“This is the most beautiful land that human eyes have ever seen”
Christopher Columbus (obviously, he’s never been to Hawaii)
Way back in 1492, Columbus stumbled upon this beautiful island and proclaimed it the most gorgeous place he’s ever seen. And let me tell you, Columbus was not wrong. With year-round perfect weather, gorgeous beaches and a vibe that’ll make you want to stay forever, it’s no wonder why people still flock to Cuba to this day.
Located right in the center of the Americas, Cuba is basically the bridge between North and South America. And if you’re in the mood for a quick beach escape, just hop on a plane and you’ll be soaking up the sun in no time – we’re only 180 kilometers away from the beaches of Florida!
Cuba’s got more than just sun and sand, though. Our rich and diverse culture is a huge draw, especially for folks looking to learn some new moves. From African to European influences, our music, dance, and religious traditions are a unique blend of cultures that will leave you in awe.
And let’s not forget about the elephant in the room, the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s hit a lot of industries hard, especially tourism. But guess what? We’re bouncing back!
So here are the 5 reasons you should visit Cuba now!
Reason number one: the weather. Cuba is basically the land of eternal summer, with temperatures never dipping below 23 degrees Celsius. So pack your swimwear, grab your sunscreen and get ready for some fun in the sun. And if you’re a diving enthusiast, our marine landscape will leave you in awe with its diverse plants and animals.
Reason number two: the greenery. With intense landscapes and an abundance of different plant species, you’ll feel like you stepped into a real-life version of the movie “Avatar”. And our caves? They’re not just any old caves, they’re museums that served as hiding spots for escaped slaves during colonial times. So not only will you be admiring natural beauty, you’ll also be getting a history lesson.
Reason number three: music and dance. Our rhythms are a fusion of African, European and regional beats that gave birth to some of the most popular Cuban rhythms in the world. From Son to Salsa, you’ll be tapping your feet to the beat and shaking your hips in no time. And the best part? Our Afro-Cuban dances represent the Orichas in Afro-Cuban religion. Now that’s culture!
Reason number four: the food. Traditional Cuban dishes are a unique blend of flavors that’ll leave you wanting more. Meats, legumes, rice and spices come together to create dishes that’ll tantalize your taste buds. And the tropical fruits and vegetables? They’re just the cherry on top of a flavor explosion.
Last but certainly not least, reason number five: Havana, the city that never sleeps. With a rich history and stunning architecture, Havana is a city that’s stuck in the past but also looking towards the future. With lively music, cultural activities and a bustling nightlife, Havana is always on the go and never dull.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, grab your sunscreen and let’s go to Cuba!