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?
What language is spoken in Cuba?
The official language spoken in Cuba is Spanish.
Do I need a visa to visit Cuba?
You will need to get a tourist card before travelling to Cuba. For travel advice to Cuba, visit the FCO website here.