Cuba, which benefits from a strategic position in the Caribbean region, has developed tourism to meet the growing demand from thousands of foreign vacationers who visit the country every year.
Cuba also offers more than 70,000 square kilometers of insular platform and some 5,000 kilometers of coasts, which are bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, and are excellent for scuba diving and snorkeling.
Three dozens of specialized dive center operate throughout the country, where vacationers can take initiation courses and dive in coral reefs and caverns, under strict international standards for that activity.
However, Cuba's nature, history and culture are values added to the country's tourist product.
Tours to the country's mountain ecosystems are also highly demanded by foreign tourists who bet on Cuba to spend their vacations.
The potential of ecotourism lies in the Cuba's relief, which consists of four main mountain ranges that cover about 21 percent of the island's territory and hold 37 percent of the country's forests.
Natural and biosphere reserves, natural landscapes, national parks and protected areas make up a broad network of one-of-a-kind well-preserved options.
Destinations such as Havana, which is rich in traditions, architecture and culture, are among the most-visited places by foreign tourists, due to the existence of a wide range of hotels near the coast.
Thousands of hotel rooms are complemented by several tourist options, including shows, sports events, shops and restaurants.
Cuba combines recreation and medical treatments to improve the quality of life, including such procedures as thalassotherapy, considering that Cuba is an island.
At the same time, Cuba has about 120 art galleries, antique shops and art exhibition halls, in addition to nearly 260 museums and more than 80 theaters, which are excellent options for those looking for more than beach and sun in the Caribbean Island.
Mixed races and centuries-old customs resulted in a unique culture that combines African, aboriginal, Chinese, French and, of course, Spanish elements, creating a unique and rich mixture.
Cuba's ecological diversity is huge, especially in the central provinces of Villa Clara, Cienfuegos and Sancti Spíritus, which have a huge potential for ecotourism.