In Cuba there are many destinations that attract tourists every year. The sun and the beach stand out among the main attractions of this archipelago in the middle of the Caribbean, but the architectural and cultural values of many of its cities, as well as a unique flora and fauna, complement the proposal if your travel is here. We share ten destinations that are popular with tourists, you know why!
Old Havana, a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1982 and Ciudad Maravilla has the privilege of being located in the Cuban capital and being the best example of its architecture. Walking through its streets we can find important squares and buildings of high cultural value, as well as historical. Museums, restaurants and hotels complete their surroundings always sweetened by the art and charisma of its people.
It is one of the most famous beaches in the world and is located on the north coast of the province of Matanzas. In more than twenty kilometers of fine white sand and crystal clear water, it has around 1,400 rooms distributed in fifty hotel facilities, most of which have a category of 4 and 5 stars. Restaurants, golf courses, centers for diving and water sports, dolphinarium, and nightclubs are some of the attractions that have made it one of the favorite tourist destinations of the Caribbean.
Cayo Santa María
Cayo Santa María is located about thirty kilometers from the north coast of the province of Villa Clara, in the center of Cuba. Its crystalline waters delimit the north with the second largest coral barrier in the world. Its well-preserved natural environment makes it a Caribbean paradise where the sun, the beach, sport fishing and diving are the center of its vacation attractions.
Jardines del Rey (King’s gardens)
In the extensive keys of Jardines del Rey, located in the north of the country, Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo stand out, two natural paradises of beaches of coral origin and a practically virgin nature. Sixteen 4 and 5 star hotels guarantee comfort in this ideal destination for those who love water sports and enjoy good sun and beach tourism.
Cayo Largo del Sur
Cayo Largo del Sur is located at the eastern end of the Canarreos Archipelago. Most of its idyllic landscape is in almost virgin state. It has about twenty kilometers of paradisiacal beaches, and has a rich ecosystem that includes the presence of native birds and fish, as well as the impressive iguanas that take the attention of visitors.
In the center of Cuba stands Trinidad, the best preserved colonial city in Latin America and a World Heritage Site by Unesco. The also known as the Museum City of the Caribbean, is a charming villa that, in addition to its architectural beauties, welcomes the Valle de los Ingenios and Ancon beach, and is connected to the Sierra del Escambray, another natural paradise.
Baracoa, also known as the First City of Cuba for being the first town founded in the country, is located at the eastern end of the island. Exuberant in nature, the city maintains its original layout, as well as preserving ancient cultural events. The rivers Miel and Toa, the beaches, and the cross of Parra that nailed Columbus when arriving at the Americas and that is conserved in the local Church, are some of their main attractions.
Cienfuegos, or the City of the Sea as it is also known, is located in the center and south of the Island of Cuba. Founded in 1819 by Frenchmen from Lousiana, it houses parks, theaters, churches and other buildings of great cultural value. Its bay is one of its main attractions and being also connected to the Sierra del Escambray is access to idyllic landscapes such as El Nicho.
Located in the western territory of Pinar del Río, the Valley of Viñales, its main attraction is the beauty of its landscape. The mogotes are his stamp, which alternate on the horizon with tobacco plantations. Viñales is a Natural Landscape of Humanity by UNESCO due to its unique flora and fauna, combined with the cultural values of its people.
Guardalavaca Beach is the main tourist destination in the eastern province of Holguín. On its coastline, some of the best hotels on the island are built, designed to enjoy this enclave to the full. The fine white sand and a turquoise blue sea come together in a landscape filled with green mountains.