“It's Beautiful”: Inside the Cuba That Americans Never See

After decades of estrangement, few Americans have had the chance to see Cuba for themselves. Among the island's most scenic spots is Varadero Beach, 90 miles east of Havana. It's Cuba's biggest tourist attraction, known to Canadians and Europeans for its white sands, clear waters, golfing and friendly locals. Although President Obama has opened the door to re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, a ban on travel by U.S. tourists remains in place for now, leading many to wonder what Cuba will look like when and if American tourists dollars start flooding in. Those who are here get the distinct feeling that by being here now, they're avoiding the rush.

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