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Explore Cuba – Activities
HIKING & TREKKING
Cuba offers terrific hiking and trekking possibilities. Imagine following in the footsteps of Fidel and his rebels band in a three-day trek over the Sierra Maestra mountain range, crossing Pico Turquino, Cuba's highest mountain. Marked walking trails, maps and professional guides are almost non-existent but local residents will usually guide you for just a few dollars.
Popular among visitors, and special tourist ranches have been established at Baconao, Trinidad and Pinar del Rio in the west, where you can ride through tobacco fields.
The northeasterly tradewinds bring good swells between December and April, but surfers will have to bring their own boards as none are locally available for rent. Windsurf boards can be rented at most beach resorts
Cuba is endowed with wonderful areas for scuba diving and the 30-odd dive centers across the country offer organized dives, courses and equipment for hire.
Due to the recent increases in incentive travel, Cuba now boasts state-of-the-art sky diving facilities. At Varadero airport you can
Is also popular in Cuba's waters. Boat-charters are available from most beach resorts across the island. The Marina Hemingway in the south of Havana hosts a yearly marlin fishing tournament which attracts visitors from around the world.