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Despite the many caveats of traveling to Cuba as an U.S. citizen, Cuba is still on the top of many bucket lists. Now with more carriers flying direct to Havana, flights and accommodation are being booked with great excitement and speed.
Which part or Cuba should you visit?
TripAdvisor recently announced the five top destinations in Cuba (which includes cultural attractions) and the top 10 hotels to help U.S. travelers make the most of their vacation.
The top destination is the beach town of Varadero. This town boasts “powdery sands and clear blue waters and is less than a two hour drive east from Havana.” There are many museums to observe for those looking for local art. There are also many caves, keys and forests for those who want to explore some more Nature in the area.
The second most popular destination is Havana, the capital city of Cuba. Here, travelers will be able to catch a glimpse into the area’s history in the rich architecture as well as check out some popular attractions such as the Plaza de la Catedral and open-air restaurants and shops of the Plaza Vieja.
Another top destination is the Cayo Santa Maria. This is a small island off the northern coast of central Cuba that offers many resorts on the beautiful coastline. Many tourists recommend taking a bus tour of the mainland offered by most of the resorts on the island.