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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.

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Beach at Esencia

Explore and Relax in Colonial Cuba and the Mexican Riviera

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Cuban musicians

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Classic cars on the coast

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Time difference

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

Key events

International Jazz Festival.

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Things to do in Cuba

explore Cuba by Car

Explore Cuba by car

Che Guevara Memorial

Che Guevara Memorial and Santa Clara city

Our insider tips for Cuba

Annerys Hockley

Annerys Hockley

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.
Rafe Stone

Rafe Stone

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.
Adam Calladine

Adam Calladine

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.

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)...    

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