The Cuban tourist industry, supported by its archipelago’s natural attractions with dozens of excellent beaches, seeks to complement its tourist offers with value added leisure programs.
In this sense, the sector promotes the inclusion of a wide portfolio of offers that range from the cultural and historical heritage of the island to health care related programs.
Concerning health, Cuba is supported by thousands of health care professionals, modern equipment and dozens of specialized health care centers, as well as programs of natural and traditional medicine.
The medicinal characteristics of the water and mud in several areas of the country are used for health benefits and can play a fundamental role in treating different ailments.
Apart from international clinics, drug stores, glasses stores and other institutions, specialized in improving life quality; and already established in the main tourist destinations of the country, Cuba offers a much broader infrastructure to visitors.
More than 280 hospitals, about 400 policlinics, 116 dental clinics and nearly 1,500 different health care centers are included in a broad network that meets the most complex requirements of human health care.
Added values can also be found in urban tourism, where the Cuban capital city stands out for its rich traditions, architectural and cultural heritage and its Caribbean climate, complemented by tourism-related facilities.
Havana's historic heart includes several museums, churches, cultural centers and buildings from times of the colony; with 33,000 constructions, most of them dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries.
The city of Matanzas, capital of the province by the same name in the western area of the country; also known as the Athens of Cuba or the Venice of America –for its rivers, bridges and canals-; and characterized by a very dynamic commercial and cultural activity is also included.
Protected areas, biosphere reserves, swamps and regions of endemic flora and fauna can be fully enjoyed through accesses provided by specialized paths designed for those visitors who arrive in the island with an interest in nature.
Likewise, three dozen specialized diving centers are available in the country, with facilities that range from beginner’s courses to diving in coral reefs and caverns, within the parameters internationally established for this type of activity.
Cuba also has a wide national cultural program including several meetings, workshops, festivals, congresses and specialized courses comprising a broad variety of interests and diverse artistic expressions.