Cuba, a fast-growing tourist destination in the Caribbean region, has earned good fame in the leisure industry for its unique sun and beach options in a well-preserved natural environment.
Hundreds of kilometers of coast bathed by warm, crystal-clear waters attract thousands of foreign vacationers to Cuba every year.
However, Cuba's natural attractions are complemented by its nature, culture, history and traditions.
Cubans love to enjoy a good cup of coffee, an infusion that is for Cubans what tea is for the British.
Coffee was first brought to Cuba by traders from Santo Domingo in 1748, although the first crops were planted 50 years later, when French settlers began arriving in the country during the Haitian Revolution.
The most cultivated species in Cuba is the Arabic, which has some 12 varieties that are sold in the domestic market and exported under the brands Turquino, Cristal Mountain, Serrano, Cubita and Caracolillo, among others, and whose aroma and flavor is unique.
The world's best tobacco is cultivated in western Pinar del Río province, where a perfect combination of soils, climate and humidity contributes to creating a product that experts describe as exclusive, due to its excellent aroma, color, texture and flavor.
Tobacco crops in Pinar del Río supply almost all the leaves used as cigar wraps. The leaves undergo a process that can last more than one year and consists of nearly 190 operations before reaching cigar aficionados.
The very development of Cuba's five-century-old society is present in many culinary options that have been enriched by dishes from other countries.
In addition to Cuban cuisine, cafeterias and restaurants throughout the country serve dishes from Europe (Spanish, French and Italian cuisine), as well as Asia and the Middle East (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arab and Indian cuisine), just to mention some of them.
Finally, rum is considered a liqueur for great occasions. Its introduction in Cuba coincided with the development of the sugar industry. Since then, rum has been an irreplaceable companion in meetings and parties.
Rum is the result of a series of exclusive factors, including the climate, the land and the quality of the aging process.