Beautiful Cuba – The Largest Caribbean Island

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Cuba is an island country in the Caribbean and the largest Caribbean island. Cuba has a semi-subtropical climate, divided into two seasons: wet (May-October) and dry (November- April).In Cuba, summer and winter are barely  distinct and the weather will be hot and sunny throughout your visit. In the coolest months, from December to March, the average day hits an eminently tolerable high of 79F (26C), with six hours of sunshine. The sand is softer and whiter than snow, a broad, bright strand between a straggle of hotels and the Atlantic Ocean. The sea is incredibly blue and calm, the power of the Gulf Stream tempered by a fringe of coral reefs.

Spanish is the official language of Cuba. The majority of Cubans only know Spanish, but in larger cities and tourist areas, English is commonly spoken. Cuba is a multiracial society with a population of mainly Spanish and African origins.

The largest organized religion is the Roman Catholic Church, although many people combine it with ideas of African origin to form the belief known as Santeria. The religion is also known as La Regla Lucumi and the Rule of Osha. Santeria is a syncretic religion that grew out of the slave trade in Cuba. Warm, welcoming and relaxed nation.

Baracoa

This town is famous for being the first place Christopher Columbus visited when he came ashore. There is a wooden cross which Christopher himself planted in 1492. The town was once a Spanish outpost and this is evident by its three forts, the Fuerte Matachín, the Castillo de Seboruco, and the Fuerte de la Punta.

Baracoa, Cuba / image source

Baracoa, Cuba / image source

Bayamo

Is a charming town, a capital of Granma province of Cuba.  From the centre, it is possible to explore the stunning nature trails of the Parque Nacional del Granma.

Bayamo, Cuba / image source

Bayamo, Cuba / image source

Camagüey

Camaguey is the biggest region in the country of Cuba. This is one of the top tourist spots in the east of the island. Its attractions include a number of stunning churches and fascinating museums as well as a bustling peso market.

Camagüey, Cuba / image source

Camagüey, Cuba / image source

Cienfuegos

This city is located on the southern coastal area of Cuba.This is a modern city which was built around a harbour. The main sights include the cathedral and the late 19th century Teatro Tomás Terry. The castle, Castillo de Jagua, can be found close to the harbour while the old palace, Palacio de Valle is now a restaurant with a roof-top terrace that offers impressive views of the bay and surrounding countryside.

Cienfuegos, Cuba / image source

Cienfuegos, Cuba / image source

Trinidad

Is an old colonial town. There are more museums per head here than any other part of Cuba and with craning mountains and palm-fringed beaches, both within spitting distance, the setting is hard to beat.The main attractions include the cobbled streets and colourful houses as well as the stunning Parque Martí and several museums. The Taller Alfarero, a ceramics workshop where traditional techniques are still used, is also worth visiting. A visit to the Torre de Manaca Iznaga, a lookout tower, should not be missed.

Trinidad, Cuba / image source

Trinidad, Cuba / image source

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