The development of tourism in the Cuban archipelago, which has a strategic location in the Caribbean region, is based on diversity.
Recreation in Cuba combines nature, healthcare, culture, history and traditions, including very attractive sun and beach options.
Medical treatments are highly demanded by foreign tourists interested in improving their quality of life, as they can benefit from thermal waters in several regions of the country.
In San José del Lago, in central Sancti Spiritus province, medicinal water is diuretic, and is rapidly absorbed and eliminated by the human body.
In western Pinar del Río province, the fame of San Diego de los Baños dates back to 1632. Experts there treat several diseases with acupuncture, medicinal mud, apitherapy and natural medications, among other methods of traditional medicine.
In addition, Cuba's history and culture are present in major cities, especially in the capital, the main tourist destination for thousands of foreign tourists who visit the country every year.
Old Havana holds most of the city's museums, churches, cultural centers and buildings from the Spanish colonial period, including 33,000 buildings, most of which were built from the 18th to the 19th centuries.
In addition to traditional tourist options, programs that combine nature tourism and adventure have been promoted over the past few years in Cuba.
Tours to the country's mountain ecosystems are also highly demanded by foreign tourists who bet on Cuba to spend their vacations.
The potential of ecotourism lies in the Cuba's relief, which consists of four main mountain ranges that cover about 21 percent of the island's territory and hold 37 percent of the country's forests.
Cuba's ecology is very rich, especially in the central region, where there is a huge potential for nature tourism.
In Villa Clara, tourists can visit the Hanabanilla, the country's only lake surrounded by mountains, into which the rivers Negro, Hanabanilla and Guanayara flow, an ideal place for nature lovers.
The reservoir covers an area of 14.9 square kilometers and is 30-40 meters deep. The lake is 364 meters above sea level and stores 300 million cubic meters of water.