The Cuban tourist industry, aimed at a sustained increase in the number of visitors, bets on its option diversity to gain more tourists.
In this sense, several destinations stand out thanks to their rich traditions, architecture, culture, Caribbean climate and facilities closely linked to the environment.
It is important to emphasize that in the last few years, the tourist development in Cuba has led to the emergence of hotels, resorts and inns, among the most commonly known lodging facilities, all around the country.
Likewise, the existence of thousands of rooms is complemented by a large infrastructure of leisure facilities; as well as shows, sports, shopping centers and restaurants where gastronomy plays a special role.
In addition to dozens of excellent beaches distributed across the country, Cuba has an architectural heritage contributed by the Spanish presence in Cuba and the eventual European influence after colony time.
This heritage makes Havana, among the first seven villages founded by the Spanish and then known as San Cristobal de la Habana, a key element in many tourist programs, specially its historic heart.
Havana, also called the Threshold of West Indies and the Key to the New World, currently represents a living museum of the most diverse construction styles that portray its different development stages.
Beaches of white sand and warm waters constitute one of the main alternatives for thousands of vacationers who come to enjoy these options every year.
In western Cuba, the famous Varadero beach resort –22 beach kilometers located in the Hicacos peninsula– is available for those who want to enjoy a sea of the most varied shades, which bathes a wide strip of white and fine sand.
Natural reserves, biosphere reserves, natural landscapes, natural parks and protected areas make up a large network of options characterized by their richness, excellent preservation and unique features which distinguish them in the region.
The mountain ecosystems also contribute to the dynamic growth of the sector and many options already include tours and stays in these areas.
The relief of the country, including four mountain ranges which cover approximately 21 percent of the island’s surface and comprises 37 percent of the woodland, provides a significant potential for the tourist activity.
In the westernmost area of Cuba, the province of Pinar del Río offers options including sun and beach programs, hiking and the enjoyment of baths in medicinal waters.
The abovementioned territory offers an almost untouched environment, full of flora and fauna species -–many of them endemic to the region-–, which is complemented by a hotel infrastructure capable of meeting tourists’ demands.