The beautiful island of Cuba is an up and coming Caribbean yacht charter destination gaining quick interest. This gem located in the northern Caribbean Sea, is the largest island in the region which means there isn’t a shortage of attractions to see and activities to take part in once you’re docked in port. A must see for guests on a Cuba yacht charter is Malecón, which is located in the island capital Havana. For five miles, the Malecón seawall runs along Havana’s Atlantic-facing coast. At night this hotspot comes to life with an array of live musicians and street vendors, this is the perfect spot to co-exist with locals and enjoy the Cuban lifestyle. The illustrious white sand beaches offered in Cuba can be found in the islands biggest resort town Vardero. This world famous beach stretches 22 km (13 miles) and is located on the Hicacos peninsula roughly 80 miles from Havana. The only difficult part about this beach is choosing what to do. There are a plethora of activities to enjoy, like scuba diving to take in the beautiful coral reefs and aquatic wildlife. Varadero also offers water sports, such as snorkeling, sea kayaking, sailboarding, power boating, paddle boating – the options are endless.
While ashore during your Cuba yacht charter there are some dishes you wouldn’t want to miss out on indulging in. Food is a big part of the Cuban culture, street vendors swarm the streets daily with a delectable variety of dishes at an affordable price. The famous pork hamburger (Hamburguesa de cerdo) is highly recommended, vendors take a ground pork patty and grill them to perfection then lay them on lettuce, tomato and a soft roll. Another local delicacy in Havana that can satisfy any sweet tooth is the Coconut Pie (Pie de Coco) which is an ultra-sweet shredded coconut baked into pie crust. If you’re looking for a more formal setting the La Guarida is the place to stop, this extravagant restaurant provides amazing cuisine along with first class atmosphere. The unique motto is that customers are given the possibility to distinguish the same place a city in three different times: anchored in the history, stamped by its daily life and hope for the future.
Dance plays a huge role in the Cuban tradition, take part in salsa dancing classes at 1803, this outdoor dance club will have you dancing like a local. Sight-seeing is also available at Plaza Vieja which has many beautiful art galleries and beer museums. Outdoors activities could also be enjoyed, if you’re up for the challenge you can take a hike to the highest point in Cuba at Pico Turquino, the mountain stands at 1,974 meter making this no walk in the park. Brimming with colorful culture, unique attractions, and breathtaking natural beauty, Cuba is an enticing Caribbean yacht charter destination worthy of discovery!