Cuba, a major destination in the Caribbean, offers a wide range of tourist options characterized by their diversity and the combination of recreation and business opportunities.
Cuba has an area of more than 110,000 square kilometers and nearly 5,800 kilometers of coasts, including 600 kilometers of excellent beaches.
In western Matanzas province, the world-famous Varadero beach, which runs along 22 kilometers on the Hicacos peninsula, is one of the most visited destinations by foreign vacationers.
Even in Havana, the so-called Blue Circuit, which runs along more than 15 kilometers of coastline, offers excellent beaches such as Santa María.
Santa Lucía, one of the world's most beautiful beaches, is in Camagüey. It is protected by the second largest coral reef on earth and is inhabited by large colonies of pink flamingos.
Eastern Holguín province boasts 14 major cities, including Banes – which is considered Cuba's archeological capital – and Gibara – which is well preserved and boasts a beautiful Spanish colonial architecture.
In addition, historic and cultural elements are available to tourists in major Cuban cities, including Havana, the main tourist destination in the country, whose historic heart is full of attractions.
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 the last trimester of the year, Cuba hosts the International Fair of Havana, an event that brings together business people from all over the world.
Precisely, that is one of Cuba's attractions, because hundreds of entrepreneurs attend the fair to explore the country's business opportunities.
Cuba combines recreation and medical treatments to improve the quality of life, including such procedures as thalassotherapy, considering that Cuba is an island.
Many facilities specialize in promoting health tourism, particularly at hotels where medical treatments are provided and at resorts where mineral-medicinal water is used to treat several ailments.
In addition to international clinics, pharmacies, optician's shops and specialized institutions in major tourist resorts, Cuba also has a broad infrastructure made up of more than 280 hospitals, 400 polyclinics, 116 dental clinics and 1,500 establishments of different kinds that can meet the most complex demands from human health.