Welcome to the largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba, with its beautiful white sandy beaches. Go back in time to learn about Cuba’s rich and fascinating colonial history.
Cuba has great natural beauty, vibrant cities and a warm, tropical climate all year round. You can choose to delve deep into the history of the cities or just relax and enjoy paradise beaches. There is something for everyone in Cuba.
Cuban cuisine has African and Spanish influences as well as Caribbean touches. You will find everything from local street food to restaurants serving international cuisine, from delicious fresh fruit sold in street markets to superb sea food.
Cuba has a range of hotels from large international chains to smaller locally-owned guest houses (casas particulares). You can also find smaller traditional hotels in the countryside and colonial-style hotels in the cities.
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Where to go in Cuba
Capital city, Havana, has a nostalgic 1950s flair. Here you will find important historical landmarks including the Capitol Building, Plaza de la Revolución and the giant fortress of Castillo de la Real Fuerza. Take a walking tour of old Havana with its colonial architecture, bright colours and classic American vintage cars.
Combine a stay in historic Havana with a beach stay in Varadero. Situated less than 100 miles east of Havana, Varadero’s coastline has warm, turquoise water and some of the best pristine white sand beaches in the country.
Trinidad & Sugar Mill Valley
Stroll through the colonial city of Trinidad’s cobblestone streets to the idyllic main square surrounded by the mansions of the former sugar barons, and feel the rhythm of live music playing. Visit the nearby Sugar Mill Valley with the remains of numerous sugar refineries that once gave such splendour to the area.
Discover Cuba’s flora and fauna and natural landscape, including cave systems, pure rivers and waterfalls in the marvellous Sierra Escambray.
Sierra Del Rosario Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most beautiful national parks and scenic locations in the country.
Viñales Valley and its unique string of rounded limestone Mogotes Mountains where you will find the world’s finest tobacco leaves.
Santiago de Cuba
Experience the musical tradition of exotic Santiago de Cuba with its “New Orleans” atmosphere. A melting pot of cultures set in front of a sweeping bay at the foothills of the Sierra Maestra Mountains on the south east coast of Cuba.
Beaches and Coastline
Go snorkelling and enjoy all the water activities the country offers along the coastline.
Visit Cienfuegos, “the pearl of the south”, and admire the natural beauty of its bay and its French inspired colonial buildings. Enjoy a classic Cuban Mohito cocktail at the Moorish inspired Palacio de Valle on the peninsula Punta Gorda the former residential area with its typical wooden houses.
Get away from it all on the tiny paradise island of Cayo Levisa. With more than 20 diving spots, it is a perfect location for everyone who loves water sports and underwater worlds.
When to go
Cuba has a warm and tropical climate with two distinct seasons. The best time to travel is from December to May when you will have dry and sunny days with temperatures between 22 - 28°C.
The rainy season is from June to October when it can be hot and humid although it is worth remembering that during the wet season the rain tends to come in a short shower in the afternoon and you will still have plenty of sunshine during the rest of the day.
The hurricane season runs from August until middle of October but this can vary from year to year throughout the Caribbean region.
Where to go next
We recommend combining Cuba with Mexico and Central America with good connections between Cuba and Mexico and direct flights to Cancun in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.
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