Latin America is a spectacularly beautiful place. When it comes to Cuba though, the level of tourism is upped.. When it comes to Cuba though, the level of tourism is upped. You get the chance to visit historical structures that are spread throughout the country as well, as live the beautiful Havana lifestyle that you’ve heard of and seen all life long.
Just book a hotel in the center of Havana, visit and drench yourselves in the nightlife and engage in exploration through the days. While, not as extreme as some of the other places in Latin America, Cuba offers plenty of adventure sports for people who’re out looking for thrills too.
Here are some places that you need to visit, which will make you fall in love with the country.
1. Malecon, Havana
Malecon is where Havana comes out to play. A stretch of private businesses, beautiful buildings and everything you might need besides the sea, this remains a top attraction for tourists as well as locals. Treat yourself at a Cuban cafeteria with the local delicacies and have a Cuban cigar to enjoy the atmosphere. Of course, you can’t go to see the famous Malecon of Havana without engaging in some beautiful salsa dances at one of the local clubs which comes alive at night.
Remember to take a stroll by the Malecon at night since it offers one of the best views of the city that you can get.
2. Old Havana
Havana has seen much change over the years, and the Old Havana remains a testament to that sentiment. Filled to the brim with neoclassical churches and highly decorated centers, this area has earned to the title of a UNESCO heritage site.
Every part of this area exudes charm, with the architecture dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries and having a host of beautiful selections that you can enjoy. Remember to visit the different Plaza squares and have a taste of the local cuisine that’s readily available here.
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3. Santa Ifigenia Cemetery
Cuba was torn apart by revolutions, and Castro found his last resting place in this cemetery. One of the most prestigious areas in Cuba, this cemetery should be on your itinerary simply because of how important it is for the local people, and how its legacy still stands.
Take along a guide to know about the historical context of the graves, and pay your respects before you move back to your daily work.
4. Churches and Cathedrals
While Castro was quick to say that religion is against the revolution, no churches were burned down or destroyed. Over the years these 16th-century cathedrals and churches have become a part of the history of Cuba through religious and cultural turmoil. Check out the haunting churches and cathedrals and the beauty of these old structures that have withstood everything that came its a way.
5. El Yunque
The famous tabletop mountain is a hotspot for biodiversity in Cuba. If you plan to check out the various wildlife and vegetation along the way, this is the place you have to visit. As with anything tropical, remember to keep a bug spray handy and take along a guide to put you in the right direction. It’s highly recommended that you start early since, the road is almost 8 kilometers long, and can take quite a while if you’re not experienced.