Cuba is a fantastic destination for those who love water sports, but not only.
Here we show you the ones that we believe are absolutely worth trying.
On the Sport page you will find the technical data sheets of the sports activities and if you want to receive custom itineraries that include these activities, send us an email. We’ll create a travel program that reflects your wishes and physical preparation.
The best known diving areas are:
Jardines de la Reina – Camagüey (Gardens of the Queen): archipelago of over 250 islets where coral reefs and mangroves abound. In these crystal clear waters you will be able to admire above all turtles and sharks.
Isla de la Juventud – Cayo Largo: in this archipelago you can choose between countless diving spots and some crazy beaches, such as Playa Sirena or Playa de Bibijagua.
María la Gorda: in this diving area there is the largest black coral reef in the world, a coral mountain range in which a great diversity of marine animals lives.
The most important areas for some great hikes are:
Sierra Maestra: a mountain range where you can admire the major peaks of the country, including Pico Turquino, Pico Cuba, Suecia, or visit the Gran Piedra, the largest rock in the world.
Pinar del Río: here are some of the most important trails in the country where you can visit the Soroa Botanical Garden or the Viñales Valley National Park.
Topes de Collantes (Sancti Spíritus): in this park you will walk among pines, carob trees and ancient centenary cedars.
Diving to see sea turtles and sharks
Here are some of the unique and exciting experiences you could live in this destination:
Drink a cocktail at the Bodeguita del Medio
Cuba offers wonderful locations that are absolutely worth visiting. Here you have some:
Cuban cuisine represents a perfect synthesis between African and Spanish traditions.
They use a lot of fruit, especially avocados, bananas and mangoes, even in savory dishes.
The main dishes are both meat and fish based.
Absolutely not-to-be-missed dishes from Creole cuisine, as Cuban cuisine is defined, are shrimp in tomato sauce and carne con palitos, a preparation with chopped beef browned with some spices, to which then sliced bananas are added;
The Cuban national dish is Ajiaca, a soup with potatoes, corn, bananas, chicken and beef.
A dish of shrimp in tomato sauce
Cuba is wonderful all year round, thanks to its tropical climate.
The best period ever is from December to April, since from May to October there is the hottest and rainiest season. July and August, on the other hand, are the months when the beaches are most crowded even by Cubans.
Of course, what to pack for a trip to Cuba depends on what activities you will do and, above all, on the period when you go there.
Below we give you just a few indications on what absolutely must not be missing.
For a mild tropical climate, where it is hot all year round, light clothing in linen or cotton is a must.
Also bring a little more elegant clothes to enter some theaters and restaurants.
Continent: Central America
Currency: Cuban convertible peso – CUC – CUC$ (it’s often called “dollar” in the spoken language) (The local currency, the Cuban Peso – CUP, is forbidden for tourists)
Power sockets and voltage: power socket is A type. Generally, the voltage is 110V/60 Hz, although in some hotels there is also the 220V and european two-contact cylindrical power outlets (type C)
For up-to-date and detailed information visit www.viaggiaresicuri.it
Rum and cigars are typical of Cuba, but going to the island where the mojito was born without sipping one would be heresy.