Top 3 Natural Wonders of Cuba that are Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Looking back to centuries, we have to admit that Christopher Columbus was right when he declared, that Cuba is: “the most beautiful land human eyes had ever seen”. Being one of the biggest nations in the Caribbean area, with its enchanting natural splendour, stunning valleys, majestic mountain ranges, biosphere reserves and numerous National Parks it is a true paradise of nature lovers. Here you will find the Top 3 natural wonders of Cuba that are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. All of the 3 Natural Wanders offers you plenty of things to see and do to keep you entertain on your holiday.
Alejandro de Humboldt National Park
Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt National Park takes its name after the German Scientist Alexander von Humbolt, who in the early 1800 visited the island of Cuba. Due to its size, land-form diversity, wealth of endemic flora and fauna and altitude range, the park gained its reputation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year of 2001. Its fauna presents species of lizards, parrots, hummingbirds, snails and the endemic Cuban Solenodon. The Humboldt National Park is known to be the most humid place through the whole country contributing by this to the one of the highest biological diversity in the Caribbean area. Activities around the park are: hiking, bird watching, bout and walking tours.
Desembarco del Granma National Park
The Park of Desembarco del Granma involves spectacular terraces and some pristine coastal cliffs that borders the Atlantic Ocean. It is ranked among the most important centers of plant diversity and endemism. It fauna contains various species of mammals, reptiles, birds and amphibians. The park is also important for having archaeological values with dozens of petroglyphs and pictographs. The main activities around the park are swimming, snorkeling, fishing and camping, treks in the rain-forests, caving and climbing. From 1999 the park belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In 1999, Viñales Valley was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its karstic scenery and because of its traditional techniques used in agriculture (tobacco-growing) that survived centuries. Situated in the region of Cuba’s Pinar del Rio Province, the lush green scenery is a must see natural wonder for every tourists in Cuba. The town of Viñales, is in the heart of the Valley, the main occupation in the area is agriculture. There are plenty of things of to do and see in the area, such as the: Museo Paleontológico, Museo Municipal, Casa de Caridad Botanical Gardens and the caves in the Valle de Viñales National Park.