OVERVIEW

The largest island in the Caribbean and historical favourite of hedonists and thrill-seekers, Cuba is beautiful, passionate and never less than fascinating. As the last bastion of world communism, this land of elegant towns and stunning beaches has achieved something of a cult status with travellers, writers and musicians, paying homage to its beauty and resilience. Cuba is truly unique; a quality few countries can lay claim to.

Havana boasts of architectural antiquity, with Spanish colonial buildings and 16th century heritage. Havana is a picture-perfect destination, and quite so, you would have seen its vibrant streets and retro-American cars on the pages of a glossy magazine, but Havana presents more than that, it has charm, culture and age-old significance. Walk through Havana’s historical center, take a stroll along Malecon Beach, or dip in and out of magnificent museums Cuban theatres with ballet performances and much more!

Varadeo is Cuba’s idyllic peninsula stretching out into the Atlantic Ocean. For a more relaxed and laid back Cuba holiday, Varadero is certainly a fine choice; lined with all-inclusive hotels, spa complexes and golf courses, Varadeo is designed for those who enjoy the finer things in life. From here, you can also island hop to the tiny Cayo Piedras and Cayo romero isles, perfect for snorkeling and diving!

Trinidad is located in Central Cuba and boasts of rainbow buildings, you’ll definitely feel the ‘frozen in time’ feeling in Trinidad, as much hasn’t changed since 1850. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is worth unpacking your bags for, discover the mystical jungles of Salto del Caburni, Iznaga Tower and the cluster of museums scattered around the town. Ancon beach has been award Certificate of Excellence by Trip advisor and is a great place to relax and unwind; there are many bars and restaurants for you to dine in.

 

Set on the southern eastern part of Cuba, Santiago de Cuba features Afro-Cuban influences; visit here during July and you’ll witness the colourful carnival, which goes on throughout the day with dancing and music.

 

What is the currency in Cuba?

The currency used in Cuba is Cuban peso or Cuban convertible peso.

 

How long does it take to fly to Cuba?

A flight from Birmingham airport to Havana can take 13 hours and 15 minutes.

 

What is the time difference in Cuba?

Cuba is 5 hours behind of UK time.

 

When is the best time to visit Cuba?

Visit Cuba between March and April with temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees and the crowds are fewer. Peak time is between July and august where temperatures are in the 30s.

 

What language is spoken in Cuba?

The official language spoken in Cuba is Spanish.

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Melia Marina Varadero is nestled besides a gorgeous beach and quaint marina, and serves as the quintessential choice for a seaside break in Cuba for couples and families.

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IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Trinidad is an adults-only hotel set in the heart of Trinidad with a nearby beach just 13 km away.

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Designed for couples, honeymoons and adult escapes, Paradisus Rio de Oro exudes Cuba’s stunning natural landscapes in an oasis of tranquility.

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Find paradise in Cuba on Cayo Santa Maria Island, with incredible marine life, 3 pristine beaches and a World Biosphere Reserve.

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Ideally located in the center of Havana, begin your Cuba holiday at IBEROSTAR Parque Central, a 5-star hotel with gourmet dining, spa facilities and rooftop pool.

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Situated between the beach and tropical hillside, this adult’s only and all-inclusive retreat is perfect for couples looking for a Cuban beach getaway.

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