Locked in time, Cuba is much more than simply a place for a quick getaway.
It has so many appealing features that you’ll have to plan out the purpose of your trip to this fascinating country.
Cuba is blessed with the most beautiful and exuberant natural gifts, vibrating, colorful landscapes, protected natural areas and paradisiac beaches. It is a country of contrasts, where past and present, freedom and restriction cohabitate. Its people are generous, intellectual, cultivated, dreaming, cheerful and passionate. They are the backbone of a musical nation, with deep-rooted culture and perfectly preserved history. The decadent architecture is beautiful and imposing at the same time. The only way to catch a grasp of everything to Cuba is by travelling to this beautiful country.
The colonial cities have not changed much since the days when pirates lay claim to everything they could plunder in the Caribbean. Old Havana, Trinidad, Cienfuegos and Camagüey are all on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Buildings of splendid architecture, majestic villas and cobbled streets are the setting for aging accounts of opulence and intrigue.
The city of Havana, in spite of 50 years of abandonment, is impressively beautiful. It is one of the great urban centers of the world, with its wonderful music and vibrant culture. Visitors have to walk along the Malecón, Old Havana, the National Capitol, Revolution Square, El Vedado, and Havana University. Also stop by the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Cuban Art Factory, and the Museum of the Revolution. And when you get hungry, choose the paladares, private restaurants where you can savor the best Cuban criollo cuisine as well as international cuisine. Among those we can recommend are La Moraleja, Siá Kará Café, Ivan Chef Justo and Café Laurent. In the evening there are plenty of bars, music and dance. You can drink mojitos at Floridita or La Bodeguita de en Medio, or watch live performances at the cabarets of Old Havana.
Cuba is the pearl of the Antilles, featuring virgin beaches of white sands and crystal-clear water and areas declared as Reserves of the Biosphere. You can choose between Varadero or any of the keys, such as Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Ensenachos, or Cayo Largo del Sur.
Besides its beaches, Cuba is a land of fertile forests with impenetrable mountains teeming with endemic species and swamps full of crocodiles, plus a Caribbean galapago turtle species.
Cuba can overstimulate your senses. Arrive with an open mind and be prepared to be seduced. You’ll find that anything is possible in Cuba.
“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.”