If you’re looking for a nice relaxing vacation, you can travel to Cuba. Cuba is an island renowned for its stagnation over the last six decades since the 1959 revolution stopped civilization in the country and turned everything upside down.
During your travel to Cuba, you should expect to see vintage radios, refrigerators, and lamps all over the country. One would think all these are part of the retro trend, but they are all make-do-and-mend, frozen in carbonite Cuba.
However, over the years, the pace of modernization increased exponentially with new Swish hotels springing up and new boutiques and hotels flourishing. The country is famous for its cigars, its rum made from sugar cane, its ladies, Salsa, and other Cuban dance styles.
Officially known as the Republic of Cuba, the island country comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud3 and several minor archipelagos.
The country is located where the northern Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Ocean meet. Cuba is located east of the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico), south of both the American state of Florida and the Bahamas, west of Hispaniola (Haiti/Dominican Republic), and north of both Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.
Cuba is the second-most populous country in the Caribbean after Haiti with over 11 million inhabitants. The official area of the Republic of Cuba is 109,884 km2 (without the territorial waters), where the main island of Cuba is the largest in Cuba and the Caribbean, with an area of 104,556 km2.
Spanish is the official language in Cuba, Haitian, Creole, and English are other spoken languages.
According to the 2020 census, there are four religion groups in Cuba, 58.9% Christianity, 23.2% No religion, 17.3% Folk Religion, and 0.3% for others. Cuba is the 83rd most populous country in the world with a population of 11,113,215 according to the 2021 census, with the Cuban peso (CUP) serving as the official currency.
When You Travel To Cuba, These are Fun Places To Check Out
Havana is the capital and largest city of Cuba, sitting at the heart of the La Habana Province, Havana is Cuba’s main port and leading commercial center.
With a population of 2.1 million inhabitants and a total of 781.58 km2, it is the largest city by area and the most populous. The city is known for its history, culture, architecture, and monuments.
Havana attracts over a million tourists annually, and it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982. The west of Havana has giant, Jurassic-era hills, the Vinales Valley in the province of Pinar del Rio. The east of Havana is packed with beach resorts, all-inclusive hotels, and watersports.
2. Santa Clara
The large and bustling city of Santa Clara is probably best known for its Che Guevara connections. Cienfuegos with its distinctly French feel is best known as the Pearl of the South, and also enjoys a lovely bayside setting.
Santa Clara is the capital city of the Cuban Province of Villa Clara, where it is the fifth-most populous Cuban city, with a population of nearly 250,000.
The city is best known for the Che memorial, the large monument includes a huge statue of Che, a museum, and a mausoleum that houses Che’s remains.
Trinidad city of Cuba is a historic and atmospheric city with its pastel-colored colonial architecture and its villagey feel, known for drawing visitors in large numbers.
Trinidad is also a good place for exploring the Sierra del Escambay, in particular, the Topes de Collantes.
Trinidad is Cuba’s most populous destination for travelers, gaining its popularity due to its location -wedged between beach coastline and scenic mountains, and it has preserved itself after centuries of old beginnings.
Cuban travel is often characterized by heat, music, dance, and culture. Here are some of the very best places to visit in Cuba:
Baracoa – is surrounded by some of the country’s most breathtaking mountains
Jardines del Rey – Archipelago on the north coast of Cuba with soft, creamy sands and gorgeous lagoons
Habana Vieja (Old Havana) – A UNESCO world site with cobbled plazas, crumbling colonial mansions, and leafy courtyards
The VinalesValley – Giant humpbacked limestone hills (mogote) looming from the flat floor of lush Vinales are so beautiful to watch