Cuba, the country of cigars, rum, salsa, colorful houses and old cars. At least, that is what pops up in your head when you think of Cuba, right? Well, you can´t deny that this isn´t true but Cuba has a very rich history too!
Cuba is the largest island of the Caribbean, it has more than 11 million habitants and owns a lot of small islands. The bigger one is Isla de la Juventud. The main capital of Cuba is La Havana, which is since 2015 known as one of the ´New7Wonders Cities´. The city has a well-known, miles long boulevard: Malecón. Havana consist of three districts: Havana Vieja (old Havana), Centro Havana and Vedado. Beside Havana there are a lot of highlights at Cuba!
Plaza de la Revolución
Highlight number one Plaza de la Revolución. Plaza de la Revolución is one of the biggest squares in the world. The popularity of the square is due to the many speeches which Fidel Castro gave here every year. The highest building of Havana, the José Martí monument is also located at Plaza de la Revolución.
Pinar del Río
Pinar del Río is one of the 15 provinces that Cuba counts and is located in the west of the island. This province is the main supplier of the most famous Cuban product: tobacco! For this reason, Pinar del Río is also known as the tobacco capital of Cuba. The Viñales Valley is also based here. At this valley you will find a lot of tobacco plantations and a tobacco fabric where they will show you the whole process of this remarkable product. READ MORE about Pinar del Río
Cueva de los Portales
There are a lot of incredible caves in Cuba but one of the most famous one surely is, Cueva de los Portales. Beside the fact that this cave and his surroundings are very fascinating, was it also the shelter of Che Guevera during the Cuba Crisis.
Beside the rich history of the country, Cuba also has one of the most fascinating beaches ever seen. Almost every tourist in Cuba went to Varadero during their holiday, or even stay here. Varadero is the place to be to attempt watersports, like: scuba diving and deep-sea fishing. In the central park you will find a lot of nice events to: festivals, concerts and even sport events.
So, there is a lot to see and do on this stunning Island which is full history, nature and culture. If you ever want to go to thhis amzing country don´t miss the named highlights of cuba! Beside that there is commonly more, but you will explore when you get there!