Visit Havana Travel Destination

tr2Choosing a vacation travel destination can be a slightly difficult task for many people. Sure, you could go to the same old boring places that everybody else goes to like Disney World or the Grand Canyon or Branson Missouri’s Silver Dollar City… or you can branch out to slightly more exotic but still boring places like Paris or London or even Hong Kong; and while these are slightly better choices, they’re still the same old boring things that just about everybody does.

Why not choose a vacation that is slightly more exotic and definitely more exciting?

Might I suggest Havana Cuba?

Havana has many things going for it and not the least of all is the fact that it’s so very close to the United States, geographically speaking. This means that you won’t spend all of your time sitting in an airplane when you could be enjoying a jewel of the Caribbean.

Yes, it’s true that Havana is still a city in a communist country, one of the last communist countries left on the planet to be precise; but you should be perfectly safe nonetheless.

This isn’t your normal vacation with your normal tourist destinations. You can expect to explore beautiful Spanish colonial architecture as well as breathtakingly stunning beaches instead of the same cookie cutter tourist shops found elsewhere.

Havana is the capital of Cuba but it doesn’t have the typical consumer trappings that you might expect in a regular capital city.

Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean with 750 miles of mountain ranges (including the Sierra Maestra, the Cordilla de los Organos, and the Sierra del Escambray) and miles of vast beautiful plains. It has over 200 exotic looking bays and nearly 300 beautiful beaches.

The worst time of year to go is between May and November because this is the rainy season when you can get caught in terrible weather including, potentially, hurricanes. Any other time of the year you can expect a wonderful vacation.

What exactly is there to do in Havana? It’s a good question. The simple answer is you can find yourself a beach that you like and just relax for a week or two. If you want a little more activity then you can always explore the rich culture, the music, food, and even the art of the area. And there’s always the mountains too!

Fidel Castro has been sick for a long time now and his brother Raul runs the government these days. Raul is seen as more open to the Western world and Cuba as a whole is slowing beginning to open up. Now’s the time to take advantage of this great travel destination opportunity!

Most people don’t think of Cuba as a tourist destination but if you don’t want to be like everybody else then I suggest you take a serious look at everything Cuba has to offer. You’ll be more than happy you did.

A Tropical Travel Destination

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Are you looking for that next vacation or travel destination for yourself and your family? Are you having trouble sifting through the large stack of popular vacation spots? Are you sick of going to the same boring tourist locations year after year? Then you’ve come to the right place…

Check out Barbuda Island for fun in the sun off the beaten path.

If you’ve never heard of Barbuda Island, it’s okay. Most people have never heard about it which is why it’s such a great travel destination. The island is part of a three island state that is associated with Antigua and Redonda. It is located in the northeastern Caribbean, within the Leeward Islands.

Basically it’s just a 20 minute flight from Antigua. If you’re looking for some adventure, then it’s a three hour boat ride from Antigua.

The best time of the year to go is between November and April. While you’re there you can enjoy the white and pink sandy beaches as well as the coral reefs and even a few shipwrecks. You can also play golf and tennis and enjoy snorkeling and diving, though personally I just like to relax on the beach and there are few places more beautiful in the world to do it.

This is really an unspoiled paradise, not your typical tourist beach destination crammed with overweight tourist jockeying to see the sights. The beaches are relaxed, strewn with seashells and large expanse of calm blue-green Caribbean seawater.

If you’re looking for sea turtles and other tropical fish then check out the shipwrecks. Most of them lie undisturbed in the beautiful blue green turquoise sea water.

If you’re looking for a little action then pop over to nearby Antigua Island to enjoy many regular tourist activities. Antigua is home to over 5,000 graceful frigate birds who live on the northwestern lagoon at the bird sanctuary.

Barbuda is only 15 miles long by about 9 miles wide. The island itself is mostly rocky and fairly flat though covered in bush. The animals you may encounter include dear and boar as well as turtles and guinea fowl. Cattle, horses, and even donkeys wander around with sheep and goats who tend to walk freely in the different villages. Like I said, it’s a very laid-back place.

The island also has a variety of caves that you can explore especially in the Two Foot Bay area. Some caves have a variety of ancient cave drawings on their walls which is kind of neat to see. Some of the caves you can explore on your own but many of them require expert guides and a little bit of training.

If you’re looking for a trendy tourist beach, Barbuda Island is definitely not for you. But if you are looking for pristine untouched beaches and laid-back relaxation without the hustle and bustle of normal tourist activity then this may be just the spot for you and your family. Check it out!