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Traveling to Cuba should be one of the first on your list of exploring the world. You must have among the extensive list of trips to do, Cuba, here we leave you the reasons why the island should be on that precious list.
Do you know someone who has recently been to Cuba? Are you tired of seeing photos on Instagram, videos on Facebook and reports on the fashionable island? Well, pack your suitcase and escape to the Caribbean! Traveling to Cuba has become in recent years a must for all travelers who want to live a different Caribbean experience: the perfect union between tradition, relaxation, adventure and culture.
Madonna, Kim Kardashian, Barack Obama himself, Pope Francis, the Rolling Stones… the list of ‘illustrious personalities’ who have been seen along the Malecón in Havana and have taken photos in and from Cuba in recent months is endless. If you want to visit it but in a different way, pay attention to the essentials that cannot be missing on your route. Aim!
From the first moment you land on your flight to Cuba, you will feel that there is a disorderly order that can even overwhelm you. But don’t worry, let yourself go and discover an island that bustles every day. These are just a handful of the (thousands of) reasons why you should travel to Cuba right now:
Cuba is possibly one of the most enigmatic and complex countries in all of Latin America. And I think if you don’t know their past, it can make it difficult to understand their present.
The Cuban has formed his own identity with the mixture of the European, the Asian, the American, the African and the native. Mentioning Cuba is already mentioning history. Discovering all the path that the Cuban people have traveled up to today is -to say the least- fascinating and probably one of the most fascinating reasons to travel to Cuba.
Travel to Cuba and see historical places such as: Playa Giron in the western province of Matanzas, Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba, as well as the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery. The magnificent Castle of Morro also known as Castle of the Three Kings. The model prison located in the special municipality Isla de la Juventud. Parque Bariay, Holguin. The Sierra Maestra, Santiago de Cuba, Granma and Guantánamo, as well as the Museum of the Revolution where you will discover wonderful anecdotes of the history of Cuba. These are just some of the examples that you can discover in Cuba if you are a lover of History. Do not miss this wonderful opportunity to make culture grow.
Like the history, Cuban culture is unique and certainly one of the main reasons to visit Cuba. No matter what artistic manifestation you seek to enjoy, almost all of the art that is made in Cuba comes loaded with that touch of Cubanness that only we know how to put on it.
There are not a few Cubans who are known in the musical world, Compay Segundo, the Buenavista Social Club, Los Van Van, El Trío Matamoros, even Silvio Rodríguez with his protest song. The Son, the Cha Cha Chá, the Salsa, the Rumba, are part of those dances that do not allow you to sit down when you listen to them. Not only music, painting, sculpture, photography, letters.
I could mention works of literature such as “Paradiso” by Lezama Lima, the poetry of Nicolás Guillén (our National poet), José Martí, even the most current of Leonardo Padura with novels such as “The novel of my life” or “Como polvo en wind”. In the cinema we are not left behind either, iconic films, “Strawberry and Chocolate”, “Memories of Underdevelopment”, “The Death of a Bureaucrat”, “A King in Havana” or “Vampires in Havana”.
Cuba has the greatest biodiversity in the Caribbean, an autochthonous fauna and rich in bird species. Nature in my country will not leave you indifferent.
The Valley of Viñales, the Sierra Maestra, the Ciénaga de Zapata, the Great Natural Park of Topes de Collantes (Vero visited it on this Cuba Route for 12 days) or the Alejandro de Humboldt National Park, are some of the places that include the majority of the flora and fauna of this Caribbean Island. Losing yourself in the mountains, climbing narrow hills, climbing mountains, delving into its caves and mogotes, feeling the singing of the birds and the colorful flowers are some of the compelling reasons to visit Cuba.
We have the smallest bird in the world, the Zunzuncito, as well as the smallest frog in the world. We do not have large predators and no Cuban animal has poison. For what makes walking and visiting the mountain not dangerous at all.
Like culture, gastronomy in Cuba is the result of years of acculturation. With African, Arab, Portuguese, Spanish and American influences, unique dishes have been born with that Creole touch that has transcended from generation to generation. A lot of rice, meat, mainly pork, tubers, and a wide variety of vegetables and fruits, will mean that in all the time you spend here, you will not stop finding different and unrepeatable flavors. We are one of the countries in Latin America with the greatest variety, and it is the mixture of many cultures that found peace in these lands and adapted their traditions to the climate and conditions of the country.
Ingredients and typical dishes
Moors and Christians, roast pork, Ropa Vieja, Soup, Picadillo, lobsters, Creole tamales, cassava, chicharritas, chicharrones, lots of green salad, tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, chard, fruits with an incomparable sweetness, the mango, guava, mamey, papaya (frutabomba), banana, soursop, etc… And of course, you can’t miss the mojito, Daiquirí and Cuba Libre. All of this makes coming to this prodigious land lead you to discover dishes, sweets and drinks that are essences of the country, and you will feel the impact of 500 years of history, this is the key to giving gastronomy one of the main reasons for visit Cuba.
Not in vain every year the Tripadvisor platform includes a Cuban beach in its top 3. There are not a few travelers who seek to enjoy days of tranquility in this country. Deserted beaches -or almost- with white sands, crystalline waters, palm trees by the sea and sun -lots of sun- are part of those ingredients. The Cuban archipelago, with nearly six thousand kilometers of coastline bathed by the waters of the Caribbean, to the south, and the Atlantic, to the north, is made up of the island of Cuba, the island of Youth, and more than four thousand islets and small keys , synonyms of paradise. It has beautiful virgin beaches with little waves and shallow depth, along with coral reefs and this is probably the main reason for traveling to Cuba.
Varadero, Guardalavaca, Rancho Luna, Playa Ancón, the north and south keys and even the eastern beaches of Havana, are some of the many that we have here so you don’t get bored sitting on the sand sunbathing or sunbathing. a dip of those that leave your skin brown and clean. Cuba is a natural destination for sun and sand, the climate and its geographical position favor it, and no matter the time of year, Cuba is always “an eternal summer”. So I include the Cuban beaches as one of the reasons why you should visit Cuba.
Conclusion reasons to visit Cuba
From Cabo de San Antonio to Punta de Maisí, Cuba, it is all a mixture of culture, history, nature and sun 365 days a year. In this land where sugar cane grows, the best tobacco in the world is planted, unique rums are drunk and a sauce that you cannot get rid of is danced, it is a whole historical construction of years, from the mixture of the aboriginal, the African black and the Spanish, of looting by pirates, invasions and revolutions. It is a whole town that has made and makes its unique history every day.
If our Cuba is definitely among the first on the list, here we leave you the best offers to obtain your tickets, do not think twice, make your life an adventure.