Cuba’s main resort towns are Varadero and Cayo Santa Maria. Families can make the most of exciting water-based activities, beachfront restaurants and large swimming pools. Staying in a resort is the perfect way for families to see the best of Cuba. Pick up a bucket and spade and enjoy a day of games on the beach or pack a rucksack with your holiday essentials and take a day trip to Havana.
Visit Parque Josone
Stay in a Varadero resort and you can enjoy the town’s beautiful Parque Josone. The park was once home to a mansion that was reserved for visiting foreign dignitaries, but the park is now open to all. Expect green spaces, towering palm trees and an expansive lake. While you’re here you and your family can try out a water-bike or a row boat on the lake if you’re brave enough. Alternatively, stick to dry land and see the sights from the comfort of the park’s mini train.
Tuck into fresh food
The concept of couch potato syndrome is entirely foreign to Cubans. People in Cuba are active on a daily basis and the typical Cuban diet is extremely healthy. Staples such as beans, rice and fresh fruit make up the bulk of the Cuban diet. Your kids will love learning about Cuba’s exotic fruits and tasting so many new flavours. For breakfast, your kids can pick from plates of guava, pineapple and papaya or they can indulge in a real holiday treat by adding some tropical fruit to an ice cream sundae.
Take a day trip to Havana, Cuba
Havana is Cuba’s crown jewel. The capital is well-loved among visitors and locals alike, and visiting the city on a day trip will give you and your family the chance to experience all the best bits of Havana before retreating to your quiet resort for the evening. Walk down any of Havana’s many stunning boulevards and you’ll find the classic era American cars that the city is famous for. Let your kids try out their creative side by handing over the camera to them and allowing them to document your day of discovery.
Try out the national sport
Cuba’s town squares are always filled with children playing sports. The most popular sport by far is baseball. Encourage your kids to join in with the local children, or pick up some equipment and have a family game – you could even play on the beach! If you’re a family of baseball fans, then why not get some tickets to a local game? Estadio Latinoamericano is Havana’s main stadium but there are smaller stadiums in other towns if you’d prefer a smaller venue.
Not booked a holiday yet? Take a look at our post about why you need to get away and start dreaming of your next family getaway. After all, you deserve some time out to relax.