Rich in culture yet economically poor, the island of Cuba is a beguiling mix of lavish colonial architecture, fascinating history and revolutionary chic.
Itâ€™s the largest island of the Caribbean and also its most diverse, with a multitude of faiths and ethnic backgrounds - a diversity which is reflected in the countryâ€™s vibrant culture, arts and music.
Due to its political isolation, Cuba still remains largely undiscovered, retains a unique local charm and truly authentic feel - and is definitely one of our top picks for 2015!
Cuba's turbulent history can be felt everywhere from the magnificent Spanish buildings and cobblestone streets to the imposing Communist squares and Afro-Caribbean towns that pulsate with a distinctly different vibe. Much of the island's allure also lies in its beaches fringed by colourful reefs & crystal waters and it's verdant landscapes of plantations and mountains.
Travelling on a tour to Cuba
Discover for yourself why Cuba is one of the Caribbean's top destinations. See the best of Cuba from the exuberant capital of Havana to the dramatic landscape of the Vinales Valley, where tobacco growing has changed little over the years. Relax on the stunning beaches of Playas del Estes, soak up the Afro-Caribbean flavour of Trinidad and explore towns built to repel pirate invaders with a labyrinth of streets.
“Cuba's unlike anywhere I have travelled. Caught between the then & now, colourful, crumbling, complex & challenging, it's full of contradictions & of...”
by Bronwyn McGee
Posted on 25 Sep 2015
Cuba Travel Guide
Ensure you're properly planned for your trip to Cuba with our practical guide on everything to visas to weather.
- Enduring Cuba
by Zoe Bran
- Waiting for Snow in Havana
by Carlos Eire
- Trading with the Enemy
by Tom Miller
Facts about Cuba
- Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean and includes more than 4,000 islands and cays.
- There are no animals or plants in Cuba that are poisonous or lethal to humans.
- Christmas was dropped as a holiday in 1969, when the Cuban government was pushing for a record sugar harvest.
Cuba Travel Advice:
We keep abreast of the latest travel advice to Cuba and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.