Now, I wish I had the opportunity to visit the cultural side of Cuba, but instead I found myself in a more secluded side of Cuba, where the beaches were the only cultural location you wanted to visit. I have travelled to Cuba twice now, and being a Canadian citizen it never struck me as a big deal until recently. I have come across various travel blogs where many American individuals have it on their agenda’s to visit the mystical land of Cuba. A country that governmental restrictions do not grant them access to enter.
There are “rumours” that these barriers will soon come down within the very near future, but my advice to the Americans: visit it while your not allowed to. It will make the experience that much more exhilarating, and your friends are most likely to stop and say: “ooooooh BAD ASS”. That’s a name every adventure traveller wants:) Just take a connecting flight through Canada, preferably Toronto and fly with Air Canada.
The capital city of Havannah is a sight for sore eyes, even though I haven’t found myself there yet. Other locations, I highly recommend, (due to personal experiences) are the paradise resorts on the crystal beaches of Varadero and Cayo Coco.
I will admit this trip was more of the standardized vacation, as I travelled there with a few friends during spring break, but there is no other place in the Caribbean that I’ve travelled too with water like Cuba’s. The water is so clear that even miles out from the beach you can still see the ocean floor.
Also, as far as I’m concerned, Cayo Coco is one of the very few spots on this earth to offer its guests a once in a life time experience: going to a bar underground in a cave! Yeah, you heard me. Their were literally bats flying up above. You had to walk down a steep step of stairs and then you find yourself in the Flintstones Era of ‘partying’. This bar brought my friends and me back every night.