Cuba Holidays - Holidays to the Caribbean
- By Greg Rose -
- Nov 21, 2012
Cuba, the Caribbean island different from all others, is a wonderful holiday destination for anyone looking to get away from it all and soak up some sights, sounds, culture and cigars! Offering a unique blend of influences, walking around Cuba will lead you to grand buildings, many unchanged since their construction in Spanish colonial times, in fact the architecture of Cuba is probably the finest place to see such historical buildings. The Castillo de la Real Fuerza is the oldest building in Cuba, so be sure to make a stop there.
When the time comes to take a break from sightseeing, wind down at Varadero, Cuba's finest beach, the home of refreshingly clear waters and wondrous stretches of pure white sand. Underneath the waters lie majestic reefs and an abundance of sea life, who wouldn't want to spend an afternoon swimming with dolphins? In Cuba such wonders are all too easy to achieve.
The nightlife in Cuba is not to be missed; unwind after a busy day of enjoyment by sampling some delicious Cuban rum, venture to some of the delightful bars and experience the musical styles that originate from this fascinating island. Before you chill out in the bars make sure you go to some of the many restaurants and cafes dotted around Cuba. The area of La Rampa especially, for Cuban cuisine is amongst the finest in the world, a mouth-watering medley of Spanish and Caribbean dishes.
Of course once in Cuba you simply have to go to the fabled cigar factories, many of which offer guided tours. The government building of Plaza de la Revolucin is one of the most impressive buildings in Cuba, if you're lucky you may catch a glimpse of Fidel Castro himself!
What To Do
Getting involved in the Cuban spirit is a necessity when visiting the country, from the cigars and the rum to the dancing and history. There are beautiful beaches to relax on too, plus cultural hotspots like fortresses and ruins. Water sports and unrivalled diving opportunities bring a modern twist to this flexible Virgin Holidays destination.
Where To Eat
Cuba is known for its variety, with influences coming from Africa, China, America and Europe to make a style all of its own. Virgin travellers could try out Restaurant El Romero, a new eco-restaurant getting thumbs up all round. El Floridita is a lovely seafood haven and Vuelta Abajo is a particularly grand eatery, while El Barranc�n is a revered traditional Cuban eatery.
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