Mini Guide to Cuba


Varadero is a small paradise not too far away from Havana. It has an abundance of all-inclusive resorts and most visitors are looking to relax on the beach sipping cocktails, or playing golf in the nearby Varadero Golf Club.

Although it might not be the ideal place to delve into Cuban culture, it’s still possible to find interesting activities. Parque Josone has an incredible botanical garden with lakes parrots and flamingos, and the extensive Bellamar Caves are the oldest tourist attraction in Cuba, which opened in the 1860s.

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Cuba’s first capital, Baracoa was established in 1511 and it’s the city with the most prominent Caribbean vibe. It’s the ideal place to drink some rum and then visit Casa de la Trova to show your salsa moves to the locals.

Baracoa is also famous for its cacao plantations and it’s the main producer of Cuban chocolate in the country. Travelers can visit the plantations and Yumuri Canyon, a beautiful river gorge with many walking tracks.

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Interesting Sites and Natural Wonders

Maria la Gorda

Maria la Gorda is a small village on the west of Cuba and famous for its diving center. There’s no public transport to the village, so visitors need to rent a car or book a transfer from a tour agency.

It’s the ideal destination for those looking for tranquility. Apart from the diving center, there’s only one shop, two restaurants, and one hotel. It’s also a great place for birdwatching, and travelers can spot Royal Terns, Black-throated Green Warblers, and Bee Hummingbirds (the smallest bird in the world).

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Although the holiday of St. Patrick’s Day originally began its life as a Christian feast day, it has almost entirely transformed into a secular holiday celebrating the best booze that bars have to offer. People travel from far and wide to cities around the world that are specifically known for their St. Patrick’s Day festivities. There are several cities around Ireland that host incredible parties, but the fun doesn’t stop there. As Irish immigrants moved around the world, they brought their traditions with them. As such, here are some of the best places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day around the world.

The Best Flower Displays in the World

Flowers are one of the most beautiful objects in nature — their bright faces remind us of sunshine and warm weather, and their perfume can help us recall specific memories that all our other senses have forgotten. While many of us strive to make our home the perfect outdoor oasis, others focus on spectacular displays of flowers that can only be found in a small number of places. We’ve scoured the globe for some of the most beautiful flower displays open to the public. If you’re a fan of beautiful flowers both cultivated and wild, check this list out.