The eastern Cuban province of Ciego de Avila boasts major attractions that support the dynamic development of the leisure industry in that region, visited by thousands of vacationers every year.
Exuberant nature, unique cultural traditions and a centuries-old history go hand in hand to meet the expectations of tourists, many of whom are interested in visiting the city of Morón.
The city was founded 462 years ago, in May 1543, by families from Sancti Spiritus and seamen who sailed along the province's northern coast in search of adventures and fortune.
Visitors are attracted by the city's architecture, which combines old and modern constructions, horse-drawn carriages and the region's natural wealth.
Vacationers can stay at the Morón Hotel, located at the entrance of the city and considered one of the most comfortable lodging facilities in the country.
The hotel, which is 18 kilometers from Ciego de Avila's international airport, offers 144 rooms – including eight junior suites – and options for incentive tourism.
Due to its proximity to fishing preserves, the hotel is visited by tourists who want to stay in a tranquil place from where they can go fishing or get in touch with the local flora and fauna.
The city of Morón is three kilometers away from Cuba's largest natural reservoir, Laguna de la Leche (Milk Lagoon), which covers an area of 66 square kilometers.
The lagoon is a safe haven for pink flamingos and other birds and is an excellent place to hold regattas and carnivals, which attract thousands of tourists every year.
From Morón, vacationers can climb Loma de Cunagua (Cunagua Hill) – which covers an area of 2,740 hectares and is another safe haven for the local fauna where tourists can walk along several trails.
The centuries-old city is also known as the City of the Rooster, in allusion to a local symbol, based on a legend that dates from Spanish colonial times and that has become a special attraction for tourism.
The city's buildings are mostly eclectic, including houses with baseboards decorated with different kinds of tiles, in addition to wooden verandas and iron-wrought railings depicting geometric shapes.
Besides, the buildings have plain or decorated architraves and arches, some of which can still be seen in the city's historic center.
Morón also has a Catholic church, the oldest architectural relic and the only one in the country with a battlemented tower and loopholes on the wall.
Many details complement the traditions of the city, which has become a major option for the expansion of tourism in Cuba.