Famous for its cigars and situated in the Caribbean Ocean, Cuba is a beautiful country made of a number tiny islands, possessing several mind-blowing things. Tourists from America, Canada and Europe throng the islands to enjoy seeing the historical monuments, beautiful beaches and many cities. Summer is very congenial and planning your visit in that season will be ideal.
1. Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca: A renowned historical fortress, built on the coast of Santiago de Cuba, it’s a UNESCO Heritage Site reminiscing the Spanish-American military structure. Standing on the top of the fortress, the coast and the surrounding islands could be seen. Having many terraces, protective walls and ramparts, it reflects a grand ancient design. Bus trips and taxis are available. It’s a mind-blowing attraction Cuba is famous for.
2. Cayo Santa Maria: True to its name “Cayo” which means “small island” in Spanish, it’s only 13 kilometers long having limited hotels, beautiful beaches and unchartered forests. Two best places called Villa Las Brujas and Sol Cayo Santa Maria are available for stay providing relaxation. The beaches provide an ideal setting for taking sun baths. The place provides facilities for scuba diving, water activities, and snorkelling, and for seeing the colourful reef and fishes which are worth enjoying.
3. Havana: Cuba’s capital and business center with major ports and Government administration, Havana is a place with abundant fruits thanks to its tropical climate. The city has three parts: Old Havana, Vedado with Centro Habana, and New Havana. Havana has historical buildings. Cabana is a fortress belonging to the 18th century, while Nacionel is a mammoth structure housing the Senate, the Representatives and the third biggest indoor statue called La Estatua. The city also has Habana which is a marble statue of Jesus Christ, and a Great Theater serving as venue for all big events.
4. Holguin: This is a municipal city having many renowned city parks such as Garcia, San Jose, Isidro, and Marti, a large crucifix called Cruz on the top of a hill, San Jose Church, Bayoda library, Trova club, de Arte gallery, Theater Sunol, historical and science museums, and a famous baseball stadium.
5. Vinales: Having a valley, Vinales, though a small town, has no dearth of natural treasures. It provides ample scope for indulging in adventures which have turned it a busy tourist hub. Facilities for hiking, bicycling and rock climbing exist here. Large number of species including the famous Bee Hummingbird can be sighted here. Vinales Valley’s rich natural beauty, culture and cherished history have all earned it a recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a cultural landscape.
6.Trinidad: Lying in Central Cuba, Trinidad looks like a museum owing to the Spanish architecture of its houses. It has a number of palaces and plazas which reflect the Cuban design also. Horse-drawn carriages are a grand sight here which helps convenient movements. An important landmark is The Valley of The Sugar Mills which is home to 70 sugar mills which speaks volume for the importance of sugar industry of Cuba. This is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is surrounded by tiny islands which have white sand beaches and where snorkelling is played. Other important landmarks of Trinidad include Plaza Mayor, Arcon, Trinidad Cathedral and Municipal History Museum.
7.Baracoa: Surrounded by the del Purial mountain range, Baracoa is a secluded city. Its mind-blowing attractions include: Matachin Museum, hotels, musical theatres like de Queso and la Flana, waterfalls and the National Park. Air links and road links effectively serve the place where native and special foods cooked with local stuff are mouth-watering.