Cuba, a tourist destination preferred by thousands of vacationers each year, stands out as one of the most demanded tourist destinations in the Caribbean thanks to the diversity of its leisure options.
The most solid tourist programs of the island are the sun and beach options, but a large portfolio of initiatives have been added, representing actual adventures for those who bet on Cuba.
The mountain ecosystems also contribute to the dynamic growth of the sector and many options already include tours and stays in these areas.
The natural richness of the country enjoys special interest in its more than 4,000 keys and islets where several natural and ecological reserves, biosphere reserves, protected areas national parks are located.
The Cuban avifauna is very diverse with a high level of endemism, including more than 350 species distributed through the country, where seabirds and those which live in the woods can be watched.
In ecological terms, the Cuban diversity is huge and the central provinces of Villa Clara, Cienfuegos and Sancti Spíritus are examples of the country’s potential for nature tourism.
Cuba also complements the beauty of its coasts and exuberant nature with the richness of its culture and traditions which significantly contribute to the island’s tourist product.
Races and customs have melted through the centuries, creating a unique culture which shows African, indigenous, Chinese, French and, of course, Spanish features, and which constitutes an incomparable mixture of enormous richness.
Cities where abundant examples of perfectly preserved colonial architecture can be appreciated; hotels linked to plastic arts; places of cultural and historical value; and a large agenda of celebrations and festivities make up the offers of the tourist industry in the country.
In addition, the Cuban society, with more than five centuries of development, provides innumerable culinary options representing all the elements which have made up the traditions of the country.
The traditional dishes of the Cuban cuisine are complemented by variants from Europe such as the Spanish, French or Italian cuisine.
Asia and the Middle East are also represented in many restaurants and cafeterias which include, among others, gastronomic offers from the Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arab and Hindu cuisine.
There are other gastronomic options with the characteristics of modern Europe in order to meet the demands of those visitors from the so-called Old Continent.
The island’s cultural and historic heritage, which has been preserved for centuries, can be found in a large museum network across the country where the legacy from ancient times can be enjoyed.