Sheltering 11.27 million people, Cuba considers the largest country in the Caribbean Island. Havana is its capital that is famous for having Spanish colonial, 16th century, architectural buildings. Its currencies are Cuban Peso and Cuban Convertible Peso. Cuban nationals commonly speak Spanish. Having 99.8% literacy rate, it considers one of the most literate countries in the world.
Here are the ten best places that embody Cuba’s culture, beauty, and everything it has to offer.
1. Old Havana
This antique site showcases the 200 years back Cuban history. Walking around the repaired lanes as well as looking up at the impressive Baroque and architectural structures, it becomes easy to visualize the 200 years old life in Cuba. At present, wide-ranging remodelings are taking place into the historic structures. Its primary magnetic sites include a navy castle, Castillo de la Real Fuerza, the 16th-century military Castle, and Plaza de la Catedral, an old square having a museum and Baroque.
It is a picturesque, white-sand beach destination that attracts many visitors. Extending beside the Peninsula de Hicacos, which protrudes into the sea. It lines over 50 hotels where visitors stay. The primary point of interests includes Parque Natural Punta Hicacos and Cueva de Ambrosio. In the northeast, an underwater square, Cayo Piedra, exists where visitors enjoy fishing as well as scuba diving.
Surrounded by sparkling beaches, Guardalvaca is the green spot. Locating in the Holguin province, it is more isolated than Varadero. Swimmers as well as divers can usually discover a plethora of marine life. Visitors can have lots of fun by doing several recreational activities: navigating on a sailboat, discovering the thick jungle area, and swimming along the water surfaces.
4. Santa Clara
An energetic and historical metropolis, in the heart of the Province Villa Calara, is famous due to the final guerrilla battle, conducted in 1958. Its main fascinations include Teatro de la Caridad, a surviving theater started in 1885, and the Memorial Comandante Ernesto, the final residence of Che Guevara who commanded the guerrilla fight.
5. Peninsula de Zapata
It is a treasure of nature and birds. It is highly populated place in Cuba. It is one of the biggest marshlands in Cuba. The Zapata Swamp, also known as UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, shelters nearly 150 varieties of bird species: parrots, bandicoots, water hens and many others. While visiting this destination, visitors can discover the captivating history.
A site that is full of heritage, ancient history, and historic buildings, having the 17th and 19th-century architectural structures. Therefore, it has become so much popular among the foreign visitors. Usually, explorers soak up the sparkling atmosphere in the cobblestoned Central Plaza, Plaza Mayor. Over the plaza, the Neoclassical Church positions that attracts the most visitors’ attraction.
7. Playa Paraíso
Playa Paraiso is one of the loveliest beaches in Cuba, locating on the Cayo Largo Del Sur Island. It has many hotels where travelers commonly stay. It is a right sun-seekers’ spot with the excellent climate, and white, powdered sand.
8. Cayo Coco
It is another idyllic, isolated, sun-splashed, and sun-bleached beach site. This site featured in Hemingway’s novels. It is a home to crocodiles, fishes, turtles, birds, and flamingoes. Travelers enjoy by taking photographs of this beautiful destination.
It is Havana’s excellent seashore. It imagined in 1901 whereas, it made in 1902. A strolling travels the traveler through the city’s history. The 7 kilometers seafront flees from the Habana Vieja to the Vedado. Along rambling the seafront, visitors view rows of the 20th-century constructions, having the historical architectures.
10. Parque Nacional Vinales
A mesmerizing, green, and cultural valley locates in the Sierra de los Organos. Sharp, sandstone, mountains, entitled mogotes, wedges the valley, crafting a magical landscape. The valley bottoms are the farming areas where different plants have cultivated. In the adjacent, Vinales, a nice city, is a magnetic base to discover the nearby areas.