The fast and steady development of tourism in Cuba, which is expected to receive more than two million vacationers a year, is based on the diversity of the island's attractions for tourism.
Traditional options include dozens of kilometers of excellent beaches of fine white sand and crystal-clear water, and a pleasant tropical climate.
In that context, Cuba also offers its exuberant nature and rich cultural and historic wealth, in addition to its unique cuisine.
The country's nightlife has its maximum attraction in the Tropicana cabarets – located in the City of Havana, Varadero and Santiago – or in facilities that recreate the decoration and atmosphere of the 1950s.
The development of Cuban society for more than 500 years is present in several gastronomic options that have become part of the country's traditions.
Cuban cuisine has been enriched by European dishes, mainly from Spain, France and Italy.
Asia and the Middle East are also present in recipes from Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arab and Indian cuisine, just to mention some exquisite dishes served in Cuban restaurants and cafeterias.
Dishes from modern European cuisine are also served in Cuba to meet the demand from vacationers from the so-called Old Continent.
Cuba's tourism industry has incorporated new options such as ecological tourism, as well as activities to improve the quality of life of vacationers.
In addition to traditional tourist packages that offer scores of kilometers of excellent beaches, crystal-clear water and a moderate climate, the development of the health sector in Cuba has become an excellent complement to the tourist industry.
One of those sites is San Diego de los Baños, famous for its medicinal waters, acupuncture, mud therapy and bee therapy, as part of procedures of traditional medicine, is in Cuba's westernmost province, Pinar del Río.
Moreover, three dozen diving centers operate throughout the Cuban archipelago, offering initiation courses and diving programs in coral reefs and caverns under international standards.
Diving also benefits from an average sea temperature of 24 degrees Celsius (75.2 degrees Fahrenheit) and a horizontal visibility of more than 30 meters sometimes.