Antilla (Nipe Bay), Cuba

  The entry to the deep-cut Nipes Bay is a manmade channel passing by the Cayo Saetia National Park. The Holguin province offers unspoiled Cuban communities like San Isidro de Holguin itself, with 18th century churches and sleepy plazas. The Sierra del Cristal range holds lush pine forests and Pico Cristál and Mensura National Parks with the twin Guayabo waterfalls, Cuba’s highest.