Cuba Holidays

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Cuba is the party capital of the Caribbean, with pulsating, salsa enthused nightlife like nowhere else. But that's not to say it's only party lovers who enjoy Cuban holidays. As with all Caribbean islands, the beaches are a sun-worshippers dream too and Cuba is up there with the best of them. From Guardalavaca in the south-east to Caya Coco in the centre or Trinidad on the southern shores of the island, either way the Caribbean sun is always shining. In Cuba the music is addictive, the food is delicious and the history is fascinating. If it's a fun-packed, full-of-life holiday you're after, treat yourself to a glorious holiday in Cuba.

Home of the Cuba Libre, Cuba's nightlife is among the best in the Caribbean; nobody knows how to party like the Cubans. It's not surprising then than there are tons of clubs, bars and restaurants to choose from but if there's one thing they all have in common it's the dancing. You cannot go on holidays to Cuba without dancing! You don't even have to be good at it - it's all about the fun! 

If you'd rather sample the music without having to get up and dance, try Montserrate bar where the musicians will be more than happy to play you some local tunes while you sit back and enjoy the entertainment from the comfort and safety of your seat. There are also plenty of great restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy a delicious meal while you soak up the Cuban atmosphere and sample some local delights.



Visa and Entry Information
Passport Requirements: All passports must have 6 months validity from the return date of travel, two clear pages inside, and a valid return ticket.
Visa Requirements: Visitors are required to obtain a Cuban Tourist Card prior to travel, which can be purchased from the Cuban embassy in London or online in advance. If you’re a dual national, you should contact the Cuban Embassy for advice on entry requirements before you travel.
Departure Tax: Please be aware that Cuba has a departure tax of 25 Cuban Pesos (approx. £20) payable upon departure. Please check with your airline if this cost is included in the cost of your ticket.
Important Information: Visitors must show proof of valid travel insurance upon entry, which must not have been issued from an American company. Credit cards and debit cards issued from an American country are also not accepted within Cuba.

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Cuba Weather

On Cuba holidays, you can expect typical Caribbean weather. Temperatures are high all year round so make sure you pack plenty of light and breathable clothing. The wet season runs from May until October and be careful not to visit during September and October, which is the hurricane season! The most popular time to visit is between January and May so expect it to be busy if you choose these months for your Cuba holiday.

Jan 25ºC
Feb 26ºC
Mar 27ºC
Apr 29ºC
May 30ºC
Jun 30ºC
Jul 31ºC
Aug 31ºC
Sep 31ºC
Oct 29ºC
Nov 27ºC
Dec 26ºC

Landscape

The beaches in cuba are world famous, most notably for the fascinating sea life that inhabit the warm waters just offshore. Multi-coloured, exotic fish abound in the beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean. Two of the most popular beaches are Cayo Coco and Playa Ancon where sunbathers on holiday in Cuba flock on a daily basis to soak up the sun and enjoy the Caribbean lifestyle.

 

Things To Do on Cuba Holidays

There are so many things to see and do on Cuba holidays so you're sure to find something to please everyone, whether you're on a family holiday, a romantic break, or on your own. Try the Acuario Nacional, a great aquarium full of fascinating fish species, or get a glimpse of Cuban history with a visit to the Capitolio Nacional. This was built as the residence of the Cuban Senate and House of Representatives in 1929 and is a fine example Cuba's exquisite architecture.

And what holiday would be complete without a spot of shopping? Cuba has a great array of shops, from designer boutiques to fantastic markets and little craft shops where you can buy original jewellery and great presents to take home for friends and family.

Culture

Much of the architecture in Cuba dates back to the 18th Century. One of the most stunning examples of this architecture is the Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis, a beautiful old convent now used as a church and museum. It was built in 1734 and attracts crowds of tourists on holiday in Cuba so make sure you get there early.

If it's culture you're after, Cuba holidays more than deliver. As with all the Caribbean islands, carnivals are a major event in Cuba. The Carnival de la Habana at the end of July is a gloriously colourful affair with street performers, processions, music, food and costumes. Carnavales Santiago Espirituano also takes place in July with floats and dancing and seemingly endless supplies of food and beer!

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Cuba is a fantastic place, brimming with colour and culture and full of great places to visit and fun things to do. If you want to experience all the charm and beauty of this fabulous island, check out On the Beach for some great deals on cheap Cuba holidays. Take a look today and you could be enjoying the sunshine in Cuba before you know it!