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High in the Sierra de Escambray, at the end of a road that winds its way north from Trinidad, this sylvan enclave has long been a health resort. It's also the perfect base for a hike. At an altitude of 800 meters (2,600 feet) above sea level, the climate is refreshing (the average temperature is 21°C/70°F), and regular precipitation keeps everything green. Because the area receives mostly Cuban
tourism, the accommodations and restaurants aren't as good as those in Trinidad and Ancón, but the rates are reasonable. If you don't want to spend the night, the tour operator Rumbos offers day trips from Trinidad.
Cuba's third-largest city (population 315,000) and the capital of the country's biggest province, Camagüey is a sprawling but tranquil town...
These two green islands, set in the turquoise sea some 27 km (16 mi) north of the mainland, have more than a dozen white-sand beaches, twice...