The beauty of Cuba as a Caribbean island has long been overshadowed by its political history with the United States. Prior to 1959, when the communist revolution took place, Cuba was one of the most popular Caribbean destinations for US citizens, largely in part due to the casinos and resorts set up by the American Mafia, which led to private beach homes and factories and land given to Americans in preference of native Cubans, all in an attempt by the corrupt government to get as many US dollars in their pockets as possible. Sadly, the result of all this corruption, and the subsequent communist takeover, led to the trade embargo and travel restrictions that have been in place since. 2009 marks the first time in decades that US citizens will be allowed to legally travel to Cuba.
Everyone knows of Cuban rum and cigars, but the island is also host to some of the most amazing beaches, national parks, and cities within the Caribbean. From the modern capital of Havana, with its bustling nightlife and distinctly Cuban atmosphere, to the Jardines del Ray chain of islands with their resplendent beach resorts, such as Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo, there is something for everyone while visiting Cuba.
Regardless of where you travel from, there are rules and regulations within Cuba that are exceptionally difficult and different compared to the rest of the world. This is largely in part to a controlling government which is one of the last communist regimes on the planet. If you do decide to come to Cuba, be sure to check with your local Cuban Embassy regarding stipulations dependent upon your country of origin. If you plan your trip around the hurricane season you can visit between December and April when the climate is a little cooler and the weather not so atrocious. Cuba has plenty to offer, it just requires a little extra effort to see it.
There are some city names that just mean so much. You only have to think of Havana, and you’ll find your brain exploring the depths of revolutionary culture, communist imagery, cigars and r…
Santiago de Cuba está al oriente de la Isla de Cuba. Es una ciudad situada en la Bahía de Santiago de Cuba,en el Mar Caribe; tiene elevaciones ya que cerca están los primeros montes que f…
Sabana de la Trinidad, in Central Cuba, is a great little place to catch Cuban life in slow motion... climb up its rooftops for aerial views of lazy life below, check out groups of men whilin…
Nothing to see in Santa Clara. Head up north to Remedios (a charming colonial town) and Cayo Santa Maria (the most amazing beaches in Cuba). Try to make it to Remedios on Christmas Eve, for t…
Cayo Coco is a small island connected to the mainland of Cuba by a causeway. The island has its own Airport, the Jardines del Rey Airport. The islands inhabitants are holiday makers. Staff ar…
Cienfuegos is a small city in Cuba with beautiful neoclassical buildings structures line along the main street. Some of these buildings are guesthouse with friendly Cuban owner and cheap pric…
Holguin is the third largest city in Cuba after Habana and Santiago de Cuba, and located at the north east of the island. There are several small city parks such as Parque Infantil, Parque …
Baracoa located at the eastern end of the Cuban island and not many tourists visit this region despite it is idyllic location. This small town is quite with several attractive old building a…
Pinar Del Rio, situated in the most Western part of Cuba, could also be called Cigar City. This is the place were Cuba's Finest are produced.
Inhabitants of the area are called Pinareños…
Cayo Guillermo is a kay of the Jardines del Rey archipelago. It is located on the northern coast of Cuba, between the Bay of Dogs (Bahia de Perros) and the Atlantic Ocean.
It is part of th…
A real Cuban city for a slice of real Cuban life ... see people go about their ways... see communism in action ... see some impressive buildings too and numerous bookstores and parks... see F…
Playa Giron is close proximity to Playa Larga which is 35 km and famous as “Bay of Pigs”. The city itself is very small with small war museum in the middle of the centre and several loca…
Remedios is one of the most charming colonial cities in Cuba. Founded around 1515 by Spanish conquistadores, it still maintain the charm of centuries past. Remedios is the only City in Cuba …
Guardalavaca is a small seaside town, located approximately 70km's from the Holguin Int'l Airport (HOG). The drive should take just under and hour.
There are no specific attractions in Gu…
Siboney es una región al este de Santiago de Cuba; hay una playa del mismo nombre que es muy agradable aunque la arena no es muy fina, la vegetación es abundante y el clima es excelente. Ha…
Playas del Este is just18km from Habana and it is famous for pine fringed Riviera visited mostly by local Cuban and Italian. However, little development in the areas and there are several res…