Cuba is recognized as the largest island in the Caribbean Islands. It is further subdivided into three provinces; namely, the Western Cuba, the Central Cuba, and the Eastern Cuba. This is a wonderful country to visit as it has lots of beautiful places for visitors to explore as well as a very rich culture to share. Listed below are the popular tourist destinations in Cuba.
Havana is Cuba’s capital city, and it is also one of the most popular tourist spots in the country as well as the world. Here, there are lots to see like the Museum of the Revolution as well as the Capital Building, and you should certainly visit the Havana Club Rum Factory as well as the Plaza de la Revolucion. You should also take advantage of strolling along the Prado Street as well as El Malecon at night.
This was the first capital city of Cuba until the mid 1500s. What you will be doing here most of your time will be relaxing in its pristine beaches and soaking in the sun. You should also visit El Yunque as well as Yumuri where you can take a relaxing stroll.
3.) Pinar del Rio
In Pinar del Rio, you should visit La Estrechura where you can view the Cuyaguateje River. You will also see here a lot of bohios, which are the characteristic houses of rural Cuba. If you want a nature walk, then you should go to the Valley of Isabel Maria where you can enjoy its magnificent sight as you walk.
4.) Santa Clara
You can find in this city the mausoleum for Che Guevara. There are daily tours here that you can take advantage of, just keep in mind though that taking photographs is not allowed inside the mausoleum. You can also see here a museum dedicated to Che Guevara, and it is a must-see destination also.
5.) Santiago de Cuba
This is a great place to visit if you enjoy hiking and mountaineering. Once you reach the summit of the mountain range called La Gran Piedra, you will be greeted by a sight so beautiful as you gaze at nature all around you. You can also dip your tired feet in the Carpintero River and have a quick rest there.
This place is famous for its waterfalls that can be found just near the town of Topes de Collantes. You can reach them by car or by one of the guided tours going to the area. Once you are done with your visit to the falls, you always have the salsa dancing to look forward to when you reach the city square.
7.) Cayo Largo
This is a little island in Cuba that is fast becoming popular. It offers a lot of activities to do such as swimming and bowling as well as singing in a karaoke bar. This is also the only nudist beach in Cuba.
8.) Jardines del Rey
What makes up Jardines del Rey is a group of tiny islands. These islands are Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo as well as Cayo Romano and Cayo Paredon Grande. Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo are the only developed islands in Jardines del Rey and are fast becoming favorite beach resorts.
9.) Maria la Gorda
The main tourist attraction in this little village is its water activities. Here, you can go snorkeling. The village also offers some scuba diving activities where you will get to see beautiful marine animals.
This is also a primary beach resort in Havana, Cuba. Here, you can go on catamaran trips and go snorkeling. You can also visit the Bellamar Caves.
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