#TheCubanWay: 8 holiday destinations to include in your travel list
Cuba is awesome! Defying all logic, the world’s 105th-largest country is also one of its most instantly recognizable. Cuba is a mix of dynamism and intrinsic beauty. A land where contradictions are to love and happiness is always in the air despite difficulties. Let’s check 8 of its most remarkable holiday destinations. Walk with me through these beautiful places you must definitely include in your travel list.
Cayo Coco is Cuba´s fourth largest island and the main tourist destination after Varadero. Situated in Jardines del Rey archipelago, this key is a tropical paradise with fine white sands beaches and clear turquoise-blue waters protected by coral reefs. They say that the sand here is so fine that if you drop it from your hand it will float away before it touches the ground. Cayo Coco is also a great spot for diving fans due to its proximity to one of the longest coral barrier in the world.
If you signed up dreaming of glittering white beaches, teeming coral reefs and a fabulous all-inclusive resort, then this small mangrove-covered tropical paradise is undeniable the place for you. The heavenly beaches are famous for their size and desolation; during summer turtles come hereto nest. There’s also a profusion of iguanas and bird life, including cranes, zunzucitos (bee hummingbirds) and flamingos.
Cayo Santa Maria
This spectacular pristine beach bordered by lush tropical vegetation is perfect to enjoy your holidays in Cuba. Melia Cuba offers exclusive Resorts with singular endemic wildlife and privileged surroundings.
The capital city of Cuba is a sensual and inhibited place. It is the proverbial heart of Cuba and I think half of Havana’s attraction is visceral. You’ll fall in love here but you’ll struggle to ever understand why
This is the most beautiful land I’ve ever laid eyes on- said Columbus when he first admired the overlapping of greens and blues from the ocean, the dazzling sky and surrounding wooded areas in the zone. The beach is protected by large coral formations, cliffs and lush tropical vegetation.
Santiago de Cuba.
Considered one of the most important tourist destinations in the country and Cuba’s second capital, Santiago is also the cradle of rum. Those who visit the most Caribbean of Cuban cities will find a great number of attraction such as the Santuario de la Caridad del Cobre and La Gran Piedra.
Cayo Guillermo is the definitive ‘island in the stream’. Linked eternally to the name of Ernest Hemingway, the place remains the number one sport-fishing destination in Cuba, the deep-sea fishing facilities are unequalled, and several freshwater lakes on the mainland are within commuting distance.
Kissed by gentle tropical breezes, Varadero Beach stretches along the Hicacos Peninsula and it is arguably, the best beach in the archipelago. It boasts of having the only 18-hole golf course and the largest marina in the country. Attention holidaymakers, Varadero is a must!