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Cuba is brazen and beautiful, daring and decisive - and surely one of the world's most recognisable countries, its influence stretching far beyond its Caribbean home. 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.


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At a glance

Flying time from UK
9½ hours

Time zone
GMT -4

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


Travel advice
Check the FCDO for visa & travel advice

Top itineraries in Cuba

Havana, Cuba

The Essence of Cuba

10-day tailor-made holiday from £3,370 pp incl. flights

This discovery of Cuba will have you get right to the heart of its iconic streets, palpable history & electrifying culture. It's all enjoyed with private transfers, gourmet meals and included tours.

What our clients say about our Cuba holidays

  • Debbie Mayger was our travel specialist and I have to say we were absolutely delighted with the service we received from Debbie before we went. We had the most amazing holiday and definitely want to return – again we will be asking Debbie to help with the arrangements. Amazing service and attention to detail, thank you so much.

    Nicola N

  • Mr Tim Tan was always there to answer any queries and did I so in a very professional manner.

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  • Well Bert Hyett is always invaluable helping to organise all my trips.

    Cozette C

Where to go in Cuba


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 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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When to go to Cuba

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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 …

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0616 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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