Cuba, a world-famous tourist destination in the Caribbean region, is meeting the challenge of providing excellent services in the so-called smokeless industry.
Dozens of excellent beaches are distributed throughout the island and are accessible from the cities, which treasure valuable cultural, historic and traditional elements.
Cuba's tourism sector has a broad hotel infrastructure characterized by great diversity in terms of the size, design and location of the hotels.
That infrastructure combines large hotels and small establishments that provide excellent services to guests.
Hotels such as Nacional de Cuba, Plaza and Inglaterra are among the most famous in the Cuban capital, in contrast to small establishments in Old Havana.
Unique establishments for cigar aficionados like the Conde de Villanueva Hotel or monastery-style hotels like Los Frailes are complemented by facilities like Palacio de San Miguel, an attractive option for those looking for culture and intimacy.
The Caribbean Island 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.
Three dozen diving centers operate throughout the country, where divers can take initiation courses and dive in coral reefs and caverns following international standards for that nautical activity.
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 Caribbean region.
In addition, divers can visit hundreds of sunken ships from the Spanish colonial period to date, as evidence of Cuba's major role in the traffic of fleets from the Caribbean to Europe.
Cuba's tourism sector also provides medical services for those who want to spend their vacations and improve their quality of life at the same time.
Thousands of Cuban health professionals and cutting-edge technology are available at dozens of hospitals, where tourists can also benefit from traditional and natural medicine.
Cuba also offers medicinal waters and mud whose properties are excellent to treat a wide range of diseases.