There’s something really special about Cuba. From the sun drenched, white sand beaches along the coast to the mountainous tobacco fields inland, there’s a vibrant buzz about the place that you’ll definitely want to capture in film.
With over four million posts to choose from, we had our work cut out trying to pick out some of the best, but we managed it. For a true taste of Cuban spirit, check out our current favourites below.
The historic city of Havana is a budding photographer’s paradise. You’ll find streets adorned with colourful buildings, locals playing chess and smoking cigars in vibrant squares and roads teeming with 1950s classic cars. Come evening you’re sure to get some great action shots as you groove the night away.
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Step back in time as you potter around the UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Havana. You’ll want to take a photo around every corner.
Друзья,сегодня ,в этот замечательный день, на просторах Инстаграмм, очень многие делятся своими историями любви. Я тоже Решила стать не исключением и поделиться своей Love story…О романе с Кубой. P.S. На предыдущей фотографии тоже была часть моей Кубы. Набережная Малекон. Самое романтичное место Гаваны. Десятки влюбленных парочек приходят сюда в предзакатные и в предрассветные часы. #photo #photography #photographer #explorer #traveler #picture #cuba#havana#life#
We warned you. Every corner.
Hire one of these bad boys for the day and explore the city in style with your own personal driver.
Dotted with All Inclusive resorts and gorgeous white sand beaches, Cayo Coco, located off the north coast of Cuba, offers the feel of a deserted island while providing all the creature comforts of civilisation.
Miles and miles of untouched coastline edge this idyllic island
Catch breathtaking sunsets from the tranquil beach before heading back to your resort to relax with a mojito.
The picture perfect island of Cayo Guillermo is home to eight kilometres of flawless beaches which come complete with tranquil, clear water and sun-drenched sand. The tiny, picture-perfect island also boasts some beautiful lagoons and forests where you’ll find an abundance of unique, exotic birds.
The perfect backdrop for all those yoga and bikini poses.
Why can’t every day start with a path like this one?
As one of Cuba’s many UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Vinales Valley will blow you away with its unique landscape, encircled by mountains and extraordinary limestone rock formations. Explore the area on horseback or take a guided tour through a working tobacco farm and watch how the local experts still perfectly hand-roll each cigar.
One of the many traditional settlements you’ll discover around the valley.
Cayo Santa Maria
Connected to the mainland via a bridge over the ocean, despite its Robinson Crusoe feel, Cayo Santa Maria is very much connected to the real world should you need to escape. Although we can’t think why you’d ever want to leave.
Fancy yourself as the next Wildlife Photographer of the Year? You’ll find plenty of friendly flamingos ready to pose for you.
Let the sea gently lap at your feet while you unwind in the sun. This may actually be paradise on earth.
The diverse city of Santiago is around 900 kilometres from the capital, located in the southeast corner of the island. Marked as the birthplace of the revolution, Cuba’s second largest city is teeming with history and culture, not to mention an eclectic Afro-Cuban music scene.
The colourful shoreline of Santiago is like no other.
Where it all began… Moncada Barracks attacked by Fidel Castro and rebels on 26th July 1953 marking the starting point of the Cuban revolution. The bullets holes have never been repaired. #moncadabarracks #cuba #fidelcastro #raulcastro #26thjuly #revolution #cubanrevolution #history #seetheworld #learn #defeat #tourist #attack #traveltheworld #military #fight #historywillabsolveme
Mooch around the iconic Moncada Barracks museum, where the first armed attack of the Cuban Revolution took place.
Soak up Santiago street life with the locals.
With colonial architecture dating back to the 18th Century, narrow cobbled streets lined with cute, red-roofed brick houses and donkeys carting about the locals, we bet you could take at least 1000 pictures of this relaxing city, seemingly stuck in a time warp.
That’s right. No phones!
Discover charming cobblestone streets lined with colourful buildings and flakey paint.
Running errands the good old fashioned way.
As Christopher Columbus arrived on the shores of Guardalavaca, he said it was the most beautiful land he had ever seen. Located on the north-western coast, the palm strewn beaches are adorned with thatched palapas with white sand melting into the fluorescent blue ocean. The centre of the region is rife with towering mountains and rural villages just waiting to be captured through your lens.
Columbus was right. It’s not too shabby at all.
Cuban Emerald, endemic to Cuba and utterly, utterly beautiful. #cubanemerald #Guardalavaca #Cuba #hummingbird #humming #beauty #beautiful #colour #colourful #bird #birding #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #birder #birdphotography #birdstagram #birdsofinstagram #earthcapture #canon #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #exclusive_bird #bestbirdshots
The locals call him Zunzun. We call him beautiful.
Travel a little further way from the beach to discover unique spots like this.
Santa Cruz del Norte
This low key, charming little town east of Havana is actually the birthplace of Havana Club rum. When you’re not relaxing on the beach or sampling the local produce, take a hike through the beautiful, forested fields or explore the spectacular coral reef offshore.
Jibacoa, Cuba. At just an hour’s cab ride to the east of Havana, you don’t want to miss this beach! #jibacoa #jibacoacuba #cuba #iflyalaska #iflyalaskatocuba #beach #palm #palmtrees #tropical #travel #emeraldwater #nikon #nikond5 #nikon50mm #nikonusa #happylife #apad #aphotoaday #onassignment #cubatravel
Discover Jibacoa Beach, just a stone’s throw from the centre of town.
This is Santa Cruz del Norte in a nutshell – quiet and colourful.
A mecca for tourists, Varadero is undoubtedly one of Cuba’s largest resorts and an essential part of the country’s economy. Perfectly located along 20 kilometres of immaculate white sand coastline, fill your feed with selfies, lounging in the shade of a palm tree sipping cocktails from a pineapple.
Wake up surrounded by dense vegetation with sweeping views down to the beach at the 5* Iberostar resort.
You’ll find plenty of pineapples and pelicans along the delicious beach.
Revel in the days when your biggest problem is working out where the ocean ends and the sky begins.
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