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Frequently asked questions

It all depends on what you want out of your Cuban holiday! Cuba has it all – world-famous beaches, living history cities, rolling hills covered in tobacco shrubs and lush rainforests. Start your Cuban holiday in Havana, where you can learn about Cuba’s fascinating history among crumbling art deco buildings and classic cars, then head toward Viñales and check out the tobacco plantations. Make a beeline for the coast and lose days to the sun, sea and sand – Cuba has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.


Start your Cuban holiday in Havana, a delightful city to get your bearings and learn about the history and culture of Cuba. Then make your way to the mountains or the beaches to experience dramatic landscapes, untouched beaches, and some of the friendliest locals you’ll ever meet. There is a range of accommodation to suit all styles and budgets – from luxury hotels to budget casas particulares (or Cuban bed and breakfast).


Cuba is a great holiday destination all year round. November to April brings dry weather, hot days and cool nights. May to September is regarded as the rainy season, but the sun still shines and showers don’t last long so just make sure you bring a raincoat.


Wandering will become a favourite pastime in Cuba. Taking in Cuba at a slower pace and happening upon hidden gems – like a secondhand book market with some first-edition classics, or an ensemble of Cuban musicians rehearsing for an event – will quickly become highlights of your trip. Other than immersing yourself in Cuban life, you can get your toes wet in the Caribbean sea at a beachside resort, hike through tobacco plantations in the heritage listed Vinales Valley, learn to muddle the perfect mojito and puff on a Cuban cigar (or don’t, because health).


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but you really can’t look past Cuba’s white sand beaches and turquoise waters. When you step on to the sand in Cuba you will quickly understand why Cuba’s beaches are world-famous. If you’re more of a tree-change type, the Viñales Valley is world heritage listed for its lush tobacco plantations set amongst dramatic rocky outcrops. Even the metropolis is beautiful – the crumbling art deco buildings and classic cars are a nod to a bygone era, thanks to the long-standing economic embargo by the United States.


Comfortable walking shoes and everything you need for a beach holiday (swimwear, sunnies and sunscreen). It’s also a good idea to take a warm jacket. It can get surprisingly chilly in the mountains so make sure you come prepared.


You could spend weeks (months!) discovering all of what Cuba has to offer, but if you are pressed for time you are going to want to make sure you experience the living history cities, the world heritage protected Vinales Valley, and the beach. With plenty of beaches to choose from within an easy drive of Havana, you should be able to tick off some of Cuba’s highlights in one epic holiday.


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