Visit Cuba: The 10 Best Tourist Places in Cuba | AIB
Cuba is a natural wonder, its surroundings, landscapes, plants, animals, rivers and its hundreds of natural beaches, make it a heavenly place, with many sites still in the almost virgin state. The climate is tropical but very mild without sudden changes due to being surrounded by the sea.
This country is full of culture and history, but for its people, its joy, its music, but above all, understand life in another way, it opens our mind, and once again, grow as people. If you have already decided that Cuba is going to be your next destination, here we leave you a list of the best places to visit in Cuba.
The Cuban capital is a city of celebration, culture, art and lots of music. La Habana Vieja will surprise you with colonial buildings, squares, and centuries-old churches.
You can also visit El Capitolio, Plaza de la Revolución and the most famous Malecón in the world. The best beaches are the East Beaches. You can go walking from beach to beach and get comfortable in the one you like the most.
More than 20 km of dream beaches have made Varadero one of the most renowned tourist places in Cuba, a coastline that captivates with its white sands that resemble talc, warm and transparent waters, lush vegetation, sun all year round and exceptional hotel infrastructure.
It is a paradise for lovers of snorkeling and diving, Varadero also fascinates for its extraordinary marine biodiversity, home to unique sites such as Playa el Coral or the huge oceanic cave “Hoyo Azul Ojo del Mégano,” which allow you to dive to great depths between different types of corals, mollusks and multicolored fish.
3. Viñales Valley
The Viñales Valley is the most spectacular of Cuba, and there you can visit the Mogotes and discover the fantastic caves that cross them. From the Mogotes you can enjoy incredible views of the valley and the natural wealth of the area.
Also, the valley is an example of ecological agriculture; there you will find tobacco, rice, cassava, pineapple plantations, and more organic crops.
4. Santiago de Cuba
Santiago de Cuba known as the Capital of the Caribbean, it is a second most important city in the country, home to beautiful colonial architecture and staggered streets that make their way through the mountainous geography of the Sierra Maestra.
Unique attractions correspond to its two sites declared World Heritage by Unesco: The archaeological landscapes of the first coffee plantations, as the only record of a pioneering form of agriculture and the Castle of San Pedro de la Roca, considered the complete example and best preserved of Spanish military architecture in America.
Declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, it corresponds to one of the tourist places in Cuba that has best preserved its architecture, fascinated by the colonial appearance that makes it seem frozen in time, among beautiful churches, stately mansions, squares, and cobblestone streets.
Natural environments such as the coral reefs at El Ancón Beach or the lush vegetation of the Escambray streams, complement the attractions of the place, in areas where mangrove forests abound and the biodiversity of tropical flora and fauna.
6. Santa Clara
The revolutionary city of Santa Clara has gained importance based on the many events that took place in this place related to the Cuban revolution. It has the famous mausoleum that houses the remains of the Argentine doctor turned guerrilla Ernesto Che Guevara.
Also, in this city is the derailed train and battle site that had a great influence on the victory of the Cuban revolution. However, Santa Clara is not only about Che Guevara; it has a beautiful city to take a walk and offers the opportunity to visit a tobacco factory, one of the most important industries in Cuba.
7. Jardines del Rey
Small islands that make up the Sabana-Camagüey archipelago, among idyllic landscapes of tropical vegetation, exotic birds, coral reefs, white sands, and turquoise waters. Cayo Coco, the most touristic of its islands, concentrates most of the hotel infrastructure, seducing with its 22 kilometers of beaches surrounded by coconut palms and mangroves.
Cayo Guillermo, smaller in size and less touristy, is nevertheless considered the most beautiful, home to the highest dunes in the Caribbean and almost virgin beaches that are among the most beautiful in Cuba.
Cienfuegos is founded by French settlers, and it contrasts with the rest of Cuban cities for a different architecture. The José Martí Park and the buildings that surround it are proof of them. Walking through the streets of the historic center is an authentic delight, it would be a crime to leave it out of this state with the best places to visit in Cuba.
Cienfuegos is full of striking buildings, and the French colonial style can be seen throughout the city. The Bay of Cienfuegos is another of the most exciting points of the city. The sunsets at Punta Gorda overlooking the bay will be stunning.
9. Cayo Santa María
Part of the group of more than 500 scattered islets in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea known as Cayos de la Herradura. The fantastic landscape of canals among the cays, mangrove forests, and paradisiacal beaches surrounded by coconut trees stand out in this place, whose shallow waters allow you to submerge yourself among a universe of corals and colorful fish.
10. Cayo Largo del Sur
Cayo Largo del Sur is a small and paradisiacal island located in the south of the island of Cuba, in the eastern end of the Canarreos Archipelago. It is mostly in a natural state and quite well preserved. It has about 20 km of white sands and turquoise waters, where beaches of sophisticated hotel infrastructure are mixed with hidden virgin beaches.