Travel to the Beautiful Island of Cuba

Facts about travel to Cuba

You want to travel to the beautiful island of Cuba! It is the largest island in the Caribbean. And Cuba is close to the U.S. It is about 90 miles south of Florida. Cuba has a population of 11,195,000 (2019). The largest ethnic group is European Cuban (64%). Besides 26% Mulatto or Mixed and 9% Afro-Cuban. The largest religion is Christianity (65%). Besides 24% irreligious and 11% others / African spirituality. The capital is Havana. Havana has a population of 2,200,000. The typical Cuban meal consists of black beans and rice, plantains and shredded beef. And also pork with onions, tropical fruits and Cuban bread. In short the Cuban cuisine is a fusion of Caribbean and Spanish cuisines.

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When you travel to the beautiful island of Cuba, this is important to know:

  • The official currencies are the Cuban peso and the Convertible peso
  • Spanish is the official language
  • The time zone is UTC-5 and UTC-4 in Summer
  • Driving side is right
  • Calling code +53
  • There is an International Airport in Havana called Jose Marti

Best time to travel to Cuba

Best visiting time is between December and April. It is pleasantly warm (79 degrees Fahrenheit / 26 degrees Celcius). On the other hand the summertime is hot and humid. It is also the period when hurricanes and storms tend to roll through. The Cuban sea is warm enough for swimming all year round. The temperature near Havana is 77°F (25°C).

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Cities of Cuba

The major Cuban cities are:

  • Trinidad is well-known for its colonial architecture
  • Santiago de Cuba is a beautiful town on the Caribbean coast
  • Las Tunas with its alive and pulsating Saturday nights! Also weekly street festivals and rodeo acts
  • Baracoa has amazing beaches
  • Bayamo where the weekly Fiesta de la Cubania festivity takes place
  • Varadero has a lot of beach resorts, and
  • Pinar del Rio. Home to the most prominent cigar manufacturing facilities.

Attractions of Cuba

Cuba has a lot of attractions! The most popular Cuban attractions are:

  • Stunning white sand beaches
  • Mountain terrain
  • Historical Spanish architecture dating back to the 16th century
  • The Havana Malecón, or boardwalk
  • Museo de la Revolución
  • Catedral de San Cristobal de la Habana
  • Casa Oswaldo Guayasamin
  • A stunning collection of classic cars driving around
  • Cuba Libre (rum and coke), and
  • Coffee, rum and cigars!

A vacation in Cuba! Relax and enjoy in a beautiful setting!