Cuba Vacation Information:
The Republic of Cuba is an island located in the Caribbean, the capital city is Habana and the largest city of the country, Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city and the former capital city of Cuba. Cuba is the largest Caribbean island and is home to approximately 11.5 million Cubans, the official language is Spanish.
Cuba has always been a popular touristic destination, even before the Cuban revolution of 1959. Today, many Europeans, Canadians and even Americans visit the island looking to get away and relax in the beautiful beaches that Cuba has been blessed with. Popular destinations in Cuba are Varadero and Holguin that offer 3-5 star modern accommodation in luxurious resorts.
Cuba's national carrier Cubana de Aviacion connects Mexico, South America, Central America, Canada and Europe. A tourist visa card is necessary for visitors from most nations, the card which contains important information, can be purchased at the Airport in Cuba on arrival.
Some of the best beaches in Cuba, Playa Paraiso and Playa Sirena are located in the area of Cayo Largo del Sur. Varadero, is Cuba's premier beach resort and ranking very high with the best in the Caribbean, Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo tiny cays off the coast, separated from the land offers unspoiled beaches, and is an excellent site for diving and watersports. Guardalavaca is what many believe the prettiest resort area; here you can explore the archaeological area of ancient Cuba, long stretches of coastline with white sand and clear turquoise waters.
Cuba Year Round Temperatures
- Population: 11.4 million
- Capital: Havana
- Area: 110,860 sq km
- Language: Spanish
- Ethnic groups: mulatto (51%) - white (37%) - black (11%) - Chinese (1%)
- Government type: Socialist Republic
- Independence: October 10, 1868
- Major religion: Roman Catholic (85%)
- Monetary unit: 1 Cuban peso = 100 centavos
- Main exports: Nickel, sugar, tobacco, shellfish, medical products, citrus, coffee
- GNI per capita: n/a
- Internet domain: .cu
- International dialling code: +53
- Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada: Travel Report of Cuba