Cuba Holidays 2017
If you are looking to take a holiday to Cuba in 2017, Esencia Experiences can provide you with a luxurious and completely bespoke service that will help you get the most from your trip to this fascinating and culturally rich island. Those looking to bask in the sun on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world could consider visiting in July and August 2017, when Cuba is at its hottest. Those looking for a more activity-led experience could consider visiting in the cooler winter months, and those looking for a pleasing mix of the two could consider booking a Cuban holiday in the spring. Even the cooler months are pleasant, thanks to Cuba’s subtropical climate and its impressive average of 330 sunny days each year.
Beautiful beaches and scenery
Your 2017 Cuban holiday will no doubt involve a trip to some of the island’s stunning, talcum-white beaches, like Varadero and Playa Esmeralda, which are lapped by the clearest cerulean waters and gilded with the most dazzling sunshine. But while beaches and dramatic coastline are in abundance on Cuba – the Caribbean’s largest island – the Cuban landscape is much, much more. Lush rainforests are home to a huge array of flora and fauna. Marshes, caves and mountains add to the landscape’s diversity, and Cuba’s native Caribbean flamingos live in the shallow waters of Cayo Coco. The Pinar del Rio province is a treat for the eyes, with vast limestone karsts and thriving green tobacco plantations – the source of Cuba’s world-famous cigar industry. And the island is guarded by a magnificent coral reef second in length only to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Rich in culture and history
The beauty of Cuba is augmented by the cultural vibrancy of its capital city, Havana. No holiday to Cuba in 2017 would be complete without experiencing Havana’s picturesque harbour, beautiful theatres, captivating art and history museums, incredible music and dance scene, and stunning and eclectic architecture, blending colonial, classical and modern. Old Havana – an exuberant slice of 1950s America – has streets dotted with vintage 50s American cars and heroes painted on the walls, as well as myriad historical buildings, fortresses, castles, cathedrals and museums.
Explore Cuba’s fascinatingly diverse history, and observe how its mixed Spanish and African heritage has influenced and moulded its architecture, art, literature, music and dance. Visit the lush port of Baracoa, aka ‘The Town That Time Forgot’, which marks the spot where Christopher Columbus landed in Cuba on his first voyage in 1492. The absorbing Museo de la Revolucion, located in the former palace of president and dictator Fulgencio Batista, is an absolute must-see for those learning about the Cuban revolution. Adventurers can hike up to Comandancia de la Plata, situated in the Sierra Maestra mountains, and see revolution leader Fidel Castro’s hideout. And the historical hotspot of Santa Clara is where the last battle of the revolution took place, and where famous revolution figure Che Guevara – now a global symbol of rebellion – is buried.
Book your 2017 holiday to Cuba today
Esencia Experiences can help make sure you have the most unforgettable holiday to Cuba in 2017. We arrange escorted Cuba excursions and tours to all of the island’s attractions, whilst you are accommodated at the most excellent hotels, villas and private residences. Our luxury bespoke service is backed by in-depth knowledge of Cuba’s most exotic restaurants, nightlife and entertainment hotspots, and cultural events. So get in touch today and let us help you arrange an enthralling 2017 holiday to the most mesmerising island in the world.