The Cuban archipelago, a tourist destination par excellence in the Caribbean, has a powerful ally to complement the country's natural, historic and cultural attractions: the region's tropical climate.
Summer is the season for vacations in Cuba, where thousands of domestic and foreign vacationers visit the country's tourist resorts to enjoy a refreshing swim at the beach to counter the effect of high temperatures.
Museums, movie theaters, art exhibitions and natural sites are also among tourists' favorite options all over the country.
However, winter is the season when most foreign tourists visit the Caribbean island.
Canadian and Europeans are among the thousands of foreigners who come to Cuba to spend their vacations from November to April.
During that season, Cuba's temperatures contrast with those in the coldest countries in the northern hemisphere, and tourists can even enjoy the island's beaches.
Airports, hotels, recreational facilities, car-rental companies and travel agencies work together to assimilate the large number of foreign tourists visiting Cuba in winter.
Destinations such as the Cuban capital, rich in traditions, architectural jewels and culture, are among foreign tourists' favorite sites, due to the existence of a wide range of hotels near the coast.
In addition, the hotels are complemented by an infrastructure of recreational and cultural centers, sports facilities, commercial establishments and restaurants, where Cuban cuisine takes a special place.
During the winter, tourists can enjoy the island's beaches along 600 kilometers of coastline.
In western Cuba, the world-famous Varadero beach, which runs along 22 kilometers on the Hicacos peninsula, is one of the most visited destinations by foreign vacationers looking for excellent beaches of fine white sand and crystal-clear water.
Cuba's tourism industry also has an infrastructure of big and small hotels that provide excellent services.
One of the most interesting options is the Raquel Hotel, which offers 25 luxury air-conditioned double rooms distributed on three beautifully decorated floors.
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.