What Are Some Tourist Attractions in Cuba?

What Are Some Tourist Attractions in Cuba?

Some tourist attractions in Cuba include Old Havana, Varadero, Trinidad, Playa Paraiso, Castillo de San Pedro del Morro, Parque Nacional Vinales, Cayo Coco and Baracoa. These sites are considered some of the top-rated attractions in the country, notes Planet Ware. Several attractions, such as Trinidad, Parque Nacional Vinales and Old Havana, have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as of 2015.

Old Havana, or Habana Vieja, is the historical district of Cuba's capital. Visitors find many historical buildings, such as Catedral de San Cristobal, Bodeguita del Medio and Casa del Conde Jaruco.

The town of Trinidad has buildings dating from the 17th century. Sites here include Iglesia Parroquial de la Santisima Trinidad, Museo de Arquitectura Colonial and Valle de los Ingenios.

Varadero Beach is located along Cuba's north coast. Visitors to the area can choose to stay at one of the approximately 50 hotels along the boardwalk. The nature reserve Parque Natural de Varaderos is also located along the beach. Another beach is Playa Paraiso, located on the island of Cayo Largo del Sur.

Castillo de San Pedro del Morro is a 17th century Spanish fortress located in Santiago de Cuba. Other sites in the city include the Diego Velazquez Museum and Parque Baconao.

Other noted tourist attractions in Cuba include the Vinales Valley, Las Terrazas, Parque Nacional Topes de Collantes and Sierra Maestra, states Frommer's.