It is possible to go to Cuba's Island of Youth and . If that appeals to you.....let's go!
Christopher Columbus landed on the Isle of Youth in June 1494 and named it El Evangelista.
The Isle of Youth is the main island in a 350-island group known by Americans as Cuba's Canary Islands. It is 2200 square kilometers and is second only to the mainland in size. There are 72,000 Cubans living on the island, most of them in the capital city of Nueva Gerona and the smaller town of La Fe.
The novel Treasure Island, written by Robert Louis Stevenson was inspired by the pirate activities that took place on the Isle of Youth. Such notorious pirates as Francis Drake, John Hawkins, Thomas Baskerville and Henry Morgan once hid out on the island.
The prison where Fidel Castro was jailed by the Batista Regime is on the island and has now been converted into a museum.
There are many great activities for visitors to participate in such as scuba diving, snorkeling,
bone fishing, hunting for duck, quail, white crowned pigeon and dove, as well as fishing for tarpon and snook, biking, hiking and trekking. It is an outdoorsman's paradise!