Cuba Vacations

Welcome in the big Island of Cuba, the largest in the Antilles. With almost 6000km of beaches of white sand, its tropical flora covering its many mountains, its colonial cities and its peaceful countryside, it is easy to fall under its charm.

The European and African influences, mixed with the aboriginals and Asians, gave birth to a very characteristic and diversified people. They are a warm people and very sympathetic. Their blood is hot, especially when the hypnotic rhythms of Cuban music are heard nearby.

The Cuban economy consists mainly of sugar cane, rum, tobacco, coffee, exotic fruits, fishing, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries, nickel mining and especially tourism. Education is free for all the levels and is obligatory until the end of high school. Medical services are free for all Cubans.

With almost 6000km of beaches of white sand, its tropical flora covering its many mountains, its colonial cities and its peaceful countryside, it is easy to fall under Cuba's charm. The European and African influences, mixed with the aboriginals and Asians, gave birth to a very characteristic and diversified people. They are a warm people and very sympathetic. 
 
The Cuban economy consists mainly of sugar cane, rum, tobacco, coffee, exotic fruits, fishing, pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries, nickel mining and especially tourism. Education is free for all the levels and is obligatory until the end of high school. Medical services are free for all Cubans.

Vacation Destinations in Cuba

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    Camaguey Vacations

    An idyllic destination with a great selection of activities and places to explore.

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    Cayo Coco Vacations

    White sand beaches, clear turquoise waters and modern beachfront resorts make Cayo Coco a beach lovers paradise.

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    Cayo Largo Vacations

    With crystal clear water and some of the most impressive coral reefs, Cayo Largo is a scuba diver's haven.

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    Cayo Santa Maria Vacations

    With untouched beaches of fine pearly sand, azure Caribbean colours and world class deep sea fishing, Cayo Santa Maria and Cayo Ensenachos are the perfect getaways in Santa Clara.

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    Cienfuegos Vacations

    Diving enthusiasts and sun seekers flock here to enjoy the intense blue waters. You will find hidden caves and waterfalls, maybe some natural pools and healing hot springs.

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    Havana Vacations

    The exotic capital of Cuba and largest city in the Caribbean is a must-see for any visitor.

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    Holguin Vacations

    Holguin's beaches, lagoons and bays are irresistible and picturesque due to the warm turquoise waters surrounded by lush vegetation.

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    Manzanillo de Cuba Vacations

    With the Sierra Maestra mountains situated just behind, Manzanillo de Cuba has some of the most unique dark sand beaches and crystal turquoise water in the Caribbean.

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    Santa Lucia Vacations

    An idyllic destination with a great selection of activities and places to explore.

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    Santiago de Cuba Vacations

    It is well known that this city is one of the most picturesque in the country with a long and colourful history.

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    Varadero Vacations

    Varadero is probably the most popular all-inclusive destination in Cuba and with its stunning blue water and expansive sky, it does not take much to see why.

Things to know about Cuba Vacations

Capital: Havana.
Currency: Cuban convertible Peso.
Electricity: 110 V, 60Hz, American plugs. Hotels often have 220 V.
Time Zone: GMT -5 hr. Daylight savings time is applied..
Government: Communist state.
Land size: 110 992 km2.
Language: Spanish, basic English in resort areas.
Population: 11,000,000 approx.
Religion: The catholic religion is the most widespread but the afro-Cuban practices are very present.
 
Document
A valid passport throughout your stay is required as well as a tourist card delivered by your travel agency, the airline companies or the Cuban consular establishment.
 
Driver's License
International license recommended. Must be 21 years old and have a credit card.

Cuba Vacation Tips

Since November 2004, all purchases will have to be made only with the Cuban convertible Peso (which is par with the American dollar). Canadian dollars, Euros and British pounds can be exchanged for the Cuban convertible Peso without the premium of 10% being charged for American dollars. Credit cards and the travellers' cheques are widely accepted unless they are issued by an American bank.

Note: Escapes.ca makes every effort to ensure that information on this page is current, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice.

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