TripAdvisor lists top five destinations in Cuba

Posted: 26-Feb-16 09:24

TripAdvisor, the world's leading travel website, has announced the top five popular destinations and cultural attractions to see in Cuba. The website has named Havana, Holguin, Varadero, Cayo Santa Maria, and Cayo Coco as the best places to visit on the Caribbean island, and it also listed the country's top 10 hotels.

TripAdvisor lists top five destinations in Cuba

The world's leading travel website TripAdvisor.com, has listed the top five most popular places for U.S travellers to visit in Cuba.

The travel company highlighted the top destinations, cultural attractions and the top 10 hotels in Cuba for U.S travellers visiting for cultural reasons.

"With the easing of travel restrictions to Cuba, many U.S. travellers will now be able to go on a cultural excursion there for the first time."

Commented Brooke Ferencsik, the Director of Communications for TripAdvisor. Mr Ferencsik continued:

"Those planning to go will discover appealing accommodation options to book and remarkable cultural attractions to enjoy throughout the country."

The top five destinations in Cuba included:

  1. Havana City

    Havana City

    The capital of Cuba is full of cultural heritage and history. The city's Old Havana district boasts rich architecture, as well as the Roman Catholic Cathedral in the Plaza de la Catedral, shops in Plaza Vieja, and the open-air restaurants and cafes. The oceanfront Malecon is a promenade that runs along the main streets of Havana and offers beautiful views of the bay.

  2. Varadero Beach

    Varadero Beach

    This coastal town is in the province of Matanzas on the Hicacos Peninsula on the north coast. The region is one of the most popular destinations for beach breaks due to more than 20km of pristine white sand beaches. Located two hours from Havana, visitors can enjoy the beachfront museums including the Museo Municipal Varadero and the Taller de Ceramica Artistica. The region is home to caves, virgin keys and forests, such as Saturno Cave with its rock formations and clear fresh water.

  3. Cayo Santa Maria

    Cayo Santa Maria

    A small island off the northern coast of central Cuba, Cayo Santa Maria is home to beachfront resorts and attractions such as the Museo de Agroindustria Azucarera in Remedios, where visitors can learn about the history of sugar production in Cuba, and the Mausoleo del Che Guevara in Santa Clara, the final resting place of the renowned figure of the Cuban Revolution.

  4. Cayo Coco

    Cayo Coco

    Situated in the Jardines del Rey archipelago, this island boasts shallow clear water and powder-soft white sandy beaches. Attractions include Sancti Sprirtus with its parks and museums, or holidaymakers can visit Trinidad de Cuba's colourful buildings and shops selling traditional handicrafts.

  5. Holguin

    Holguin

    Holguin is located in eastern Cuba and is famously known as the City of Parks and the landing place of Christopher Columbus. Set against the backdrop of mountainous territory, travellers can visit the city's vast plazas, colonial buildings, and museums that delve into the island's rich history.

    Hikers can climb the 860-foot ascent up to Hill of the Cross, where they can soak up panoramic views of the city and its jagged natural landscapes.

Cuba's top 10 hotels, according to TripAdvisor, include Melia Cayo Coco, Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort and Spa in Holguin, Royalton Hicacos Varadero Resort and Spa, Iberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad, Melia Las Americas in Varadero, Iberostar Parque Central in Havana, Blau Varadero Hotel Cuba, Memories Holguin Beach Resort in Rafael Freyre, Hotel Melia Marina Varadero, and Sol Rio de Luna y Mares in Guardalavaca.


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