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Did you know that Cuba is also known for its stunning landscapes and waterfalls? – Via Locally Sourced Cuba ‏/ @Lsourced

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Topes de Collantes, in the middle of the island is a biosphere park which natural wealth can surprise you !

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HOW CUBA’S PROVINCES GOT THEIR NAMES – Via Insight Cuba

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Before you see this island nation, once off-limits to Americans, for yourself, you might find it useful to learn a bit about the history of its geography.

The 1600s and 1700s

Cuba began with just two jurisdictions: La Habana and Santiago. Each province held equal power and ranking. However, as La Habana grew, Santiago came to depend on it increasingly for protection. 

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Biotur 2018 Presents Columbus Land Route in Cuba

monumento-bariayThe launching of the land route of Columbus was one of the main novelties of the first working session of the Biological Diversity and Tourism Workshop, BIOTUR 2018, a nature tourism event in eastern Cuba, which takes place in Gibara.
This option of the circuit modality includes natural sites linked to historical events with duration of even days and six nights, in which tourists follow the Ruta de Colón through these lands, during his first trip along the coast of Cuba in 1492. Sometimes in boats, others in cars, tourist train or walking hikers will visit, among other places, the archaeological site of Cayo Bariay, the Monument erected in homage to the Encounter of Two Cultures, the Vita Bay and Gibara.

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Singapore hotel chain first operation in Cuba a success – Via Juventud Rebelde Cuba

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The Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts Company of Singapore has achieved success at its first hotel in Cuba, the Dhawa Cayo Santa María, inaugurated a little over a year ago in this tourist center, located in the north of the central province of Villa Clara.

Sergio Álvarez, the Asian firm’s representative on the island, told the Cuban News Agency that since its official opening in March 2017, it has maintained good occupancy rates, despite the shutdown following Hurricane Irma last September.

It has been a successful operation, said the executive, who was optimistic about sales for the coming summer and winter seasons.

This 515-room facility represents Banyan Tree’s debut in Latin America and the Caribbean, and is also the first in the world to launch the Dhawa brand, which was added to the other three existing brands: Banyan Tree, Angsana and Cassia.

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Cuba prioritizes sustainable tourism in northern isles

cayo-santa-maria-ensenacho-las-brujas_1HAVANA, July 8 (Xinhua) — Cuba has launched an ambitious plan to develop sustainable tourism, especially in the northern paradisiacal islands. Santa Maria, Las Brujas and Ensenachos, the keys off the coast of north-central Villa Clara province, are being developed as environmentally friendly resorts. The Caribbean takes the preservation of the pristine islands, which are connected to each other and the mainland via a 48-km causeway with more than 40 bridges, as a priority.

The islands have set up five waste treatment plants that process between 20,000 and 30,000 cubic meters a month of sewage from local hotels; the sewage can be used for gardening.  Continue reading “Cuba prioritizes sustainable tourism in northern isles”

Maria La Gorda, Josone Park, Guardalavaca: paradises in Cuba – Via CubaTravel

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Maria la Gorda / The  International Diving Center  “Maria la Gorda” is located at the westernmost tip of Cuba, the Guanahacabibes peninsula, near Corrientes Cape. Private, quiet and known for its clear sea beds, ranked among the top in the world and for many the best for diving in Cuba, the Canto del Veril marine platform is about 300m from the coast and its 50 dive sites are always nearby; here you can enjoy a marine flora of indescribable colors by the gorgonian varieties that inhabit them, as well as the contemplation of walls which are covered by black coral colonies, which constitute the largest reserve on the island.

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Lessons: Cuba’s scored yet another global achievement! Under its reforestation program, the island has made some huge gains in recent years / Via Tele Sur English

#FitCuba2018 : Villa Clara Keys

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From May 2 to 6, 2018 this space will be open, where professionals and visitors will enjoy the varied offers that characterize Cuba and this time Villa Clara, as a tourist destination in the central region of the country. A fair of a professional nature, where they will dedicate days to commercial and promotional exchange.

The keys of Villa Clara will be presented: Santa Maria, Ensenachos and Las Brujas, incredible islets of excellent beaches; an impressive natural environment and a first class infrastructure in terms of comfort and facilities; harmoniously inserted in nature.

To this spectacular destination, specialists and promoters of the leisure industry will also visit and appreciate in addition to the bounties of their keys, other cities in development: Caibarien, Remedios, Sagua la Grande and Santa Clara, which complement the offer of Cuban tourism.

On this occasion, it will be dedicated to the United Kingdom as the guest of honor and to the sun and beach modality as a product.

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Travel Destinations: Holguin

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Holguin as a tourist destination, in Cuba, is distinguished by its authenticity, diversity and high level of sustainability. It also stands out for its picturesque relieves of great scenic value. It shows a set of tangible elements, loaded with cultural symbols and resulting in a platform for dialogue not only between cultures but also between man and nature.

The extraordinarily crystalline waters and white sand of the north coast demonstrate the excellence of its beaches. We have the hop-on hop-off bus transfer to the beaches and surrounding places. For lovers of nature, the sunset on these beaches is a unique formulation that contrasts with the progressive predominance of green vegetation over the blue of the sea

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