Traveling to Cuba - The top reasons to visit this destination

Posted: 17-Aug-15 11:21

Now that Americans are permitted to visit Cuba after this Caribbean nation was out of bounds for many years, tourism is booming. There are many reasons to check out this once-forbidden destination.

Traveling to Cuba - The top reasons to visit this destination

The relationship between the USA and Cuba is changing rapidly. Americans are now permitted to travel to Cuba and American Airlines announced in January that it would be offering commercial flights to Cuba as soon as possible. Other companies quickly followed suit, including Iberia, JetBlue Airways and Air France.

Carnival Corp cruises has been granted a license from the U.S. Treasury Department and it plans to operate a bi-weekly cruise to Cuba departing to Miami. Also, direct flights from Orlando to Havana have begun in July, offered by Island Travel and Tours. The Cuban Embassy in Washington and the US Embassy in Havana, Cuba recently re-opened for the first time in 54 years.

With so much changing in recent times, many Americans are flocking to visit Cuba and see what this beautiful Caribbean island nation has to offer. Americans are permitted to visit for several approved reasons, with cultural and educational travel being one of the options. Cuba has a lot of fascinating cultural attractions to offer, including historic buildings, art galleries, museums and much more.

There many reasons to visit Cuba, from the bright and colourful festivals to the delicious local food to the lively nightlife and the friendly people. Cuba is also becoming a popular eco-tourism location as it offers several beautiful natural parks including Parque Nacional Pico Turquino and National Park Alejandro de Humboldt. Literature buffs will enjoy visiting the home where Ernest Hemingway lived for nearly 20 years. Also, American travellers are now allowed to bring home a limited amount of Cuban cigars and other products – which offers yet another reason to plan a trip.

Another reason to visit Cuba now is to take the chance to see the country before it is changed by the influx of American tourism. Right now it has been untouched by capitalism for more than 50 years, but in the future it might become more modernized and developed – changing the unique and authentic Cuban culture forever.


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