We sipped delicious mojitos at many local bars but our favourite was La Bodeguita del Medio where Ernest Hemingway was said have frequented. The food was good here too!
Signs of communism were everywhere, from the statues of Che Guevara to the local food markets where very little was being sold, to the tourist currency we were using.
Later we travelled further inland to Vinales where we drove scooters, rode horses and generally chilled out. We left still feeling as if we'd barely scratched the surface. Perhaps it's a place that is hard for those of us from capitalist societies to understand.