5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Cuba in 2020Posted on 09/03/2019
Cuba has become a popular vacation destination – and with good reason! It is a world all its own, with a rich culture, a history of attracting famous politicians and artists, and a fascinating political landscape. Despite the added restrictions for Americans, it is still possible to experience the best Cuba has to offer with a guided tour. These tours have the added bonus that you can just relax for your whole trip; you don’t have to figure out the logistics as someone has already curated the must-see activities for you and booked your stay in the best locations.
So, without further ado, here are five reasons why you should definitely visit Cuba in 2020:
1. Amazing Architecture and a Rich History
Cuba is certainly a country where history is still in the making, but that’s not to say there isn’t already a rich history to see and learn about. The Museum of the Revolution in Havana is a testament to both architecture and history, and it is absolutely a must-see for anyone visiting Havana. It is fascinating to see the beauty and opulence of the building contrasted with the brutal history of the revolution.
After, travel into Old Havana to see a whole world of old architecture, unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. The buildings here are often brightly colored, with grand archways, market squares, and intricately detailed churches.
Don’t forget to see the world-renowned Cuban cigar factories where their hand-rolled cigars have to be tried at least once so you know what all the fuss is about!
2. It Still Has an “Old World” Charm
Unlike many culturally rich countries across the world, Cuba has not yet been touched by big corporations. You won’t find a McDonald’s or 7-11 on every street corner or look across the street to see a Ripley’s Believe-It-or-Not. While we all love convenience at home, experiencing somewhere untouched is like stepping into another time – there’s no better way to have a complete break from your life at home.
3. The Incredible Collection of Classic Cars
Whether you consider yourself a car enthusiast or far from one, you’ll be struck by the abundance of classic American vehicles from the 50s and 60s still in use as daily drivers. It really does make a visit to Cuba feel like stepping back in time, and it’s fascinating to learn how the Cuban people keep the cars roadworthy despite having no access to original parts.
4. Reliable, Beautiful Weather and Scenery
There aren’t many countries in the world which can offer the promise of great weather every day throughout the spring, summer, and fall months. If you love sun and heat, you’ll love spending relaxed days wandering the streets and drinking cheap, cold drinks under the Cuban sun.
Top the weather with the beautiful scenery you can find within the cities and further afield, not to mention crystal-clear Caribbean beaches, and you’ll struggle to find anywhere else that feels like a complete break from day-to-day life back home.
5. See the Effects of Socialism with Your Own Eyes
If you’re American or come from any other Western country, you have likely only ever known and experienced democracy and capitalism. Cuba offers a safe experience of the effects of socialism, and you’ll see the wealth of political messaging and influences in the absence of branded advertising. If you are interested in politics and culture you’ll find the subtle and not-so-subtle nods to political leaders and ideologies fascinating.
If you’re looking for a trip to Cuba that offers all these sights and much more, be sure to read the itinerary for our Highlights of Havana, Varadero, and Pinar del Rio guided tour to see if it checks all your boxes! Click here to find out more about it and other You Deserve It! Vacations.