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5 PLACES TO VISIT IN CUBA

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Since going on holiday this year I have been dreaming about my next holiday and where I would like to go. I narrowed it down and one of the places I would love to visit is Cuba. If you’re lucky enough to be heading off to Cuba this year or next you’re in for a treat as there’s so much to do and see. Whether you’re travelling on your own, as a couple or as a family, Cuba Holidays are a great choice. The country is full of amazing and exciting things to do and places to visit, I have listed 5 top places to visit in Cuba below so you can get an idea of what’s on offer. My first stop would be to Holguin to swim with dolphins.

Explore Trinidad

If you want to visit a town steeped in history add Trinidad to the top of your list. Trinidad has been a World Heritage Site since 1988 and it’s easy to see why. Take a step back in time by visiting the old part of town where you can walk along narrow cobbled streets and take in the sights and sounds of this beautiful town. You will see some amazing colonial architecture and find the houses awash with colour. Take a walk along some beautiful beaches, visit the stunning cathedral, go back in time at the Museum of the War Against the Bandits or visit the market where you can buy local had crafted products. 

Visit Varadero Beach

Varadero region is a beautiful area to visit with private resorts and unspoilt clear water and white sand beaches. It’s a popular choice among tourists and the perfect place to spend a relaxing day in the sun. If relaxing in a deckchair doesn’t take your fancy there’s a whole host of water sports on offer too, you could try scuba diving, deep sea fishing, wind surfing or snorkelling. Nearby you will find a wealth of fantastic hotels and restaurants where you can enjoy the culinary delights of Cuba.

Swim with dolphins in Holguin

A lot of people share the same dream, to swim with dolphins. If you visit the Holguin province of Cuba you can make your dream a reality. You can take a trip by speedboat to the dolphinarium at the Bay of Naranjo Nature Park where you will see bottlenose dolphins and sea lions swimming in open water pens. After getting used to the surroundings you will get the opportunity to jump in and swim with the dolphins. You’ll even get the opportunity to help train the dolphins and take photos and videos with them. Of course Holguin has so much more to offer, so if taking a swim with dolphins isn’t on your wishlist you can explore the local beach, take a trip to the Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park or take a leisurely stroll and enjoy the sights and sounds of Holguin.

Take in the sights of Havana

Havana is the capital of Cuba and also the largest city in the Caribbean. It’s a city which is full of life, character and colour. It’s well known for it’s Spanish colonial architecture dating back to the 16th century. Havana boasts several must see historical landmarks and must visit sites including Plaza Vieja (Old Square), Plaza de la Catedral, the National  Museum of Fine Arts and much more. If you visit Havana don’t forget to stop by Old Havana which is the  city centre of Havana and also a World Heritage Site.

PenΓ­nsula de Zapata

If you want to leave the hustle and bustle of the busier areas of Cuba behind, why not visit the sparsely populated Peninsula de Zapata. A haven for nature lovers, Peninsula de Zapata was declared a Unesco Biosphere Reserve in 2001. The area is home to a whole host of wildlife including over 1000 species of invertebrates, 31 species of reptiles and 175 species of birds, including some rare species of birds such as parrots, heron, bandicoots and waterhens. All can be seen in their natural unspoilt habitat.

Where would you stop first on a visit to Cuba?

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