The Cuban archipelago, one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the Caribbean region, offers a wide range of attractions to thousands of foreign travelers who bet on the island nation to spend their vacations.
Traditional sun and beach options are available along 600 kilometers of coastline, benefiting from the island's tropical climate, fine sand, and warm crystal-clear waters.
Even in Havana, the so-called Blue Circuit, which runs along more than 15 kilometers of coastline, offers excellent beaches such as Santa María.
In western Cuba, the world-famous Varadero beach, which runs along 22 kilometers on the Hicacos peninsula, is one of the most visited destinations by foreign vacationers.
In the central part of the island, the Ancón peninsula boasts one of the best Cuban beaches on the south coast, offering beautiful sea bottoms inhabited by black corals.
The dynamic development of tourism in Cuba over the past few years has resulted in several new hotels, villas and inns throughout the island nation.
In addition, thousands of hotel rooms are complemented by a well-equipped extrahotel infrastructure that includes nightclubs, sports facilities, shopping malls and restaurants, where Cuban cuisine plays a major role.
Most hotels in western Cuba are located in the Viñales Valley, declared a Natural Monument of Cuba, where tourists can stay at Los Jazmines Hotel, from where they can practice ecotourism.
The Viñales Valley's trails include "The Road to the Mogotes", which begins at Los Jazmines Hotel and ends in the Mural of Prehistory; "Unsuspected Nature", where tourists can watch the region's wide variety of birds, and "The Secrets of the Underground World", which includes a visit to The Great Cavern of Santo Tomás.
Meeting halls, air-conditioned rooms, sports facilities and outdoors activities are some of the options at Los Jazmines Hotel.
In Soroa, vacationers can stay in a hotel and villas surrounded by a peculiar climate, natural, historic and cultural resources, and excellent medicinal waters.
Horse-riding excursions and trekking with professional guides are some of the options in Soroa, in addition to tours of the ruins of 19th-century French coffee farms, the Bayate River and the countryside community El Brujito-La Comadre.
In a paradisiacal place like Cayo Levisa, tourists can stay in rustic air-conditioned cabanas and eat at a thatched-roof restaurant that serves dishes from international cuisine. They can also enjoy the bar, shops and other facilities.