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Cuba holidays - Exotic island with fine beaches and fascinating heritage
Boasting a rich Latin-influenced history and a lively lifestyle of salsa dancing, vintage cars and cigars, Cuba is a unique destination amongst the sun-soaked Caribbean. Mixing fabulous beaches and year-round sunshine with colonial cities and vibrant bars, this is the place for those seeking somewhere a little different - and at an unbelievable price.
Discover the colourful Cuban lifestyle
By far the largest country in the Caribbean, Cuba is in the west of the region curving just south of Florida and north of Jamaica.
Though still offering the classic Caribbean characteristics of golden sand beaches, luscious warm sea and sunshine, Cuba offers an entirely different culture and heritage to other Caribbean destinations – adding a unique touch to your sun soaked getaway. Whether you want to explore colonial Trinidad, drink mojitos with the locals in Havana, or relax on Cienfuego’s coast, our Caribbean team have plenty of passion about this up-and-coming location.
Havana is a haven of jaw-dropping – if not slightly rustic – architecture, and an atmosphere that’s unusually friendly for such a big city. The birthplace of the Mojito, this is the place to experience this classic minty cocktail, all the while learning a bit of salsa with the locals. Step onto the streets and you’ll soon be enjoying a time warp, Havana has held on to a lot of its stunning 1940s architecture and wonderful classic cars.
Trinidad is certainly one of the most colourful cities in the world, full of traditional Cuban culture. Bright yellow buildings and a backdrop of verdant hills is a clear indicator to how vibrant this city can be. One of the oldest cities in Cuba, Trinidad hasn’t changed much over the past few hundred years. This is all part of its charm though – cobbled streets, colourful colonial buildings, lively bars, old cars, friendly Cuban locals, Trinidad is a city that will transport you back in time.
A quintessential coastal city, Cienfuegos is an incredibly picturesque area in Cuba, offering pretty 20th century architecture, picture-perfect harbours, and a gateway to Cuban cruises. This is Cuba's answer to a brilliant beachside stay, filled with classic Caribbean charm and vibrant colour and culture - it's no wonder it's been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Area.
A vast coastal resort on the cusp of Cuba, Varadero is popular with holiday-makers and with good reason. This lively destination has a beautifully white 20km stretch of beach, a laid-back vibe and friendly people to make for the perfect fun-filled beach holiday. All-Inclusive resorts and ocean views make this a hotspot for those who want to relax after exploring Cuba's bustling cities.
For a rustic, slow-paced experience of Cuba, Vinales offers a picture-perfect backdrop of sweeping valleys, rural agriculture, and true natural beauty. Though welcoming travellers with open arms, Vinales' exhaustive plains of tobacco fields and rolling hills still evokes a calm, hardly-been-seen ambience. This part of Cuba is definitely worth visiting for a couple of nights.
With stunning beaches and swaying palms, Jibacoa is a beautiful village - dive down into the crystal clear waters and you'll discover a wonderful underwater world full of bright coral reefs and tropical marine life that will take your breath away. Small yet perfectly formed, this area is for those seeking the Cuban beach experience without the crowds.
The Cuban people have been through a lot, but have come out the other side a very unique and very friendly bunch. The culture comes from primarily Hispanic influences and greets you with an intoxicating liveliness.
Why visit Cuba?
- The vintage American cars are a must-see when visiting Havana
- Discover the Cuban's love of music, with plenty of live shows taking place in the city streets each night
- Learn how to salsa with the locals
- Combine city and beach easily - we have a great selection of twin-centres that mix the two together
- The culture here is still rich and deeply fascinating - it's as if you're walking through a living museum
Inspired? Tropical Sky also arranges Caribbean holidays in other destinations including Barbados, Mexico, Jamaica, Antigua, St Lucia, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Grenadines, Cuba, Tobago, Cayman Islands, Aruba, Anguilla and St Kitts and Nevis.