One of the things we love the most when living outside our mother country is remembering the good old times… But how about the good old places? The beautiful old buildings in the Cuban cities, the cobbled squares in Havana’s World Heritage-listed Old Town, the amazing beaches…
Here are 7 of the most amazing places in Cuba. It was hard to choose, but the list is open :)
A UNESCO world heritage site, Habana Vieja or Old Havana is a well-preserved slice of Cuban history. And maybe a slice of personal history, since you may probably associate it with meeting friends and having fun. Its overall sense of architectural, historical and environmental continuity makes it the most impressive historical city centre in the Caribbean.
2. Parque Nacional Vinale
If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you’ve definitely been there, as the park offers fantastic hiking and horseback riding in the hills. In the Parque Nacional Vinales there are also agricultural areas where tobacco, fruit, and vegetables are grown.
3. Peninsula de Zapata
Everybody knows Cuba is a great destination for bird watching lovers and Peninsula de Zapata is on the top of the list of amazing places where one can do that. A haven for birders and nature lovers, the Peninsula de Zapata is a remote, sparsely populated area of Cuba with diverse landscapes and one of the largest wetlands in the Caribbean.
4. Varadero beach
There simply is no other place on earth like it. Many people refer to Varadero Beach in Cuba as the “most beautiful beach in the world.” Why? Because it is! It is 36 kilometers of sand that looks and feels like white powdered sugar. So they say, as we’ve never been there. But what do you think?
This is the Cuba everybody has in mind: cobblestones, pastel, retro cadillacs and salsa until the early morning. And you’ll never be alone, as you’ll definitely find someone ready to join you on the rhythm of music.
6. Morro castle
El Morro fortress served as the stage for defensive battles against marauding attacks, which is where it got its current name: “The Museum of Piracy.” Watching the city from up there is simply breathtaking.
7. El Nicho waterfalls
At the mountains of El Nicho you can hike through the caves, waterfall bathing and track the mountain’s exotic flora and fauna. It sounds like a little piece of heaven…
And the entire Cuba sounds like this, so let’s continue the list on Facebook and let us know what’s your favourite place in Cuba?