Cuba is one of the most popular island countries in the Caribbean when it comes to tourists, and as the largest island in the area, it’s no wonder it attracts so much attention from all over the world. With over 10 million people packed into this spectacular landscape of architecture and history, touring the busy inner-city streets can overwhelming at times. However once you take a step back and mix in with the suburbs’ markets and street food vendors, you’ll realise that Cuba has the potential to be one of the best family getaway destinations.
Heavily influenced by Africa and Spain, the Cuban culture is one of the most diverse in the world, and over the last couple of hundred years, a variety of immigrants from all over the Mediterranean and Caribbean have settled here. Cuba is also the only developed country in the world whose economy meets the definition of ‘sustainable’! Let’s take a look at some of the best things to see and do in Cuba.
Home to over two million people, Havana is the cultural and entertainment hub of Cuba, and it’s also the most visited place by tourists. It has been compared various times to a modern day metropolis, with a vast selection of art galleries, music venues and modern housing to keep up with its ever vibrant population.
There are also parts of Havana that portray a retro touch, so if you’re looking for something a little alternative when it comes to accommodation, take your time and look about. One of the best things about Cuba, and Havana in particular, is the 1950s classic cars that still dominate the roads, and cigars and rum can be bought on every corner!
If you want to see some of the amazing Cuban wildlife, then there’s nowhere better to go than the Zapata Peninsula. From swamps and forests to tropical spiders and rare birds, this amazing habitat is tucked away in the country’s only biosphere reserve, and it another popular tourist destination when visiting the island. Additionally, the beautiful coastal sands are also home to a number of marine wildlife, and if you go out snorkelling in the shallow waters, we’re sure you’ll see some great sights!
Cayo Coco is one of the most luxurious resorts on the island, and it is also one of many King’s Gardens dotted around Cuba. Not only is this stunning selection of accommodation secluded from the typical tourist hotspots, but it also has the best stretch of beach – there really isn’t anything else like it on the island! Furthermore, there are a number of private boating companies located on the shorefront that will happily take you out to sea for the day, whether you’re looking to fish, scuba dive, snorkel, or just bask in the glorious sun.
No matter where you visit in Cuba, you’re sure to have one of the best holidaying experiences you’ll ever have. From the great hospitality of the locals to the amazing food, there’s so much to do that you’ll be spoilt for choice!