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Tourism in Cuban Environment

Tourism in Cuba has as a key piece the excellent beaches, in a context where several forms of leisure gain prominence.

In that direction are nature and ecotourism options, which are supported by the enormous potential of the archipelago for its development.

The wide range of sites goes from east to west, with ideal places such as the National Parks of Guanahacabibes, Viñales, Caguanes, Pico Cristal, Desembarco del Granma, Turquino and Alexander von Humboldt.

In addition, the biosphere reserves of Sierra del Rosario, Cuchillas del Toa, the Guanahacabibes Peninsula, Baconao, Buenavista and the Zapata Swamp are added.

Nature is also linked to health programs, as water and mud are used in several Cuban area, because their properties reveal that they are in a position to play a key role in the treatment of several diseases.

In this environment is the western province of Pinar del Rio stands out, where the San Diego de los Baños spa, the oldest in the country, is located and which also promotes the production of cosmetics from waters with high sulfur content.

View of the Villa Soroa

In the west, there are the mineral-medicinal waters that contain bicarbonated calcium and sodium, sulfur and a siliceous composition in the spas of Santa Maria del Rosario and Madruga, with an adequate tourist infrastructure, beaches and marine climate.

Bird watching is integrated into this modality, taking into account that the Cuban avifauna is very diverse, with more than 350 species present in the country and cays that make up the Cuban archipelago.

Additionally, Cuba's geographical location makes it a route for migratory birds that travel long distances in search of food and a safe haven from North to South America and on their return.

Nature also incorporates recreational boating, for which Cuba has more than 70,000 kilometers of insular platform, with some 5,000 kilometers of coastline, bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

Nearly 6,500 varieties of fish, crustaceans, sponges and mollusks, accompanied by up to 850 kilometers of coral reefs in a perfect condition, make Cuba one of the best preserved underwater ecosystems in the region.

As a practical peculiarity, these natural landscapes can be accessed through a contracted trip with any of the travel agencies that market packages and trips to Cuba.

On-demand programs, multi-destination trips, circuits, and other modalities allow holidaymakers to spend an unforgettable vacation and at present, the Cuban company that governs this type of walks is Ecotur, which is attached to the Flora and Fauna group and specialists trained to facilitate this kind of visit.

Ecotur stands out for its diverse portfolio of services, which incorporates innovative trends based on market studies and requests from clients.

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