Places you should not miss in Cuba

Cuba is an island that invites you to close your eyes to remember it when you are no longer there, or to dream it even without going there. CubanEden agency allows you to enjoy the best places and tourist attractions in Cuba in just a few days visit! Nothing better than a guided holiday to know the best of Cuba.

In Havana, for example, you will get delighted by walking the Havana boardwalk (Malecón); and watching sunset from there, while the sea embraces rocks on the shore can be a very romantic and entertaining plan. The Malecón is a special place to make friends and have interesting conversations.

Another no less attractive option, could be walking through the two most traditional neighborhoods of the city: Old Havana and Havana Center. There you can visit museums and traditional places such as the National Capitol, Floridita Bar: Ernest Hemingway’s favorite bar and the most visited place by celebrities from around the world: La Bodeguita del Medio.

Be impressed by the Plaza de la Revolución (Revolution Square) conceived in the 20’s  by French architect Jean-Claude Nicolás Forestier. In the center of the square you will find the José Martí Memorial and, just behind, the government offices. It is a place of great historical value, which has been the scene of several and major events of the Cuban Revolution. A million people have gathered there (almost a tenth of the Cuban population).

You can walk or sit at the Paseo del Prado, this avenue stands as the boundary that separates the Old Havana and Central Havana neighborhoods, from Plaza de la Fraternidad to the Malecón. It has 8 bronze statues of lions that seem to guard your path and marble benches to rest, sit down to read or chat with the locals. During weekends and special dates such as semanas de la cultura (weeks for culture), it is transformed into an outdoor art gallery, where painters, photographers, sculptors and craftsmen display and sell their works.

El Callejón de Hamel (Hamel’s Alley) allows you to enjoy abstract art imbued in the streets, in abundant colors and Cuban saints; on Sundays from midday on you can have fun with the rumba that will fill you with rhythm and taste. This site is located between the Aramburu and Hospital streets, it is an urban intervention initiated by the artist Salvador González Escalona, ​​who has created sculptures and painted gigantic murals with recycled elements such as bathtubs, tubes and cans, alluding Cuba and its religious rituals.

It is impossible to get an idea of ​​the immensity and texture of Havana without looking at it from above, this can be done from various points in the city such as La Fortaleza de la Cabaña (The Cabaña’s Fortress) or the Cristo de La Habana (Havana’s Christ). From there you can see the entire Havana Bay separated by the blue sea.

You cannot only have fun in Havana, but in several other places of this beautiful island as well, like Varadero. A place to have a good time at the amazing Caribbean beaches. If you are moved by parties, nightlife, and water activities, this place is for you!

Another place that you will love is Cienfuegos, as it is an incredible colonial city, known as La Perla del Sur (Pearl of the South) for its French architecture; it is located in the Majagua Peninsula, six hours from Havana. Arriving in Cienfuegos is like getting lost in time, breathing an air of tranquility and serenity not found in everyday life. Everything is possible if you have CubanEden’s assistance for your trip, as it guarantees you to spend the day discovering the secrets of Cienfuegos city, entering to Terry Theater, tasting complementary drinks, with lunch included in a local restaurant, transportation and guide service.

You cannot miss Trinidad City, located in Sancti Spíritus. A city with more than 500 years of history where you can visit several museums and enjoy the amazing Ancon Beach.

At the southern end of the island there is Cayo Santa María, a site declared by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve; also an incredible place to dive.

In Viñales Valley, you will be in direct contact with nature, horseback riding activities through the valley, visit tobacco growers, take a bath in a natural lake to cool off and learn about the incomparable beauty of this valley formed by tropical forests with caves, waterfalls, natural pools, large number of trees, birds, butterflies and other animals.

Another place you will love to visit is Topes de Collantes, as you will always benefit your spirit while being there. It is amazing climbing up the mountains for its varied vegetation and climate changes. The view from the Lookout is so spectacular with beautiful landscapes, from there you will see the entire peninsula of Ancon and the City of Trinidad.

Cuba is a wonderful country; do not miss the opportunity to enjoy beautiful places you have never imagined in this beautiful alligator-shaped island. CubanEden provides each client as much information as possible, so they have a safe and interesting trip, contact them and you will never regret it.

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