5 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Cuba

There are plenty of good reasons to visit Cuba: the culture, the food, the beach, the beautiful landscape, the music, the vintage cars, the world-class entertainment, the Cubans…. I could go on and on with my list but you have got the idea here. Although it’s a bit of a difficult task when it comes to traveling abroad but nothing is impossible. If you are looking to get a Cuba VISA or a tourist card to explore this beautiful place, then you can apply for eVisa. It’s an effective way to travel around Cuba for 30 days, which can be extended depending on valid reason.

There can be multiple reasons to extend your visit like business, transit, short-term medical treatment, and tourism. Additionally, there is no restriction on the number of times an eligible country visa holder can enter Cuba. In this article, I have listed down my top-rated attractions and places to visit in Cuba. 

#1: Varadero

If you are someone like me who aims for beautiful beaches when traveling internationally, then Varadero must be on your list. Do visit this beach in Cuba as it is one of the world’s most eminent beach destinations. Additionally, Varadero is considered a home to one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. The tourist attraction of Varadero includes Parque Natural de Varaderos-nature reserve with a pretty beach spot. It also includes two caves; Cueva de Musulmanes & Cueva de Ambrosio. Varadero beach is stretched along the Peninsula de Hicacos. The approximate distance between the Varadero beach and Havana city is 83 miles (133 km). You cannot miss out on your opportunity to view magnificent white-sand beaches when visiting the island of Cuba. 

#2: Trinidad

Trinidad was established in 1514 by Diego Velaquez. In 1988, it was acknowledged as a UNESCOWorld Heritage site. Trinidad was used to consider a wealthy slave-trading city during the late 17th century and early of 18th century. Not only this, it was an important hub of sugar production. In this city, the wealthy merchants and landowners created fine homes, fancy palaces, and remarkable mansions. Its cobblestone streets are perfectly lined with dreamy houses in pastel colors. Trinidad has barely changed since the colonial era; this place still feels like an attraction to new visitors. Trinidad is nothing like the other cities of Cuba. Trinidad is so refreshing, cooled by near-constant breezes, and charmingly sits on a hill.

#3: Valle de Vinales

Vinales Valley covers the total area of 132 km². This beautiful valley is located in the Sierra de los Órganos (North of Vinales). You will find this mesmerizing beauty on the west of Havana, where the pine-clad mountains begin and run through the nature lover’s paradise of national parks. National park is a protected place to visit and its sheltering endangered animals. The place is covered with dramatic rock formations, rich in red soil, and best for gentle climate. When visiting this Valley, you can miss out the scenic views of massive caves beneath the mogotes. 

#4: Habana Vieja, Havana

Habana Vieja was founded in 1592. The old city-Havana covers almost 1000 buildings. Perhaps, Havana is the largest colonial complex in America. Since Havana is the capital city of Cuba, you can’t get wrong with your decision to visit this old architect from the 16th century. Moreover, old Havana comprises the Castillo de la Real Fuerza-fort & maritime museum. Old Havana appreciates the amazing wealth of cathedrals, castles, palaces, convents, and other important architect from good old times. The modern structure is framed into museums, restaurants, hotels, trendy bars, plazas, and boutiques. When in Cuba, one must visit the shaded streets of Habana Vieja. 

#5: Baracoa

Baracoa is a broad bay beautifully wrapped by mountains. This place is situated on the far Northeast side of the city. Baracoa is one of the antique places in Cuba. It was founded by the 1st governor of Cuba, the Spanish conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, on 15th of August, 1511. Visitors admire this place because of spectacular scenery. The Museo Municipal is also worth visiting in Baracoa. You won’t get bored by the fascinating history of Baracoa and amazing views over the bay.

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