Old Havana boasts a piecemeal beauty unlike any other place on Earth. And in the early morning, that’s more obvious than ever. Join us for a sunrise walk through Cuba’s capital, and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the city.
A beautiful island nation in the crystal-clear Carribean Sea, Cuba offers white-sand beaches, warm waters, and a rich culture. With tourism on the rise, many ask, “When is the best time to visit Cuba?” Below, we will answer that question in depth — taking into account everything from weather to festivals to budget considerations!
Did you know Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean? Discovered by Christopher Colombus in 1492, Cuba is known for its amazing live music and dance scene. Cuba is also known for its world-renowned cigars, 1905s Cadillacs, and its powdery, white beaches. Your visit to Cuba will likely begin with the capital city, Havana. So let’s take a look at some of the best neighborhoods and hotels to stay in while visiting Havana.
Cuba is often romanticised, with white sand beaches and the infamously vibrant and historical capital of Havana. Its resistance to modernisation makes travellers feel like they’ve entered a time portal… the magic of it is just undeniable. But what draws a lot of foreigners in is the spirit of the country and its people, both of which are heavily influenced by their love of music and dance.
Some of the most common questions I received after returning from Cuba was: wait, isn’t it illegal for Americans to travel there? How did you get the visa? Many myths are present regarding whether or not Americans can legally travel to Cuba. The short answer: yes you can, and it’s pretty simple. To visit Cuba when traveling from the United States, you need a visa (or tourist card - they’re the same thing).
The island of Cuba is so much more than just historic Old Havana. It’s packed with an abundance of things to see and do. If you have time during your stay, a day trip out to Trinidad, Viñales, or both would make your Cuba vacation unique and memorable. These towns both radiate beauty and history, yet they’re very different.
When participating in international tourism, you may be warned about common scams that tourists are exposed to. Before visiting Cuba, I had never been scammed, and while I was only there for only three days, I was conned twice. If you’re planning a trip to this gorgeous island, make sure you’re educated on what could happen, and prepared for any Cuban scams that may occur.
They say that Cuba wears its history on its sleeve. And if history is the outerwear, the cuisine of Cuba is the heart and soul. A blend of Native American Taino (indigenous peoples of Cuba) food, Spanish, African, and Caribbean cuisines, Cuban food is not spicy, but it is filling and flavorful. Unlike most dinners that are served over the course of several dishes in turn, traditional Cuban meals are served with all items at once.
Cuba is a lively country full of vibrant culture, rich history, stunning beaches, and unique cityscapes. A trip to Havana is like transporting back to another era; you’ll instantly be enchanted by this charming, colorful city. If you prefer sandy shores to steamy sidewalks, Cuba has you covered. There’s something for everyone, and with tourism only opening up in the past few years, this fascinating country is a coveted getaway destination. When traveling here, there are a few things you should know beforehand in order to make the most of your vacation. Keep reading to find out our ten tips for traveling to Cuba!
In 2016, a lot of changes were made to travel to Cuba. President Obama's historic trip to Cuba opened the doors to many Americans who never realized they could ever travel to that small Caribbean Island of 11 million people. We want to talk about the top 10 travel myths about Cuba - so you are well informed when you travel to this amazing country! (Maybe with us?)