When you think of Cuba it’s most likely the pastel coloured buildings and cobbled streets of Old Havana that come to mind. Whilst the charms of the gorgeous crumbling town are one of the country’s greatest allures, Cuba’s natural beauty is arguably even more of a reason to visit the island. Situated in the effortlessly gorgeous Caribbean, Cuba is the largest of all the islands with a heck of a lot of natural beauty to boast, here’s where to head to make the most of Cuba’s incredible natural beauty on your visit:
Nestled in the beautiful Escambray Mountain range, you’ll find the beautiful Hanabanilla Lake. Surrounded by the tobacco plantations and coffee plantations, from the lake you have some gorgeous views of the dense Cuban jungle with horse-riding opportunities providing the perfect way to enjoy the scenery. There’s opportunities to fish in the lake and hike through the mountains for those who like to explore what’s around on foot.
Vinales National Park
Situated in the incredible Vinales Valley is the Vinales National Park, which has a reputation for being one of the most visited places in Cuba. See the stunning rock formations that rise out of the ground behind the tobacco and banana farms which lie on the floor of the valley., with plenty of opportunity to wildlife watch and horse ride whilst exploring the Vinales. As one of the most fertile Caribbean islands, Cuba has a lot to offer when it comes to flora and fauna, with hundreds of rare species inhabiting the valleys.
Desembarco del Granma National Park
For those who want to bathe in stunning waterfalls, this area of South East Cuba is the one for you. Defined by stunning limestone formations all of the waterfalls are close to the coast so it’s perfect for doing some diving in the coral reefs. Those who prefer to explore on foot will love the tropical surroundings with winding paths leading from one secluded waterfall to the next, it’s the perfect place for those who love exploring.
On a trip to Cuba with Cuba Holidays, you’ll be able to enjoy many of these amazing natural sites with trips and tours to all the most popular sites available. With so many stunning areas to explore in Cuba, it’s difficult to know where to start first but we’d highly recommend these three to get you started.
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