Cuba

Marked by colorful buildings, classic cars, and trademark cigars Cuba has much to offer anyone willing to dive into its rich, palpable culture.Explore Old Havana’s cobblestone streets lined with vintage cars and restored architectural gems. Relax with a cup of coffee at one of the charming cafes around the square. If you’re a history buff, you’ll want to visit to Museo de la Ciudad, then perhaps stroll over to Castillo de la Real Fuerza, a 16th century fortress built to fend off attacks from pirates. This incredible structure features a moat and drawbridge, a mediaeval scene come to life! Enjoy a concert and meet locals in Plaza de Armas, a major social gathering place for more than five centuries.On the Caribbean coast of southern-central Cuba, the colonial town of Cienfuegos was once a hub for trading sugar cane, tobacco, and coffee. Enjoy the city’s panoramic Parque Central. Visit the Palacio del Valle and the Tomas Terry Theater, an architectural jewel of the nineteenth century.When in Trinidad, stop by the famous Potters House, a family-owned pottery shop, where each piece of pottery is produced to help reconstruct and preserve Trinidad’s tourist areas. Then enjoy a traditional cocktail at the nearby bar La Canchánchara.Plaza ViejaLocated in Old Havana, Plaza Vieja was built to be an alternative to Plaza de Aramas, in 1559, and was originally called Plaza Nueva. Then in the 18th century, the square became a popular market called Plaza del Mercado and served as Havana’s commercial hub. Then, in 1814 when Mercado Nuevo emerged in Plaza del Cristo, the Plaza Vieja was given its new and final name to distinguish it from the rest.El Museo del RonLearn about the origins of Cuba’s most famous beverage and experience the rum making process in real-time at this fascinating museum. Located in Old Havana, the museum is inside an 18th century townhouse. Learn more about Havana’s Rum Museum here.Hemingway HouseHemingway wrote two of his most famous novels in this home: For Whom the Bell Tolls and The Old Man and the Sea. After his death in 1961, the Cuban government took ownership of it, and after years of neglect, the home was finally restored.

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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

CurrencyWith a somewhat weird two currency monetary system and a very unique political/social situation Cuba's foreign currency exchange can appear…

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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

DRIVINGDriving in Cuba is on the right hand side of the road and drivers must be aged 21 or over.Speed LimitsThe standard speeds are as follows:•…

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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. A night…

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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…

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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

Tourist travel to Cuba remains prohibited for US citizens. You must obtain a license from the Department of Treasury or your travel must fall into one…

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General

CommunicationsThe international access code for Cuba is +53.InternetMore than 50 major hotels and resorts across Cuba offer WiFi, with hourly rates varying…

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Regions

Trinidad

Trinidad has a bit of a duality to it — part island paradise and part colonial settlement. From either perspective, the kind of place where you’ll…

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Cienfuegos

Known as Perla del Sur, or the Pearl of the South, Cienfuegos has a nautical elegance with a lively French spirit. The city rests on the…

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Camaguey

Take a stroll through Camagüey and you’ll encounter hidden plazas, grand baroque churches, enchanting galleries, and isolated, yet hospitable eateries. This mysterious labyrinth of a city…

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Holguin

There’s something strikingly honest and self-assured about Holguín. As the island’s fourth largest city, it’s primarily comprised of parks and sacred religious sites — Loma de…

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Vinales

If you prefer a simpler way of life, where things move at a slower pace, Viñales is for you. Located in the province of Pinar del…

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Havana

Visiting Havana is like visiting a world stuck back in time. It’s like a parallel world existing alongside the world you knew back home, and you…

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