Cuba, which has a strategic location in the Caribbean region and holds great natural, cultural and historic values, offers a wide range of options to develop tourism.
Cuba's natural assets can be found in more than 4,000 keys and islets, where vacationers can enjoy a wide range of options, including bird watching.
Therefore, traditional tourist options are combined with excursions to natural, ecological and biosphere reserves, protected areas and national parks.
On the other hand, archeological sites show the life and history of the aborigines who inhabited the island before Spanish colonization more than 500 years ago.
In that regard, the central provinces of Villa Clara, Cienfuegos and Sancti Spiritus hold the Cubanacán Protected Area, which is a natural safe haven for amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds, including ten species that were included in the list of endemic species.
In Villa Clara, tourists can visit the Hanabanilla, the country's only lake surrounded by mountains, into which the rivers Negro, Hanabanilla and Guanayara flow, an ideal place for nature lovers.
Also in the region is San Juan de los Remedios, the eighth village founded by the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century.
The city of Trinidad stands out in Sancti Spiritus. Formerly known as Villa de la Santísima Trinidad (Village of the Holy Trinity), the city was founded in 1514 and was among the first seven villages founded by the Spaniards in Cuba.
Also called the City Museum of Cuba, Trinidad has the privilege of being one of the country's colonial cities and holds one of the most complete and best-preserved architectural structures in the American continent.
In the central-western part of the country, the provinces of Ciego de Avila and Camagüey hold one-of-a-kind sites such as Jardines del Rey (King's Gardens), which is among the fastest-growing tourist destinations in Cuba.
On the south coast, the Jardines de la Reina (Queen's Gardens) archipelago is an excellent place for scuba diving and snorkeling where divers can enjoy the thrilling experience of swimming among sharks or staying in the floating hotel Tortuga.
In the field of culture, the popular festivity of San Juan (Saint John), first held between 1725 and 1728, provides a touch of distinction to the environment, which is complemented by traditional dishes such as "ajiaco" (spicy potato dish) and "tasajo" (jerked beef), and the fact that Ciego de Avila is the city where Cuba's first literary work was written.