Fidel Castro and Cigars can only mean one thing, your going to travel Cuba. This beautiful country actually comprises of more than 1600 islands, islets and cays. The island of Cuba being the largest of the group. Situated just below the Tropic of Cancer and surrounded by places such as Bahamas, Jamaica and Florida, you can start to imagine the stunning palm lined beaches, warm tropical sunsets and clear blue ocean waters. The rich fertile soils of the country have provided her with three main agricultural products. Sugarcane, rice and coffee being the main export products, followed closely by Fruit and of course tobacco. This gives way to some spectacular plantation scenery as you wind your way through the island.
When you decide to travel Cuba, Havana is most probably going to be your starting point. As the capitol of Cuba this vibrant city is full of colour and excitement. You will notice the Spanish influence in many of the historic buildings as you make your way around town. From seaside cafes to the Museum of the Revolution, cigar factories to street stalls selling the local foods, often described as simple but robust. Spanish and African influences abound in many of Cuba’s culinary dishes.
Pinar del Rio, Cuba’s first capital has to be on the visit list. The hub of the Cigar and tobacco industry, this picturesque area sees plantations nestled among hills of limestone, riddled with hundreds of caves to explore.
White sandy beaches, crystal clear diving destinations and great resort islands offer you an aquatic playground. There is so much to see and do in this tropical paradise.