A NEW WAY TO DISCOVER CUBA

French Spanish
geography
climate
history
population
government
economy
flora and Fauna
natural resources
gallery
more Cuba sites
credits
comments
home



Ads By CiberSpaces

titulo1.gif (1733 bytes)
titulo2.gif (1347 bytes)titulo3.gif (874 bytes)

There are almost 7000 species of plants in Cuba, more than half of which are endemic. Amongst such varied plants and flowers are orchids, which maintain an honoured place. With more than 300 species featuring by colors and perfect shapes the orchids form one of the most outstanding floral patrimonies of the island. The National flower is the mariposa or butterfly jasmine, a small white petal orchid. The Royal palm is the National tree, cork palm (regarded as a living fossil) and cactuses can be found at the Cuban landscapes.

Some groups of animals like molluscs and amphibians are more than 90% endemic and thus unique to Cuba. In reptiles, more than 80% are unique to the island. Some of the island's species are famous around the world, like the Polymita, a land snail from the eastern provinces, with such color animation that each one is unique. From the family of quetzal, the tocororo is the National bird; its white, blue and red feathers reproduce the colors of the Cuban flag. The hutia, bats and almique represent land mammals. The zunzuncito or fly-bird, Microtytus scorpion, Cuban tiny frog and the sijucito are among the smallest animal species in the world. Some species risking extinction are: the Ivory-billet woodpecker, almique, Cuban crocodile, Conga hutia and manatee. The island's coral reefs are the best preserved in the Caribbean area.

All these treasures are scattered in different ecosystems, of which 75% are plains, 18% are mountains and 4% are swamps. Bio-diversity can be seen also in the different landscapes; from semi-desert, dry woods to humid tropical forests. There are 8 665.8 sq. km of national preservation areas. Cuba has neither dangerous animals nor plants.

Ads By CiberSpaces

Ads By CiberSpaces

Available now!
Reside in Havana now!...

Book instantly the car you need
  • Flights to Havana or Varadero Cuba | Havana Flights
    Flights to Havana or Varadero Cuba | Havana Flights
    Are you looking for cheap flights to Cuba? Immediate confirmation of your flight to Havana or Varadero Cuba is just 2 clicks away. We also offer a price comparison of [...]
  • Hotels Trinidad Cuba
    Hotels Trinidad Cuba
    Trinidad is a fantastic UNESCO World Heritage Site built on the proceeds of the 19th-century sugar and slave trade. At its peak, in 1827, one of the 56 sugar mills [...]
  • Hotel Bookings Varadero
    Hotel Bookings Varadero
    Varadero is the Caribbean resort par excellence and also a small town in the province of Matanzas, Cuba. It has grown since the 1990s into one of the largest resorts [...]
  • Horseback Riding Tour Cayo Coco
    Horseback Riding Tour Cayo Coco
    The Horseback riding tour in Cayo Coco is ideal for both novices and seasoned riders. There's no galloping to speak of and the whole trip is taken at a trotting [...]
  • Catamaran Seafari Excursion Cayo Coco
    Catamaran Seafari Excursion Cayo Coco
    The Cayo Coco Catamaran Excursion is a blast! The tour takes you out to two pristine beaches near the lighthouse, snorkeling is fantastic at any location, but here you really [...]
  • El Baga National Park Cayo Coco
    El Baga National Park Cayo Coco
    El Baga National Park is located on Cayo Coco and is one of Cuba's 7 national parks. Named after the El Baga tree, known for its medicinal properties, the park [...]

email us...contact@cubacaribbean.com
Copyright © 2002 - 2019. Digital Panorama S.A. All rights reserved.
No part of this website may be copied or reproduced without the written consent of Travelucion S.L or its subsidiaries.

800 x 600