Cuba remains popular for holidays
A recent survey has found that Cuba remains one of Britain and the world’s favourite holiday destinations. And with its amazing year-round weather, vibrant culture and unique architecture it is no wonder Cuba holidays remain so popular.
Recently Fidel Castro surrendered the reigns of power in Cuba and since then things have become even more relaxed for tourists and for the Cubans themselves. Good Friday was celebrated in Cuba this year for the first time in decades. The move was requested by Pope Benedict when he visited the country last week.
After the 1959 revolution religious holidays had been banned in Cuba. However this year Good Friday was a declared a public holiday and it was reported that many Cubans appreciated the day off.
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Cuba started becoming a popular tourist destination approximately ten years ago, and visits by prominent celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio further boosted the profile of the country. Cuba is known for many things, including its cigars, dancing and opulent hotels and resorts. Also these days many prominent travel agencies provide holidays to the country, Thomas Cook vacations to Cuba are especially popular.
One of the most popular resort locations in the area is Cayo Largo, a small island belonging to Cuba. Cayo Largo is the second largest island off Cuba and features pristine beaches, scuba diving and incredibly wildlife, all of which are a major draw for tourists from the US, Europe and farther afield.
The most beautiful beaches on Cayo Largo are considered to be to the west of the island, Playa Sirena and Playa Paraiso. In total there are five all inclusive resorts on the island which feature restaurants, water sports, catamaran trips, and dolphin attractions.
For those not inclined towards resorts, there is always the city of Havana, one of the most interesting and diverse in the world, well known for its lively nightlife and unique architecture.