Cuba, regarded by experts as the key to the gulf thanks to its strategic geographical position, has a diversity of leisure options which support the island’s attractions.
The traditional tourist packages, supported by dozens of kilometers of excellent beaches, crystal-clear waters and moderate climate are the main course in a menu of options, which meet the demands of thousands of vacationers.
Other options, including congress and convention tourism; incentive and cultural tourism, as well as nautical and diving programs, complement the sun and beach offers, thus making up a wide variety of options capable of satisfying the visitors’ most demanding tastes.
The country’s exuberant nature, ancient traditions and history go hand in hand in a territory with more than 110,000 square kilometers and nearly 5,800 kilometers of coastline, where 600 kilometers of beach can be found.
The Cuban beaches, where the tropical climate combines with fine sands and warm crystal-clear waters, are an unavoidable attraction for tourists.
These options are complemented by a hotel infrastructure which contributes lodging and gastronomic services, as well as extra-hotel activities.
The country’s diversity in leisure options is also supported by the Cuban health system, an essential element in the social development of the island, which is progressively including new methods and treatments for a wide range of ailments.
Traditional medicine makes progress together with state-of-the-art technologies, in a combination oriented to improve, not only the population’s quality of life, but also of those who visit the country.
Complex surgeries are performed by specialists, supported by advanced technologies, who are characterized by their ethics and humanism.
First-class programs and unique techniques attract visitors to facilities where different ophthalmological pathologies are treated, or where they can find dermatological procedures and techniques to treat and cure the skin disorder known as vitiligo.
In addition, Cuba has several unique places where thermal waters with therapeutic characteristics are used to alleviate different ailments.
This type of option can be found in San José del Lago (in Sancti Spíritus), with waters of diuretic properties which are characterized by rapid absorption, circulation and elimination by the human body.
Meanwhile, San Diego de los Baños, located in the Cuban westernmost province, Pinar del Río, is famous for its medicinal waters and the use of acupuncture, medicinal mud, honey-based therapies, and natural-based drugs.
More than 280 hospitals, 400 polyclinics, 116 dental clinics and about 1,500 different health facilities make up a large network which is ready to meet the most complex requirements of human health.