There are not many individuals who are not acquainted with the reputation of Cuba. Turbulent history, amazing nature, abundant culture life, and, of course, Cuban cigars. In this article, we will introduce you to some of the most well-known Cuban tourist attractions.
The old town of Havana is a UNESCO heritage area, which is enough recommendation in its own right. It is a bright window to Cuban history that still preserves the spirit of the 18th century, with its neoclassical and Baroque architecture. There are many sites worth seeing, like the military fortress Castillo de la Real Fuerza, the Baroque cathedral of San Cristobal, or the restaurant Bodeguita del Medio, once among Hemingway’s favorites.
Cuba is also known for its beaches, and it is not possible to go more famous than Varadero. The long beach is lined with more than 50 hotels and the proximity of the nature reserve Parque Natural de Varadero, which boasts with a lovely beach and two mysterious caves, Cueva de Ambrosio and Cueva de Musulmanes.
If you are looking for an equally beautiful, but less prominent and popular beach, Guardalavaca is a place for you. It is a true tropical paradise, and, if you are staying nearby this area, you may try some of the day trips which include jungle adventures, sailing, and tours of Santiago de Cuba. You can also visit the Dolphinarium if you wish to get better acquainted with the lovely dolphins.
Parque Nacional Vinales
The breathtaking national park offers plenty opportunities for adventurers, like horseback riding, and hiking. Enjoy the nature than retire to the sleepy town of Vinales for some exciting retellings in a cozy cafe.
Castillo de San Pedro del Morro, Santiago de Cuba
Castillo del Morro is one of the best-preserved Spanish fortresses of the 17th century. its history includes protecting against pirates, but also a prison that was finally converted into a fortress at the end of the 18th century.
Learn the history of the site in a museum or simply enjoy the panoramic view over the bay. While in Santiago de Cuba, pay a visit to Diego Velasquez Museum or the graveyard of Santa Ifigenia which holds the remains of Cuba’s well-known military figures.