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A garden of biodiversity in Cuba – Via Granma Cuba

The Laguna de Guanaroca-Punta Gavilanes Protected Area and Refuge, located in this province, is one of the country’s wonders and a source of amazement for all who visit.

A garden of biodiversity, the area harbors curiosities like the Annona havanenses, a plant species once believed to be extinct, but rediscovered here 25 years ago.

The area’s dense vegetation creates a harmonious natural tangle that includes wild mamoncillo, mahogany, calabash, yellow mastic, buttonwood, brasilettia, oak, copperwood, among other many xeromorphic species – more than 70 – in this coastal forest.

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THE 10 BEST BEACHES IN CUBA – Via CN Traveller & Villa Paradiso Cuba

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Related: Baracoa’s Beaches – Wild, Peaceful, Pleasant

Discovering isolation on a butter-soft beach not nabbed by an all-inclusive hotel on the Caribbean island of Cuba can be like searching for the proverbial cocktail stick in the sand. We’ve sunbathed, snorkelled and sipped several mojitos so you can plan your perfect beach adventure in Cuba, without the crowds.

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Yara-Majayara – mangroves, caves & amazing panoramic views – Via Villa Paradiso Cuba

Yara-Majayara is a protected area in Baracoa. It offers many riches to explore to those who love hiking, ecotourism, archaeology and cyclotourism.

Its natural and cultural attractions include the delta of river Miel with its mangroves, a system of geological terraces with numerous caves, the diverse local flora, various little peasant communities, Boma Bay…

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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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