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Travel to Cuba

Cuba's Information

Flag of Cuba
Land Area 109,820 km2
Water Area 1,040 km2
Total Area 110,860km2 (#104)
Population 11,179,995 (#78)
Population Density 101.80/km2
Government Type Communist State
GDP (PPP) $133.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $11,900
Currency Peso (CUP)
Largest Cities

About Cuba

ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)

Cuba is a country that many people know little about and very few have had the opportunity to visit. Its political isolation has prevented it from being overrun with tourists.

Cuba is one of the most unique destinations on the plant – a combining of European and African peoples and cultures, from music to art, politics, or religion.

Visiting Cuba is like taking a step back in time. Walking along a Cuban street, one might see the long-tailed Chevys of years ago set against a background of museums and art galleries offering Spanish colonial art and architecture.

Havana, the largest city in the Caribbean, is also the most remarkable. Not to be missed is Havana's Old Town, the Plaza de la Revolucion and the Paseo del Prado.

The other colonial towns are charming and worth visiting, especially Trinidad, which has remained unchanged over the years.

For active travelers, there's snorkeling, hiking and diving.

For those who like to indulge, it's a great opportunity to experience the legendary Cuban cigar.

For Americans who wish to travel to Cuba, the U.S. requires a license issued by the Treasury Department. There are ways to circumvent the license and that is to travel illegally via a third country, i.e. Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas and others.

It is especially important to note that bank-issued debit cards from any country are useless. For Americans, credit and debit cards issued by a U.S. financial institution will not work in Cuba.


CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAUS:
GENERAL INTEREST:
  • Electricity: 110/120V, 60Hz
  • Times to Travel: The best time to travel to Cuba is between December and April, after the hurricane season and before summer arrives.

    The Cuban climate is warm and humid year-round, with average summer temperatures around 77° F (25° C) and in the winter a comfortable 68° F (20° C). The north-easterly trade winds help cool the warmer summer days.

    The rainy season is from May to October and the wettest months of the year are May and June.

TOURISM SITES AND LINKS:
PASSPORTS - TRAVEL VISAS - WARNINGS:
  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirments. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!

About the Author

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This page was last updated on April 22, 2016.