Cuba was selected among the world's 25 most popular destinations, according to the Travellers' Choice 2020 awards, organized by the largest travel website TripAdvisor.
"These are the places that have given the most talk at Tripadvisor during the past year," reads the statement published by that portal, based on the opinions of millions of users of different nationalities during 2019.
Cuba ranked number 19 in the list that was topped by London, Paris, and Crete.
"Cuba is visited with enthusiasm, never by chance or by discard. And the first moments here are simply unique," wrote one user on TripAdvisor, while another said: "Cuba is always a good option!
This Caribbean island also received recognition in the award for the best 25 beaches in the world. Paraiso, in Cayo Largo del Sur, is located just behind Brazil's Baia do Sancho and Grace Bay Beach in Turks and Caicos.
In that same ranking, Cuba's main beach, Varadero, came in ninth place.
During the past year, the United States government implemented measures that have influenced the development of Cuban tourism. Nevertheless, 4,275,000 international visitors arrived in the country, which represented a decrease of 9.2% with respect to 2018.
This year the goal is to receive 4.5 million travelers.