“Cuba” and “charm” are two words that are closely linked. Its paradisiac beaches and cities like Havana or Santiago de Cuba are not the unique attractiveness of the island; there is also a rich group of Cuban towns worthwhile to visit. It is not easy to choose among these places; they are small but are full of charm as all of the country. Rent an apartment in Cuba and feel free to visit all of the towns we are going to show you today.
Baracoa, known as the Ciudad Primada, was the first Cuban village, founded in 1511, by the Spanish conqueror Diego Velázquez. In fact, it was the first capital of the country and Hernán Cortés was the first mayor of Baracoa. It was declared National Monument and among its natural attractions, we highlight Toa River with it spectacular cascades. The town, which in the indigenous language means ” existence of sea” is now an attractive tourist destination in Cuba.
It is believed that Christopher Columbus sighted Cuban mainland on the mountain now known as “Silla de Gibara” on October 27, 1492. The following day he arrived at Baray Bay and the following day, on 29 October, his ships reached the Bay of Gibara, baptized as Rio de Mares by Columbus. Gibara, also known as the Villa Blanca, would not be founded as such until 1817. Its squares, neoclassical buildings, museums, beaches and caves, as well as the fortresses of Cuartelón and the Battery of Fernando VII, turn Gibara into one of the loveliest towns of Cuba.
180 kilometers from Havana you can find Viñales, a small town in the province of Pinar del Río that stands out because of the natural landscape of the Viñales Valley, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, that surrounds it. There, in addition to vegetation, you can contemplate the Mural of Prehistory, painted on a rocky formation, representing the natural evolution of life.
UNESCO declaredthe historical center of Trinidad, one of the first Cuban villages founded by the Spanish, World Heritage Site in 1988. Today, Trinidad remains one of America’s best-preserved colonial sites. Among its many points of interest are the History Museum, the Guamuhaya Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Colonial Architecture, the “Casa de la Trova”, the old sugar factories and the Romantic Museum in the Plaza Mayor.
Rent an apartment in Cuba and discover all that the island can offer you.