Fancy going somewhere a bit different for your family holiday this year? We think that Cuba will be the next popular spot for the summer break – its tourism reached an all-time high in 2016 and this upwards trend is expected to continue in the years to come.
We think Cuba would be the ideal destination that caters to both parents and kids, as well as being somewhere completely unique for your family to visit. We promise that you won’t find another holiday quite like it. Here are some of the top places to go and things to see when you’re booking your holiday to Cuba:
Awarded UNESCO World Heritage status for its outstanding unspoilt beauty, the valley is encircled by dramatic mountains and breath-taking landscapes. It’s perfect for families who love a peaceful holiday of hiking and exploration. In this region, they still use all the traditional techniques for their agriculture, including their production of tobacco, so you can get an idea of authentic Cuba that has managed to survive cultural development. It’s not just the lush landscape that Viñales Valley has to offer – you and your family can take in the sights in a different way by choosing an activity like biking or horse riding – ideal for keeping an adventurous or outdoorsy kid entertained!
Also known as El Bosque de La Habana or ‘the Forest of Havana’, this serene haven generally falls under the radar for tourists but it’s definitely worth a visit. The idyllic spot boasts stunning greenery that drapes beautifully around the scenery and there’s such a diverse array of plants to admire. An urban paradise that’s right in the heart of a bustling city – perfect for parents looking for a peaceful few hours. The kids certainly won’t be bored as there’s a recreational area in the park that’s dedicated to keeping the little ones happy – it has pony rides, mini golf and boating, plus an amphitheatre (Anfiteatro Almendares) where you can watch magic or puppet shows.
Playas del Este
Just 20 minutes from Old Havana is the glorious blue water and white sand of Playas del Este. Hit the beach with your family – it’s an instant crowd pleaser and thanks to the beautiful climate in Cuba even in the winter months, you’re pretty much guaranteed some sun. With a handful of different beaches to take your pick from, you can either relax with a book or try your hand at some water sports like kayaking or water bikes. Just don’t forget to pack everyone’s swimsuits!
If you’re looking for somewhere unique to visit, put a holiday to Cuba on the top of your list for must-visit destinations. With so much for all the family to do in a country that’s largely unspoiled by tourism, you’ll be getting an authentic experience that will keep everyone entertained, regardless of age!