What do you first think of when you say Cuba? Tobacco, rum, Latin American rhythms, old American cars … are only part of what Cuba really is. Cuba is the place of fascinating history, white sand beaches, unusual landscape and scenery and a place that does not exist anywhere else in the world. Get to know Cuba means getting a lot more than you expected.
This extraordinary island is the ideal destination for all dancers, rebels, lovers and lonelrs, for those who want to escape from the “Western culture”. Regardless of whether you just want to relax, try out many exciting activities or immerse yourself in the incredible nightlife of Latin rhythms, Cuba will give you an unforgettable holiday and an experience to remember.
The Republic of Cuba is a country and an archipelago in the northern Caribbean, with more than 11 million inhabitants. State constitute the main island of Cuba, the island of Isla de Juventud, and several archipelagos. It is a multiethnic country whose people, culture and customs derive from diverse origins. Spanish, Taino Amerindian, African, French, Asian and English ways of life took root in Cuba, but in the mixing of the cultures became something new and utterly distinct.
The capital and largest city of Cuba is Havana, which is also a tourist seat with exotic and playful spirit, and the old part of the city is protected by UNESCO World Heritage List. The atmosphere of ancient times is mixed with the present, making this destination so mystical and inexplicable. Other larger cities are Santiago de Cuba, Camagüey, Holguín, Santa Clara and Guantánamo.
If you want to get to know the history of Cuba better, you can visit the 265 museums, 120 art galleries and 70 theaters, or simply to get out the streets and get to know the local population, or even better, cruising around Havana in an open top 50’s old car.
Cuba got the epithet of ideal holiday destination thanks to a pleasant, subtropical climate with averages 330 days of sunshine a year. Swimming and diving in the calm, clear waters can be enjoyed all year-round. The average temperature is 21 °C (69.8 °F) in January and 27 °C (80.6 °F) in July.
What makes Cuba most known are its spectacular beaches, kissed by the Atlantic Ocean on the north coast and the Caribbean Sea to the south. This amazing island has more than 300 beautifully clean natural beaches spread out along 588 km of its expansive 5,700 km coastline.
Cuba is rich in modern luxury hotels, restaurants and many picturesque cafes and bars, so you will feel like you are on miniaturized Miami Beach.
The most popular beach and summer residence is Varadero, with 20 km of pristine white sand melting into the tranquil turquoise waters. Here you will find a broad range of resorts, from family-friendly to all-inclusive 5-star hotels and resorts.
Things to do in Varadero
For those who are looking for an adventure, Varadero with its crystal-clear water, beautiful coral reefs and rich sealife is an ideal destination for many kinds of water-sports. Here you can enjoy in any water sport you can think of, from sailing, scuba diving and snorkeling, fishing and to swim with the dolphins.
If you never have tried scuba diving, there’s several courses and schools for beginners. There is a variety diving types here too, with night dives, cave dives and open sea diving.
Families with children will enjoy most in the Delfinario, which features daily dolphin shows, and gives visitors a chance to swim with the friendly, trained dolphins.
If you want to explore the environment and the history of this country, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for local excursions. You can explore the ecotourism on the nearby Zapata Peninsula, the largest wetland reserve in the Caribbean. Also, you can visit the Varahicacos Ecological Reserve, where you can hike along vegetation-rich trails and gaze at the colorful array of exotic birds.
Experience this tropical island dominated by music, color, playfulness and positive energy from the homes of hospitable and always enthusiastic Cubans. Fun awaits you on the beach as beach volleyball, gymnastics on the sand and in the water, a school of Cuban dance, pedal boats, catamarans, kanui. Whether you want to go horse back riding through the lush Vinales Valley, scuba dive in the warm, exotic waters of Maria La Gorda, or simply relax on the glorious golden sands of Varadero, Cuba will bring you a multitude of experiences you will never forget.