Cuba is a fabulous place to spend a holiday and it is filled with beautiful beaches and exciting places where you can explore the intriguing history and culture.Here is where to visit on your holiday to Cuba.
Varadero has a 20 km Atlantic Ocean coastline with stunning blue water beaches, spas and golf courses. Mansión Xanadú looks like an old Spanish fort and it was built in the 1930’s,it is now a hotel with a stunning view and a golf course. You can visit Josone Park to explore the beautiful landscape and beautiful parkland. Take a trip to Cueva de Ambrosio,an area known for its Pre Columbian drawings that are over 2,000 years old. Reserva Ecológica Varahicacos is a reserve where you will find 2,500 year old human remains.Cayo Piedras del Norte is a marine park that is a fascinating place to visit.
Santiago de Cuba
Santiago de Cuba is also known as a cultural capital.Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca del Morro is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and this fort was designed by Juan Bautista Antonelli in 1587. For an extra dose of history, why not visitthe famous barracks of Cuartel Moncadawhich were built during the War of Independence.Be sure to visit Museo de Ambiente Histórico Cubano,which was built in 1522 and was converted to a museum in 1970. Visit the Jardín de los Helechos to see the stunning orchids or explore Parque Alameda for its cigar factory where you can pick up cigars and try different kinds.
Viñales is a town in west Cuba that is filled with colourful colonial wooden houses, museums, and gardens. Viñales Valley has stunning scenery and is also a gateway to the Sierra de los Organos mountains. You can visit the El Jardín Botanico de las Hermanas Caridad y Carmen Miranda, a stunning garden that has orange lilies and orchids, where you will find turkeys running around. Finca Raúl Reyes is a tobacco plantation where you can taste pure Cuban cigars and authentic Cuban rum. La Casa del Veguero is a great place to buy unbranded authentic Cuban cigars for discounted prices.
Havana, the capital of Cuba, is only 20 minutes from the international airport, and it is well-known for its colonial architecture and museums. Museo de la Revolución is a former presidential palace which has stunning architecture.Malecón is a 7km long beautiful walk along the sea and you can explore the beauty of the city. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes has the finest art from the Cuban world,some of the art dates back to 500BC and it is located on different floors in this building. Visit Castillo de los Tres Santos Reyes Magnos del Morro, a lighthouse that was initially built to protect the city from invasion. It has renaissance military architecture and a spectacular view of the sea and the land beside it. Visit the Necrópolis Cristóbal Colón cemetery to experience more of the culture in this silent and serene place.
Trinidad is known for its cobblestone streets and stunning colonial buildings. Museo Histórico Municipal is one of the main museums in Trinidad and it is filled with rickety stairs and neoclassical rooms. Visit the 90km long stretch of mountains of Topes de Collantes northwest of Trinidad which also has a 62 metre waterfall Salto del Caburní. Head over to the town square, known asThe Plaza Mayorand explore the Iglesia Parroquial de la Santísima Trinidad,a church from the 18thcentury.