The Cuban archipelago, a fast-growing tourist destination in the Caribbean region, offers its exuberant nature, including hundreds of kilometers of excellent beaches.
The warm water surrounding the island, its tropical climate and its pristine beaches make up a one-of-a-kind tourist offer that is complemented by a sustained expansion of the country's hotel and recreational infrastructure.
In addition to traditional sun and beach options, the Caribbean island also offers excellent health institutions for those who come looking for medical treatments while enjoying their vacations.
Cuban experts provide treatment against retinitis pigmentosa, and local research centers produce a myriad of vaccines and drugs against several diseases.
Among the treatments available for tourists are those to lose weight and fight stress and aging, as well as routine medical checkups.
Diving enthusiasts can take a plunge in more than 70,000 kilometers of Cuba's insular platform, and about 5,000 kilometers of coastline, bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
Nearly 6,500 species of fish, crustaceans, sponges and mollusks, and 850 kilometers of coral reefs turn Cuba into one of the best-preserved underwater ecosystems in the Caribbean region.
In addition, divers can swim around hundreds of sunken ships from the Spanish colonial period, when Cuba played a major role in the organization of voyages from the Caribbean to Europe.
Cuba's cultural wealth includes popular festivities, which attract thousands of foreign tourists every year. That is the case of Havana's and Santiago de Cuba's carnivals in summer.
Some other centuries-old festivities are the "parrandas" (carnivals) in Remedios, which are nearly 180 years old, and those held in Bejucal (Havana), which involve the majority of the residents in those towns.
Cuba has about 120 art galleries, antique shops and art exhibition halls, in addition to nearly 260 museums and more than 80 theaters.
Vacations are complemented by countless culinary options that are part of the country's traditions.
In addition to Cuban cuisine, tourists can taste a wide range of dishes from Spanish, French or Italian cuisine.
The culinary art from Asia and the Middle East is present in dishes from Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arab and Indian cuisine, just to mention some, which can be ordered at restaurants and cafeterias throughout the country.
Therefore, it is worth saying that the attractions of Cuban beaches are complemented by a wide range of options to meet the demands from vacationers.