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10 things to do in Cuba


A holiday in Cuba is like a journey by time machine — most of the country seemed to exist in some parallel reality, which still remained in past decades, if not centuries.

Here you will see the twisted in a bizarre pattern, coexisting peacefully for so many years amazing designs truly luxurious architecture, the primitive beauty of nature, exotic way of life of the indigenous Cubans, and just incredible for the perception of European poverty. Cuba — the real country of contrasts, beautiful in any form.

For travelers with Cuba may need to be adjusted, because the rhythm of life on the Island of Freedom is significantly different from what we've seen in my life.

Online Tikets have prepared for you a list of 10 things that are sure to make every traveler who went on tour to Cuba. Feel free to include them in the schedule of his tours, and a sea of bright, unforgettable impressions you will be guaranteed.

1. Try a Casa Particular in Cuba

If you really want to touch daily life in Cuba, but to experience it fully, try to rent an apartment in a private home under the program Casa Particular.

Casa in Cuba presented very well, so you can easily find an apartment, room or house for rent in exact accordance to your preferences and interests. Accommodation options you can choose from a variety, for example, if you are fond of art, you can stay at any local artist or musician.

2. Dance the Rumba in the street

Filled and led by African rhythms and sensual Spanish temperament Cuban Rumba — it's really primitive, of primary form of dance. Cuban culture is always bright, freedom-loving and a bit explosive, so  dance improvisations to the rhythm of the Rumba is often blown sleepy the rest of the city streets.

Instead of waiting for this impromptu speech, tourists can also visit the Centro Cultural El Gran Palenque to see the dancing Sábado de La Rumba, and even join in the dancing at almost any time.

3. Proletarians of all countries, unite!

The famous Revolution Square in Havana, which bore formerly the name “Republic Square” is probably the best place in the world to feel the true air of freedom, so every traveler who came to Cuba must at least once to visit here.

This area, collected in his time at rallies and demonstrations to one and a half million Cubans at the same time, heard a lot of speeches of Fidel Castro, speaking to Cuban citizens from the rostrum at the Memorial of Jose Marti.

Another attraction of this area — a huge portrait of Ernesto Che Guevara, posted on the wall of the Memorial. At night, the image of the Comandante of the Cuban revolution is beautifully illuminated, so at night it is visited by many tourists who want to make a couple of spectacular photos on memory.

4. Try a Cuban cigar in the cigar Museum

Cuba is home to the best varieties of tobacco in the world, and attracts a very large number of tourists. Many of the visitors to the island, by the way, come here just to simply to try a real Cuban tobacco.

Tobacco plantations in Cuba are practically everywhere, but the main production of real Cuban cigars are concentrated in Havana. Be sure to go on a tour of the Partagas factory — here you can not only see the drying process tobacco and manufacture of cigars, but also try to make a Cuban cigar. Here you can buy the best cigars in the world — indeed desirable souvenir for even the most discerning connoisseurs.

5. Try fishing in the Gulf stream

Come to relax on Cuba not only to fans of high-quality varietal cigar, but connoisseurs of really good fishing.

The Gulf stream, a warm Atlantic current, which brings an incredible abundance of fish, really a perfect place for great fishing. All you need is just to hire a boat to reach the Gulf stream and try your luck at catching the fish of your dreams!

6. Visit Cuban baseball game

No visit to Cuba is complete without exploring the subject of obsession with sports of Cuba — baseball. The best way to meet the fanatical devotion that Cubans have for the sport — attend the Championship of Cuba in baseball (Serie Nacional de Béisbol).

In Cuban baseball is not in use the equipment of American baseball, there is no luxury seats and giant screens. There are only talented players, the best sports excitement and the crazy fans, enthusiastically cheering on his favorite team. You will be transported to the days when the sport was real, uncomplicated business, sports, and enjoy quality baseball.

7. Relax in Varadero

Varadero — is the area of Cuba which is world famous for its natural beauty. Fine sand clean sandy beaches, clear as glass blue waves and a great climate — all these qualities gathered together, make the region great Varadero tourist Paradise,  which can't compete either Barbados or the Bahamas.

Besides, holidays in Varadero Cuba, usually much cheaper than any of the more famous resort areas of the Caribbean. In addition, in Varadero there are many inexpensive resorts are very high-class.

8. Swim with dolphins

There is little that can compare to swimming with dolphins in the ocean — nowhere else, perhaps, not feel such an incredible sense of overwhelming joy from communion with nature.

In Cuba there are a lot of aquatic centers, which offer visitors a communication with dolphins, there are also special courses where you can be taught to meet these incredible sea creatures to communicate and swim with them. If during your stay on the Island of liberty just opened the sailing season with the dolphins, in any case, do not miss the chance to get such a wonderful experience.

9. Take a cruise on the river Miramar

Day cruises on the river Miramar is very popular among tourists in Cuba.

During this river cruise you can see the most striking urban and rural Cuban landscapes, and just enjoy the amazing beauty of local nature.

10. Explore the architecture of old Havana

Because of the trade embargo in force in Cuba since 1960, virtually the entire country was frozen in the 60-ies of the last century. Once in the city, you will feel transported back to the middle of the last century, when art Deco architecture was the peak of popularity, and the streets went to the cars we now call the “retro”, because it is particularly acute "idle time" feel that is La Habana Vieja (Old Havana).

Cuba, unlike most other countries so violent revolutionary past, it has incredible beauty and amazing bright coloration, but the Cubans themselves really open and friendly, so every traveler is simply obliged at least once in life to visit the Island of Freedom, because only here you can feel all colors of life!

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Date of publication: 09.01.2015