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Cuba Favorites

  • Sunset

    Varadero Favorites

    If you are lucky, you can see amazing sunsets on Varadero beach, because it faces west and the sea reflects the light beautifully. This sunset was the best and I was happy to find these leaves to create a contrast.

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  • Havana Vieja (Old Havana)

    Havana Favorites

    En el mes de Septiembre estuvimos de vacaciones en Cuba y buscando hoteles por internet vimos que muchos Cubanos estan alquilando habitaciones en sus casas. Nos dio curiosidad y ganas de ensayar pero a la vez desconfianza por ir a casa de personas desconocidas. Al fin decidimos ir a una de estas casas pensando en que si no nos gustaba nos...

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  • Holguin People

    Holguín Favorites

    Stay on the beach, and visit the city! The beaches are breath taking in Holguin and the temperature tends to be the best in this part of Cuba year round. In Holguin, since it is the dryest area in the country, you will have the least chance of precipitation regardless of the season. Also, there is no humidex factor!! Put your lotion on, whatever...

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  • Castillo del Morro

    Santiago de Cuba Favorites

    El Morro de Santiago de Cuba is one of the most beautiful fort in all of the Caribbean. Its elevated very high up and its very majestic. It is one of those places that at any time of the day you can see the most fantastic colors come out of the Cuban sky.. The sunsets are beautiful.

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  • Street Scenes

    Trinidad Favorites

    The best way to have some good memories of Trinidad is to start going out without any guide or map. This could be a good advice everywhere, but particulary in this small town, you will probably not remember museums or square names, but you will get well impressed in your mind the slow living in the narrow streets and the colourful colonial houses...

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  • Finca Campesina

    Cienfuegos Favorites

    On the way to Cienfuegos we visited the Finca Campesina, to be honest I did not like this place....for me you can avoid it....such a touristic and artificial place...and full of poor animals closed in little old cages with lots of screaming tourists tryin' to get some pics of them......not a great view believe me......so I decided to shoot no...

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  • Beaches

    Varadero Favorites

    The flag system is this: red flag, no swimming. green flag, go swim! yellow flag, be cautious. Out of the whole week I was there, it was red flag four days and yellow flag 3. The days it was red, there were dead jellyfish on the beach... not sure what happened, but the tsunami in Sri Lanka was happening at the same time.... When the beach was...

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  • Old cars

    Havana Favorites

    great to drive, get a nice car and you go sightseeing, then stop as you like and walk its narrow streets, just wonderful and don't forget to get those old American cars to be driven on, its special. And of course drive Under the historical tunnel of Havana with 733 meters long ,and it is 12-14 meters deep built by a French firm Societé de Grand...

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  • Beach

    Holguín Favorites

    Snorkeling - the coral reefs are so amazing (some parts of the reef are very sharp..be careful). The tropical fish so colourful. My fav' was taking buns from dinner and then briging them out with us the nexy day to feed the fish. kayaking to a secluded part of the beach (near the Melia Rio de Oro Hotel) this was quite difficult because #1 I can't...

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  • Street Scenes

    Santiago de Cuba Favorites

    Walk along Avenida Jose A Saco, Santiago de Cuba, The downtown portion between Plaza de Marte and Parque Cespedes has most of the tourist shops and interesting architecture. Some of the oldest Spanish colonial architecture with French influences.

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  • Ancon

    Trinidad Favorites

    The Ancon peninsula, a beautiful natural area is about 12-13 kms from Trinidad. The beaches washed by the Caribbean Sea are sandy with crystal-clear water. We stayed on the peninsula rather than in the town and it was a good decision. After a long day in Trinidad, it was bliss to submerge in the warm sea. The picture shows the still water between...

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  • Street Scenes

    Cienfuegos Favorites

    Coming from the busy Havana soon we noticed two things: it was much hotter and the city was extremely quiet and "old". Yes, the first impression was that we had done a jump in the colonial age, the coloured houses most of them with a small backyard and their rocking chairs that we soon learned to enjoy.The old cars parked on the streets and the...

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  • Give Aways

    Varadero Favorites

    Try to bring some spare toiliteries or make up as a tip to your chamber maid as they really do appreciate this. Also, stuff for kids, pens, crayons etc. We went to our local £1 shop and loaded up and they really loved it ( also got us extra coffee and water in the rooms ! ) In return, our maid kept making our towels into animals.

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  • The Malecon

    Havana Favorites

    Built along the Northern coastline of Havana, during the early 1900's EL MALECON is a favourite walk for the locals and tourist alike. It runs along the main arteries of Havana and provides incredible views of the Bay. The famous 12 kilometre oceanside road links Old Havana to the busy neighbourhood of Vedado, We could see children playing, locals...

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  • Dolphins

    Holguín Favorites

    Swimming with dolphins in Cuba Two favorites areDOLP: Veradero Delfinario at Punto Hicacos Nature Park and the aquarium at Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park (Holguin) . A third one is located near Cienfuegos (Playa Rancho Luna). A rather new Delfinario performing captive and trained dolphins several times daily The Veradero Delfinario offers...

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  • Plaza de la Revolucion

    Havana Favorites

    One of the buildings in Revolution Square is the Ministerio del Interior or MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR. It would just be another building, if not for the giant ironwork mural of the likeness of Ernest (Che) Guevara (1928 to 1967 ) Cuba's revolutionary Hero. His motto " Hasta La Victoria Siempre" - "Towards Victory Always" is inscripted below his...

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  • Old Cars

    Holguín Favorites

    Cubans feel very proud to have old motors like this one and they will allow you to take photographs and to sit in the car if you ask. If you are lucky enough to be offered a drive around the block then do so - it is an honour. To say Thank You give the owner a small present like $1 or $2, this will help him to buy gasoline. I think this car is a...

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  • Money, Health and Safty info

    Havana Favorites

    Cuba is on a two-tiered currency system and it can easily confuse people. One of my favourite moments in my friend Jovana paying for a round of drinks (at a bar where they charged in CUC, obviously) and mistakenly handing the bartender a 20- in nacionales (this is less than 1 CUC, much less than the bill the bartender wanted her to pay). She stood...

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  • Plaza De Armas

    Havana Favorites

    I was surprised to see so many little parks in Havana, but in a hot day (i.e. all the time) it was very pleasant to sit in the shadow for a while. My favourite park is on Plaza de Armas, it's so pretty.

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  • Plaza De San Francisco

    Havana Favorites

    Named after the convent next to it PLAZA DE SAN FRANCISCO or San Francisco Square, once served to stockpile goods arriving by ships from the harbour. Residences of the Captain Generals were built around the plaza. The Square once had a busy commercial life, with locals buying and selling a variety of goods.

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  • History and Facts

    Havana Favorites

    The previous rulers of this magnificant and historical important country. The spanish ambassady. Waking up early - see the Capital waking up aswell - the city has to be cleaned up because the nights are over - especially the saterday night fever ! Habana is so special.

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  • Local Culture

    Havana Favorites

    It's not hard to find a restaurant with a live band in Old Havana. You don't necessary have to go inside the restaurant, as the band usually plays in front by the patio, which is a good way to attract ppl to go in. El Patio at Plaza de la Catedral and La Mina at Plaza de Armas are two good examples. Many ppl, including myself, like to sit by the...

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  • Immigration and Customs

    Havana Favorites

    Yes, U can bring laptops with U but for sure the customs will ask U why U bring one. Just say is for working or for your own use. If U plan to give it as a gift, don't say that. Maybe the will need the serial number to check that U've it with U in your way back.... if U plan to give someone as a gift in your way back just say it was stealed or...

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  • El Castillo del Morro'

    Havana Favorites

    Declared National Monument. Its construction started in 1589 and finished in 1630. Its construction was directed by Juan Bautista Antonelli, an Italian military engineer. It was the most important fort of the colonial times, not only from the strategic-military point of view, but also for its effectiveness as lighthouse and symbol of the city. When...

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  • Bario de Chino (ChinaTown)

    Havana Favorites

    The entrance of the chinese's community. The first chinese arrived in Cuba in the half of '800 to work in the sugar's fabrics as slaves... Even if they preserve their traditions, the community is now completely integrated in Cuba sharing the destiny of the island...

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  • Musem De La Revolution

    Havana Favorites

    In a pavilion of cristal walls (1976) the famous boat "Granma" is exposed.The boat used in 1956 to start the revolution (82 rebels) coming from Mexico. Next to the boat there is an exposition of many ancient vehicles and splinters of a B-52 shot down during the American say Kennedy invasion of the Pic-bay

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  • The Beaches

    Havana Favorites

    I allways stayed in Havana and drove with the Taxi to the beach Santa maria. They beach has some tourists of course but a lot of local people there to. Police are on the beach but just dont leave anything valuable alone when you go for a swim.I prefer this to guanabo.Hope you have a nice time:)

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  • La Catedral De San Cristobal

    Havana Favorites

    THE CATHEDRAL Located in Cathedral Square, that is the heart of Old Havana, a popular meeting place from where famous Empedrado and San Ignacio streets begin. Nice terraces under arcades all around the Plaza.

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  • Havana University

    Havana Favorites

    You can´t leave Havana without having visited the University Campus. It is the best place in the city to know how the Cuban youth think. Just talk to the students. Run into any one randomly, they´ll always clear up your doubts and be pleased to help you. The school years are simply unforgettable. In the School of Foreign Languages at Havana...

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  • El Capitolio

    Havana Favorites

    THE CAPITOLIO This building was built in 1929 as an imitation of the Washington DC one. Considered the symbol of the 'pro-USA' period of cuban XXth Century, now houses the Academy of Sciences. Located in Paseo de Martí (Prado)

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  • drive to Varadero

    take a colectivo, cubataxi or personal arrangement but do drive a car to varadero its an adventure.going over the bacunayagua bridge with the valley of Yumuri below you its great,there is a lookout area there to look down recommendedbridge done in September 26 1959doing it on a Soviet build car lada, it has its inconveniences but cheap. driving to...

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  • Extended time in Cuba

    You will be in time for the baseball playoffs, great fun and sport! thanks to bank cards Traveller's check are hard to find. You could look into getting a Canadian or Mexican bank account in those currencies or Euros and get one of their credit cards.Pre pay the credit cards account to avoid the excessive interest rates and draw cash off your cards...

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  • Cuba: transportations, B&B, currency

    I just returned from Cuba and would like to share some advice:1. CURRENCY not good exchange rate on dollars. If coming from Europe keep your euros. 2. Transportation with Viazul: few departures between destinations and very expensive. You can easily find other travelers to share taxis. If you are 3-4 pax, a taxi can turn up to be better than...

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  • Cuba Weather in October / November

    I was there in mid November last year and it was hot and sunny nearly the whole time. October is still the back end of the hurricane season but it is rare to get any extreme weather in that month and it should be hot as well with just the occasional shower. Walking in the Sierra Maestra. Beautifully tranquil after the hussle and bustle of the...

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  • swim with dolphins

    I hear their swimming with dolphin is the main attraction.transport can be booked thru your hotel, best way to go to Havana.check this site http://www.cayoguillermocuba.net/index.htmlin addition to see tips by posters like us above right on this page in Destinationshope it helps swim with dolphins and going fishing long time just when it began

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  • Cayo Coco

    again best to arrange transport there is your hoteland this sitehttp://www.cayocococuba.net/index.htmlin addition to look up destinations above right on this page for tips by posters like ushope it helps your planning fishing off the key = cayo before the tourist boom

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  • get to Havana and tours

    I hear their swimming with dolphin is the main attraction.transport can be booked thru your hotel, best way to go to Havana.check this sitehttp://www.cayoguillermocuba.net/index.htmlin addition to see tips by posters like us above right on this page in Destinationshope it helps many to mention

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  • Take your time and use a flexible...

    Cuba is the biggest of the Caribbean Islands and has lots of culture and history.Beautiful beaches, good food, pleasant people, tranquil with loads of passion. Trinidad,The old colonial city with no car traffic in the centre of the city.Beautiful UNESCO heritage. Probably the best kept Spanish colonial city in the world. populated by 40.000 people...

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  • All in one in Varadero

    Stay (for 1 or two nights) in those white sandy resorts in Varadero If you feel like it do the aqua-gym as shown in this picture.Basically not my cup of tea but I did enjoy watching it. Making fun of the aqua-gym-teacher and his class

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  • travel from UK

    teh UK you should check with the Cuba tourism board there or the destination pages here.plenty n Cuba on 4 or 5 stars accommodations. Havana, Trinidad, Camaguey, Santiago all have plenty of history and culture. beaches you have the Varadero, then Santa Maria del Mar , Guardalava, and the various cays inlets around like cayo coco, cayo leyva, cayo...

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  • Travel To Cuba In 2012

    The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued over a hundred "people to people licenses" to both "specialized" and "maintream" organizations for related travel to Cuba. This means that there are LOTS of companies to choose from. Travel outfits like Austin-Lehman Adventures, Friendly Planet, National Geographic, National...

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  • Cuban Currency

    One slightly confusing thing for visitors to Cuba is that the country operates two currencies side by side.These two currencies are the Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC) and the Cuban Peso (CUP).In theory, any visitor to Cuba need only be concerned with the Cuban Convertible Peso. This is the currency that most tourists will use during their stay. The...

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  • Going to Cuba IS legal just don't spend...

    Thank you TooTallFinn24 for the article you referred to in your reply; http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/07/10/travel/at-long-last-legal-trips-to-cuba.htmlIt gave clear and concise information. I found this additional site extremely helpful:http://www.cubatravelusa.com/FAQ.htm Basically it says the embargo is illegal and an outright lie. It is in...

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  • Looking for someone to take things to...

    I have tons of clothes, jewelry , books, cosmetics given to me (stored in Miami) in the hope that one day I can transport them to Cuba. As Homaned said: you are allowed only 44 pounds and you are going to exceed each time (i carry usually 75 pounds including my computer) and the american company charges you two dollars a pound and if you are...

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  • Travel Tips for Varadero and Cuba

    TRAVEL INSURANCE - Since May 2010 it is an entry requirement that every Cuba visitor has adequate Medical & Repatriation Insurance cover. All visitors must carry proof of their Insurance to be disclosed on entering Cuba if requested by an Immigration Officer ~ Make sure that your Insurers do not have any American affiliation as they may not be able...

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