Cuba, a major destination in the Caribbean, prioritizes tourism as a major hard-currency earner, due to the country's potential and excellent geographical location.
In addition to exuberant nature, Cuba also offers centuries-old traditions and culture.
Excellent beaches of fine white sand and crystal-clear water are the main choice for thousands of tourists who visit the Caribbean island every year.
In eastern Cuba, the world-famous Varadero beach, which runs along 22 kilometers of coastline on the Hicacos Peninsula, is the country's major coastal resort.
In addition, Cuba offers its culture and mixed races and customs inherited from the aborigines, and Spanish, African, Chinese and French people.
Cuba's fauna consists of 16,500 species, including some zoological groups whose endemism exceeds 90 percent. The native flora is made up of more than 6,300 species of different colors and shapes.
Natural and biosphere reserves, natural landscapes, national parks and protected areas make up a broad network of one-of-a-kind well-preserved options.
Cuba also offers varied architectural styles from the Spanish-colonial period and influenced by European artists.
The Cuban archipelago 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.
In addition, the archipelago's geographic location turns Cuba into a corridor for migratory birds that travel long distances from North America to South America and vice versa.
Many varieties of birds migrate to Cuba in winter and nest near rivers, lakes and dams, as well as on the archipelago's keys, where visitors can watch the birds.
Cuba's tourism industry also promotes ecotourism and activities for vacationers to improve their quality of life.
In that regard, several health institutions and specialized hotels provide medical treatments and thermal medicinal waters to treat several diseases.