Nature

Cuba is a paradise for nature lovers and well-known for its biodiversity. More than 8,000 different plant species dominate the landscape. About half of these plants are - in natural resources - only to find in Cuba. Even in the West Indies, this share is unique.

The main crops in Cuba are sugar cane and royal palm. With the leaves of royal palm in many Cuban houses are covered. Cubans also use the wood to build houses and furniture. On the beach, the palm trees provide natural shade and provide shelter from the midday sun. Due to their high value in use sugar cane and the royal palm are the most represented plants in Cuba. About a quarter of the island is covered with pine and mahogany forests. Typical for Cuba are also fruit-bearing trees such as lemons, oranges, papaya or mango.

The original landscape of Cuba can be discovered by a hike in the Sierra Maestro. Don't be scared of poisonous snakes - there is only one kind of boa, which is quite large, but it is not dangerous. Malaria mosquitoes do also not exist in Cuba.

In Cuba, there are the most interesting and bizarre animals of the world. One finds for example the smallest frog in the world- only about one centimeter in size.

The diversity of bird species is with a number of 300 unique and in the wild mangrove countries in the south you will find every imaginable species of water birds. In the north, you can watch the entire flamingo colonies breed. In the rich in fish coastal areas, edible fish is an important source of revenue for the Cubans.
At the beginning of the rainy season, many tourists can catch a truly impressive picture: millions of land crabs are marching out of the woods in endless columns. Over time, these actually became land animals - but they prefer to spawn in droves to the oceans. Within days, they transform the coastal waters in a true nursery of baby crabs.