The Cuban winter, regarded as an ideal tourist season for visitors coming from Europe and Canada, attracts thousands of tourists every year thanks to the island’s weather which is milder than the low temperatures in Europe and North America.
In general, this time of year has the peak number of vacationers to the different leisure destinations in Cuba.
In this sense, Cuba has an enviable geographic position and a wide range of recreational options which are supported by the country’s natural richness and its historic and cultural values.
Dozens of excellent beaches can be found across the island, complemented by cities which also contribute tourist attractions that are taken into account by the tourist industry.
In this scenery, the country’s capital city, Havana, contributes ancient traditions, examples of architectural jewels, culture and a Caribbean climate which is complemented by facilities related to the tourist activity.
In addition, the Nacional Hotel, owned by the Gran Caribe group and declared as National Monument, acts as a kind of city guardian and stands out as a symbol of the Cuban tourist industry.
In the country’s central area, the city of Cienfuegos stands out for its two dozen libraries, 11 museums, over 30 movie theaters and five theaters; all complemented by cultural institutions, art galleries and monuments which reflect the Cuban traditions for the enjoyment of domestic and foreign visitors.
In addition, the city of Matanzas, in the western area of Cuba and capital city of the province by the same name, was known as the Athens of Cuba and even as the Venice of the Americas due to the number of rivers, bridges and canals, as well as for the dynamic commercial and cultural activity which characterized the city at that time.
The Cuban tourist industry, with traditional destinations like Varadero and Havana, has also included the eastern area of the country where important tourist options related to nature, beaches and traditions can be found.
The province of Camagüey has the beach option of Santa Lucía, a 20-kilometer coastline of sand, with warm and crystal-clear waters, which is protected by a large coral reef.
Holguín also shows an environment full of diverse natural beauties, with nearly 60 kilometers of beaches, small and large, which are bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and could compete, in beauty and transparency, with the waters of the most famous beaches in the world.
The provinces of Ciego de Avila and Camagüey also stand out in the dynamic development of the tourist destinations in Jardines del Rey (King’s Gardens).