Top 5 sights in Baracoa

Top 5 sights in Baracoa

The beautiful first capital of Cuba, nicknamed Ciudad Primera, is one of the most interesting places in Cuba, and yet it is far from being as popular with tourists as many resorts and large cities. Baracoa, surrounded by mountain ranges and nestled in the Bay of Honey, has always been isolated and difficult to reach, and even today it is far from being on the beaten path. But just because the city isn't overrun by tourists, it doesn't mean that Baracoa doesn't have any attractions. On the co... [ read more ]

Baracoa, Cuba's fist capital

Baracoa, Cuba’s fist capital

Havana, Cuba's scenic capital that was the setting of some of the most crucial moments in the country's history, hasn't always been the most important city on the island. For a few short years in the early 16th century, Baracoa, Cuba's capital, was the place where the faith of Cuba was decided. Baracoa was founded as one of the earliest colonial cities in Cuba, and its long history is still a reason for people to love and respect it. Baracoa might be small, but it is one of the most interest... [ read more ]

The best restaurants in Varadero

The best restaurants in Varadero

Varadero is one of the most exclusive beach resorts in Cuba, where many package tour and luxury travelers end up. The beaches of Varadero are lovely, the nightlife is lively, and there are many great hotels to choose from. In short, tourist facilities in Varadero are some of the best you can find in the country. It might not be the best place to get a taste of Cuban culture and life, but it is definitely the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. And if you are a foodie, you will definitely h... [ read more ]

The most beautiful churches in Cuba

The most beautiful churches in Cuba

Religion has always played an important part in the history and culture of the Caribbean, whether we're talking about the religions of the original inhabitants, which have all but disappeared by now, the religions of the slaves brought from various African countries, the Christianity of the colonizers or any mix of the above. Cuba is a traditionally Catholic country, although other religions such as Santeria are also quite strong. But when it comes to colonial heritage, it is particularly st... [ read more ]