Top 10 Most Popular Destinations in Cuba
Visiting Cuba is an excellent experience. Whatever the reason that has taken you to the Island you must know there are sites that you should keep in mind. Among the first places in the ranking of preference are:
This is to many the best beach in the world. Sun and beach lovers will be very satisfied ifthey choose this place for their holidays. They will not only have at their disposal white sands, cool tropical breezes and calm Atlantic waters; but also can interact with people from all over the world. The numbers of tourists who visit Varadero increase every year. There they can practice water sports or just enjoy the Cuba´s sun.
Jardines del Rey
This is the name of the system of keys located in seas north of the central part of the island. In thisareayouwillfind Cayo Coco, Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Romano, Cayo Sabinal, Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Paredón Grande or Cayo Francés. This site was one of the favorites by the famous American writer Ernest Hemingway. It is the ideal place to enjoy privacy, tranquility and good company. You can do boat trips, dives and visits to totally unspoiled beaches.
This is one of the most emblematic places in Cuba. In the Historical Center of the Capital you will find buildings of unequaled architecture, traditional music, museums, hotels, private restaurants called paladares, rental houses … It is a good possibility to exchange with regular Cubans, taste the Creole flavor and take a souvenir to your country. We suggest you go through the Cathedral Square and visit Obispo Street. In Old Havana you can breathe a magnificent nightlife.
The Havana Malecon
For lovers in Havana the Maleconsea promenade is a kind of pact with the sea. The summer breeze is like a daily invitation for lovers, adventurers, night owls and foreigners. Visiting the Malecón is a tradition for all Cubans who live or are passing through Havana. This has been the case since the first stone was laid at the beginning of the 20th century, when the seawall included only the stretch from Prado to Crespo, with trees and lights. Its first name was Avenue of the Gulf.
Cuban Art Factory (FAC)
The house of Cuban art and artists is a cultural project created by renowned Cuban musician X Alfonso. There are many artistic manifestations such as music, photography, dance, theater, plastic arts and industrial design. For those who are looking to spend a pleasant evening related to the arts, the Contemporary Cultural Movement of Vanguard in Cuba is a great option.
One of the best colonial cities in America. This is the preferred destination for visitors to the central Cuban region. When you are in Trinidad, we recommend you to visit El Regidor bar on Simon Bolivar street, where you can enjoy a mojito and the new Cuban trova; The steps of the House of Music, on one side of the Plaza Mayor, interact with young people and ensure fun until after midnight; And while in the tower sits atop the old Canteropalace, you will feel the pleasure that the best view of the grid of cobblestone streets of this colonial jewelproduces.
Mausoleum of Che Guevara
It is a monument in the province of Villa Clara. In it rests the remains of Argentine politician, guerrilla and Cuban leader Ernesto Guevara and twenty-nine of his fellow combatants who died in 1967 during Guevara’s attempt to promote an armed uprising in Bolivia. It is known as the Ernesto Guevara Sculpture Complex. Many foreigners visit the site attracted by the figure of the iconic hero.
It is one of the largest squares in the world with 72 thousand square meters. It was built under the presidency of Fulgencio Batista and was originally called Plaza Cívica. In it you will find the Monument to national hero José Martí and the best known image of Che Guevara taken by photographer Korda. It is a nice and spacious place, great for taking photos. You can visit the viewpoint and the exhibitions at the José Martí Monument.
Santiago de Cuba
It is considered the capital city of the Caribbean. It is one of the most important tourist centers of the island, for the quality of the hotel infrastructure and the network of facilities on beaches and mountains. Many are attracted by the sanctuary of the Virgin of the Charity of the Cobre, Patroness of Cuba, while the daring ones decide to climb Turquino Peak or climb La Gran Piedra.
The Viñales Valley
It is one of the places that nature lovers can not miss. Viñales has a unique flora and fauna that added to the beauty of its mogotes make up the perfect landscape for any photographer or painter. The tour to this site is chosen by visitors who want to be in direct contact with the ecosystem. Do not miss the opportunity to see the Mural of Prehistory and the Cave of the Indian.
Choose the option that suits you best. Take a light backpack and enjoy…