Cuba

Cuba’s turbulent past and defiant political stance have imbued it with an undeniable mystique – but beyond its historical intrigue, there’s plenty more to discover and enjoy about this unique travel destination. The island is like one of its ubiquitous vintage cars – shabby but chic, erratic and unpredictable, and ultimately loveable. Fine cigars, salsa dancing, Afro-Latin beats – all these things and many more contribute to Cuba’s one-of-a-kind flavour. Highlights include the glittering capital city, Havana, where you can dance the night away in salsa clubs, or marvel at the crumbling beauty of colonial buildings on a stroll through town; the laid-back little town of Vinales, surrounded by tropical landscapes studded with bulbous limestone karsts; the terracotta buildings of historical Trinidad; and picture-perfect beaches at Varadero, and on the islets of Cayo Guillermo and Cayo Largo del Sur.

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Travel Information

Electricity

Generally Cuban electricity is 110V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. The outlet is the American-style flat two-pin plugs, except in certain large hotels…

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Banking

Currency – With a somewhat weird two currency monetary system and a very unique political/social situation Cuba's foreign…

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Cuisine

Tap water is not safe to drink. Bottled water is ubiquitous, but boiling water is recommended to limit plastic waste. Milk is pasteurised and dairy products…

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Climate

Simply put, Cuba has a fantastic climate for adventurers, travellers and tourists alike. Cuba can be described as moderately subtropical with 2 seasons….

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Transport

DRIVING – Driving in Cuba is on the right hand side of the road and drivers must be aged 21 or over. – Speed Limits – The standard…

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Dress

Cuba is a sub-tropical country so pack for summer. Bikinis, shorts, sandals, short-sleeved cotton dresses and shirts are the order of the day. But, bear…

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Health

Please consult your health-care provider 4-6 weeks prior to travel to ensure you are receiving all required vaccinations, and that the medication has enough…

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Safety

Cuba is safe in general. We recommend normal precautions be taken as you would for any city in the world. Be aware of your surroundings and stay in well-lit…

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Visa

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS – Every foreign passenger entering Cuba must have a passport with a time validity of at least 3 months from the day…

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General

Communications – The international access code for Cuba is +53. – Internet – More than 50 major hotels and resorts…

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Regions

Trinidad

On Cuba’s spectacular Caribbean coast, sandwiched between the pristine white sand beaches of Player Ancon and the towering Sierra Escambray mountain, lies the impossibly pretty town…

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Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos is a small city in the Central Cuban province of the same name. This attractive port city was founded in 1819 by French settlers and…

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Camaguey

Camaguey is an attractive colonial city in central Cuba which serves as the capital of the eponymous province. This sprawling but tranquil town is known for…

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Holguin

Set in the eastern part of Cuba just south of Cayo Largo, Holguín is an attractive coastal city known for the exquisite natural scenery of its…

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Vinales

The naturally beautiful valley of Vinales is a popular UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Pinar del Río Province of Cuba known for its its distinctive…

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Havana

As the capital of Cuba, Havana is a remarkably vast, sprawling metropolis. The city’s compelling history is reflected in the astonishing diversity of its architecture, its…

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