Visiting Cuba at least once in life is a must for any traveler. Any time of the year is good, but take advantage of autumn, winter and spring, when it is not too hot, making any activity a delight.
You can always enjoy sun, sea and sand on its 600 km coastline. Coasts bathed by a crystalline sea and picture-postcard white sandy beaches entice even the most reluctant bather. In its most famous health resort, Varadero, you can practice an infinite number of water sports, from diving or snorkeling to water skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing and deep-sea fishing.
But you do not only have the Cuban coastline to enjoy. Discover the pleasure of hiking near nature reserves, biosphere reserves, natural settings and protected areas, beautifully preserved and with unique features. Places like Santiago de Cuba, Camagüey, Cienfuegos and Trinidad will leave you breathless. Not to mention the essential Cuban city par excellence, Habana, where you can stroll for days on end and always discover something new. Visit Old Havana with its monuments and palaces, take an essential stroll along the Malecón, discover its old cafés, taste its cuisine in a delightful paladar (a Cuban word for restaurant) and take in one of the many shows that this beautiful city offers.
After you have done all of this, we can assure you of one thing, you will want to do it all again!
Culinary note: Doña Eutimia is one of the best paladares in Habana, almost out of sight on the side of the Plaza de la Catedral, the Callejón del Chorro is one of colonial Havana’s most curious places. Right there, at number 60, you can find a paladar where you can sample a delicious tamale (steamed corn masa wrapped in leaves), roasted pork, filet mignon, grilled fish, octopus with garlic, or its specialty, the unbeatable ropa vieja (shredded flank steak in a tomato sauce, literally “old clothes”).
“IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has a large number of hotels scattered across various regions of the island of Cuba. From the best known, such as Varadero, to areas such as Trinidad or the majestic capital of Havana which, while less tourist-oriented, are no less appealing. The hotels‘ surroundings are spectacular, with fine golden-sand beaches, nature spots and highly significant buildings in the history of Cuba.”