Cuba, strategically located in the Caribbean, explores different options to contribute added value to the traditional leisure options supported by the cultural, historic and natural richness of the island.
The traditional sun and beach destinations in Cuba are complemented by the beauty of its coasts, as well as the country’s exuberant nature, culture and traditions, which all make up the essence of the leisure product in the island.
In fact, the Cuban excellent beach resorts, which can be found along the archipelago, are strengthened by a culture composed of African, indigenous, Chinese, French and, of course, Spanish roots in a unique and rich combination.
Cities with abundant examples of colonial architecture –perfectly preserved-, hotels linked to plastic arts, heritage sites and a large program of celebrations and festivities make up the offer of the tourist industry in the country.
In this scenery, Havana, one of the first seven villages founded by the Spanish and then known as San Cristobal de La Habana, plays an essential role in the different tourist programs, mainly in the city’s historic heart.
In addition, many historic buildings have been restored and turned into lodging facilities for vacationers, these small hotels are characterized by a limited number of rooms which contribute a more familiar touch to the recreational options.
Also, diving enthusiasts can enjoy more than 70,000 kilometers of island shelf with coasts bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
More than 4,000 keys and islets of particular natural beauty are also available for the different nature tourism options, including bird watching.
The diversity of the Cuban avifauna comprises more than 350 species in the islets and keys which make up the archipelago where marine birds and those living in the wood areas stand out showing a high level of endemism.
Natural reserves, biosphere reserves, natural landscapes, national parks and protected areas create a large network of offers which are characterized by their richness, excellent preservation and unique features which distinguish the region.
On the other hand, the possibility of enjoying nature from a beach or urban leisure option adds value to the tourist product which is supported by the vacationers’ growing interest in getting to know the reality of the Cuban countryside and enjoy an almost virgin environment which constantly invites to adventures.
The mountain ecosystems of the country are also involved in the dynamic growth of the sector, and many offers already include excursions and stays in those areas.