Cuba

Cuba has a captivating, magical energy like nowhere else in the world. The country is home to spirited locals, bursting colors, palpable history, stunning beaches, delicious dining, and delectable drinking.

Highlights

  • Take a guided city tour of Havana, Cuba’s colorful capital. Explore Havana’s traditional plazas, filled with markets and detailed architectural gems – such as churches, castles, and monuments. Stop at Finca Vigia, Ernest Hemingway’s home from 1931 to 1961.

  • Discover Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the past is brought to life through iconic, vintage cars, cobblestone squares, and vivacious music. Have Happy Hour on the rooftop of Hotel Ambos Mundos for a refreshing mojito before ending the day relaxing or dining along the beautiful coastline.

  • Learn the process of manufacturing a first-rate cigar, one of Cuba’s main industries, at an authentic cigar factory.

  • Visit Cienfuegos, a pleasant combination of French heritage and Caribbean energy, made of Colonial buildings, a mountainous terrain, and turquoise waters.

  • Soak up the sun on Varadero Beach, known for white-sand beaches and stunningly clear waters.

Good to know

  • Visit in July to see the Carnival of Santiago de Cuba, the most well-known and traditional carnival in Cuba

  • The best time to travel to Cuba for ideal weather is from December through May

  • Havana is the birthplace of the Floridita daiquiri