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Cuba tailor-made holidays

Cuba is brazen and beautiful, daring and decisive - and surely one of the world's most recognisable countries, its influence stretching far beyond the Caribbean. Whether it's Cuba's revolutionary politics, recalled in the gaze of Che Guevara, or its fizzling culture – the syncopated rhythms of Afro-Cuban jazz, the drifting smoke of the world's best cigars, the spicy rum and the carnivals it fuels – Cuba is a truly refreshing destination.

This complex and colourful nation comprises Caribbean's largest island and there is great variety across the land. For some visitors it's the fine old colonial streets of Trinidad and the son music of Santiago that form the basis of their Cuba travels.

For others is the rich greenery of the Viñales Valley, the stretching beaches of Cayo Santa Maria and Varadero or the political iconography on the streets and buildings of the energetic capital, Havana. Cadillacs and horse drawn carts, pulsating dance floors and silently swinging hammocks are other evocative images of the country, but there are plenty more besides. This is a multi-faceted and vibrant Caribbean destination and holidays here are always invigorating, always intriguing, always entertaining.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
9½ hours

Time Zone
GMT -4

Currency
Cuban peso (CUP) = 100 centavos, Convertible Peso (CUC) = 100 centavos, this is like a 'tourist dollar', which was used to replace the US dollar

Language
Spanish

Visa
Please check the FCO for latest advice

Where to go in Cuba

Baracoa

Baracoa is a hidden gem at the far eastern end of Cuba. It's here that Christopher Columbus landed on his first voyage and the Iglesia de la Asunción in Baracoa holds the Cruz de la Parra, the cross he planted here in 1492.

Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba is Cuba's second city. It's nearly 1000 km from Havana and has a very different feel to the capital. Travel to Santiago and you'll experience distinctive music and architecture.

Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos is located on Cuba's southern coast. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Pearl of the South', it's calmer, neater and breezier than Havana. The old part of Cienfuegos was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2005, thanks to its distinctive 19th century Spanish urban planning - the town is l…

Vinales & Las Terrazas

Viñales is a small town in the western Pinar del Río Province of Cuba. Like Baracoa at the opposite end of the country, it's beautifully isolated, quiet, and has a friendly local atmosphere.

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The climate in Cuba is hot and sunny with an average temperature of 24C. However during the winter months of January-February temperatures can drop to 15C during the day and less at night. These months fall during the dry season, which runs roughly from November to April. The wet season in contrast runs from May to October. However, rainfall is restricted to a couple of days a week generally and although it falls hard and heavy, it rarely rains for long. September and October are the months most likely to be affected by hurricanes although these can strike from June to November. The peak tourist season runs from mid-December to mid-March and again throughout July and August; these two …

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Highlights of Cuba

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Colourful Cuba is an island like no other. An often challenging country for visitors, where the politics of communist revolutionary Fidel Castro still cast a long shadow, Cuba is sure to baffle and beguile in equal measure.

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