to Cuba is like taking a trip around the world in perfect
weather. You can visit the French coffee plantations and Spanish
colonial cities dating back to the 16th Century, Swing to
Afro-Cuban and Latin rhythms, hike through spectacular mountains
and forests, dive on one of the world's beautiful reef and fish
where Hemingway Fished.
Known regionally as La Isla
Grande, the Big Island, Cuba is indeed the largest of the
Caribbean Islands. Long the destination of sun seekers, Cuba
is much more.
As the first major New World colony of Spain
in the 16th century, Cuba boasts some of the earliest and
finest examples of Spanish Colonial architecture in existence.
The city of Trinidad, on the south coast, has been designated
a Unesco World Heritage Site. It was from here that Hernan
Cortez left to conquer Mexico!
Santiago de Cuba, the first
capital of the country, is famous for the role its people
have played in both the war of independence from Spain, and,
in this century, the Cuban Revolution. Santiago is also famous
for its music, which may be heard on many street corners and
Cuba has a different beach for each day of the
year, but beyond the sparkling sands, travelers can explore
the major mountain ranges the Sierra Maestre and the Sierra
Escambray with their unique microclimates, freshwater lakes
where trophy bass await the angler, or where fresh pine forests
await hikers or riders. Cuba is an island of greens, from
the turquoise hues of the sea to the unique shade of the waving
cane fields and the tree-clad slopes of the mountains.
so much to offer it is difficult where to start in this island
nation, but with so much more to experience than the beach,
a good start is La Habana, then go off to explore La Isla
Cuban convertible peso (CUC$)
& Cuban peso (CUP$)
110 / 230 V