Rating Low Key But Safe
Beaches No gay beach. The beaches outside of Santiago are small compared to Cuba's other resort destinations.
Nightlife No gay bars. Since most of the resorts are outside of Santiago, nightlife is confined to what you can get on resort.
Best For Those looking for a very inexpensive holiday in an historically interesting area of Cuba.
  • If you're looking for rock bottom prices, Santiago is the place to look - just keep in mind you get what you pay for.
  • Santiago is the cradle of Fidel Castro's revolution, so the are is littered with historical sites.
  • If you're looking for top quality beaches, try the resort areas on the northern side of the island such as Varadero, Holguin or the Cayos.

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