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Cuba

The largest island in the Caribbean, located between Cancun and Haiti, Cuba has seen a recent rise in popularity with a surge of interest from travellers wanting to visit before the country restores closer ties to the USA.  With the potential that Cuba may just lose some of its old-world charm, now’s the time to visit and experience this beautiful island’s unique character.

The image of Cuban culture seems forever entwined with the faded colonial charm of Havana. A city apparently paused in time, Havana still has the power to enthral even the most jaded of travellers.

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Great for…

Beach lovers – Cuba has many pristine beaches that are safe for children and offer watersports for teens and adults.

History buffs – Cuba’s unique past means that there is much to learn and enjoy about its culture.

The entertainment – Music, singing, dancing, and incredible live shows are everywhere.

Flight time:

9-10 hours


Average temperature:

22°C (January) – 27°C (August)


Havana

The capital city of Cuba, famed for its striking architecture and relaxed ambience, has long been a draw to visitors all over the world – but its popularity seems to be on the increase. Holidays to Havana offer you the ideal opportunity to sample a different way of life, and the unique culture of Cuba is sure to make a lasting impression. Sun-worshippers and culture vultures alike are bound to find themselves spoilt for choice when they choose cheap holidays to Havana.

Varadero

Varadero is an increasingly popular tourist destination and one of the largest resorts in the Caribbean. Varadero holidays are perfect for anyone who loves to soak up the sun, and the resort’s inviting climate makes it the perfect place to get some rays on your back. Holidays in Varadero also offer a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants in the surrounding area, so you’re sure to find somewhere to either indulge in a spot of retail therapy or while away a chilled-out evening.

Holguin

Located in eastern Cuba, a holiday in Holguin gives you the perfect opportunity to experience the country’s totally authentic, unique culture – not to mention the chance to top up your tan. Renowned worldwide for its laid-back atmosphere, cheap holidays to Holguin are ideal for anyone looking to get away from the daily grind. Once you’ve experienced what the resort has to offer, you’ll realise why more and more people are making Holguin their holiday destination of choice.

Cayo Coco

The shimmering tropical island of Cayo Coco is a fantasy of palm groves, powder-white beaches and shallow, warm aquamarine waters. The fourth largest island of the Cuban archipelago, Cayo Coco package holidays take you to a luxurious island resort, with thatched bungalows reminiscent of the Maldives. A lush, low-lying nature reserve that’s home to a rich variety of tropical plants and animals, a Cayo Coco holiday offers over 15 miles of pristine white sands caressed by safe, tranquil waters.

Playa Pesquero

Located in the Cuban province of Holguin, Playa Pesquero is an increasingly popular tourist destination attracting more and more visitors. Renowned for its pristine beaches and luxurious accommodation, Playa Pesquero holidays are a great opportunity to soak up the sunshine whilst sampling a different, more laid-back lifestyle. Cuba’s  culture is a major draw for visitors, and you’ll find plenty of unique shops and stalls to explore in the surrounding area, with opportunities to pick up authentic Cuban crafts.

Guardalavaca

If you’re looking for a holiday combining the tranquillity of a beautiful beach by day with lively and exciting nightlife, then a holiday to Guardalavaca could be just what you're looking for. Guardalavaca knows how to do postcard-perfect beaches and it's one of Cuba’s prettiest resorts, with never-ending stretches of pure white sand, and amazingly clear and warm inviting waters. Along with the stunning beaches and lush greenery of Guardalavaca, you’ll find the nearby tropical paradise of Playa Pesquero which is also well worth a visit.

Must visit – Havana’s famously drinkable rum and fascinating history are both great reasons to pay Cuba’s capital city a visit. The Museum of the Revolution will teach you about the city’s past, while the Rum Museum will allow you to see the rum-making process first-hand, and of course sample its delights. Cuba is a naturally beautiful country, where you’ll find the staggeringly gorgeous archipelago of Jardines del Rey, the impressive Viñales Valley, and a wide array of national parks. Children will love the beaches and the bright weather.


Family fun – There is plenty for both kids and parents to enjoy in Cuba. Locals are renowned for being friendly and welcoming to children, and the prevalence of music and dancing on the streets and in bars is something that little ones will love to join in with. The wonderful beaches of Varadero and Cayo Coco are ideal for sunbathing and paddling in the green waters, but there are lots of attractions for the family looking for a little more stimulation, like the rides and playgrounds of Josone Park.


Natural attractions – If you want to see Cuba’s most popular and well-known national park, you’ll have to venture to the southeast of the country where you’ll discover Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt. Birdwatching enthusiasts adore Caguanes National Park in the north, and if you are staying in Holguin you can see the highest mountain in the country at Turquino National Park. Cuba is home to countless spectacular views, pine forests, and UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, where the wildlife and ecology is considered so important that it is protected under law.


Culture and history – Cuba’s history has been a turbulent one, with colonialism causing years of conflict and wars marking the country’s more recent history. As one of the world’s few remaining Communist nations, Cuba has an extraordinary history and a unique modern culture. This is reflected in its lively music which you may hear everywhere you visit, and vibrant African/Spanish-style art that has often been used to promote propaganda. You can learn about Cuba’s unique past and present at the Museum of the Revolution, the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana, and the National Museum of Music.


Food and drink – Tamales are commonly eaten in Cuba, but with the meat mixed through the dough. Vaca frita, meaning “fried cow”, is a piquant dish where beef is marinated in garlic, salt, and lime, and seared until nearly crisp. Frita is another delicious meat dish which is essentially the Cuban equivalent of a hamburger, where a bun is filled with a mince beef patty and topped with fries. Cuba is famed for its rum, so if you are a fan of a tipple there’s no place better to sip a tasty cane sugar cocktail.


Night life – Cuba’s nightlife is renowned for its party atmosphere and the energetic dancing and music. Havana in particular is a melting pot of night-time excitement, such as the Casa del la Musica, and if you want to try some salsa dancing head to the Club Salseando Chevere. For an authentic Cuban evening out, try the charming, chilled Casa de la Trova with its live music and stylish setting. If you’re visiting with the family, restaurants are often child-friendly and many hotels have kids’ clubs.



Need to know

  • Local language - Spanish
  • Currency - Cuban Peso
  • Visa requirements - Your passport should be valid for the duration of your stay, and you will need to fill out forms for your visa at the airport when you land.
  • Average Transfer time - 9-10 h
  • Tourist information -

    http://www.travel2cuba.co.uk/

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Holidays in Cuba:

Havana, Varadero, Holguin, Cayo Coco, Playa Pesquero, Guardalavaca

Popular Destinations:

Turkey, Benidorm, Canaries, Lanzarote, Mexico, Florida, Tenerife, Orlando, Ibiza, New York,

Majorca, Costa Blanca, Costa del Sol, Costa Dorada, Portugal, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria

Type of Holidays:                                                              

Family holidays, All Inclusive holidays, School holidays, Luxury

 

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