Cuba, a fast-growing destination in the Caribbean region, offers traditional sun and beach options to thousands of foreign vacationers who visit the country every year.
Dozens of kilometers of excellent beaches with crystal-clear water and white sand have marked the development of tourism in the island nation.
However, tourism in Cuba also benefits from scientific breakthroughs and the country's health system, which provides excellent medical services.
Therefore, tourism in Cuba is combined with medical treatments to improve vacationers' quality of life. One of those options is thalassotherapy, which benefits from the fact that Cuba is an island.
This medical specialty is based on the simultaneous use of the marine environment (wind, water and climate), as well as other resources, such as mud, sand and algae, with therapeutic ends.
Moreover, sun and beach options, ecotourism, nature, adventures and medical services are complemented by several competitions and sports events, both national and international.
Known all over the world by its results in baseball – Cuba's national pastime –, boxing, athletics, wrestling, judo and volleyball, Cuba is visited by thousands of tourists who come to enjoy sports events every year.
Cuba's tourist industry is also complemented by the country's geography, which offers its mountains, flora, fauna and caverns.
Precisely, caves are a major attraction for foreign vacationers interested in enjoying Cuban nature.
Experts say that there are more than 10,000 caves in Cuba, many of which are 25 million years old.
Two of the most famous caves are the 45-km-long Santo Tomás, in western Sierra de Quemados, and Cueva del Indio, through which the San Juan River runs.
Cuban tourism also favors direct contact with nature, either through traditional options or under new program that prioritize ecotourism.
Cuba is home to 16,500 species, some of which show an endemism of more than 90 percent. In addition, the autochthonous flora consists of more than 6,300 varieties.
Natural and biosphere reserves, natural landscapes and protected areas make up a wide range of offers that are well preserved and are unique in the region.