CUC: Cuban convertible peso
Up to recently closed off to the world, Cuba hasn’t changed much in the last 50 years. Today, the country delivers a fascinating blend of historical charm, vibrant culture, pristine beaches and rolling farmlands.
Often referred to as the Pearl of the Antilles, Cuba sits at the confluence of the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. Tourism is still in its infancy here, making holidays in Cuba an experience like no other. Aside from the crumbling beauty of Havana and Santiago de Cuba, the country offers unspoiled beaches, tobacco and coffee plantations, and fiestas galore.
The culture of Cuba
Blending Native American, African and Spanish influences, Cuba is one of the most unique destinations in the Caribbean. One of the best places to experience the country’s authentic customs is Cuba’s oldest settlement, Baracoa. Isolated until a road connected it to the rest of the country in the 1960s, Baracoa embraces a unique blend of Afro-Caribbean Cuban culture.
Why book Cuba holidays
Discover the best beaches
We love Cayo Coco and Varadero Beach for their sweeping white sands
Hit the nightlife & bar scene
An eclectic night scene & some of the best rum in the world
Must-visit historical sites
Habana Vieja - Havana's Old Town is a Latin American historical highlight
Cultural hotspot not to miss
Visit Havana for its stunning art & bohemian bars
Perfect for watersports
The clear Caribbean waters are perfect for diving
Explore the city
Cuban architecture gives you a glimpse into the eclectic local culture
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Your guide to Cuba holidays
Watersports in Cuba
Pairing crystal clear seas and watersports has never been easier. Here are some of the best places to enjoy outdoor life along Cuba’s shorelines.
- One of the most popular beaches in the country, Varadero beach delivers beach resorts, 15 miles of white sand and a plethora of activities. Try diving, snorkelling, sailing or explore the depths of the ocean in a glass-bottomed boat.
- As the name suggests, Playa Coral is popular for its abundant and colourful reef. With over 300 species of fish, it’s the go-to destination for both divers and snorkellers.
- If boating is your thing, Cayo Jutias might just be your slice of paradise. While onboard, keep an eye out for the giant starfish that call these waters home.
- A former getaway of Ernest Hemingway, Playa Pilar is said to be Cuba’s most beautiful stretch of sand. Some of the activities on offer here include snorkelling, windsurfing and sailing.
- Cayo Levisa is the go-to spot for some of Cuba’s best diving and kayaking. Getting to the island takes 30 minutes by boat, which can be an adventure in itself.
Beaches in Cuba
Holidays in Cuba wouldn’t be complete without an interlude in one of its coastal towns. Despite being the largest of all Caribbean islands, many of Cuba’s beaches have not yet succumbed to mass tourism.
- For a crystal clear blue ocean fringed by palm trees, visit Playa Las Tumbas. Set on the westernmost point of the island, this remote beach is definitely worth the journey.
- Also known as Paradise Beach, Playa Paraiso has some of the calmest waters in Cuba. Tranquil and secluded, this stretch of sand is the perfect setting for a relaxing break in the sun.
- The island of Cayo Largo, or the Long Cay, is a paradise-like enclave a world apart from commercial tourism. It’s also one of the only areas in the country that has naturist-friendly beaches.
- If you’re a bohemian at heart, Caleton’s indie beach vibe might just be the ticket. Enjoy bar crawls, barbecues and live bands, all with sand between your toes.
- For your very own slice of paradise, make a beeline for Cayo Jutías. With an arc of white sands flanked by palm trees and waves gently lapping the shoreline, you’ll be forgiven for never wanting to leave.
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Cuba is a tropical country. As such it has two distinct seasons: dry and wet. The best time to visit the country is during the sunny dry season from December to May.
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Prices last checked at 01:45 27 January 2021