Underwater Caribbean caves are time capsules of thousands of years of history, and a journey into the depths reveals grand mineral formations and signs of prehistoric life.
One of the last communist strongholds in the world, this colourful and character-filled city is where politics, sport, religion and music combine to create a place like no other.
Known more for music and politics than for natural riches, the Caribbean country is teeming with life – from flamingo colonies to the largest population of the rare Cuban crocodile.
A handful of the region’s hidden experiences that deliver unbeatable trips.
While Cuba’s economic liberalisation has led to more tourist guest houses and new golf courses, it also means residents can buy, sell – and upgrade – their 50-year-old cars.
Founded in 1501, Santo Domingo is home to extraordinary traces of the original city, which served as a template for the design of emerging cities in the New World.