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Airports Cuba

Copa Airlines

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Smart Cuba, discount travel

Via Danza

 

 

Casa Particular

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Hotel Ambos Mundos

Hotel Inglaterra

Hotel Nacional

Melia Cohiba Hotel

Melia Varadero

Villa Cayo Saetia

 

General Information Cuba

 

What to see Cuba

Cuba

Cuba.com

Cuba Forum

Cuba Nieuws

Cuban Embassy

Cubaanse Currency

The Weather in Cuba

Information Cuba

Map of Cuba

Dutch Embassy

News Cuba

Radio- and TV canals Cuba

Travel Advice Cuba

Vaccinations Cuba

 

 

Alejandro de Humboldt National Park

Baconao Park

Che Guevara Mausoleum

Diego Velazquez Museum

Dolphinarium Varadero

Finca Vigia

Granma National Park

Coffee Plantations

Old Centre of Cienfuegos

Pinar del Rio

San Pedro de la Roca

Saturno Cave

Valley de los Ingenios

Unesco World Heritage Cuba

Viñales Valley

 

Pictures/ Travelstories/ Blogs

 

Havana Cuba

Almost 50 and still crazy

Cuba Pictures

Cycling in Cuba

Cyclingstory Cuba

Insight Cuba

Here is Havana

Insight Cuba

Pictures of Cuba

Travelstory Camagüey

Tropical breathing

Wifi at last

 

Castillo del Morro

Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón

De Malecón

El Capitolio

Havana Hemingway

Map of Havana

Cathedral of Havana

La Cabaña

Marti Monument

Museum Fine Arts

Nationaal Aquarium of Cuba

Old Havana UNESCO

 

Restaurants/ Culinary Cuba

 

Going out/ events Cuba

the Cuban Kitchen

El Templete Restaurant

Hostal Morales Trinidad

La Bodeguita del Medio/ La Floridita

La Fontana, Havana

Lunchdinner

Restaurant La Casa, Havana

Restaurants in Varadero

 

 

Ballet Nacional de Cuba

Carnaval in Santiago de Cuba

Festivals in Cuba

Havana Nightlife

Palacio de la Rumba, Varadero

Teatro la Caridad

Tropicana Havana

Wild Bill Pub Crawl

 

Sports/ Activities Cuba

 

Watersports Cuba

Boxing in Havana

Cuban Baseball Team

Cuban Cricket Team

Havana Sport Fan

Latinoamericano Stadion

Horse riding in Trinidad

 

 

Avalon Cuba

Best Diving spots Cuba

Cuba Diving & Snorkling

Diving around Cuba

Snorkling in Jibacoa

Varadero Yacht Charter

 

History/ Culture Cuba

 

Transport/ Car rental Cuba

Che Guevarra

Cuban Revolution

Culture of Cuba

Fidel Castro

History of Cuba

Discover Cuban Culture

VS and Cuba

 

 

Car with driver

Cuba Cars

Oldtimer rent a car in Havana

Oldtimers in Cuba

Travel by train in Cuba

Taxi Service Cuba

Viazul bussen

 

Healthcare Cuba

 

Business Cuba

Cuba Memorial Hospital

Health Tourism Cuba

Havana Hospital

Medical Aid in Cuba

Dentist without pain

WHO about Cuba

Hospital in Varadero

 

 

Banco Central de Cuba

Credit Management Cuba

Cuba Standard

Cuban economy

Chamber of Commerce of Cuba

Office help

The Economist

 

 

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. Cayo Saetia

. Guardalavaca

. Welcome in Holguin

. Oost-Cuba

 

. Varadero Cuba

. Diving at Varadero

. Map of Varadero

. Museum Varadero

. Park Retiro Josone

. Santa Elvira kerk

. Varadero Cuba

. Varadero Airport

 

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. Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca

. Map of Santiago de Cuba

. Museum Diego Velazquez

. Salsa festival Santiago de Cuba

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. Santiago de Cuba Airport

 

. Trinidad Cuba

. Historisch Trinidad

. Hostal Casa Meyer

. Musea in Trinidad

. Plaza Mayor

. Trinidad Cuba, Lonely Planet

. Trinidad UNESCO

. Valle de los Ingenios

 

. Other places Cuba

. Camagüey

. Cayo las Brujas

. Cienfuegos

. Guantánamo

. Isla de la Juventud

. Matanzas

. Punta Gorda

. Sancti Spiritus

. Santa Clara

. Viñales

 

. Cuban Music/ Dance

. Baila Habana

. Buena Vista Social Club

. Danzón

. History of Cuban music

. Salsa Cubana

. Salsabor danceschool Havana

 

. Jobs/ Internships Cuba

. Cuba Professionals

. Jobs in Cuba

. Internship Cuba

. Questions about Internships Cuba

. Working in Cuba

 

. Shopping Cuba

. Casa de Carmen Montilla

. Cuba Solidarity Campaign

. Cuban cigars

. Havana Club

. Havana Shopping Guide

 

. Religion Cuba

. Basiliek van El Cobre

. Catholic Church Cuba

. Churches and Monasteries

. Churchhistory Cuba

. Pinar del Rio

. Religion at Cuba

 

. Language/ Education  Cuba

. Learning Spanish in Cuba

. Ministry of Education

. Education Cuba

. Study in Cuba

. University of Havana

 

Information Cuba A-Z

 

Area

Cuba has an area of 110,860 square kilometers.

 

Best time to travel to Cuba

Cuba is a suitable destination for all seasons. The high season is from December / March. The Cubans have vacation in July and August.

 

Bohios

This characteristic way of living still occurs in rural Cuba. They are rectangular huts with walls of wood, rammed earth floors and roofs with palm leaves.

 

Capital of Cuba

The capital of Cuba is Havana / La Habana.

 

Casas particulares Cuba

There are many casas particulares at Cuba; a sort of bed and breakfast pension, often these are fairly cheap and it's a nice opportunity to get acquainted with the people of Cuba.

 

Cuba Libre

One of the most famous cocktails, consisting of white rum, cola and lime juice.

 

Culinary Cuba

The Cuban cuisine has many dishes with beans, rice and pork. A real Cuban meal is congri arroz (rice with beans). Outside the major cities, there are few restaurants. Butl there are many paladares, specialty restaurants, with permission, by Cubans at home. Here you can get very good and affordable food. However, it is advisable to ask in advance what the menu is and to agree on a price. AA particular quality Paladar is La Guarida 'in Havana. Here is the famous Cuban film "Fresa y Chocolate" recorded. It is wise to book in advance.

 

Cycling Cuba

Cycling at Cuba is going fine; there is hardly any traffic, while roads are still everywhere well maintained. With the cycling Lonely Planet you can find your way easily. The signage on the main road is minimal. There are in Cuba no paths. You may cycle in Cuba on the highway. The people are very friendly and always willing to have a chat if you speak some Spanish. Bicycles can also join taxis for shorter distances. Spare parts are hardly get in Cuba, it is therefore useful to bring your own.

 

Economy of Cuba

Health care and education are excellent developed in Cuba. 80% of the farms are in the hands of the State. The main Agricultural Product is sugarcane. Manufacturing (textile, leather shoes, tobacco) provides 46% of GDP. Major exports are tobacco and nickel. Tourism is now the second largest source of foreign exchange.

 

Electricity Cuba

The electricity at Cuba is 110 or 220 volts. In many cases, you will need an adapter. Sockets have round or rectangular holes and can be grounded or ungrounded.

 

Fauna Cuba

In Cuba live many different animal species. A rare species in Cuba is the Cuban insectivore. Furthermore there is the wild boar and deer. The marshes are inhabited by crocodiles, including the endangered Cuban crocodile. There are in Cuba more than 370 bird species. The national bird is the Cuban trogon (Priotelus temnurus), better known as tocororo to the sound it produces. Its colors, red, white and blue are the same as those of the Cuban flag.

 

Flora Cuba

Cuba has 15 national parks. In the distant past, Cuba was almost entirely covered with tropical rainforest. Less than 10% of the initial forest remained and people are constantly working on reforestation, with fast-growing species. A piece of (almost) rainforest can still be seen in the Sierra Escambray mountains. In total there are growing almost 8000 different species of mosses, flowers, plants, shrubs and trees. The royal palm (Roystonea regia), is the national tree of Cuba, it is therefore protected. The national flower of Cuba is the butterfly jasmine (mariposa), a white butterfly flower.

 

General travelinformation Cuba

The formal name of Cuba is the Republic of Cuba (República de Cuba). Cuba consists of the island of Cuba, the Isla de la Juventud and 4,000 smaller islands. Cuba is bounded on the north by the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, to the east by the Windward Passage, in the south by the Caribbean Sea and to the west by the Yucatán Channel. Cuba is a Caribbean melting pot with colonial architecture, hospitality, cigars, rum and salsa.

 

Geography of Cuba

Cuba consists of 4,195 islands, the largest is the main island of Cuba, the Isla de Juventud and numerous smaller islands, the largest island Cuba is flat, in the south is a mountain range, the Sierra Maestra. The Pico Turquino is the highest mountain on the island with a height of 1974 meters. Cuba's coastline is about 6000 kilometers long and ranges from swamps and mangrove forests to cliffs and beaches. The longest river is the Rio Cauto (370 km) in the province of Granma. The most water-rich river is the Rio Toa in Guantánamo. Cuba measures from east to west about 1250 kilometers. From north to south the widest part is almost 200 kilometers and the narrowest less than forty miles.

 

Inhabitants of Cuba

Cuba has 11,061,886 (2013) inhabitants. Mmore than fifty percent of the Cuban population is younger than thirty. The rich history of the Cuban population is a melting pot of various influences. Mulattos ('mestizos' in the vernacular), Afro-Cubans, whites and Chinese are the main populations.

 

Internet Cuba

Broadband internet is hardly available in Cuba. In large cities there are many cyber cafes. Some hotels offer Internet access.

 

Money

In Cuba there are two valid payment systems, namely the Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC) and Cuban Peso (CUP). For tourists the Convertible Peso is the preferred payment method because all tourist services only accept this money. In circulation are bills of one, three, five, ten, twenty and fifty Cuban Convertible Peso. This green / orange / red bills are clearly identified. The Cuban Convertible Peso back can be changed at banks at the airports in Euro (current exchange rate). For credit card payments no Cuban Convertible Peso is used, the currency is US Dollars. In the big cities, such as Varadero, Guardalavaca, Holguin, Santiago de Cuba and Havana, are the branches of large international banks.

 

Weather Cuba

Cuba has a tropical climate, so there is hardly any difference between winter and summer temperatures. The dry season is in winter from November to April. The wet season is in the summer from May to October. The hurricane season runs from August til October.

 
 
 
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