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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.
HAVANA TRAVEL GUIDE
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.
One of the most unique experiences you can have in Cuba is staying at a Casa Particular, also known as a homestay. Access to internet may be tough in Cuba, but that doesn't mean you can't book a Casa Particular online. In fact, we recommend you do - and explain just how and what to expect in this guide on Cuba accommodation.
In our comprehensive Havana travel guide, you will find recommendations on all there is to do, how to orient yourself in the city and which parts get our vote of yay or nay. From top-down vintage car rides to Castro-approved ice cream, we've dived deep into Havana.
OTHER CUBAN CITIES
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.
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.
OTHER CUBA ARTICLES
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!
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.