Castro's hideout is a great hiking destination
More people may be travelling to Cuba on hiking holidays as the tourism department revealed that the number of visitors in the first quarter of 2011 smashed the one million mark.
The Cuban ministry of tourism said that they expect 2.7 million visitors to travel to the island nation this year. With over a million people already having arrived, this may turn out to be an underestimation.
One of the things that draws tourists to Cuba is the hiking opportunities that the Caribbean country offers.
People can take a trekking trip to the Comandancia de la Plata, which is the location of the hideaway of Fidel Castro throughout the Cuban Revolutionary War.
Based near the historical hideaway is the highest point in Cuba: Pico Turquino. Located in the Sierra Maestra mountain range in Santiago de Cuba Province, the peak stands at 1,974 metres.
According to the tourism ministry, the million visitors in the first quarter represent a 10.4 per cent boost on last year's figures.