Many people paint an image in their heads of Cuba today. This post features our observations, research, and conversations we had with the locals about what life is like in present-day Cuba.
The country is becoming more and more economically liberated, something that has trickled down to the plate. Though “fine dining” will be hard to find, there are a couple of trendy restaurants that have recently opened, elevating the food scene in the country. Here you will find the best restaurants in Havana.
Trinidad is our favorite place in all of Cuba. If you thought Old Havana was a time portal, a lot of what makes Trinidad so special is its 1800s glamour, which can be seen across the city – in its architecture and even dining halls. Here, we've narrowed down just what to do, see and eat in this colorful colonial city.
Unfortunately, with the lack of English-language resources, you aren't likely to learn much Cuban history while on the island. But this history is so necessary to fully appreciate a country like Cuba – in fact, that's its claim to fame. So, to make the most of your trip, read up on the causes and effects of the Cuban Revolution, as well as the roles played by important figures such as Fulgencio Batista, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. We've got it all here in one place!
Depending on where you're from, you'll probably need to get a visa to get into Cuba. But getting a Cuban visa isn't too difficult or costly. Read more to find out how to apply for a Cuban visa, costs, and even which agencies you can use.
A chronological time lime of history of Cuba, starting from Christopher Columbus setting foot on the island in 1492, and continuing with the arrival of African slaves, Cuba's complicated history with the US, the revolution and communism – to present day.
Before planning anything for your trip to Cuba, you absolutely MUST start here! With insider tips on the difficulties of travel in the country, the best way to sketch out your trip and just you should consider before going, this Cuba primer is your first stop on a big adventure.
If you have a week or 10 days in Cuba, we've laid out a great itinerary for you - no thanks necessary! From what cities are a hit to which you can skip, where to dive and where to relax, how much time to spare, we've got your back in planning a memorable trip.
Cuban cuisine is a combination of influences from the country's colonial history, African roots, and Caribbean ingredients. In this article, we provide information on the food and drinks you must try before leaving Cuba, and restaurants that have that special something kinda vibe.
If you’ve always wondered where and how Cuban cigars are made, then Vinales Valley is the place for you. Vinales and its surrounding areas also offer trekking, rock climbing and diving for anyone looking for a unique outdoor adventure in Cuba.