The best things to do in Cuba

Cayo Largo dblackadder/Flickr

Cayo Largo ©dblackadder/Flickr

Cuba is with no doubt one of the best tourist destinations of the Caribbean region. With its astonishing visitor attractions this country is a top destination for travelers. Cuba is home to dozens of natural and cultural attractions, ranging from national or natural parks to gorgeous beaches and dive sites, colonial cities and towns, fantastic buildings, popular bars and restaurants, not to mention the tobacco or sugar cane plantations which can also be visited. For travelers Cuba is with no doubt a unique experience. With its unique culture and friendly locals, this country is a must for you! If you are interested in the best things to do in Cuba, all you have to do is to read this guide.

Visit Cuba’s historic settlements

Cuba’s historic settlements are worldwide famous, especially the capital city, Havana. It is home to several astonishing buildings and other visitor attractions. The Capitolio Nacional, the Grand Theatre, the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, the San Cristobal Cathedral, the Museum of Fine Arts, several other churches and museums are just some of the spectacular sights of Havana. Santiago de Cuba, Camaguey, Cienfuegos, Bayamo, Holguin, Baracoa, Trinidad and Santa Clara are other important historic settlements of Cuba, being major tourist destinations. Visit any of them and I guarantee you will have a great vacation.

El Capitolio, Havana stacey.cavanagh/Flickr

El Capitolio, Havana ©stacey.cavanagh/Flickr

Attend the Carnival of Santiago de Cuba

The Carnival of Santiago de Cuba is a worldwide famous event. Cubans love to celebrate. There are several events and festivals held in the country. It is considered one of the world’s most entertaining and most exciting events. The carnival occurs every July and attracts dozens of people yearly. It lasts for two weeks during which Conga drums fill the streets of the city.

Santiago de Cuba Vibragiel/Flickr

Santiago de Cuba ©Vibragiel/Flickr

Lie on the perfect beaches and go scuba diving

The fantastic Caribbean country lies on an island. Surrounded by warm and crystal clear waters, Cuba presents dozens of gorgeous beaches. Besides, there are several islands belonging to Cuba. Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo and Cayo Largo are just three of the most popular and most beautiful ones. These are very attractive for tourists. Besides lying on the beach, tourists can practice different water sports and other activities, including scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing, fishing, horseback riding and so on.

Cayo Largo dblackadder/Flickr

Cayo Largo ©dblackadder/Flickr

Have a Cuba libre and smoke a Cuban cigar

Cuba is famous for its rum and cigar. As there are several sugar and tobacco plantations in the country, Cuba is famous for being a producer of tobacco and rum. What could be more stylish than drinking a Cuba libre (a Cuban cocktail which includes rum) and smoke a Cuban cigar? One of the best bars where you can do it is the El Floridita in Havana, one of Hemingway’s favorite bars.

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