November 13, 2012 | By Donna Evans
Cuba holds intrigue for the sophisticated traveler, the diver, the adventure seeker, and the beach lover. Since it is no longer “forbidden” travel, the colonial cities, Cuban cuisine, artists, musicians, culture, architecture and lush landscapes offer new horizons to the well traveled.
All-inclusive beach resorts, such as the Iberostar Varadero and the Paradisus Rio de Oro pull a safety net around the sunbathers and divers, but give them the amenities they desire. The beautiful beaches of Varadero, Santa Lucia, Cayo Santa Maria and others boast white sand and uncrowded locations to relax.
Yalla was one of the first companies to offer tours (missionary, people to people, etc.) to Cuba and has been operating since 2002. They still reign as the leader in this destination. Tours are available to see the cities of bustling and active Havana, colonial Trinidad, the port city of Cienfuegos and the Australian sugar mill where Castro had his headquarters during the Bay of Pigs.
It is truly a unique destination with much to offer the experienced traveler who wants to take a step further and try something new.