4 ways to stay active on your Cuban getaway

A Cuban getaway beckons days filled with white-sand beaches and sunny skies; but that doesn’t mean you can’t get active on your vacation! Want to keep fit and have fun on your vacation in Cuba? Good news - you don’t have to stare at a gym wall to stay active. We’ve compiled some of our favourite unique ways you can keep fit on your tropical escape and some of the best hotels and resorts to make the most of it.

Vacationers enjoying water sports on a stretch of pristine beach
Get in shape as you explore the deep blue

Who said exercising can’t be fun and adventurous? Cuba has some of the clearest waters and best weather conditions in the Caribbean for a host of different water sports. Many resorts offer non-motorized water sports for guests to dive into the warm waters of the Caribbean and explore its depth. From windsurfing to snorkelling and scuba diving, there are countless ways to tackle the waves and get a workout in at the same time.

Where to stay: Travellers looking to explore Cuba’s underwater world can head to the stunning shores of Holguin and stay at Playa Pesquero Resort Suites and Spa. Nestled along the beautiful Bahia de Naranjo National Park, this resort offers a dream tropical getaway for couples and families with well-appointed accommodations and entertainment for guests of all ages. Vacationers can take advantage of resort-offered water sports including kayaking, snorkelling and windsurfing and explore the sparkling waters off the coast of Playa Pesquero.

View of the sparkling pool at Playa Cayo Santa Maria
Burn calories on the dance floor

One of the best ways to explore a destination is to experience its culture firsthand. Cuba has a rich and colourful culture that you can discover for yourself as you get on the dance floor and move to the sounds of salsa, bolero, mambo and more. Whether you’re an experienced dancer or can barely muster a two-step, dancing is the perfect way to both get active and have fun on your getaway.

Where to stay: Guests can escape to the pristine shores of Cayo Santa Maria and immerse themselves in Cuba’s vibrant culture at Playa Cayo Santa Maria! This family-friendly resort caters to all vacation styles, whether travellers are looking to relax on the white sands of Playa La Estrella or stay active with a variety of resort activities, including dance lessons! Guests can learn from the resort’s expert dance instructors before putting their knowledge to the test at Playa Cayo Santa Maria’s on-site nightclub.

Man and woman walking on the pristine shores of Playa Paraiso
Break a sweat on the beach

Cuba is home to 400 kilometers of stunning shores, perfect for vacationers looking to soak up the Caribbean sun. Aside from sunbathing, the beach is an ideal spot to get active with an exciting game of beach volleyball. Plus, once your workout is over, you can cool off right with a dip into the clear blue waters of the Caribbean.

Where to stay: Travellers that are looking for the right mix of activities and relaxation can head to Hotel Playa Paraiso, nestled on the pristine shores of Playa Flamenco in Cayo Coco. This charming resort is perfect for guests of all ages looking for a dream beach getaway featuring comfortable accommodations – some with beautiful ocean views – and entertainment for everyone, including a kids club for mini-vacationers and water sports for all guests. When travellers aren’t lounging beneath the resort-offered palapas, they can join in on exciting beach activities like Beach Olympics and beach volleyball.

View of the stunning pool and swim-up bar at Playa Costa Verde
Sweat it out at the swimming pool

One of the best workouts you can get on vacation is right in the pool! Swimming burns a ton of calories and requires the use of almost every muscle in your body. While swimming lap after lap might not be for everyone, there are plenty of other activities you can try to get your heart rate up. Water polo is an exciting and fast-paced game, perfect for breaking a sweat!

Where to stay: Vacationers can stay at the beautiful Playa Costa Verde, situated alongside Playa Pesquero, the longest beach in Holguin. Perfect for all vacationers, from couples to families, guests can expect entertainment for all ages, well-appointed rooms and suites and sparkling fresh water pools. Mini-vacationers can enjoy their very own pool area while adults can join a lively game of water polo before treating themselves to a drink from the main pool’s swim-up bar.

With charming properties in Cuba’s most sough-after destinations including the pristine shores of Holguin, Cayo Santa Maria and Cayo Coco, Gaviota Hotels offers travellers the essential Cuban getaway with comfortable accommodations and entertainment for all ages.

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