A local’s guide to Havana, Cuba: 10 top tips

Cuba’s capital is changing and a lot of the cutting-edge art and new wave restaurants are in characterful districts away from the much-visited old city

The best bars and restaurants in Havana and Trinidad, Cuba – according to local B&B owners

Airbnb recently arrived in Cuba … and who better to give local tips than the owners of the homes where photographer Matt Humphrey and writer Ben Gallacher stayed?

Postcards from Cuba: street life scenes of Havana – in pictures

Fifteen years after he first visited as a student of hispanic studies, photographer Matt Humphrey returned to Cuba earlier this year, eager to capture images of the country before the end of the Castro era

The best of Cuba, beyond Havana: Guardian readers’ travel tips

It isn’t only Cuba’s capital that is captivating, away from Havana Guardian readers enjoyed ballet in Santiago de Cuba, a road trip to María la Gorda, beer and beaches in Baracoa and some insiders’ secrets in Viñales

The Habana Libre hotel, pawn in Castro’s battle against the US – a history of cities in 50 buildings

Once a playground for American tourists, after Fidel Castro’s revolutionaries marched on Havana this grand Hilton hotel was recast as a symbol of changing allegiances and ideologies

Cuba: Guardian readers share their travel tips

Crystal clear waterfalls, lush national parks and historic towns are some of these Guardian readers’ favourite places on the beguiling island of Cuba

Havana city guide: what to see plus the best new bars, restaurants and hotels

The beautiful Cuban capital is finally coming in from the cold as relations with the USA thaw, state controls loosen and a wave of optimism and creativity is unleashed.