The Cuban archipelago, which is strategically located in the Caribbean region, offers a wide range of tourist options to thousands of foreign vacationers who visit the country every year.
Cuba also offers more than 70,000 square kilometers of insular platform and some 5,000 kilometers of coasts, which are bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, and are excellent for scuba diving and snorkeling.
In addition, nearly 6,500 varieties of fish, crustaceans, sponges and mollusks, and an 850-kilometer coral reef in perfect state of preservation turn the island into one of the best-preserved underwater ecosystems in the region.
Three dozens of specialized dive center operate throughout the country, where vacationers can take initiation courses and dive in coral reefs and caverns, under strict international standards for that activity.
Moreover, ecotourism, nautical activities and excursions are complemented by a broad program of cultural and sports events that attract many foreign tourists.
Other excellent options are Cuban cuisine, Havana cigars and rum, which experts consider a liquor for great occasions and whose origin is linked to the introduction of sugarcane in Cuba.
The Cuban capital, rich in traditions, architectural styles and culture, and blessed by the Caribbean climate, also offers several tourist facilities.
The fast development of Cuba's tourism industry over the past few years has resulted in the construction of hotels, villas and inns everywhere to meet the growing demand from foreign vacationers.
In addition, thousands of hotel rooms are complemented by a broad extrahotel infrastructure where tourists can enjoy shows and sports activities, as well as visiting commercial establishments and restaurants where Cuban and international cuisine plays a special role.
Havana, Cuba's major tourist destination, is one of the best exponents of Spanish colonial architecture in the Caribbean Island, whose notoriety began in the late 16th century.
The Cuban capital, which was known at the time as the Fortified City of the West Indies and the Key to the New World, is a living museum that exhibits a wide range of architectural styles that show the different stages in the city's development.
Sports are a major incentive, as several competitions and tournaments, both national and international, are held in Cuba every year.
Other events are fairs and specialized meetings that are attended by entrepreneurs interested in exploring business opportunities in Cuba.