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Things to see in Cuba
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Landscapes

The island is full of contrasts; sugar cane plantations in the region of Trinidad, jungle and mountains in the Sierra Maestra as well as desert and jungle landscapes close to Baracoa in the far east of the island.

The fauna and flora

Cuba treasures its nature and protects it. The country has nearly 8,000 plant species and almost 400 species of birds. Some 200 animal and plant species are said to be on the UN's list of species close to extinction.

Arts and culture

Music is an essential component of Cuban culture. Havana, at the "crossroads of rhythms and sounds", has managed to keep the marks of its colonial past intact. Painting, cinema and literature have also been preserved. And we can't forget the Cuban cigars and another local specialty - the rum!