Full Safety Package and Deposit as Low as 10%

Cuba: an island country that consists of numerous archipelagos

Cuba: an island country that consists of numerous archipelagos

Located in the Caribbean Sea, it is an island country that consists of numerous archipelagos. Cuba’s population is 11.1 million people. Havana, which is Cuba’s capital has a population of 2.1 million citizens. The total area of Cuba is 109,884 square kilometers making it the 105th largest country in the world. The official language as in the most countries in the region is Spanish.

Cuba seems to defy Benjamin Disraeli’s famous maxim that “Change is constant”. Some things never change in Cuba, including the government, architecture, and the fleet of old American cars. Other things, including the hotel and restaurant scene, change at a dizzying pace. The most important changes and new developments in the tourism field are listed here. For greater detail, see the individual destination chapters.

As communistic country they don’t have an official religion, but Roman Catholicism is widely practiced.
The Cuban peso or the Cuban convertible peso are the two official currencies in Cuba. The salaries are paid in both currencies, the Cuban peso could be used for most of the expenses, while the Cuban convertible peso is to be used for luxury purchases.

Cuba is probably the most intensely diverse island destination in the Caribbean, offering everything from standard fun-in-the-sun beach resort getaways to colonial city circuits, myriad land and sea adventure opportunities, tobacco and classic-car theme tours, and a wide array of cultural and artistic opportunities. Most travelers will have to carefully pick and choose as there’s a lot to see and do.

The high season starts from December through March, coinciding with the winter months in most northern countries and with Cuba’s dry season. The beaches and resorts are relatively full during the Christmas and Easter holidays, prices are somewhat higher, and it may be harder to find an available rental car or room. Moreover, overbooking, a widespread problem in the Cuban tourism industry, is certainly much more of a problem during the high season. During the low season, you should be able to find discounts on rooms, car rentals, and tour options. Moreover, resorts and attractions are much less crowded. However, temperatures are somewhat higher throughout low season, and periods of extended rainfall are not uncommon. The rainy season in Cuba starts from May until October, especially during September and October is the largest amount of hurricanes.

That charming country is unlike any other place on earth. What draws people to this fascinating Caribbean island is much more than beaches, sun and cheap drinks, though there are plenty of all three for those who want them. It doesn’t suffer from the drab and desultory demeanor of its disappeared peers, although it is one of the last Communist-bloc nations left. Unique political history, its rich culture and continued survival through ongoing economic hardship make it one of the most eye-opening countries that experienced travelers can still discover. Seeing the best of Cuba means grooving to its intoxicating music, marveling at how Cubans improvise on a daily basis to make ends meet and visiting a land in which the past fifty years seem to have passed by in some odd sort of state of frozen animation.

 

The Genuine Cuba

The 5 Stan-s - Follow in the footsteps of Genghis Khan 1750 , 20 Days

The 5 Stan-s - Follow in the footsteps of Genghis Khan

 Follow in the footsteps of Genghis Khan as you delve into the vast deserts, rolling steppe,...
Caucasus Explorer - Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan 1060 , 11 Days

Caucasus Explorer - Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

The Caucasus - the region where Europe meets Asia, where dramatic nature landscapes meet...
On the Hunt for the Northern Lights in Russia 540 , 5 Days

On the Hunt for the Northern Lights in Russia

Russia is known to be one of the best places for hunting the Northern Lights. The Arctic Circle...
View all» Blog

06.08.2021 17:00

7 Things to do in South Sudan

  It’s the newest country in the world and one that a lot of people haven’t even heard of. Those who have, usually associate it with the military conflict that has been tearing up the region for decades. But behind all of that, lies a country of ancient cultural rituals, a myriad of colorful local tribes and raw natural beauty. It is still the most challenging destinations for...


05.08.2021 08:55

The Little - Known Pyramids of Sudan

Can you name the country with the most pyramids in the world? Nope, it’s not Egypt. The country which holds this record with more than 200 pyramids is actually Egypt’s southern neighbor – Sudan. Though not as big as the Egyptian ones, they are just as impressive and have just as intriguing history, dating back to 8th century BC, to the kingdom of Kush. Since the Sudanese...


01.10.2020 11:45

11 Interesting Facts about Rwanda

  Rwanda is a small African country, whose name is often mostly associated with the horrific genocide that happened here in 1994. It was one of the most tragic events in the history not only of Rwanda, but the world. However, it was also a turning point in the country's history. It has since then embarked on a new path of social, economic and ecological development and deserves to be known...


06.01.2020 17:00

Chernobyl as a travel destination

   About 30 years ago a flawed reactor design in combination with some serious human mistakes led to an accident at the No.4 nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in northern Ukrainian SSR. It became the worst nuclear disaster in history and resulted in the deaths of hundreds of people and the evacuation of about 110 000 more. Ever since then it has been a subject of an...