5 places that make Cuba great

View over Old Havana jodastephen/Flickr

View over Old Havana ©jodastephen/Flickr

I think that I don’t have to convince you to visit the fantastic Caribbean country, Cuba. You’ve surely heard several things about this wonderful country. It includes innumerable cultural and natural sights which are must-visit attractions. Besides, the local culture, the friendly Cubans, the rum and cigars and the Cuban dances are also important factors which can convince many of us to visit this country.

If you need some more convincing reasons to visit the island, I suggest you to read the following guide. Below I will present you 5 places that make Cuba great. These are: the city of Havana, the resort of Varadero, Viñales Valley, the city of Santiago de Cuba and the Zapata Peninsula. Visit as many as you can. You won’t regret it!

The city of Havana

The buzzing Cuban capital city is one of the top tourist destinations of the country. This is not surprising at all if we think of the deluge of the attractions and landmarks, the colonial buildings, the excellent local venues, the local people dancing on the streets and the authentic Cuban atmosphere which surrounds the visitors. Havana is with no doubt a must-visit destination and a place which makes Cuba great.

View over Old Havana jodastephen/Flickr

View over Old Havana ©jodastephen/Flickr

The resort of Varadero

Another extremely popular tourist destination of Cuba is the resort of Varadero. If you love sunny beaches and excellent waters, perfect for swimming, Varadero is the place to go. It is one of the country’s most famous resorts partly due to its great facilities and entertainment options. I am sure that you would be also amazed by the beauty and development of this astonishing resort.

Varadero Beach Artur Staszewski/Flickr

Varadero Beach ©Artur Staszewski/Flickr

Viñales Valley

The most authentic place in Cuba is perhaps the famous Viñales Valley. It is well-known due to the natural reservation level and the agricultural techniques used here. The large plantations of tobacco make this place a top destination for visitors. This World Heritage Site is with no doubt a place which makes Cuba unique and a must-visit destination of the country.

The Vinales Valley Romtomtom/Flickr

The Vinales Valley ©Romtomtom/Flickr

The city of Santiago de Cuba

Besides the famous city of Havana, there are other wonderful colonial cities in Cuba, too. One such city is the world famous Santiago de Cuba. The second largest city of the country is situated in the south-east and attracts its visitors with the colonial architecture, its fantastic musical tradition and the world renowned festival, the Carnival of Santiago de Cuba. This city makes Cuba absolutely great!

The Zapata Peninsula

One of the most beautiful natural regions of the country is the astonishing Zapata Peninsula. It is a large area of wetland which was declared a Biosphere Reserve of the country. The wildlife of the area is astonishing, including alligators, manatees and numerous species of birds. It is the perfect place for nature-lovers discovering Cuba.

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