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Far from just an island paradise, it is both Cuba’s colonial and more recent political history that has set it apart as one of the most unique and attractive holiday destinations in the world. Heavy sanctions imposed in the mid 20th century mean Cuban life is frozen in the charming era of the 50s, and old cars and buildings typify capital Havana’a vibey streets.  Swathes of magical colonial architecture line colorful avenues, and pristine beaches are always near. Add in a shot of delicious rum, a Cuban cigar, and lots of salsa dancing, and you have a one of a kind holiday escape. Cuba is a wondrous and otherworldly Caribbean.

  • Capital: Havana
  • Dialing code: +53
  • Population: 11,238,317
  • Languages: Spanish; Castilian

General Information

Time zones

  • UTC-05:00


Peso Convertible (CUC)


110 / 220V/60hz
plugs:A, B, C, L


Health & Safety


  • Hepatitis A
  • Tyfoid
  • DTP

Drinkable Water

not safe

Emergency Numbers

  • Fire: 26811
  • Police: 26811
  • Ambulance: 26811

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Travel News

Yuli Gurriel to Pay for Houston Family to Travel to Cuba After Plane Crash

The air tragedy in Cuba painfully hit close to heart & home. I learned of a Houston cuban family who were victims on their visit to our home island. I will pay the travel to Cuba for the relatives. My heart & soul are with all of the victims ... read more

3 days ago

Havana Cruise Terminal to Triple in Size as Cuba Chases Tourists

After initially fretting over President Donald Trump’s push-back against the easing of travel restrictions by Barack Obama ... became the first U.S. line to visit Cuba in nearly 50 years in May 2016 when the MV Adonia operated by its Fathom brand ... read more

1 day ago

Astros' Yuli Gurriel to pay for Houston family's travel expenses to Cuba after plane crash

Astros first baseman and Cuban native Yuli Gurriel announced on Twitter on Monday he would pay for the travel expenses for the relatives of a Houston Cuban family who were among the victims in Friday's deadly Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel (10 ... read more

2 days ago