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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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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 !

Read the original post JUST GRAVITY? INTRODUCING THE CUBA WATERFALLS YOU HAVE TO SEE 

Cuba, TripAdvisor and the Tourism Upward Spiral

cuba-turismo7Havana, Jul 20 (Prensa Latina) With the recent mention of several Cuban hotels for TripAdvisor”s Excellence category, this global tourism network is now repeating the choices of local venues and establishments distinguished for their goodness and services.
Such selections are a significant indicator which will be appreciated this Friday by tour operators and travel agents working in the archipelago. The island received about 4.7 million foreign visitors last year and aims to close 2018 with a similar number.

TripAdvisor Inc. is an American website which provides overviews of travel-related content, considered the most famous of its kind, and the most demanding.
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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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Havana could see cruise arrivals triple as Cuba’s tourism boom continues – Via The Telegraph

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The number of Cuba itineraries and Caribbean cruises with port calls at Havana (on the Atlantic coast), Cienfuegos and former capital Santiago de Cuba (both on the Caribbean coast) has soared in the last two years. 

Between them major cruise lines offer more than 650 sailings. Now, Cuba has signed an agreement with the world’s largest independent cruise port operator to ramp up capacity at the cruise terminal in Havana.

The port, on the edge of Unesco-protected Old Havana, will triple its cruise ship berths from two to six by 2024, after an agreement with Istanbul-based Global Ports Holding. “Cuba has been a tremendous success for Norwegian,” said a spokesperson for Norwegian Cruise Line. “Havana is a fabulous destination and guest feedback has been tremendously positive.”

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Historic 1st cruise from Port Canaveral to Cuba to set sail – Via mynews13

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The Norwegian Sun arrived early Monday morning at the newly remodeled Cruise Terminal 10 in Port Canaveral. 

Traveling to the Caribbean island became possible in 2015 after then-President Barack Obama announced the U.S. would normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba in what is now known as the “Cuba thaw.”

That move ended a 54-year stretch of isolation and hostility between the two countries.

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