Autumn holiday in the countryside of Cuba

Vinales Valley, photo by Romtomtom/Flickr

Autumn has arrived, but in some countries, such as Cuba, the weather is fine. If you would like to travel somewhere I suggest you to choose this magnificent country. There are numerous things to do in Cuba. If you are a lover of sightseeing, you can do it in Havana, Baracoa, Santiago de Cuba and so on. But if you are a nature-lover, I will give you a fantastic tip: visit the countryside of Cuba. It is one of the country’s major attractions. The natural beauty of the Cuban countryside will surely amaze you as you wander in the Viñales Valley, in Tope de Collantes, in Cienaga de Zapata and so on. Read on to find out which are the best autumn destinations in the countryside of Cuba.

The Viñales Valley

It is a fantastic region which was even inscribed on the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The beautiful valley is a very popular tourist destination and a favorite spot for many nature-lovers. Situated in the province of Pinar del Rio, the Viñales Valley is perfect for an autumn holiday. There are spectacular attractions in the valley, such as beautiful mountains, caves and the famous tobacco plantations. Besides these, there are also numerous endemic animals and plants in the area. Wandering in the valley is undoubtedly a fantastic excursion. You will also have the occasion to meet local farmers who earn their living working on the tobacco plantations.

Vinales Valley, photo by Romtomtom/Flickr

Tope de Collantes

The fantastic natural park, the Tope de Collantes is another spectacular tourist destination. It can be found in the heart of the Escambray Mountains. Tope de Collantes can be found in the vicinity of two major towns, Trinidad and Cienfuegos. The main highlights of the region are the numerous lakes, rivers and waterfalls. Therefore, the popular activities which can be practiced here are swimming, hiking and horseback riding. There are also magnificent caves at Tope de Collantes which are very attractive to many visitors, not to mention the rainforest which is home to beautiful tropical birds, orchids and so on.

Tope de Collantes, photo by Marco Zanferrari/Flickr

Cienaga de Zapata

The famous swamp of Zapata is also a popular attraction in Cuba. It is considered the largest swamp in the Caribbean region. Usually a swamp is not an attractive tourist destination, but not this swamp. Visiting the swamp is undoubtedly a memorable excursion. The variety of flora and fauna is amazing. The rare Cuban crocodile can also be found in the swamp. There are beautiful lakes, ponds, forests and even flooded caverns at the Zapata Swamp.

Cienaga de Zapata, photo by Marco Zanferrari/Flickr

Sierra del Rosario

One of the most representative countryside of Cuba can be found in the Sierra del Rosario. The mountainous region is very attractive among visitors. They can admire here fantastic coffee plantations. Sierra del Rosario is also famous for being a spectacular UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. If you are in the province of Pinar del Rio or in Havana, take your time and visit this gorgeous destination.

 

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