CHARISMATIC CUBA HOLIDAYS
Cuba offers the chance to enjoy modern, first class beach resorts and vibrant nightlife and also step back in time to a country with old world charm and authentic colonial cities.
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WHY SHOULD I VISIT CUBA?
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean, roughly as long as Great Britain. It’s authentic, charming and unspoilt, (due to its 60 year political isolation) but gaining in popularity, so now is the time to visit!
Most people seek the stunning white-sand beaches, but get away to experience its natural attractions, unique history and rich culture. The island is suitable for every type of traveller: solo, couples, families and groups and all ages. Whether you want a relaxing beach holiday and/or a unique and magical adventure, Cuba has it all!
Our top 5 Reasons to Visit:
1. Gorgeous Beaches and Crystal Clear Waters.
You will be spoilt for choice with approximately 430 beaches around the island. Popular Varadero Beach has 15 miles of white sand. Playa Paraiso is calm and tranquil while Guillermo is perfect for swimming. Cayo Largo island is popular with naturists.
2. Super Natural Scenery and Wilderness
Forests, abandoned coffee plantations, rugged mountains, waterfalls, caves, 14 National Parks...Head to the mountains and forests of Sierra Maestro and seek out Castro’s hideout or hike Pico Turquino, Cuba’s highest peak. The world’s smallest bird, the bee hummingbird, is indigenous as is the world’s smallest frog-Monte Iberia dwarf frog!
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3. HAVANA and other colonial cities
Spend time in the capital and main port HAVANA, with its cobbled streets and time-worn colonial buildings. Old Havana is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and highlights include the Capitol building and Cathedral de Havana. For a vibrant nightlife with bars, clubs, music and dance, it’s the place to go. TRINIDAD has colourful housing dating from the Spanish era and is a World heritage site because of its historical importance as the centre of the sugar trade. CAMAGUEY has architectural gems, elegant buildings and bell towers. BARACOA, founded in 1511, is said to be Cuba’s oldest city.
4. Unique history and rich culture
Cuba is sometimes called a ‘’living museum,’’ due to Castro’s embargo banning American imports, with many restored classic cars etc creating an image of a bygone age. Head to the Museum of the Revolution in Old Havana, and Che Guevara Mausoleum in Santa Clara.
Festivals are popular...Carnival de Santiago de Cuba is the biggest in the Caribbean! The cuisine has Spanish, Caribbean and African influences...try Ropa Viega, beef stew and peppers. Cuban rum, cigars and mojito cocktails are world famous.
5. Outdoor activities
Swimming, scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing, glass bottomed boat trips...
Beautiful Playa Pilar is great for snorkelling, windsurfing and sailing. Golfing is available in Varadero. Try rock climbing, hiking, horseback riding, cycling and bird watching in the verdant Vinales Valley. Spectator sports include soccer, baseball and basketball.
Cuba is approximately a 9 hour flight from the UK.
When To Go
Cuba has a warm sub-tropical climate and 2 seasons. December to May is the best time to visit, with most hurricanes from August to November.
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