Why travel to Cuba in Autumn
Cuba is an excellent place to go on vacation at any time of the year, but in the fall you can enjoy the opportunity to the fullest.
With a tropical and warm climate but with less suffocating temperatures, the autumn season is appropriate for hiking and nature tourism.
Brilliant colors, a refreshing breeze, the perfect opportunity to recreate with numerous outdoor activities. You can discover Cuba in a different way than sunbathing on a beach.
For this there are abundant trails, for example those of the Sierra del Rosario, near Pinar del Río; the Escambray or Macizo de Guamuhaya, with its spectacular waterfalls, located between the provinces of Sancti Spíritus, Villa Clara and Cienfuegos, in the center of Cuba.
In provinces like Holguín, one option is to climb the popular Loma de la Cruz.
In Pinar del Río, the ideal invitation is to enter the mysterious world of the cigar, get to know Viñales and mingle with helpful people.
In Cienfuegos you can enjoy horseback riding through the El Palmito farm, or be ecstatic with the Laguna de Guanaroca and its mythical legend that tells the story of an Indian woman of the same name who discovered her dead son inside a güiro, a kind of container made of vegetable bark.
With astonishment the container fell to the ground and broke. What happened then was a miracle: from the güiro fish came out that formed the rivers that bathe the territory of Jagua, the largest of the turtles became the Majagua peninsula and the others, in the keys that today populate the bay of Hundred fires.
Santiago de Cuba is the ideal place to practice hiking, either visiting the Comandancia de La Plata, in the middle of the mountains, or exploring the Gran Piedra and Parque Baconao (don’t leave without trying the food at La Casa de Pedro El Cojo, a typical restaurant well known among locals and travellers).
In addition to this territory is the Pico Real del Turquino. With its 1,974 meters high, it is the highest point in Cuban geography.
With an exuberant landscape where ferns, orchids and a great variety of beautiful birds endemic to Cuba abound, you can climb from the place called La Sierrita de Nagua in the city of Bartolomé Masó in Granma.
A more abrupt and risky route is on the Santiago de Cuba side, leaving La Mula. Through this region the road is steeper (at kilometer 8 there is a rustic camp where you can stay the night).
In almost all the provinces of the country there are stays and visits to Protected Natural Areas, National Parks, hatcheries or reservoirs of exotic animals, bird watching, horseback riding, boat trips to protected keys, contemplative diving activities, snorkeling and sport fishing.
In short, traveling to Cuba in the fall is one of the best choices for those who want to know more about the island.