Intro to Cuba

For many people, especially those living in the United States, Cuba has long been thought of as a forbidden land.  But, now that travel to this close Caribbean neighbor is perfectly legal for Americans, it needs to be high on your travel bucket list.  And with how easy it is to get to, there’s not reason to wait!  

You probably already know about the Cuban cigars and the rum (and likely something about Fidel Castro and the trade embargo, too), but there is so much else to the Caribbean’s largest island and second-most populated country that needs to be explored and experienced!

Cuba is absolutely full of history, and traveling through the different regions, you might actually think the country is still stuck in that history with the sights of classic American cars and dilapidated buildings.  But whether you’re roaming the streets of colorful Old Havana, on the famous beaches of Varadero, or out in the countryside in Viñales, you are sure to enjoy this timeworn yet cultural adventure! 

Fast Facts

Language – Spanish

Currency – Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC) for tourists or Cuban pesos (CUP) for locals

Capital – Havana

Visa requirements – US Citizens are required to have a Cuban Tourist Card

Adapter InfoPlug A & B

Fun Trivia – Cuba is made up of 4,000 islands and cays that surround the main island!  Also, from the air, the island of Cuba resembles a crocodile or alligator, so Cuba is often referred to in Spanish as “El Cocodrilo” or “El Caimá”

Adventures in Cuba

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How to Get a Visa for Cuba as an American

For decades, this slice of Caribbean paradise has been legally closed to Americans (although many people did travel to Cuba through other ports of entry), but you can now visit legally…if you follow the rules.


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Vinales Cuba – A Perfect Day Trip from Havana

Vinales Cuba is a perfect day trip to experience authentic Cuba. Find out about our amazing trip that includes tobacco farm, cigar rolling, coffee farm and local rum.


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The Top Things to Do in Havana Cuba

Havana Cuba has so much to offer. Check out our five day itinerary, packed with old car tours, walking tours, nightlife, day trips and more.