CA Blog Cuba feature

Spotlight on Cuba

Posted March 14th, 2017

An increasingly popular cruise destination, there is much to love about the incomparable Cuba.

From the friendly locals and quaint way of life to the sun-drenched beaches and vibrant musical beats, this is a country with plenty to offer.

The Beaches

As a member of the Caribbean family, it’s not surprising to learn that Cuba is home to some truly breathtaking beaches. White sand, gold sand, crystal-clear water, warm water, resorts with loungers – Cuba has everything you need for some relaxation and fun in the sun.

Situated on the western tip of Cayo Largo, Playa Sirena is one of those beaches that will have you pinching yourself. Endless fine, white sand contrasts with azure waters, while palm trees provide shade, and an array of amenities, including bars, a restaurant and a massage hut, ensure you can eat, drink and relax.

With its very own Wikipedia page, the beach resort location of Varadero is certainly worth a visit, especially if you like a beach that’s busy and full of life. Stretching out over nearly 21 kilometres of coastline, Varadero is popular with tourists and the place to go for water activities.

The Culture and History

Cuba is well known for its unique culture and history, but you can discover this for yourself by exploring the country’s museums. The Museum of the Revolution is dedicated to exhibiting artefacts and information about Cuba’s revolutionary war of the 1950s, the National Museum of Fine Arts highlights the country’s art from colonial times to present day, and the Che Guevara Mausoleum is both the final resting place of the legendary revolution leader and the site of a museum which showcases his intriguing life. When you’re ready to immerse yourself in the local culture, start by taking a stroll through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Havana. Marvel at the architecture, chat with locals at bars, cafés and restaurants, and watch the world go by at the Old Square.

The Natural Wonders

Along with its remarkable beaches, Cuba also boasts a range of stunning landscapes and attractions, from parks and waterfalls to valleys and mountain ranges. Whether driving, bicycling, hiking, horseback riding or caving, you are sure to be amazed at the sights and scenery before you. Highlights include El Nicho Waterfalls in Cienfuegos, Saturno Cave in Varadero, and Viñales Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with farms and villages, and encircled by mountains. Topes de Collantes, a nature reserve park found in the Escambray Mountain range, is the perfect place to go for a long hike and feel at one with nature.

The Weather

Cuba has a tropical climate with a wet and dry season, though generally speaking, the country enjoys warm temperatures year-round and plenty of sunshine. The most popular (and most expensive) time to visit is during the dry season, which runs from November to April. Through the wet season, between May and October, the country is subject to higher rainfalls, higher levels of humidity and even hurricanes.

Interested in cruising to Cuba? Book yourself on a voyage to this fascinating country by calling us today on 1300 954 661. We can match you with the best possible cruise for your needs, wants and budget!


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