Cuba has some of the most spectacular and unspoiled mountain scenery in the Caribbean, making Cuba walking holidays extremely popular.
Pinar del Rio
The province of Pinar Del Rio is a perfect area for hiking. Cuba's original flora and fauna is preserved here and it is among the three most frequented sites of the island, along with Varadero and Trinidad.
Pinar del Rio is full of interesting locations for walking holidays. Cuba's indigenous custom of building houses on pilings above the water is still practiced here, and there is the largest system of underground caves in Latin America. Ideal sites for trekking in Cuba's Pinar del Rio include the Soroa Botanical Garden with its spectacular Orchid Garden, including over 700 species of orchid, and the Vinales Valley, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sierra Maestra Mountains
Trekking in Cuba's Sierra Maestra Mountains in the Pico Turquino National Park is also highly recommended for walking holidays. Cuba's Pico Turquino is home to the highest peaks in Cuba as well as a truly spectacular selection of flora and fauna and an immense diversity of colourful bird life.
Topes de Collantes
Cuba has so many beautiful hills, valleys and unique landscapes that can be experienced most fully on a walking holiday. Cuba's Topes de Collantes has some truly extraordinary scenery. In order to view this you must embark on a steep trek, but the experience is well worth the effort. This can involve either a hike through the tropical forest to the Caburni falls or a shorter detour to the Batata thermal cave.