by Java Nguyen
Swimming through warm ocean water and getting tanned on the beach doesn’t sound too bad, does it? Picture a country that’s filled with winding roads, colorful architecture, excellent beaches and lovely people. What’s this country? Cuba.
There are a few accommodation options available, depending on what kind of traveller you are. You can stay at an all-inclusive resort, stay at a local family’s home or travel independently and stay at hotels. If you do decide to stay at a resort, try to plan some time to travel into nearby cities and towns such as Havana, Santa Clara or Camaguey. This way, you can see how the locals live and take in everything that Cuba has to offer.
Cuba thrives on music and dance. Whether you’re in a night club or small venue, you’ll hear the infectious music and tunes and see how well Cubans can dance. The most popular form of dance is salsa, and if you’re a dancer or not afraid to try, the locals will gladly take your hand and dance along with you.
And who can forget about the beaches? Cuba has amazing beaches as the country is surrounded by water. You can visit Playa Santa Lucia, a beach that extends over 20 km of white, warm sand. Santa Lucia, a small village, has the second largest coral reef in the world. Dive under the water and see a majestic underwater world at one of Santa Lucia’s many scuba diving sites.
Cuba isn’t exactly known for its food. The main staples in their cuisine include lots of meat (chicken or pork), rice, beans, plantains and vegetables such as cucumbers and cabbage. Some travellers may find the food bland or repetitive but everybody’s taste buds are different. To find truly excellent food, you have to look for it and do some research. Besides, there are plenty of other reasons to travel here.
If you want to immerse yourself in a lively and vibrant culture, then look no further. The old-fashioned architecture and cars will make you feel like you’re stepping back in time. The locals are warm and friendly and willing to help you when they can. There’s so much to discover in Cuba, but don’t worry, take your time. You won’t feel rushed when you’re here.