The desire for tourists from America to go to Cuba has soared hear recently. If you are fortunate enough to qualify to visit the country, you should take advantage. It is safe to visit most parts of Cuba. But some places will offer more tourist attractions, better infrastructure, cheaper hotels, and better cuisine that will offer you more satisfaction and value for your money. Here is a brief list of the best places to see while visiting Cuba.
Havana is the capital city of Cuba. It is the home of rum and Cuban cigars. Malecon is the heart of this city; it is a major road that stretches across the full length of the main city. It is a bustling place and the center of Havana night life. Another important part of Havana is the Old Havana or Habana Vieja, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here you will see many tourists from Western nations including America who came to look at the old architectural ruins with ancient European style buildings. You can also enjoy live musical performance from jazz musicians and have a great time in the cafes and bars.
Santiago de Cuba
This is a place that is filled with culture. You can see the majestic citadel called Castillo del Morro. In this famous castle, which is one of the major tourist attractions in the entire country, you will see many historical monuments including tunnels, long stairs, dungeons, draw bridges and many cannons.
Trinidad is one of the best examples of the kind of beautiful cities that the Spanish Empire created, when they arrived at the Americas several centuries ago. This World Heritage Site is a wonderful place to behold with perfect cobblestoned streets and many beautiful scenes, that will make you take pictures at every turn. In the rooftop restaurant, you can even get a better panoramic view of the ancient city. About 10 miles from here you can visit the Playa Ancon, the best beach on the south coast of Cuba.
Some tourists compare Cienfuegos to Paris in Europe but you will need to take a visit to this place yourself to confirm if this an exaggeration. In the main square, you will see the grandeur of many European style buildings. There is even an arch that people sometimes compare to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. From the main square, you can take a walk along the coastline to Punta Gorda and see the amazing mansions and buildings on the Bay of Pigs. You should also take a look at Club Cienfuegos, the only real marina that you can find in Cuba, and the favorite club of Hugo Chavez, the former Venezuelan leader.
Those are four great places to visit in Cuba. It is advisable to plan your trip to Cuba soon before it becomes a beehive of tourist activity. More American tourist traffic will definitely be found in this country in the next few years.