How to make the most of Cuba with the kids

How to make the most of Cuba with the kids

Are you thinking about going somewhere a bit different for your next family holiday and treating the kids to an adventure? In that case, you want to take a look at Cuba. It’s not just about gorgeous beaches, lively cities and the blessing of a rich culture. Cubans are family-oriented and love to see travelers visit with their kids.

Cuba holidays are unique, spontaneous and varied. To help you with your planning so that you can have an incredible trip, here are some tips on where to go and what to do in Cuba with the kids:


Enjoy the best of Caribbean beaches

If you want sun and sea, you should head to Varadero, Cuba’s beach resort on the Hicacos peninsula. From building sandcastles to scuba diving, there is something here for kids of every age. We’d be lying if we said you won’t love it too!

Near Varadero, you’ll also find the Cueva de Ambriosio. There you can marvel at preserved pre-Columbian drawings. The small entry fee includes a flashlight, and your kids will revel in feeling like explorers for the day.



Dance with the locals

Every trip to Cuba is bound to include a stay in, or at the very least, a visit to Havana. For an experience that your kids will never forget, plan to be in the city at the weekend for the ‘Saturday rumba.’

Dancing takes place all afternoon on Calzada Street in the Vedado neighborhood, bringing together tourists and locals alike. You might start by watching from the sidelines, but we can promise that by the end, you and your kids will be dancing too.


Take the adventure underground

In Valle de Viñales, you can take a guided tour of Cuba’s largest cave system, Gran Caverna de Santo Tomás. The caves stretch for 45km underground, and although visitors can only access a small section, it is more than enough for you and your kids to marvel at the rock formations and underground pools.

After a visit to the caves, you can continue the exploration above ground. Parque Nacional Viñales is one of the most beautiful areas in Cuba, and perfect to explore on foot, or even on horseback.


Swim underneath a waterfall

If you’ve had enough of the beach, Cuba is home to some stunning natural pools that are great for swimming. The area around El Nicho waterfall offers beautiful hiking trails that are easily accessible for all ages. Along the way, you’ll encounter a number of pools you can swim in — the cold water will be a welcome respite from Cuba’s heat, and the kids will love the novelty of these idyllic spots.


Cuba has all of this and more to offer, so if you’re looking for an unforgettable family holiday, this is the perfect place to go. Start planning your trip now!

Photos by Nick Kenrick, tinman6, and Mikel Ortaga, used under the Creative Commons License.

We consider enthusiastic, dynamic and crazy to learn what we like. Few days after of we met each other we made our first trip together. After this trip we couldn’t stop travelling. Travel is our lives and picturing what we see our hobby.

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