stories and thus show off this magical moment.

In case you want to escape the city...

Although Havana is the most identifiable place in Cuba, the truth is that there are many more places to visit in this Caribbean destination.


150 km from Havana is Varadero, a beach tourist place par excellence. Its paradisiacal beaches extend along 22 km of coastline where enjoying its crystal-clear turquoise waters is not an option, but an obligation. This place is undoubtedly the ideal place to become your spot to take those photos in a bikini and with a mojito in your hand that you are longing for.

We could not forget another of the great emblematic sites of Cuba: Viñales.

Two hours from the capital is Viñales, one of the most charming towns you can visit. This town is undoubtedly one of the most rural and at the same time authentic destinations on the island, among its many activities to do, horseback riding, visiting the Monte de la Prehistoria and taking a boat to go to Cayo Jutías are among the essentials.


Cuba is one of the most authentic destinations, with history and a tradition that lasts over time. A beach destination, but also a city destination, is what awaits you when you arrive on this island where its inhabitants will welcome you with open arms.

Frequently asked questions about Cuba

What is typical Cuban food?

Some of the most traditional dishes of Cuban cuisine are black beans with rice, fried pork dough, Ropavieja and Picadillo a la Criolla.

What are the most emblematic places in Havana?

The capital of Cuba is full of places with history. One of the most emblematic buildings is the Capitol, as well as bars such as El Floridita or La Bodeguita del Medio, famous for having been the meeting point of many famous people such as Ernest Hemingway.

What is El Malecón?

The Malecón is a site located in Havana that includes six lanes of the city and whose element of distinction is a huge wall that faces the sea and that serves as a meeting point for Cubans who want to fish, dance, listen to music and singing among other activities.