Think of Cuba and most will conjure up images of aging colonial buildings, classic cars and a seawall that stretches for miles looking out onto the 90 miles that separates the tiny island nation for the southern shore of the USA. But Cuba has so much more to offer. Whether you want to horseback ride through the mountains, dive pristine reefs, lounge on a sugar-sand beach, Cuba has you covered.

Have a day on land while sailing the Caribbean or a week to explore, there is never a lack of exciting things to see and do in Cuba. Drive 2 hours west to Viñales and find yourself lost in a valley that that grows the world’s most famous cigars and witness farmers hand picking and plowing by oxen. This is truly a place to get lost and disconnect.

Prefer life under the sea? Head to the south for amazing diving at Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs) or even further out to La Isla de la Juventude (Isle of Youth) for more diving, and beaches void of tourists.

Get out out of the cold and into the rays of Cuba’s sun.