Most children love camping and an ideal place for this is the tropical forests of Topes de Collantes in the hills above Trinidad. Here there are several haciendas (farmsteads) that open their doors and allow visitors to either camp in their grounds or sleep on their verandahs. The haciendas are accessed by trails through the forest making for a great adventure.
Vinales in the west of the island is also an interesting area to visit. Here the fields that grow the tobacco for the famous Cuban cigars are overlooked by mogotes, huge limestone outcrops. This is a beautiful area for walking.
What makes Cuba truly unique however are its people. Despite what many would see as the constraints of living under the legacy of the Cuban Revolution, the local culture is friendly, colourful and loud. Music is everywhere particular at night and dancing is actively encouraged. For those that are old enough the local rum based cocktails are also very good.
With its unique culture, beautiful landscapes and friendly people, Cuba is an exciting and rewarding place to take a family holiday.