Vintage cars, cigars and avant-garde theatres are just the surface of what Cuba has to offer. Dig deeper and discover the old haunts of Hemingway, world heritage sites and a vibrant and emerging art scene.
Cuba is one of the hottest destinations in the Caribbean region with an abundance of cultural and scenic attractions plus a rich arts scene and intoxicating music. Newly relaxed relations with the U.S. mean that the country is on the brink of an exciting new era. Travelling to the capital Havana reveals beautifully dilapidated buildings in a multitude of pastel shades, 1950s Cadillacs cruising the streets, an energising salsa scene and dining in family run paladares. Beyond the city are the charming colonial towns of Trinidad and Cienfuegos in the south, tobacco plantations where visitors can learn to roll their own cigars, an overview of the slave trade in the plantations of the sugar barons and an insight to Santería, the uniquely Caribbean religion that combines Christian beliefs with West African deities.
Hotels in Cuba are not luxurious but are well-appointed and well located. Services are improving there all the time but be prepared for varying standards and you will be thoroughly rewarded by what you experience.
Best time to travel to Cuba
Cuba is best visited from December to May, when dry, sunny days and plenty of blue sky is the norm. The wet season begins in June and although there is hurricane risk June-November these rarely hit the island directly, instead producing intermittent heavy rain and strong winds.
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