The Top 10 of the Best Tourist Places in Cuba to visit.
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On your trip to Cuba visit the beautiful city of Varadero. Located in the province of Matanzas, about two hours from Havana-Cuba, is considered the closest point to the United States, bordering the city of Florida.
Varadero stands out for his beaches of beautiful nature and blue crystalline. There are also options for adventurers who enjoy exploring caves, keys and forests. The most popular destination is "Playa Azul", near the summer home of "Al Capone", which is very popular with tourists.
Varadero has a wide variety of lodging sites to suit all budgets, you'll find villas, hotels and apart-hotels. It is not the typical Cuban city, since it has more of a Californian air. It's the ideal place to enjoy the nightlife, do water sports and rent a vehicle from $60 to visit its picturesque streets and craft markets.
Villa de San Cristóbal de La Habana, is the capital of Cuba, therefore it is the city, the main port and destination of the country. In it is located the Old Presidential Palace, today transformed into Museum of the Revolution.
Among the tourist attractions of the Havana Cuba the famous festivals stand out, as the " Festival of Cinema of Havana ", the " International Festival of the Ballet " and the " Festival Jazz Plaza ". The city also has a Museum of Fine Arts, which has one of the best artistic collections of the continent, highlighting the sculpture of "Maman" of Bourgeois.
During your walk through Havana-Cuba, you will be able to visit many places to do tourism like the National Capitol, the Colon Cemetery, the thematic park Coney Island, the Revolution Palace and the University of Havana. In addition there is the International Airport Jose Martí, and to move for the city you can use taxis, metrobus, omnibus and buses from the 2 cents of dollar.
Trinidad (Sancti Spíritus)
Trinidad, Cuba, is a municipality in the center of the capital that stands out for its colonial center, the Plaza Mayor and its neo-baroque architecture. In this tourist destination there is a Romantic Museum, located in the formerly known Brunet Palace, now restored.
It's considered one of the most beautiful cities of the country, what promotes the tourism in Cuba, for his landscapes, nature, beaches and multiple tourist places, as the Natural Park the Cuban, beach Ancon, the Museum of Colonial Architecture and the Church of Santísima Trinidad, with an altar carved of the 19th century.
Trinidad for the year 1988 was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. If you want to taste its gastronomy visit "El Paladar Sol Ananda" a place with good service where you can also stay. And don't forget to visit its travelling markets, as you will find a great variety of handicrafts.
Santiago de Cuba
Santiago de Cuba is a tourist area par excellence located in the north of the country, very close to the Caribbean Sea. It is one of the cities with more African influence, which stands out during the celebration of carnivals and drum festivals. In Santiago de Cuba was born the dance of the son known as the predecessor of the salsa.
This cheerful and coastal city is one of the places to visit in Cuba, one of the best destinations for being the second largest in the whole country. Here you can see the Pico Turquino, the Cimarron Monument, the Basilica of Our Lady of Cobre, the Baconao Aquarium, the Castle of San Pedro de la Roca, the Moncada Barracks, the Padre Pico Staircase, the Rum Museum and the Carnival Museum.
You can visit the Malecón de Santiago and its sunsets, eat an ice cream in Coppelia and have your photo taken in the Plaza de Marte. Santiago de Cuba also has excursions to Cayo Granma for 1$ from now on. And if it is about gastronomy, the Creole food of "Fonda la Flor de Loto" and "Fonda la Tropical" are a delight.
Viñales (Pinar del Río)
Viñales Cuba is one of the tourist destinations in the province of Pinar del Río. It is characterized because its main sidewalk, with great nature of colonial cut, is conformed by very colorful wooden houses, among them that of the Municipal Museum.
Viñales-Cuba is also known as Valley of Viñales, being one of the historical places in Cuba, since in one of its mountains is the Mural of the Prehistory, where you can practice cycling. His principal tourist attractions are: the Cave of the Indian, the Cave of the Cow and the Botanical Garden of Viñales.
In Viñales-Cuba you can make excursions in the Bus Tour, which costs 6$. Here you can appreciate its mogotes, its unpaved streets, the production of tobacco and its famous piña colada. As far as lodging is concerned, tourists usually stay in private houses like "Esther and family".
Old Havana (Havana)
Old Havana is one of the best destinations for tourism in Cuba, an old place located in the municipality of Havana. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. It's one of the most tourist zones for the restoration of his monuments and his varied gastronomy. In the old Havana you can see the Old Square of Havana, San Francisco's Square, the National Capitol, the Great Theatre, the National Museum of Fine arts, the Castle of the Royal Force, the Governor's Palace, the Church of Ángel Custodio and the famous bar - restaurant "El Floridita".
Old Havana is well known among the cities for its cruise terminals, golf courses and nightlife. If you want to remember the 50's, you must visit the "Bar Two Brothers", and, if you are looking for food at affordable prices, Barrio Chino offers a great variety of places, highlighting "La Flor del Loto".
Cayo Santa María (Villa Clara)
The cozy island of Cayo Santa María is one of the sites of natural beauty in Cuba. Located to the north, it is famous for its beautiful beaches and water sports. It has a Refuge of Fauna which surrounds the crowded Beach of Las Gaviotas.
In this tourist key there is a craft market, bars and places to eat in a commercial area known as "Pueblo La Estrella". It also has an Aquarium where you can see the dolphins and sea lions of the park, with a privileged location in the archipelago of the King's Gardens. If you want to visit the paradisiacal Cuban beaches, among the best destinations are Perla Blanca, Las Caletas and Cuatro Punta, to get there you must cross the Buena Vista Bay road. And if you are looking for the most economical and most frequented hotels in the area, the options are Islazul Florida Hotel, Islazul Moron Hotel and La Torre hostels, from $50 onwards.
Baracoa was the first city founded in the country, that's why it's also known as "Ciudad Primada", located in the province of Guantanamo. Its patron saint is the Virgin of Our Lady of the Assumption.
This city is a National Monument and famous for its tourism, because in its mountains it is very common to find huts since the time of the war of independence. Its gastronomy is very varied, you can find dishes like Bacán and the delicious sweet of Cucurucho. For being a city with history, it is between the most famous places in Cuba. One of them is the Castle of the Point, with great monuments, such as the Fortress of Seboruco, the Anvil of Baracoa, the Municipal Museum Fort Matachín, the Archaeological Museum the Cave of the Paradise and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. There are economic lodgings, because it has a variety of hotels, one of the best known is the Hostal Nilson.
Jardines del Rey (Villa Clara)
One of the unmissable destinations in Cubas is the King's Gardens, a natural archipelago. It is made up of the keys of Coco, Guillermo, Romano, Cruz, Sabinal, Guajaba and Santa María, located in the eastern part of Sabana-Camagüey, surrounding the entire island of Cuba.
It possesses flora and very varied fauna, in his diverse beaches exotic birds and reptiles can be appreciated. It's a place very visited by the tourists, since it allows the practice of diving and to realize excursions. Inside his impressive landscapes there stands out the "Crown of the Gardens of the King".
Thanks to the development of tourism, in this paradisiacal place there is a range of hotels like the Meliá Jardines del Rey, a resort, with beautiful inns like: La Silla, La Güira and the Cave of the Boar. It also has its own airport for international flights.
Cayo Largo del Sur (Island of Youth)
In the Cuban coast is the small island of Cayo Largo del Sur, known by its variety of beaches of crystalline waters between which they emphasize: Playa Los Cocos, Playa Blanca, Playa Lindarena and Playa Tortuga, where you can appreciate beautiful amphibians. It has a Sea Turtle Rescue Center where species are helped to reproduce to avoid extinction. In this beautiful tourist place you can appreciate the Archipelago of Los Canarreos, ideal for a family trip.
It's one of the beach destinations in Cuba more visited by his hotel variety, since it manages to please all kinds of tourists, between them they are: White beach, Beach Sol Cayo Largo, Beach Sol Pelicano, Beach Island of the South, Beach Villa Lindamar, Beach Villa Coral and Beach Villa Soledad. It is arrived by via area to the International Airport Vilo Acuña. In order to transit by its ports it has a tourist train, although also jeeps can be rented.