CUC: Cuban convertible peso
Cuba’s stunning natural landscapes and vivacious spirit have rendered it a true favourite among travellers worldwide. Whether you’re after a colourful, bustling city, a glorious sweep of coastline or a tropical island in the sun, Cuba holidays in 2020 have it all.
Historically fascinating, culturally rich and visually stunning, Cuba undeniably does things its own way. From the moment you arrive, every winding street and jaw-dropping beach you discover will astound even the most experienced traveller. Spend your time kicking back on the beach, soaking up the sun or delving into the country’s intriguing pockets of cultural wonder.
Cuba holidays are unique in the purest sense of the word. Dancing to its own beat, this sun-kissed destination provides a vibrant atmosphere, glittering coastlines and astounding cities unlike any you’ve experienced before. In the words of Cuba’s golden girl, Gloria Estefan, the rhythm is going to get you.
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Cuba’s mix of colours, textures, influences and flavours is sometimes best enjoyed on the move. And its multitude of meandering coastal roads, lively streets and intriguing cobbled thoroughfares allow for this with ease. The Malecón, Havana’s dazzling seaside drive is perhaps the best example. This protected promenade with its interesting architecture was built as a playground for the middle-classes and now acts as the city’s sociable hub. Sprinkled with museums, restaurants and cafes, this is the perfect place to find the top things to do in Cuba.
If you find yourself being drawn to the vibrant charm and historical allure of Cuba’s big cities, both Havana and Santiago de Cuba tick all the boxes. Endless adjectives can be applied to the country’s capital, but its indescribable charisma bowls over all who visit. Check into one of Havana’s trendy hotels or characterful guesthouses and soak up the colours and rhythms for yourself.
As well as big city bustle, Cuba specialises in naturally beautiful seascapes and sugar-white islands. It is impossible to discuss Cuba holidays without mentioning the glorious, sweeping coastline of white sand beaches and turquoise seas. Those who want to indulge in some relaxation can enjoy kicking back and soaking up the sun, while those who want to turn the action up a notch can make a splash in the local water sports scene.
Cuba wouldn’t be Cuba without its miles of sun-drenched beaches. Any visitor to the country is truly spoilt for choice when it comes to coastal destinations, from the long white sands of Cayo Coco to the famous Varadero resort. Renowned as the country’s most decadently beautiful beach of all, Playa Sirena in Cayo Largo is a stretch of sandy heaven. For those who prefer their beaches a bit more action-packed, Cuba’s western tip and Maria La Gorda in particular is the place to go to make a splash. A firm favourite with water-skiers, windsurfers, divers and snorkelers, you’ll find everything you need to dive right in – just don’t forget your beach towel!