On the first day of the kids’ school summer holidays 2018, we flew to Cuba with our two kids, ages 6 and 8. Up until the flight we were afraid how the children will survive the 17 hours journey from Europe and the culture shock of arriving in a country with different infrastructure, language, and climate. But after we had been in Cuba for two weeks, our children were crying when we boarded the taxi from Havana Vieja to Havana Airport. They were asking, when shall we return… All in all, our family trip to Cuba was an unforgettable positive experience.
El Nicho is Cuban national park. It is a protected area with lots of natural pools, waterfalls, rainforest caves. The water is warm enough to take an exciting swim under the waterfalls. The park has a restaurant and a camping area. We visited El Nicho as a one day trip on our way from Cienfuegos to Trinidad. Continue reading “El Nicho National Park”
The local beach of Cienfuegos is called Rancho Luna. When you stay in a casa particular in the city of Cienfuegos it will take around 30 minutes taxi ride to reach the beach. Visit to the sea is a perfect one day trip on a budget.
It is common for a family trip to also include a visit to the destination’s ZOO. Havana has a large ZOO on its outskirts with many interesting animals. Lions, zebras, elephants, hippos, wild birds and reptiles can be found in Cuba’s largest zoological garden. Havana ZOO offers an included guided tour and many activities for children of all ages. Of course, the Cuban way. But the kids will love it!
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Cuba is rich in tropical vegetation. But every local will tell you there are no dangerous animals to be afraid of. You can just walk straight away to one of Cuba’s national rainforest parks like El Nicho rest assured that all the snakes and lizards you’ll see are not poisonous. Continue reading “5 Most Dangerous Animals In Cuba”
Besides the scenery, towns, and people, the climate is the ultimate factor making Cuba unforgettable. When looking into the sky, observing clouds and the sun, the mind switches to relax mode. Also in the rainy season from May to October, Cuba is a nice country to visit. Rest assured the quick but strong showers in this period will not ruin your tropical days in the sun. Continue reading “Cloud Watching In Cuba”