Cuba's tourism industry is a symbol of sustained growth in the domestic economy, thanks to its diversity.
Cuba is one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the Caribbean region and is visited by thousands of vacationers from all over the world every year.
Dozens of excellent beaches and centuries-old cities are key elements in the development of the tourism industry in Cuba.
That is the case of the Cuban capital, which is rich in traditions, architecture, culture and traditions, which are complemented by hotels and gastronomic establishments.
Old Havana holds most of the city's museums, churches, cultural centers and buildings from the Spanish colonial period, including 33,000 buildings, most of which were built from the 18th to the 19th centuries.
In central Cuba, Cienfuegos offers a score of libraries, 11 museums, more than 30 movie halls and five theaters, in addition to houses of culture, art galleries and monuments, are visited by both national and foreign tourists every year.
Surrounding Cienfuegos's main park are the only Arc of Triumph in Cuba, built in 1902, and the Tomás Terry Theater, one of Cuba's three major theaters in the 19th century, where prominent artists such as Enrico Caruso performed.
Cuba's infrastructure consists of large hotels and small establishments that offer excellent services to meet the demand from thousands of tourists who visit the Caribbean island every year.
Three dozen diving centers operate throughout the country, where divers can take initiation courses and dive in coral reefs and caverns following international standards for that nautical activity.
In addition, natural and biosphere reserves, natural landscapes, national parks and protected areas make up a broad network of tourist offers, marked by their wealth, excellent preservation and unique characteristics that make them stand out in the region.
More than 60 percent of Cuba's territory is made up of calcareous rocks. The strong influence from glacial periods and the weather have created the largest caverns in the region.
Therefore, Cuba is a tourist destination par excellence in the region and tourism is a major hard-currency earner for the country's economy.