An historical city with natural beauty
Santiago holidays are an ideal destination for those seeking more than just a beach holiday in Cuba.
Santiago de Cuba is located on the South West coast of Cuba, and although the winter months are cooler than the summer months in this area, there is not a huge variation in the actual temperature. The winter months hit temperatures of twenty two degrees celsius to the summer months hitting temperatures approximately ten degrees higher than this. The only difference between the seasons is the air humidity making it seem hotter than it really is. Santiago de Cuba is guarded by the castle of San Pedro del Morrow. This historical city is surrounded by natural beauty with the backdrop of the city lined with the Sierra Maestra mountain range. Holidays to Santiago will also bring you to discover the bordering nature reserve of Baconao National Park. The park contains a variety of attractions along with wildlife refuges and coffee plantations. The natural surroundings attract holidaymakers of all types to discover this amazing unspoilt coast. As well as the natural beauty we must not forget the friendly atmosphere and the events that take place here such as the music, festivals and the famous carnival. There is a wide selection of clubs and dance venues that offer something different every night of the week.
Holidays to Santiago in July may encounter the carnival. The carnival dates back to the seventeenth century when the festival of Santiago was mixed with street dancing parades of the black African slaves, nowadays the carnival compromises of groups of dancers and musicians flocking to the streets of Santiago to perform popular music like salsa, rumba and reggae.
Quick Santiago Tips
The currency used in Cuba is the Cuban Paso
The official language in Cuba is Spanish
The flying time from the UK to Cuba is appox 10 hours
Friendly hospitality and laid back atmosphere
If you are looking for fine and varied cuisine your holiday to Santiago will provide all of this. You will be spoilt for choice as Santiago is heavily influenced by African, Haitian, Spanish and French cultures which are transferred to cuisines giving you the best dishes imaginable and creating that special holiday memory. The city of Santiago houses some of Cuba's oldest palaces and museums including the Casa de Diego Velazquez and the Museo Municiple Bacardi. Many of the houses in Santiago feature lacy ironwork balconies, pointed windows and narrow external staircases. A lot of the city can be explored by foot which is why a wide variety of people chose to come on holiday to Santiago. With the combination of friendly hospitality, a laid back atmosphere and the beautiful Caribbean sun it is easy to see why this beautiful city is often referred to as Cuba's 'most Cuba city' a holiday to Santiago de Cuba is an ideal destination for those seeking more than just a beach holiday. Book your holiday to Santiago here at Latedeals.co.uk
Top Places To Visit
San Pedro de la Roca del Morro Castle
Perched on the opposite side off Old Havana it can be viewed from miles around and the scenery is spectacular. Inside each room of the fortress
there is someone to tell you a little about the history of the Castle, they also speak english well
La Gran Piedra
The highest mountain range on the island is abundant in natures beauty and is a perfectly preserved environment with numerous historical and cultural values. Nature lovers will enjoy the tourism programs such as hiking, mountaineering and cycling
With lush soft sandy beaches and warm sea waters filled with coral and tropical fish, snorkelling and scuba diving is a must do