|Land Area||109,820 km2|
|Water Area||1,040 km2|
|Total Area||110,860km2 (#104)|
|Government Type||Communist State|
|GDP (PPP)||$133.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$11,900|
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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:
- 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:
- About Cuba
- City of Guantanamo
- Cuba Airports
- Cuba Bird Watching
- Cuba Travel Guide
- Diving Spots
- Events and Festivals
- Grupo Vacacionar Tour Operator
- Guide to Cuba (Spanish)
- Havana Guide
- Holguin Beaches
- Legal Cuba Travel (Citizens of USA)
- National Ballet of Cuba (Spanish)
- Old Havana Guide
- Sancti Spiritus City
- Transportation Services
- Travel to Cuba
- UNESCO Sites
- Zoologica de Piedra "The Stone Zoo"
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!
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