WHY CUBA SHOULD BE YOUR HOLIDAY PICK OF 2017

Visiting Cuba 2017

Why Cuba Should Be Your Holiday Pick Of 2017!

Last year, Cuba welcomed more than 3.8 million holidaymakers.
And the little island is expected to welcome more than 4 million this year.
So, why are so many people going on holiday to Cuba, and why should it be your holiday pick for 2017? Here are a few reasons…

It’s an unspoiled destination

Due to the fact that tourists haven’t flocked to Cuba until very recently, it is something of an unspoiled destination right now. Explore the cobbled streets of Trinidad, or wander down roads with brightly coloured houses and old architecture in Havana. There’s also plenty of natural wonders to see too, as Cuba is home to no fewer than nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You can take a dip in the waterfalls, explore the parks and take a tour of the tobacco plantations to see a greener side of the island as well, getting to see all these wonderful things before the rest of the world jumps on the bandwagon in coming years.

It’s a little off the beaten track

If you go on holiday to Cuba, you’ll find that you aren’t able to use cash machines, and you won’t be able to use your credit or debit card while you’re there either. Instead, you’ll need to take plenty of cash with you, and you’ll need to forgo Wi-Fi for your trip too. But, rather than seeing that as a bad thing, why not embrace the change of pace and enjoy holidaying somewhere that’s a little off the beaten track? It will be a memorable adventure, and one where you’ll be soaking in all the sights, sounds and smells around you rather than missing it all with your face turned towards your smartphone.

 

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Why You Should Visit Cuba in 2017
Why You Should Visit Cuba in 2017

Cuba has great beaches

With miles upon miles of white sandy beaches, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a good spot to sunbathe in. In fact, Cuba’s beaches are picturesque, with fine, powdery sand, palm trees and blue waters – so kick back on the beach with a mojito (a cocktail that originates from Cuba) and take a dip in the sea to cool off. Cuba is surrounded by a ring of coral reef too, making it the perfect place to go snorkelling or scuba diving if it’s something you’ve always wanted to try. Check out deals to Varadero (a resort in Cuba) as it boasts one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, and consider holidays to other resorts in Cuba if another part of the island strikes your fancy.  

There’s no better place to try Cuban cigars!

Finally, while we know they’re not very good for your health, there’s no better place to try a Cuban cigar if you’re so inclined! Cuba produces a great deal of tobacco, meaning you’ll be offered Cuban cigars from every street merchant you approach. However, advice from tourists who have visited Cuba already is that you should only buy cigars from official stores; don’t be tempted to buy the knock-off, cheap varieties from unofficial sellers. Cuba also produces a great deal of rum too, including white rum widely used in cocktails and dark rum enjoyed neat with ice. Why not try making these cocktails once you’ve returned home from your holiday to Cuba to keep that holiday feeling going a little longer? 

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