Cuba and its capital Havana have become one of the first tourist destinations in the Caribbean. This Caribbean island tempts many vacationers with its warm azure waters and perfect beaches. The water ranges from pale aqua to deep sapphire, the spectrum changing hourly as the sun sweeps across the island sky. The terrain of Cuba is mostly flat or gently rolling plains, with some hills and mountains up. The climate is tropical, moderated by trade winds, with two main seasons: dry season (November-April), and rainy season (May-October).
Having the best of Cuba vacations means grooving to its intoxicating music, marveling at how Cubans improvise on a daily basis to make ends meet, and visiting a land in which the past 50 years seem to have crept by. Vacations in Cuba offer travelers the option of either walk around all day, swim or dive at its magnificent beaches, spend their nights dining on fancy International cuisine restaurants or wandering past old colonial buildings that are full of history all over the island.
During your Cuba vacations you should not miss Havana, Varadero, Cuba's major and most beautiful beach and the biggest Cuban resort; Santiago de Cuba, an historic and big city in the east; as well as Trinidad and other similar locales. Wheel through Havana with the local biking club. Its charm and fascinating history are sure to be memorable.
Hone your underused salsa moves or debate hot political issues using your newly mastered verbs. All this and more on a two- to four-week crash course in Spanish language, Cuban culture, and island adventure. St. Barthlemy Island's beach "Anse de Grande Saline" is the best for bodysurfing. The half-mile-long stretch of white sand on the south shore is a 15-minute walk.
St. Lucia's lush, volcanic twin peaks tower over sunbathers on the beach below -- a great spot to visit on Cuba vacations.
In Trinidad hike past the Lagon Bouffe Mud Volcano and two miles up a forest path, where howler monkeys, peccaries, and orange-winged parrots await you in the Trinity Hills Wildlife Sanctuary -- a private preserve owned by a local oil company.
Once the retreat of American gangsters, Varadero went on to become the first and most famous beach resort in Cuba.
The dazzling white sand beach is home to some of the most sophisticated all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. Although the beach is the number one attraction, now you can also enjoy Cuba's first championship golf course or a wicked cocktail at Casa De Al: Capone's former home. Casual clothing and locally-made crafts and jewelry will tempt you at Varadero's outdoor market. At nightfall, Varadero is all about music. Take in a night of mambo-music. It's hard not to see why Cuba is a leader in world music.
The most exotic city of Cuba, the excellent site close by the Caribbean sea, with a backdrop of mountains and terrain, Santiago de Cuba is a must visit on Cuba vacations. It's the second biggest city after Havana; and the most beautiful and joyous of Cuba's cities, filled with a mixture of architectural styles which run from the baroque to the neoclassical. Experience all that Cuba has to offer!!