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CAYO COCO, CUBA


How to get there: One flight per week on Sunwing seasonally starting Dec 13.


Flight duration: 4 hours, 40 mins.


Named after the white ibis, known locally as coco or coco- nut birds, Cayo Coco is connected to the Cuban mainland by a 27-kilometre-long causeway. Wild flamingos still live in the shallow waters nearby and the island itself, still largely untouched, is rich in vegetation and home to 150 different species of birds. Tis lush tropical paradise, located in central Cuba, is


known for its all-inclusive resorts. Here the waters are always warm and the white sand beaches beckon. Try your hand at kite surfing, or take your pick and dive at one of over 15 dive spots along the coral reef that borders the island. Anglers can try to catch a big one at Laguna La Redonda, a great trout- fishing hole. Canadians will feel welcomed when they stop and visit Len-


ny’s Bar & Grill which offers authentic Cuban fare with a tiny hint of home. Te restaurant is filled with artistic homages to our provinces and offers a varied menu with fantastic food and fair prices. Plus the ocean views are stunning. What more do you need? If you’re looking for a unique place to party, visit La Cueva del Jabalí. Located in a natural cave, this is the only non- all-inclusive entertainment venue on Cayo Coco, and also features an entertaining cabaret show. It is open Tuesdays through Tursdays from 10:30 p.m.


HOLGUIN, CUBA


How to get there: One flight per week on Sunwing seasonally starting Dec. 18


Flight duration: 4 hours, 55 mins.


Enjoy spectacular beaches in Holguin, Cuba’s third most pop- ular tourist destination. Located along the north coast, Hol- guin offers pristine reefs and marine life to satisfy snorkelling and diving enthusiasts. Inland, mountainous terrains provide a stunning setting against the coast and beg to be explored. Start by hiking to the top of Loma de la Cruz, Hill of the


Cross. You’ll strengthen your muscles climbing the 465 steps to reach the 275-metre-high peak. Or you can opt for the less intensely winding road with panoramic views of the city. Te historic cross was placed on the hill in 1790 in hopes of reliev- ing a severe drought. Tis “city of parks” as it is often called, references Holguin’s


many historic plazas. Take time to immerse yourself in local history at a museum located in an old colonial barracks, visit local galleries or discover commemorative monuments in the city’s lively public squares. If you would like to see where Fidel and Raúl Castro grew up, you can visit the farm that was their childhood home in Birán. Tour a local cigar factory, the Feliu Leyva Tobacco Factory


is a popular one, and see how the best cigars in the world are made. You will get to see the whole process, from cleaning, to grading, to sealing a box of Cohibas, Romeo Y Julietas or Montecristos.


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