The Cuban archipelago, located in the Caribbean region, is the focus of attention of thousands of tourists who visit the country every year to enjoy its many attractions.
Excellent beaches, culture and history make up a wide range of unique tourist options.
The peak tourist season coincides with the last months of the year and the beginning of the new year, when the weather is excellent for those who escape from their countries' low temperatures.
In summer, domestic vacationers become major clients of the country's tourism industry.
Dozens of kilometers of beaches of fine white sand and crystal-clear water are combined with the country's exuberant nature in a perfect state of preservation for nature enthusiasts.
In addition, tourists can enjoy nautical activities, including scuba diving and snorkeling, for which purpose Cuba has more than 70,000 kilometers of insular platform and some 5,000 kilometers of coastline on the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
Nearly 6,500 varieties of fish, crustaceans, sponges and mollusks, and 850 kilometers of coral reefs turn Cuba into one of the best-preserved marine ecosystem in the region.
Add to that the existence of hundreds of sunken ships from the Spanish colonial period as a result of Cuba's role in the fleets that set sail from the Caribbean to Europe.
Three dozen diving centers operate throughout the country to provide initiation courses and diving excursions in coral reefs and flooded caverns under strict international standards for that activity.
Cuba also combines recreation and leisure with medical treatments, including talassotherapy, to improve the quality of life.
Traditional tourist offers are complemented by a hotel infrastructure that provides accommodation, gastronomic options and extrahotel activities.
One of those establishments is the Inglaterra Hotel, inaugurated on December 23, 1875, and named after the world's major power at the time. It was one of the world's best hotels after being remodeled in 1886.
Another major establishment is the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, which was founded more than seven decades ago and has become a classic institution in the country's tourism sector, especially due to its privileged location across from Havana's Malecon (sea drive's wall)