Destination Overview

Cuba

With year-round sunshine, Cuba is a land of sand-white beaches dotted with palm trees and lots of greenery with many nature parks all over its extensive territory, most of them in mountainous areas. Here you’ll find tropical jungle, easily accessible by well-maintained trails and always with the option of a local nature guide’s assistance. Cuba is famous for the presence of American vintage cars, cigar factories and cocktails, all waiting to be sampled throughout your visit.

Capital

Havana

Time

GMT -5

Currency

Cuban peso

Language

Spanish

Religion

Roman Catholicism

Population

11 Million

International Airports

Havana

Weather

Cuba has sunshine almost every day of the year. Winter (Nov-April) has day temperatures of 20-25 degrees Celsius and summer (May-October) of 25-30 degrees. The difference is the humidity. In the summer the air is a bit heavy and an occasional tropical shower in the late afternoon is possible and refreshing. In the winter air is mostly dry and it rains a lot less. For this reason, most come in this period. As part of the Caribbean in Cuba July till end November is hurricane season.

Top Highlights

Vintage Cars

Cuba is famous for the presence of American vintage cars. Seen everywhere on the streets, they are used as collective taxis by the locals. Take a ride in one of the convertibles and cruise along the Havana Malecon just like a local. s

Cuban Cigars

In the months of December to April, you can visit tobacco plantations and watch the farmers work their fields. We recommend a visit to a cigar factory and try a long Churchill cigar.

Rum and Cocktails

Cuba is the birth place of many cocktails like mojito, daiquiri, and rum coke. Rum being the common denominator and added to other spirits. There are numerous bars and terraces to try these cocktails.the vibrant city indulges all

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Cultural Tour

Enjoy the tours in the centre of Cuba with many colonial cities like Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Remedios and even more. You will be with private knowledgeable English-speaking driver-guide who knows all about Cuban culture, art and history. Overnights…

$ 2,719

Top Places to Visit

Havana

Havana– The capital of Cuba. Here you can find the Cuban culture and history. Most know the Colonial part, Patrimony of Mankind by UNESCO. A little enclave of Spain in the Caribbean. But the city is a lot bigger with incredible sites like the Malecon, the Revolution Square, and the Castles of Havana. Havana is essentially a living museum for pretty vintage cars and one should not miss taking a ride in one of these classic convertibles.

Santa Maria Key

Or Cayo Santa Maria is a small group of islands that are connected to the main land by a 42 km long causeway built through the sea: the mere ride is worth the visit! And the islands Santa Maria, Las Brujas and Ensenachos are great examples of the keys that dot the Cuban North coast. It’s all about pristine nature here and of course beaches.

Viñales

The area of Viñales and surrounding Vuelta Abajo is the best place on earth to grow tobacco. But it is also an area for eco-tourism. The valley of Viñales with the mogotes is incredibly beautiful and one can discover it on foot, horse back or by jeep safari. And everywhere you will meet the humble and hospitable Cuban farmers who show their daily lives in the fields.

Santiago de Cuba

The other main city of Cuba after Havana, but completely different. The historical city up the hill has nice plazas and many colonial buildings from different eras. Amongst them is the majestic Cathedral but also the oldest building in the Spanish colonies: the House of Diego Velasquez, the Spanish conqueror of Cuba.

Trinidad

This little town used to be the centre of the Cuban sugar industry around 1800. Sugar barons built palaces in the centre in the typical style of Colonial era, the streets were cobble stoned, and the houses painted in light pastel colours. This historic centre has prevailed through the years and is now Patrimony of Mankind.

Varadero

World famous are the beaches of Cuba and Varadero is the best: 20 km of white sand beach along the narrow peninsula that goes straight into the sea. You find in Varadero hotels of all levels from low key fun hotels to high end luxury resorts. Almost all are all-inclusive and located with a direct access to the beach. The centre of Varadero has a low key night life for those who want to get away from the all-inclusive ambience.

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