5 Reasons for visiting Cuba
- It is Bursting With Culture
Cuba has to be one of the most cultural with the town of Trinidad definitely a favorite place on the island. With colorful buildings and cobbled streets, it’s just like taking a step back in time. This place just oozes Cuban charisma with horse and carts, and is the real Cuba with men wearing cowboy hats and playing card games in the street.
- It has Cuban Salsa
It seems that Cubans have salsa within their DNA and nearly everyone you meet will either be a salsa teacher or a musician. You don’t have to go far to hear the sounds of salsa in the streets wherever you are in Cuba and you’ll find live music at all hours of the day including in restaurants where you can be whisked of your feet by a waiter as you dine. Even if dancing isn’t really your style, watching the locals as they show off their fancy footwork is worth an evening out.
- It Has Old American Cars
Where else can you see classic vintage cars driving around a Caribbean island? Old American cars from the 1940s and 1950s are in abundance, and have remained the same since they arrived on the island due to the embargo, with meant Cubans had no access to newer model vehicles. Cruising around Havana in a pink Cadillac has to be on your bucket list here. Take a ride in one before auto collectors take them away.
- The Capital Has a Chic Charm
Part of this country’s attraction is Old Havana with its derelict buildings and peeling paint. You can get lost meandering the colorful streets amongst its fascinating architecture, but the best way to see Old Havana is on a roof terrace with a mojito in hand, admiring the views from above. Jumping on the hop on, hop off bus is another way to see the buildings along the promenade, or, of course, in a classic American car. Visit before Old Havana gets a lick of paint.
- It’s Cheap for the Caribbean
A trip to Cuba can easily be done on a budget – perfect for the frugal backpacker. It isn’t your standard Caribbean holiday. With so much culture, dancing and of course Havana Club rum, you should definitely pay a visit before it may change forever.