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Cuba Highlights

  • Pro
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     The most uncommercial Island of the Caribbeans 

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     Tourism is groiwing, hurry up until everything changes 

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     Wonderful country caught in a paradox 

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Varadero

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447,895,53

Havana

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1586,3604,98

Cayo Coco

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91,174,6

Holguín

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110,313,10

Santiago de Cuba

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145,367,20

Trinidad

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229,673,8

Guardalavaca

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47,138,2

Cienfuegos

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107,292,9

Cayo Largo

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41,118,5

Cayo Guillermo

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19,47,3

Santa Clara

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53,122,4

Viñales

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91,289,0

Baracoa

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133,224,1

Cuba

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12,44,12

Matanzas

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21,70,2

Camagüey

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36,86,1

Cayo Santa María

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5,10,2

Santa Lucía

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9,27,0

Bayamo

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6,16,2

Topes de Collantes

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13,22,1

Pinar del Río

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42,104,8

Playa Jibacoa

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2,11,1

Nuevitas

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0,0,2

Cayo Santa María

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3,7,1

Guantánamo

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23,33,0

Cayo Largo

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0,0,1

Las Tunas

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0,0,1

Banes

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35,61,0

Sancti Spíritus

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34,110,3

Soroa

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15,45,0

Manzanillo

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4,6,0

Gibara

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4,43,0

Banes

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9,15,0

Santa Cruz del Norte

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0,0,1

Ciego de Ávila

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3,7,4

Cárdenas

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2,12,0

Playa Girón

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4,5,0

El Salto del Hanabanilla

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1,11,0

Varadero

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  • Beach

    Varadero Things to Do

    This wasn't my first trip down south, but never before had I spent so much time at the beach! The beach in Varadero is absolutely beautiful, and so is the water. It also helps that from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, our resort's animation staff was there to keep us entertained with dance lessons, aqua gym sessions and funny games, which made the time fly...

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  • Sandals Royal Hicacos

    Varadero Hotels

    SANDALS Varadero NOT More than a 3 STAR !!” Think 2 Twice as we were just there Recently and Only...

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  • Cuban Food

    Varadero Restaurants

    Directly across the street from Sunbeach, to the east, is a small outdoor patio bar that is open day and night. It is right on the corner, and you have to go down a few steps from the sidewalk to reach the tables. This little place often has music and we enjoy going here for a cold drink (3CUC for Coronas!) or a light lunch when we get tired of our...

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Havana

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  • Habana Vieja - Old Havana

    Havana Things to Do

    During our visit to Havana, one of my favorite things to do was to just walk through the streets of Habana Vieja, admiring the contrasts of both people and structure. It's an opportunity to see freshly painted colonial-era historical buildings right next to run down apartment complexes, a sense of real life in Cuba mixed in with the tourist...

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  • NH Parque Central

    Havana Hotels

    This is a jewel of a hotel, located just a block or two away from Old Havana, and the shops of Calle...

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  • Paladares

    Havana Restaurants

    family run, from chef to servers, using charcoal for cooking ,nice setting using the entire old home, you come to taste the local food, come here, very friendly and cheap. All is good. no web or tel i was there with my family , I am Cuban born, good food and cheap and great Cuban ambiance, cant beat it. pork yucca, moro rice, and cristal beer cant...

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Cayo Coco

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  • Snorkeling

    Cayo Coco Things to Do

    With Thomas Cook we also went on the "Colourful Cuba" day trip which was good value for money. After arriving in "Moran" the nearest main town (where most of the workers at the hotel complex are from), we embarked upon a horse and cart which took us through the streets of "Moran". The trip then carried on and included a visit to an old Sugar Cane...

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  • Melia Cayo Coco

    Cayo Coco Hotels

    We can't fault Melia Cayo Coco. We chose this adults only 5* all inclusive destination for a...

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  • Buying cigars

    Cayo Coco Shopping

    You can also buy them at the airports if you want to take them home with you.Be careful about buying from the locals, a friend of mine bought a box of Monticristo #4's off one of the hotel help, everything proper but they had to be seconds as half of them had next to no draw.I have bought mine in Havana at the Melia Cohiba for the last 6 years,...

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Holguín

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Santiago de Cuba

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Trinidad

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Guardalavaca

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  • Guardalavaca & Holguin Tours

    Guardalavaca Things to Do

    I put a lot of money into guided tours on this holiday as I didn't want to sit lazing around the pool all day, as the holiday rep put it so well, "If you want to sit by the pool all week then you might as well have gone to Spain, it's a shorter flight".I took myself on the following tours:Cuba Life - Tour of the local area of Guardalavaca, showing...

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  • Paradisus Rio de Oro

    Guardalavaca Hotels

    We can resommend this hotel to anybody. The room, the gardens, the pool and the beach were all...

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  • Overnight tour to Gibara a MUST

    Guardalavaca Things to Do

    For only $99.00, your hotel can book this incredible overnight tour for you, called "Villa Blanca". It starts with a bus ride to Puerto Vita (ten minutes west of Guardalavaca) to take you to the Catamaran that will sail you to the very special town of Gibara. (Seating for 80 people, with free drinks, lively crew and even snacks.)Upon arrival in...

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Cienfuegos

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  • Palacio de Valle

    Cienfuegos Things to Do

    Former palace which at one time was a casino and is now a resturant and gift shop. Located in Punta Gordo on the end of city main ave,towrds the end of cienfuegos coast. The structure and ornamental styles of the architecture are very diverse, to include mohamedan art, and Mudejar, Byzantine, Venetian, Gothic and Baroque. designs. Within the...

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  • Cubanacan Boutique La Union

    Cienfuegos Hotels

    Calle 31 esq. A 54, Cienfuegos, Cuba, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Paladares

    Cienfuegos Restaurants

    Best food in town! We loved it! They serve cuban and international cuisine with a variable menu at a very reasonable price. The house has been resently restored keeping the beautifull colonial style of architecture in the area. This place is well located at the beginning of Malecon on 40 AVE. witch make it very accessible to new visitors. I visited...

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Cayo Largo

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  • Fishing Ban on Cayo Largo

    Cayo Largo Warnings and Dangers

    There is now a complete Do it Yourself fishing Ban on Cayo Largo.There have been reports of harassment, equipment confiscation and fines for people caught fishing from shore.The culprit is the Avalon Fishing Club who has bought exclusive fishing rights to the whole area.You can fish with them for $3000 to $5000 for weekDon't go to Cayo Largo if you...

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  • Sol Cayo Largo

    Cayo Largo Hotels

    Cayo Largo del Sur Archipiélago de los Canarreos, Cayo Largo, Cuba

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Cayo Largo DIY Fishing Ban

    Cayo Largo Sports & Outdoors

    There is now a complete Do it Yourself fishing Ban on Cayo Largo.There have been reports of harassment, equipment confiscation and fines for people caught fishing from shore.The culprit is the Avalon Fishing Club who has bought exclusive fishing rights to the whole area.You can fish with them for $3000 to $5000 for weekDon't go to Cayo Largo if you...

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Cayo Guillermo

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  • horse ride

    Cayo Guillermo Things to Do

    for 5 cuc each, u can take a small tour of the island (about 1 hour) on the back of this horse..... i recommend doing it early morning or late afternoon. you will find the gentleman at the melia cg hotel by the pond where you change your towels. at the sol, they offer horse back riding for 10 cuc.

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  • Melia Cayo Guillermo

    Cayo Guillermo Hotels

    the Melia is a 5 star hotel. however a 5 star in cuba is not exactly what we would consider a 5...

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  • playa pilar

    Cayo Guillermo Things to Do

    you can visit this amazing beach from melia CG with either a daily 'train' or simply with a taxi. Either way, the cost is 5 cuc per person. If you are not a guest at the melia, there is a bus or train that goes around each resort for 5cuc and you can get off at the melia and then get a taxi. The taxi driver will ask what time you'd like to get...

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Santa Clara

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  • Theatre

    Santa Clara Things to Do

    May be you can't see inside of the theatre, that's why I put these photos. It is ver old and nice building. I watched national chorus there. It was great. You check the program too...

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  • Occidental Royal Hideaway Ensenachos

    Santa Clara Hotels

    Santa Maria Clara, Villa Clara, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • No merchandising

    Santa Clara Favorites

    My favourite thing of this town is the reason why I came, the Che mausoleum.We never bought books or other stuffs about Che in Cuba cause we thought to find a bigger choice in Santa Clara as it was the city of his mausoleum. We were really surprised when we got out of the museum and saw no merchandasing at all, no souvenir shop, no postcard of...

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Viñales

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  • VINALES THE VILLAGE

    Viñales Favorites

    After a nice walk among the mogotes and caves in the valley of Vinales, it is a good idea to spend a day or two in this intersting village along the road. Friendly people, good food in casa particular, quiet central avenue and always not far from the country side

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  • Transfer from Habana

    Viñales Transportation

    From Habana, take a "transfer" from any large hotel , you get on a nice small, modern ,chineese Yutong bus. It will be the same price as Viazul but it is much easier and it will be part of a tour with a local guide; with stops in a tobacco farm and a rhum factory.

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  • Horse riding

    Viñales Things to Do

    You can make a tour through the Vinales Valley on the back of a horse. We did a 4 hour tour (5 CUC per hour) and went to a cave with a small lake at the where you could swim.We also got an demonstration of making juice from sugar canes and making cigars.

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Baracoa

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  • Skip the beach and visit the rivers!

    Baracoa Things to Do

    Some people talk about the beaches in Baracoa. You have to understand that although Baracoa is coastal, it doesn't really have beaches... at least not the kind of beaches that most people would like to visit.The most common beach mentioned in Baracoa is Playa Maguana. I have to say that I found Playa Maguana to be very disappointing. It was very...

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  • Villa Gaviota Hotel

    Baracoa Hotels

    calle 70 1a y 3a miramar, Baracoa 97310, Cuba

  • Tour on Rio Tao Baracoa

    Baracoa Things to Do

    We have visited Cuba from April-May for three weeks. We did a boat trip on the Rio Tao including a hiking tour through the banana-, Mango-, and Cacao plantages nearby. We have searched for a good guide in the Internet at home and really were lucky. But when we arrived in Baracoa we had to recognize that "our" guide has settled to Havanna and...

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Cuba

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  • Ration books

    Cuba Local Customs

    There is a rationing system for staple food. Everybody gets the same amount, and the cost is subsidized by the government. Wages are very low, and the subsidized food is needed. Our guide showed us her ration book, listing the number of people in the family and what she was entitled to buy. She gets the food in a peso store, and the clerk stamps...

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  • Barcelo Cayo Libertad

    Cuba Hotels

    Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Money, Money, Money

    Cuba Local Customs

    Cuba has two currencies--One for Cubans and one for foreigners. Visitors have to change their currency to convertible pesos (CUC) and there is a 13% fee for changing it. (I don't know if the 13% fee applies to other currencies or just U.S. dollars.) There is supposed to be a small fee to change the CUC back into dollars, but I don't know the...

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Matanzas

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  • Rio Canimar - a beautiful place to visit

    Matanzas Things to Do

    Most resorts have a Jeep Safari that includes a visit to Rio Canimar. A "native" show, a boat ride down the beautiful briny river (really nice to swim in), a traditional BBQ lunch at the Arboleda (park) - makes for a great outing. Horseback riding. Of course, you can go on your own as well. Check out the crocodile and the jutia (he's so cute). Meet...

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  • Paradiso & Puntarena Resort

    Matanzas Hotels

    Cuba, Caribbean

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Row A Boat in salty Laguna de Maya

    Matanzas Off The Beaten Path

    While this little local spot was introduced to us by our Cuban friends, I believe that the providers of the Jeep Safari Tours out of Varadero resorts may also be able to make the arrangements to go here (or at least to nearby Coral Beach for snorkeling).Off the highway onto the old coastal road, not too far from the Varadero airport, Laguna de Maya...

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