The Cuban Guide highlights the best attractions, accommodations, restaurants, bars, events and other possibilities to explore the Caribbean island. Browse our in depth travel information for great ideas and insider spots, plus tips that will have you feeling like a local.

The Republic of Cuba is an archipelago formed by the Island of Cuba with an area of ​​ 1’10 000 km², the Isle of Youth with 2’200 km² and around 4 200 cays and islets.

Most of the territory is formed by a fertile plain. However, three mountain ranges stand out, the Sierra de los organs in the western region, the Sierra del Escambray in the center of the territory and the Sierra Maestra in the eastern part, which includes the Pico Turquino, which is the main height of the country with 1’974 m above sea level. Some mountain ranges of relatively little elevation, cross different parts of the territory of Cuba.

Cuba is the largest destination in the Caribbean because its variety of activities, nature, culture and security for all tourists. Here you enjoy all options included , dancing, bike tours, riding, diving, city breaks, hiking through valleys, visit colonial villages or just relax on the beautiful beaches. All this accompanied by an extensive cultural program throughout the country, something that makes Cubans identify is his great talent for music, dance, and art in general.

The island is divided into 15 provinces and one special municipality

Pinar del Rio   Artemisa   Havana   Mayabeque   Matanzas   Cienfuegos   Villa Clara
Sancti Spiritus   Ciego de Avila   Camagüey   Las Tunas   Holguin   Granma
Santiago de Cuba   Guantanamo   Isla de la Juventud*

 

Before Traveling 

Always be on time

The first day of your trip is often lost to logistics and unfamiliar surroundings. If you have nothing prepared, we recommend that you arrange the pick up at the airport to be transported to your accommodation. This will avoid many setbacks for the first day. Tropical Cuban Holiday offers this services, which must be paid in advance to validate the reservation. Travel Request Form

Legal travel information

According to the Cuba’s entry rules you need to obtain an Visa, a valid pass and other basic requirements before flying  to Cuba. Find out all the necessaries requirements to travel to Cuba. Get all detail about the Cuban Requirement. Details

Currencies and Credit Cards

Cuba has two types of currencies. CUC is the tourist currency. Most banks and credit card companies keep track of spending patterns and may interpret an unexpected overseas purchase as credit card fraud. Therefore it is inform the credit card agencies about your travel plans in the future. Details

Driving around the Island

One of the best ways to discover Cuba is to drive around. To see the variety of its landscapes, nature parks, white sandy beaches and to participate in multiple cultural events throughout the island. Check out these traffic tips. Details

Things that can not be forgotten

Including the above mentioned recommendations there are items which everyone should bring along before their Vintage Vacations begins. Details

Vintage Inspiration