Cuba Tours and Vacations
Discover Cuba’s larger-than-life culture, sultry rhythms, and weathered beauty while exploring the country’s historic attractions on a Cuba cruise. Stroll the scenic esplanade Malecón and get lost among Old Havana’s Baroque facades and colonial cobblestone streets.
Cuba is culture, nature, history, magic and traditions. The Pearl of the Antilles is the result of the blend of multiple cultures, fusion of races and customs that gave birth to one of the most unique and fascinating Caribbean destinations.
Your trips to Cuba will be characterized by its people. The Cubans are imaginative, joyful, unprejudiced, show their intelligence and are friends of joking and celebrating. And talking about celebrations, now that you’re here you won’t want to miss the carnivals, charangas, the parrandas, the countryside parties and the patron saint’s days, when you’ll have the chance of tasting the typical Cuban gastronomy made of Buñuelos, Tamales and Roasted Pork, always accompanied by a good coffee, a Cuba Libre, a Daiquiri, Mojito or Piña Colada drink.
The revolution marks a before and an after in the history of Cuba. The triumph of January 1st, 1959 meant a new beginning for Cuba and made its culture one of the most prolific ones in Latin America. Cuba excels at dancing, with the world-wide famous National Ballet of Cuba, in literature with authors like Jose Maria Heredia, Jose Marti, Jose Lezama Lima and Alejo Carpentier and practically in every single artistic manifestation, whether theatre, cinema or visual arts.
There are two ways to get to Cuba: by air and by sea. The island has 10 international airports and 15 national airports distributed throughout the archipelago; 4 cruise terminals and 15 international marinas complete the logistic infrastructure that eases tourism in Cuba.
Geography of Cuba
The Cuban archipelago is located in the westernmost part of the insular Caribbean. It includes the island of Cuba, the Isle of Youth and more than 4,000 islets and cays. The territory emerged is about 111 thousand km & sup2; an approximate length of 1,200 km from east to west. It has more than six thousand kilometers of coasts, with more than 600 beaches.
The Island has excellent and abundant natural harbors in bays like Havana, Cárdenas, Matanzas and Nuevitas on the north coast, and Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba and Cienfuegos on the south coast.
In the relief three mountain ranges stand out: the Coordillera de Guaniguanico in the west, the Macizo de Guamuhaya in the center and the Sierra Maestra in the east, where the highest height of the country is located: Pico Turquino with 1 974 m. The plains occupy 60 percent of the country's area more than 60 percent of the country's rocks are calcareous, which gives rise to more than 20,000 caves that make up an interesting underground world. In Cuba, the presence of natural and artificial reservoirs is remarkable. It has a fluvial network with short rivers and generally of little flow and little length; the main ones are: Cauto, Zaza and Sagua la Grande.
25 percent of the territory is forests, mainly mangroves; 23 percent of the area has some degree of protection of its nature, highlighting its 14 national parks.
The soils are moderately fertile, dedicated to the cultivation of sugarcane, various crops and livestock.
The time zone of the Republic of Cuba is GMT - 5, so it shares a time zone with Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Mexico central time (summer time), among other countries.
How to get to Cuba
Located in the insular Caribbean, at the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico, the Greater Antilles is a destination that has the preference of the potential visitor from different latitudes. There are two access roads to the territory: Aerial and Maritime. Cuba has 10 international and 15 national airports, located in different tourist destinations throughout the archipelago, which allows the connection through the different airlines, to and between the main territories.
International airports in Cuba:
José Martí (Boyeros, La Habana)
Vitalio Acuña (Cayo largo, Isla de la Juventud)
Juan Gualberto Gómez (Matanzas)
Ignacio Agramonte (Camagüey)
Frank País (Holguín)
Antonio Maceo (Santiago de Cuba)
Abel Santamaría (Santa Clara, Villa Clara)
Jaime González (Cienfuegos)
Jardines del Rey (Cayo Coco, Ciego de Ávila)
Sierra Maestra (Manzanillo, Granma)
Cuba also has 4 cruise terminals for sea access, located in Havana (Avenida del Puerto), Cienfuegos (Calle La Mar), Isla de la Juventud (Punta Francés) and Santiago de Cuba (Jesús Menéndez Avenue); and 15 international marinas or strategic points in the tourist destinations where medium and small-format boats dock with views of nautical events and activities of interest to the visitor.
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