Looking to explore all of what sunny and tropical Cuba has to offer? Looking for Cuba resorts and places to stay? Wondering what you should see and do in Cuba? Cuba is one of the most popular vacation spots when it comes to Caribbean travel (minus the Americanos) and thousands of people travel from across the world to this beautiful island every year.
Tourists come to learn the rich history and experience the Cuban culture, as well as bask in the sun upon famous beaches like Varadero Beach, Playa Giron and Caya Largo. Located only 90 miles south of Key West, Cuba has a great history including its independence from the United States in 1902, Che Guevara’s conquests during the Cuban revolution, the new recent encouragement of entrepreneurial business supported by the government and more.
If you want to see some of Cuba and visit the main attractions that many choose to put on their travel bucket lists when they are there, then you might want to consider the following popular excursions.
Che Guevara Museum and Mausoleum
This is definitely a popular place to visit when you are travelling through Santa Clara, Cuba. When you step inside this museum you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about this important historic individual, known as a hero to many. You are not allowed to take any photos when you are inside, but you will absorb enough in your time there and also see where Che Guevara’s remains are laid in a memorial.
The Cigar Factory Is Always A Hit Among Tourists
This famous factory is a great addition to your ‘must-see in Cuba’ list. You can’t take pictures inside this venue either, but the visit alone will be an unforgettable one. A large team of employees work 8 hours a day rolling tobacco leaves and making authentic Cuban cigars of over 33 brand types.
Bacardi Rum Factory
If you have a great love for rum, then you will want to put this attraction on your to-do travel list. This factory opened in 1868 and was founded by Spanish-born Don Facundo. He actually came up with the Bacardi bat symbol idea because he discovered bats in the rafters at the factory. While you cannot walk through the factory itself while it is in action, there is a little bar area where you can taste samples and buy famous rums like Ron Santiago de Cuba and Havana Club.
When it comes to Cuba resorts, you can choose to live the luxury VIP life at resorts like the new Royalton Cayo Santa Maria in breathtaking Cayo Santa Maria which is adults-only and the perfect place for romantic couples, or take the family to Iberostar Varadero and the Hotel Paradisus Varadero where the whole family can enjoy quality time together. If you are seeking something more affordable, there are cheaper Cuba resorts like Club Amigo Marea del Portillo in Manzanillo or the Sol Cayo Santa Maria in Santa Clara. There are many Cuba all-inclusive resorts that cater to all types of travellers visiting Cuba and doing a basic search on Sunwing.ca will get you what you need for your Cuban adventure.
Riley Gladstone is a travelholic. When she is not traveling the world, she’s writing about her travel adventures. You can find more her stories on her travel blog, TripHole.com.