Cuba, an emblematic tourist destination in the Caribbean, has a portfolio of leisure options combining its natural attractions, urban values and the traditional sun and beach offers.
The Cuban archipelago supports its options with places like Varadero (in the western province of Matanzas), Holguín, Trinidad and Santiago de Cuba, which increase their potential thanks to the development of their infrastructure and the design of new recreational options.
The abovementioned options are complemented by the opportunities offered by the large number of islets in the Cuban archipelago, among them Cayo Largo del Sur which is precisely a particular and exclusive leisure destination, with 24 kilometers of excellent beaches and fine white sand which prevents excessive heating.
In addition, nautical activities can be enjoyed along 70,000 kilometers of the island shelf, with nearly 5,000 kilometers of coasts bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
Close to 6,500 varieties of fish, crustacean, sponges and mollusks can be found in the Cuban seas, accompanied by up to 850 kilometers of coral reefs which provide one of the best preserved submarine ecosystems in the region.
Added values can also be found in urban tourism, in which the Cuban capital city stands out for its rich traditions, architectural and cultural heritage and its Caribbean climate, complemented by tourism-related facilities.
Havana’s historic heart preserves several museums, churches, cultural institutions and buildings dating back to colonial times, including 33,000 buildings which were constructed during the 18th and the 19th centuries.
Havana, also called the Threshold of West Indies and the Key to the New World, currently represents a living museum of the most diverse construction styles that portray its different development stages.
In addition, the city of Matanzas, in the western area of Cuba and capital city of the province by the same name, was known as the Athens of Cuba and even as the Venice of the Americas due to the number of rivers, bridges and canals; as well as for the dynamic commercial and cultural activity which characterized the city at that time.
Also, the mountain ecosystems in the country are included in the dynamic growth of the sector and many options already involve tours and stays in these areas.
Likewise, protected areas, biosphere reserves, swamps and regions of endemic flora and fauna can be fully enjoyed, through accesses provided by specialized paths designed for those visitors who arrive in the island, with an interest in nature.