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Cuba is the largest of all the Caribbean islands and one of the most fascinating. It has a unique and eventful history, mirrored in the outpourings of its rich culture of music, dance, and socio-political innovation.

The island also has stunning landscapes, from the unique limestone plateau scenery west of Havana through tropical plantations to the rugged mountains and forests of the Sierra Maestra in the east. Cuba is liberally dotted with pristine sandy beaches and restored colonial towns. While the façades of the pre-revolutionary period remain, they sit alongside increasingly efficient new hotels, resorts, roads and other tourist facilities.

Our holidays to Cuba

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Trinidad de Cuba

Cuba and the treasured Caribbean expedition cruise - 5 Oct 2017

15 days from £6110pp

Cuban musicians

Value Cuba: Cuba at a glance

12 days from £1097pp

Cuba

Tocororo: Rum and revolution

12 days from £1672pp

Trinidad Cuba

Signature Cuba: Highlights of Castro's Cuba

15 days from £2282pp

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Essential information

Language

Spanish.

Time difference

GMT -5 hrs.  Daylight saving is from March to  November (GMT -4 hrs) 

Key events

Carnival.
International Jazz Festival.

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Things to do in Cuba

Che Guevara Memorial

Che Guevara Memorial and Santa Clara city

explore Cuba by Car

Explore Cuba by car


Our insider tips for Cuba

A walk round Havana’s restored colonial centre. The city has many squares, streets and buildings which have retained their original colonial architecture and design, now gracefully spruced up.
Annerys Hockley

Annerys Hockley

A piña colada or ice-cold mojito sipped on one of the island’s many glorious pristine beaches at sunset. Choose between one of the laid-back cayes, quiet bays and coves or resorts with a full range of tourist facilities.
Jack

Jack Brooker

A day or two with a Cuban family, where you are welcomed into a traditional home, and eat the home-cooked cuisine. These have opened their doors to visitors all over the country and are an excellent way to learn about the friendly people’s lifestyle.
Rafe Stone

Rafe Stone

A night out at a music venue in Trinidad, a colonial town so carefully preserved you imagine yourself living in a bygone century. Music runs through the veins of every Cuban and you will find it erupting spontaneously on any street corner.

Adam Calladine

Adam Calladine

What our experts say

No one can deny that Cuba is changing. As relations warm up with the USA, we can expect that more of what makes Cuba so unique will be subsumed into western-style standardisation: apparently Cubans can't wait for MacDonalds to arrive! So if you want to see the authentic side of Cuba's great socio-economic experiment go now. Cubans are curious and communicative, meeting them can be the most rewarding part of a visit. I have both led group tours there and done a self-drive visit: on the latter you are much more likely to strike up a conversation with local people, especially if you go off the beaten track a bit (we actually got lost in the middle of a sugar cane field and had to be guided out by a farmer)...    

Claire Milner

Claire Milner

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