Cuba Outdoor & Adventure Activities

Outdoor activities in Cuba

With sparkling, azure waters, vibrant and open landscapes, and a fantastic climate throughout the year, Cuba is not a place where you can sit still for long. An adventurer’s paradise, you can explore the beautiful coral reefs on a snorkelling trip, explore the land by horseback, delve into the intricate network of caves, or take to the air – literally, on a paraglide. Adrenaline junkies will find a wealth of challenges to conquer, while those looking for a more gentle experience will have plenty to enjoy too. Whether you want to take a leap into the unknown and try something new – or indulge yourself in your favourite sport, Cuba certainly won’t disappoint.

Fantastic water sports

Cuba’s pristine white beaches, great waves and deep, warm waters attract water sports lovers of all persuasions. The eastern beaches of Guantanamo are a popular sport for surfers. While the waves are rarely big enough to satisfy hard core fans, it’s the perfect spot for novices, and you can try your hand at surfing in one of the areas many surf schools.

The clean, unspoilt waters around Cuba also make it a rich habitat for a variety of underwater life – and snorkelling and diving are perhaps the best way to get up close and personal with it. You can dive with an incredible array of marine life, including sea turtles, rays and seven species of sharks, or explore the vibrant coral reefs. Or if you prefer a more serene take on Cuba’s waters, why not try sailing and fishing?

Explore on land

With some of the most stunning and untarnished scenery across the Caribbean, Cuba is criss-crossed by a variety of cycle ways, trekking paths and riding routes, particularly across the country’s most well known national park, Viñales. With the help of a local guide, you can take in the breath-taking sights of the region’s mountains and diverse countryside, or visit one of the local tobacco plantations.

A guide is also pretty useful for uncovering some of the lesser known hotspots – explore the many caves around Cuba, and discover the stories behind the region. Hike across the verdant landscape of the Sierra Maestra or Las Terrazas, or raise your adrenaline levels with a paintballing session in Havana!

Cuba – by air

Extreme sports by air have taken Cuba by storm – and there are now a great selection of facilities that cater to fans of sky diving and bungee jumping. The Varadero International Skydiving Centre will help you take the plunge – whether you’re an intrepid first timer, or an old hand. Paragliding is also increasingly popular across Cuba, and provides an alternative view of the rich and diverse landscape across Cuba’s mountains, prairies and oceans.

Feeling tempted by the excitement on offer across Cuba? Then get in touch with us now, and we’ll help you plan your dream activities holiday, in this beautiful and thrilling country!

Here we present you a list of outdoor sports you can do in Cuba on your active holiday.


  • Snorkelling
  • Scuba diving ( Vast choices of white sand beaches all around the Cuban island)
  • Surfing
  • Canyoning
  • Stand-up paddle boarding
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking (river and sea)
  • Fishing


  • Paragliding
  • Sky diving
  • Bungee jumping


  • Caving
  • Cycling
  • Rock climbing ( Vinales is the best place for this activity)
  • Hiking/trekking (Las Terrazas or Sierra Maestra – the perfect place)
  • Horseback Riding (Trinidad, Vinales and many other places)
  • Paint-balling (Havana)
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