Cuba Holiday Guide

Cuba Tourist Information


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Although the popularity of taking a holiday to Cuba from the US and Canada has increased rapidly, the American Airlines Group has taken the decision to cut the number of flights by nearly twenty five percent. The reason is said to be due to the need to keep their profits on track. With no previous travel restrictions for holiday makers in the UK, travellers in the UK have long been visiting the Latin American Republic of Cuba and the ten hour flight is well worth the effort. Immersing in Cuban culture that includes vibrant street music, dance, numerous carnivals, and enjoying the fusion of Caribbean and Spanish cuisine is guaranteed to lead to one of the most exhilarating trips of a lifetime.

Sunshine is guaranteed and a visit to the beaches on Playa Pilar, one of the island’s best loved and well known sun spots is bound to please the sun seekers looking to dip their feet in the blue waters of the Caribbean. If you are a keen fisherman you might want to visit during the month of May when the Hemingway Fishing Tournament takes place, your travel insurance policy can cover you for many activities including fishing. Named after the author it is a popular addition to the holiday calendar. But if fishing isn’t your thing there are plenty of carnivals to enjoy. Santiago de Cuba is one of the most popular destinations; it is vibrant and friendly with museums, a cathedral, castle, and one of the best plazas in Cuba, the Cespedes Park. It is quite possible to spend your whole trip people watching in this city centre.

A trip to Cuba wouldn’t be the same without a trip to Old Havana. The area has always been a popular spot but since Cuban’s have been encouraged to open new businesses the amount of little restaurants and bars has flourished. As the city was founded by the Spanish in the 16th Century, its beautiful architecture forms a romantic backdrop, not least because its old harbour looks stunning during the day and even more so when lit up at night.

One of the most stunning buildings is the Baroque Cathedral of the Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception. One of almost a dozen Catholic cathedrals on Cuba, it is in the centre of Old Havana and was constructed from blocks of coral from the ocean floor off the Gulf of Mexico. The Fort of Saint Charles known locally as La Cabana, is an 18th century fortress on the eastern side of the harbour entrance, rising 200 feet, the third largest in the Americas. A cannon is fired each evening at 9pm to signal the closure of the gates in the city wall.


It is recommended that tourists obtain a comprehensive travel insurance policy prior to their visit to Cuba. Knowing that you and your belongings are protected will allow you the freedom to enjoy your holiday.