Situated in the northern Caribbean where the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean meet.  Cuba is considered part of Latin America, a multiethnic country with diverse origins.  Cuba certainly amazes me with its beauty, fascinating history, vibrant culture, idyllic beaches and lush forests. It is definitely a once in a lifetime experience! 

While Havana is the capital and largest city in Cuba, other major cities are not to  be missed.   Old Havana has some of the best-preserved history in Cuba.  Wander through the cobbled streets to see the Baroque and neoclassical architecture such as the Cuban Baroque Catedral de San Cristobal and an old restaurant where Hemingway used to frequent.

Want to see something different in the area?  Stop by the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, a military fortress and enjoy a mojito in the picturesque town square.  

Explore the paradise of Baracoa where you can enjoy the black-sand beach, peaceful streams and bathe in the crashing waterfall.  Hike through the forests and mountains for a breathtaking view.

What could be better than going by horse to view the inspiring number of colorful Spanish-colonial buildings in Trinidad. Roam around the street markets and take in the iconic pastel houses from the narrow-cobbled roads.

The European Style city of Cienfuegos is full of grandiose architecture, also known as the Paris of Cuba due to influences in both its customs and style.  Take a leisurely walk around the harbor-side and enjoy the gorgeous bay of Bahia de Jagua and the art galleries around the Plaza de Armas.

The beautiful turquoise water in Parque Natural el Baga in Caya Coco is simply breathtaking. You might even see some crocodiles, turtles and flamingoes!

The economy in Cuba is dominated by the tourism industry and exports of sugar, tobacco and coffee.  The biggest cigar brands in the country are supplied with tobacco grown in the Valle de Vinales.

Cuban food is mouthwatering.  You will definitely want to bring a few recipes home to treat your family and friends.  Some of the traditional Cuban food includes Ropa Vieja, Picadillo, Pernil, Masitas, Tostones, Mojo, Yuca, Bunuelos, Maduros, Flan, Cuban Chicken Fricassee, Arroz Con Pollo, Guava Paste, Cuban Bread and Cuban Sandwich.  Yum!

Other cities you may consider stopping by include Santiago de Cuba, Santa Clara, Holguin, Varadero, etc.  There is so much happening in Cuba that it is simply impossible to include all of its wonders in one write-up.  Salsa your way through the colorful capital of Havana and see the very best of Cuba!