British tourists are traveling to Cuba as their post-pandemic Green Tourism Destination

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The Cuban beach resort of Varadero reopened the tourist season in the new normality after the Covid-19 with over 240 British vacationers who arrived on Sunday night from Manchester on a G-TUI direct flight.

The first flight with foreign visitors to Varadero, arrived last night at the Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport, in the western Cuban province of Matanzas.

The TUI UK agency (Germany-UK) restarted operations at the renowned sun and beach resort with a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft from the English city of Manchester with 276 passengers on board, 241 of whom were tourists.

They were accommodated at the Royalton and Iberostar Varadero hotels, both belonging to the Cubanacan hotel chain, and at the Playa Vista Azul, of the Gaviota group.

Upon arrival, the holidaymakers were subjected to the hygienic-sanitary controls established to prevent the spread of Covid-19, and biosecurity measures provided for in the protocols such as PCR, without losing the fluidity and agility in the attention to travelers.

Varadero is located in the Hicacos Peninsula on the northern coast of Matanzas, 140 kilometers east of Havana.

Its 20-kilometer-long beach is considered the world’s second-best, according to international surveys, and has varied extra hotel activities with ample recreational options, especially those dedicated to sailing.


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Cuba’s nature reserve stands out for its biodiversity

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The Topes de Collantes Nature Reserve currently appears as one of the safeguarded areas in Sancti Spiritus central province as it stands out for its biodiversity.

It is located in the municipality of Trinidad, near Trinidad city and its Valle de los Ingenios, both places declared by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture in 1988 as Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Specialists suggest that the high endemism of its wildlife provides a relevant scientific value to Topes de Collantes, nestled in the Guamuhaya or Sierra del Escambray mountain group, and makes it an excellent option for nature tourism.

The microclimate that prevails in that place, with a pleasant temperature, favors the habitat of different kinds of flora such as orchids, as well as over 100 species of birds, including 45 percent of those endemic to Cuba.

Topes de Collantes is deemed the area where there is the greatest development of nature tourism in Cuba and has various products, including trails, walks and tours, in addition to having infrastructure for it.


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