Famous for cigars, palm beaches, rum, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, Cuba has spots along the coastline ideal for sailing, as well marinas that provide great opportunities for aquatic sport fans. You can go scuba diving, sailing, yachting, cruising as well as enjoy various beach sports.
The name Cuba is either derived from Taíno word cubao meaning "where fertile land is abundant" or coabana meaning "a great place". Even Christopher Columbus described it as the most beautiful place that any human had ever seen. This sailing destination is in fact an archipelago of islands located in the Caribbean Sea, one of the largest salt water seas in the world.
The Caribbean region is best known for its wonderful beaches and pristine waters, but also for its history mostly marked by a long colonial period.
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Cuban predominantly tropical climate is moderated by northeasterly trade winds which blow throughout the year. These winds make it an excellent destination for sailing all year round. Besides its palm beaches and beautiful scenery, your sailing holiday in Cuba will also offer you a glimpse of the country's exciting and turbulent history, as well as its cultural peculiarities. This insular country is well known for its musical tradition as well - salsa, rumba, mambo and cha-cha-cha are all connected to Cuba.