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Places to Visit in Cuba

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The Caribbean Republic of Cuba is a country which consists of the island of Cuba, Isla de la Juventud and several other minor archipelagos. Cuba is known for its vintage cars, beautiful beaches and old architecture. Recently, it has become a very popular tourist site and it is one of the greatest and budget-friendly places to visit. In this blog I will share some amazing places that you can visit in Cuba along with a few places of accommodation.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN CUBA:

1. HAVANA

Havana is the capital and largest city of Cuba. It is known for its vintage cars, beaches & old architecture. It is one of the most populous cities in the Caribbean region. New Havana consists of three cities in one: Old Havana, Vedado and the new suburban districts. 

2. OLD HAVANA

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Old Havana is declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. It is a place where you can visit government buildings and public square. Some of the monumental places that you can visit in Old Havana are:

Museum of Revolution

Museum of Revolution took its name during the years following the Cuban Revolution. It is the Presidential Palace of all Cuban presidents. 

National Capital Building

El Capitolio also known as the National Capital Building is a public edifice and one of the most famous landmarks located in Old Havana.

Castillo de la Real Fuerza

Castillo de la Real Fuerza is a bastion fort on the western side of the harbor in Havana. It is one of the oldest stone forts in the Americas and in 1992 it was listed in UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Havana & its Fortifications.

 Plaza de Armas

Plaza de armas is a centre of squares which consists of many palm trees and a marble statue of Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, the man whose known as the Father of the Homeland

3. VARADERO

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Varadero is Cuba’s most beautiful destination. It has several beaches with crystal clear water, one of them is the Playa varadero beach. It is one of the best beaches in Cuba and a perfect place to relax and unwind. Not only that but you can also enjoy many water activities like snorkeling, jet skiing, surfing, windsurfing etc. Best time to visit Vadodara is between June to September, when it’s sunny.

4. VARADERO DOWNTOWN

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In Varadero downtown you can find some really good handmade art pieces and paintings which you can buy at a reasonable price. You can also enjoy the horse buggy rides in the downtown and if you are tired of walking there is Casa Onna beach in Varadero downtown where you can relax for a while. There are also vintage classic cars in downtown which you can rent to travel to other places.

PLACES TO STAY IN CUBA

Generally an all inclusive package should cost around $1000-1200 per person, including flight,accommodation, food and pick & drop service from the airport.

HotelsRatingPrice per night
Melia Varadero Hotel4.3 $342 onwards 
Grand Memories Varadero Resort4.0 $188 onwards
Royalton Hicacos Resort & Spa4.4$248 onwards
Iberostar Bella Costa3.7$186 onwards

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