Cuba, a tourist destination par excellence in the Caribbean region, benefits from its diversity to meet the growing demand from vacationers who visit the island every year.
After the summer season is over, Cuba's tourism sector readies for the peak winter season, as the country's warm climate contrasts with cold winter in the northern hemisphere.
Airports, hotels, recreational facilities, car-rental firms and travel agencies do their best to assimilate the increase in tourist arrivals.
The Cuban capital, Havana, which is rich in traditions, architecture and culture, is one of the favorite places for tourists, due to the wide range of hotels by the coast.
In addition, thousands of hotel rooms in Havana are complemented by a broad infrastructure of recreational centers, nightclubs, sports facilities, shops and restaurants.
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.
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.
Cuba has also inherited the Spanish architectural wealth and the European influence that followed the colonial period.
Natural and biosphere reserves, natural landscapes, national parks and protected areas create a varied offer characterized by its excellent preservation and unique features in the region.
Tourism in Cuba is combined with medical treatments to improve vacationers' quality of life. One of those options is thalassotherapy, which benefits from the fact that Cuba is an island.
This medical specialty is based on the simultaneous use of the marine environment (wind, water and climate), as well as other resources, such as mud, sand and algae, with therapeutic ends.
Cuba has about 120 art galleries, antique shops and art exhibition halls, in addition to nearly 260 museums and more than 80 theaters, which are excellent options for those looking for more than beach and sun in the Caribbean Island.
In addition to those options, Cuba's tourism potential has gained ground in a one-of-a-kind society characterized by African, aboriginal, Chinese, French and, of course, Spanish influences that have created a unique mixture of values and traditions.