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  • The best places to go in Cuba on a first time visit

    The best places to go in Cuba on a first time visit

    November 15th, 2018Iseult Larkin
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    2017 was a bumper year for tourism in Cuba. Over the course of the year, the island welcomed some 4.7 million holiday makers, drawn to its tropical beaches, vintage cars, legendary cigars and faded, feisty glamour. Sitting just 160 km off Florida’s coast, Cuba is the largest of the Caribbean islands. From its bigger cities to its... Read more »

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  • 7 Offbeat things to do in Havana

    7 Offbeat things to do in Havana

    October 25th, 2018Rachel Lawrence
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    Cuba is top of many a traveller’s wishlist, there is no shortage of things to do in Havana. A captivating capital, its galleries, theatres, markets and memorials to the revolution are all worth a visit. Equally pleasurable is soaking up the atmosphere of Old Havana. But, if you fancy visiting some of its more quirky corners,... Read more »

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  • Video: a 1 minute guide to Cuba

    Video: a 1 minute guide to Cuba

    March 15th, 2017Colt St. George
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    From the gorgeous countryside of Viñales to the brilliant beaches of Varadero – not to mention the atmospheric, timeworn streets of Havana – Cuba is a beguiling destination. If you’re planning a trip, here’s some inspiration on where to go in Cuba:   Plan your trip to Cuba with The Rough Guide to Cuba. Compare flights,... Read more »

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  • 15 of the most romantic places in Cuba

    15 of the most romantic places in Cuba

    December 14th, 2016Greg Dickinson
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  • 18 brilliant pictures of life in Cuba

    18 brilliant pictures of life in Cuba

    December 9th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Cuba – with its gorgeous beaches, verdant countryside and time-worn capital – made it onto the Rough Guide to 2018. And as Trump tightens restrictions on US travel here, this communist country, which has been busy preparing for an influx of visitors, needs tourists more than ever. If you’re planning a trip to this fascinating island,... Read more »

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  • 12 tips for backpacking Cuba

    12 tips for backpacking Cuba

    May 10th, 2016Freya Godfrey
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    Cuba’s captivating, colourful streets and carnaval­ feel make it appealing for travellers year­-round. And, as relations with the US thaw, the country’s popularity has skyrocketed, with visitor numbers showing little sign of abating. Planning to join them? Start with our top tips for making the most out of backpacking Cuba. 1. Stay with a Cuban family Casa particulares are... Read more »

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  • Delving into the Daiquiri: Havana’s favourite drink

    Delving into the Daiquiri: Havana’s favourite drink

    February 24th, 2016Henry Jeffreys
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    Cuba’s cocktails chart the country’s ambivalent relationship with its neighbour to the north, America. This is most obviously demonstrated by the Cuba Libre – a blend of Cuban rum and Coca-Cola with lime – but it’s the Daiquiri that most associates with the capital, Havana. In the year when American visitors are finally allowed to... Read more »

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  • What’s new for Cuba in 2016? 10 developments to watch out for this year

    What’s new for Cuba in 2016? 10 developments to watch out for this year

    January 18th, 2016Matt Norman
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    Record numbers of visitors have been racing to get to Cuba ‘before it changes forever’ since President Obama’s historic announcement in December 2014 that diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba were to be restored. Since then the relationship has continued to warm, but there has been more speculation than tangible change as a result... Read more »

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  • Cuba: 10 travel tips for first-timers

    Cuba: 10 travel tips for first-timers

    December 29th, 2015Matt Norman
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    Cuba is an infinitely fascinating country and undoubtedly different from most places you’ve travelled. If you’re planning your first trip, take on board these Cuba travel tips from our expert co-author of the Rough Guide to Cuba, Matt Norman. 1. Stay in a casa particular If you want to get to know Cuba you’re going... Read more »

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  • The best beaches in Cuba

    The best beaches in Cuba

    November 10th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Conjure up an image of the perfect Caribbean beach and you’ll find Cuba‘s generous shoreline fits the description perfectly: stretches of powdery, bone-white sand – often freckled with shady palm trees – and limpid, turquoise waters. And with so much coastline there are beaches to suit all needs: great swathes of golden sand groomed by resorts promise days... Read more »

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  • The allure of Old Havana captured on film

    The allure of Old Havana captured on film

    August 28th, 2015Emma Henderson
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    Old Havana, or Habana Vieja, oozes history. There’s nowhere else quite like this living museum of Cuban culture – a city where time stopped short and you’ll find stop-and-stare images everywhere you turn. 1950s American cars in blazing colours are parked on the edge of the road. Cycle rickshaws glide swiftly through the traffic. Narrow side streets hide buildings painted in... Read more »

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  • Budget trips: 20 of the cheapest places to travel

    Budget trips: 20 of the cheapest places to travel

    August 21st, 2015Emma Gibbs
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