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Isle of Youth

Isla de la Juventud

Mostly flat, second largest, island of Cuba. Once a hideout for pirates like Francis Drake. It has Indian paintings and great diving opportunities.

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Attractions near to Isle of Youth

  • Bellamar Caves, Matanzas

    Bellamar Caves

    This cave system was discovered in 1861 and now provides terrific spectacle with its stalactites and stalagmites and crystallized domes.

  • The Viñales Valley

    The Viñales Valley

    Area where modern agricultural techniques haven't arrived yet. Tobacco is still grown in traditional way. Beautiful nature where time stopped.

  • Cave of the Indian

    Cave of the Indian

    Relics and pictograms on the walls of the cave confirm the existence of aboriginals. The largest system of undeground caves in Cuba!

  • Las Terrazas

    Las Terrazas

    An ecotourism center with a pursue of sustainable rural economy. Terraces of pine trees should lessen the erosion. Quite an interesting place!

  • Palenque de los Cimarrones

    Palenque de los Cimarrones

    A limestone cave with a bar and dancers dressed up as slaves. Toilets are worth seeing. A bit touristy though.

  • Mural de la Prehistoria

    Mural de la Prehistoria

    Huge painting commissioned by Castro, created between 1959 and 1962. Odd sight that you have to see!

  • Peninsula de Zapata National Park

    Peninsula de Zapata National Park

    Excellent birdwatching area featuring also endemics species. It also includes 4,000 km² of swamp.

  • Santo Tomás Cave

    Santo Tomás Cave

    45km of tunnels, galleries and chambers with only 1km opened to tourists. Wanna see it?

  • Gardens of Hermanas Caridad y Carmen Miranda

    Gardens of Hermanas Caridad y Carmen Miranda

    A family operated garden where you can stumble upon somebody who eagerly explains you everything you need to know about the plants.

  • Cayo Levisa

    Cayo Levisa

    There are trips to this dreamy island from the city of Vinales. Mangrove, white sand, coral reef. Isn't it a perfect place for diving?

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