Tourism, a major priority in Cuba's economy, stands for its diversity of attractions that make up a one-of-a-kind tourist option highly demanded by thousands of vacationers who visit the country every year.
Cuba also has a privileged geographic location, which is complemented by its natural, historic and cultural values, in addition to a well-developed hotel infrastructure characterized by diversity in the size, design and location of the establishments.
That infrastructure consists of big hotels and buildings turned into small inns.
Hotels such as Nacional de Cuba, Plaza and Inglaterra are among the biggest establishments, in contrast to small hotels 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.
Diving can be practiced in more than 70,000 kilometers of Cuban insular platform, which has some 5,000 kilometers of coast bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
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.
Cuba complements the beauty of its coast and exuberant nature with its rich culture and traditions, which are essential components of the island's tourist product.
Fusions of races and customs in a centuries-old process gave way to Cuban culture, which is made up of African, aboriginal, Chinese, French and, of course, Spanish elements, creating a unique and rich combination at the same time.
Precisely, that rich centuries-old cultural heritage attracts thousands of tourists who bet on Cuba to spend their vacations every year.
Cities with a well-preserved Spanish colonial architecture, hotels linked to plastic arts, patrimonial sites and a busy schedule of celebrations and festivities make up Cuba's tourist offer.
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.
Cuba's cultural programs consist of meetings, workshops, festivals, congresses and specialized courses, which are held all year around.