If you love the Caribbean, there’s an island you just have to visit, and the sooner you do it the better! Have you got your tickets to fly you to this island in the Caribbean Sea? If so, there are a few things you absolutely have to do when visiting Cuba:
· Rest on a hammock on a paradisiac beach and let your mind drift: the nicest beaches are in Varadero and the Cayos (Keys). Feel free to choose: Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Ensenachos, Cayo Largo del Sur…
· Visit Santiago de Cuba: the second most important city in Cuba is the home of beautiful colonial architecture and steep streets that make their way through the mountainous lands of the Sierra Maestra. An essential you can’t afford to miss.
· Roam through the streets of Trinidad: Included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, Trinidad has preserved its architecture like no other place. Its colonial appearance makes the city look like it has travelled through time thanks to the beautiful churches, stately homes, cobbled squares and streets. Natural surroundings such as the coral reefs off the beach known as Playa el Ancón and the lush vegetation of the quebradas of Escambray add to the beauty of the place.
· Walk along the Malecon: this is the Havana postcard par excellence. There is a lot to see in Havana but a walk along the Malecon is an absolute must.
· Go to bars and dance in Havana: the days of partying, gangsters and relentless gambling are a thing of the past, but Havana conserves a fun and festive spirit.
· Hiking: If you’ve already gone for a swim in the sea and are looking for a bit more movement, make your way to the Sierra Maestra and hike along the tallest mountain in Cuba, Pico Turquino, or trek through the forests and marshlands of the Zapata Peninsula.
How about some Salsa? If you want to watch the best musicians and dancers of Salsa and have fun with this music, these places are well worth a visit:
Casa de la Música “La Habana” – Galiano and Neptuno, in Central Havana.
Casa de la Música “Miramar” – Calle 20 and Avenida 35, Miramar.
Café Cantante – Paseo and 39, right below the National Theater, Plaza de la Revolución.
“IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has a number of hotels in several areas of the island of Cuba, ranging from well-known destinations such as Varadero to less frequented but equally attractive zones such as Trinidad, and of course the majestic capital city of Havana. The hotel surroundings are spectacular, with beaches of fine gold sand, areas with a lot to see in terms of nature and some of the most significant buildings in the history of Cuba.”