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!
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 Info – Plug 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”