The Cuban archipelago, a tourist destination par excellence, comprises tourist options characterized by a diversity that meets the demands of thousands of visitors who arrive in the country each year.
The warm waters that surround the island provide vacationers with the possibility of enjoying nautical activities that complement the traditional sea bathes.
Also, scuba diving and snorkeling enthusiasts may enjoy 70,000 kilometers of island shelf, as well as 5,000 kilometers of coasts bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
There are more than three dozen specialized centers in the country with facilities for diving introductory courses and dives in coral reefs and caverns, under the international regulations for this type of activity.
Likewise, there are almost 6,500 varieties of fish; as well as crustaceans, sponges and mollusks that live in 850 kilometers of coral reefs and make the Cuban underwater ecosystem, one of the best preserved in the area.
Also, there are hundreds of sunken ships from the times of the colony to the present, as a consequence of the role played by Cuba in the route of fleets sailing from the Caribbean to Europe.
The Cuban territory also has unique places of thermal waters used for therapeutic purposes.
There are international clinics, drugstores, glasses stores, and specialized institutions to improve life quality in the main tourist destinations of the country, with a wide infrastructure available for visitors.
The abovementioned infrastructure is supported by thousands of professionals, modern equipment and dozens of specialized centers, including programs of natural and traditional medicine.
These alternatives are added to the programs of urban tourism, based on the colonial heritage that can be found in any Cuban city.
In this sense, Havana stands out as a city rich in traditions, architecture and culture, within a Caribbean climate; complemented by facilities related to the tourist activity.
Almost 140 buildings located in the city’s historical center date back to the 16th and 17th centuries, while 200 were built in the 18th century and more than 460 in the 19th century, thus shaping an attractive combination appealing to the most demanding tastes.
Meanwhile, there is a wide range of offers including natural reserves, biosphere reserves, natural landscapes, national parks and protected areas, with rich and unique characteristics that stand out in the region, based on excellent conservation.
Specialized institutions have counted over 10,000 caves in the island, many of them with 25 million years of evolution; among them, the cave system Santo Tomás, in the western area of the country, stands out with more than 45 kilometers of underground galleries.