Celebrate "Taste of Cuba" at Santa Lucia International Festival 2011
Travellers taking Cuba holidays between 13th and 17 February 2011 will be able to take part in the Santa Lucia International Festival 2011 on Santa Lucia beach in the Camaguey province to celebrate a "Taste of Cuba".
The Santa Lucia International Festival 2011 will be taking place from 13th to 17th February celebrating a "Taste of Cuba" of obvious Cuban theme.
This year's festival marks the eighteenth edition of the annual event and will take place on Santa Lucia beach in the Camaguey Province, a popular hotspot for tourists on Cuba holidays.
The festival celebrations will include cultural, nautical, recreational and gastronomical events and activities which will highlight the traditions and authenticity of Cuba as well as it the island's outstanding natural beauty.
There will be a number of competitions throughout the festival and an array of prizes to be won for categories including The Best Parade, The Greatest Show, The Best Entertainment Team, The Best Dinner, The Best Kios, The Best Hotel, and the grand prize of the most beautiful and intelligent Festival Mermaid.
Winners of the competitions will receive logo-inscribed trophies and the winner of the Festival mermaid competition will receive the grand prize of a week-long holiday for two in a hotel valid between 1st April and 30th November 2011.
Tourists enjoying holidays in Cuba are encouraged to take part in the festivities and competitions which will be judged by a panel selected from members of the organising committee and the Cubanacan Hotels Group.
Situated in the east-central region of Cuba in the Camaguey Province, Santa Lucia is a popular destination for Cuba holidays with 13 miles of wide white and golden sand beaches and calm turquoise warm waters. The beautiful coral reef lies just over a mile from the coast and boasts rich marine life and colourful coral.
Visitors can head off to explore over 35 scuba diving sites where they can discover the sunken ships dating back from the 19th century, or take an excursion to the El Real Lake where they can experience sightings of Roseate Flamingos and breathtaking natural landscapes.
The region is set to see an increase in visitors as the U.S President, Barrack Obama, recently eased restrictions on travel to Cuba for cultural, educational, academic and religious groups.
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