Cuba is an island full of tourist spots and beaches where travelers can have one of the best vacations of their lives. These can be in the company of your partner, a group of friends, or with the family, the truth is that within Cuba there is a lot of interesting history that anyone would like to know.
During your trip to Cuba, you will find some squares that have heroes of independence, for example, one of the most touristic places is the Plaza de Armas where a large number of monuments and cities from colonial times are located, it is also possible to know about the arms fight that this island got rid of. On the other hand, speaking of some cultural attractions, we recommend you visit the Gran Teatro de Cuba where the Cuban ballet is represented by Alicia Alonso.
Something very representative of Cuba are the festivals because they are full of entertainment, rhythm and fun. If visiting this beautiful island is among your plans, but you still don’t know which destinations to go to, in this list we show you some places that you can take into account to make your vacation one of the best.
The first recommendation we have for you is to visit the city of Varadero. This is located two hours from Havana Cuba in the province of Matanzas, it borders the city of Florida, becoming the closest point to the United States. Varadero is a city that stands out for its beautiful beaches full of nature and crystal blue waters. Within this place, adventurous people have the possibility to explore the forests, keys and caves.
One of the most visited destinations in Varadero is Playa Azul, a place near the Al Capone house that constantly receives a large number of tourists. One of the great advantages of this tourist destination in Cuba is that you can find places to stay that fit your budget, there are apartment hotels, hotels, villas and more. If you like nightlife and water sports this place is the most recommended for you.
Villa de San Cristóbal de La Habana is the main port and tourist destination in Cuba. Previously, the Presidential Palace was located here, but years later it was transformed into the Museum of the Revolution. If you decide to visit this place, some of the tourist attractions are The Jazz Plaza Festival, The International Ballet Festival, The Havana Film Festival.
On the other hand, this beautiful city also has a museum where there are several of the best art collections, one of which stands out the most is the sculpture of Maman belonging to Bourgeois. To move around the city, you can do it by buses, taxis, buses or Metrobus.
Trinidad is a place in Cuba that will surely surprise you with its architecture. Currently, there is a tourist destination in which there is a Romantic Museum where the Brunet Palace was located a long time ago. Trinidad stands out for its amazing neo-baroque architecture, the Plaza Mayor and the colonial quarter. In addition, it is recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in Cuba and for this reason, it promotes tourism thanks to its beaches, landscapes and nature.
Among other tourist places, we also have the church of Santisima Trinidad that has an altar that was carved in the 19th century, the El Cubano Natural Park, the colonial architecture museum and Ancón beach. In Trinidad, you will find street markets where you can buy beautiful handicrafts and places like El Paladar Sol Ananda where you can taste exquisite cuisine.
Santiago de Cuba
Near the Caribbean Sea is located the area of Santiago de Cuba, one of the cities where you will find more African influence. In this place the son dance was born, known as the predecessor of salsa, in addition, carnivals and drum festivals stand out here. Some of the places you can visit in this city are the Basilica of Our Lady of Copper, the Pico Tarquino, the Baconao Aquarium, the Monument to the Cimarrón, the Museum of Rum, among others.
Holguín is a place known as the City of Parks where the Calixto García Park and the Monumental La Periquera building stand out. This city is known for the beautiful beaches full of crystal clear waters and for the immense hotel network where the hotels that stand out are the Hotel Club Amigo Atlántico Guardalavaca and the Hotel Playa Pesquero. Holguín also offers excursions where tourists can visit the dolphinarium, get on a Jeep Safari, and more.
In the south of Cuba, we find this beautiful town where colonial buildings, museums and theaters are the main attractions. Cienfuegos is recognized as the Pearl of the South for the wide artistic variety that can be found here such as the Estudio Taller Marilyn Monroe gallery. In 2005, UNESCO declared Cienfuegos a Cultural Heritage of Humanity. On the other hand, in this city the singer Celia Cruz and the musician Benny Moré were born.
Viñales is a tourist destination that stands out for its main path that is full of nature and very colorful houses. In one of the mountains of Valle de Viñales, the Prehistory Mural is located where people can go cycling. The Indian cave, the Viñales botanical garden and the cow cave with some of the main tourist attractions of this place.
Old Havana was declared a World Heritage Site in 1982 by UNESCO. It is an old place in Cuba where tourism is excellent because you can find varied gastronomy and monuments that have been restored. The nightlife is something that stands out about this place, along with the golf courses and the cruise terminals.
Cayo Santa María
Cayo Santa María is a place in Cuba full of natural beauty where water sports and beach days cannot be missed. On Las Gaviotas beach you can find a wildlife refuge and, in Pueblo La Estrella, there is a commercial area where there are bars, handicraft markets and an aquarium where you can see sea lions, dolphins, among others.
San Carlos de Matanzas is a place known as the Athens of Cuba or city of bridges thanks to the revolving bridge that is the tourist center of this destination. Around the world, Matanzas is also recognized for its musical culture, the Danzón was born here and the greatest representative was Barbarito Diez. The name Athens is attributed to the extensive literary development, the Haredia essays and the beautiful verses.