Cuba is situated in the western West Indies, between the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, south of Florida and The Bahamas, north of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. Havana is its capital city and the largest city, province, major port, and leading commercial centre of Cuba. The city has a population of 2.1 million inhabitants.
It is no ordinary city; as a result of a unique combination of colonization processes, migration influxes, plus artistic and political movements. If you like your vacation to include a bit of history, art, natural landscapes and lots of opportunities to relax and forget about the world, here are a few reasons why you should visit.
To explore the culture
Culture is a very important and fascinating aspect of every country and Cuba is a fascinating country. Although it is situated in the Caribbean, it is quite different from its neighbours at the same time. This uniqueness is a result of very peculiar history, marked by almost half a century of American influence (1898–1958), decades of links with the Socialist world after 1959, and the subsequent effects of cultural globalization.
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To chill at world-class beaches
Cuba is a fascinating country no doubt but its beaches are simply amazing; from virgin beaches in the keys to fantastic fine sand beaches along most of the north coast. There is a wide variety to choose from. The best part is that you don’t have to stay at a resort far away from the city in order to experience them. It is very easy to combine your city explorations with a quick getaway to the beach.
To admire local architectural treasures
Cuban architecture includes magnificent examples of some of the most original and influential styles in the world, including Baroque and Art Deco. The list of must-see buildings includes beautiful churches, palatial homes, former government buildings, and squares.
- To enjoy in relative peace
Havana is known as a very safe city, where visitors can wander freely without running the risk of being attacked in any way. Firearms are illegal in Havana, and police and CCTV surveillance heavily guard tourist centres but this doesn’t mean that crime is completely eradicated. Like in any other place, it’s best not to go into unfamiliar areas or partake in any unwanted risks. In general, the level of security is an added bonus when it comes to choosing Havana as a holiday destination.
Of course, there is the part of it being the Cigar capital also but we are not going to mention that since you already know.
Havana is a city that allows you strut along sun-drenched cobblestone streets as sultry salsa music plays and allows you to take a glimpse at its history that is rich and sometimes dark.
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