Visit Cuba

  • Historic architecture, a rich culture, intoxicating rhythms and miles of sandy beaches—with affordable flights to boot—Cuba has it all.

    Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492, the island is the largest in the Caribbean and boasts almost 6,000 km of coastline. Located at the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba enjoys balmy sub-tropical breezes and warm, crystalline waters.

Discover Cuba

  • Havana, the capital

    While it might be a historic city brimming with Old World charm, Havana bustles with plenty of big-city energy. Located just a few hours' drive from Varadero, Havana makes an ideal day trip. Tourists should make sure to spend the evening strolling along the Malecón—an 8 km esplanade and seawall located along the Havana Harbor.

  • Diving

    While lounging for hours on one of the idyllic beaches in Varadero or Cayo Coco makes for a relaxing holiday, exploring what lives below those turquoise waters is a worthwhile adventure. Taking a cruise out to the coral reef is a unique experience that should be on everyone, to-do list.

  • Cuban cuisine and flavours

    A trip to Cuba wouldn’t be complete without trying out some of the excellent Cuban restaurants. Cuban cuisine is a blend of Taino, Spanish, African and Caribbean cuisine, and is mainly composed of pork, rice, beans and spices. Try the typical ropa vieja with rice or even yuca frita. Also part of the Cuban heritage are its famous hand-rolled cigars. A visit to one of the factories will show you the detail with which each cigar is made. And last, but not least, why not bring back a bottle of some local rum? It’s some of the best in the Caribbean!

Good to know before you go to Cuba

Important Travel Information

  • Currency

    The Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC), which was previously the official currency used by travellers visiting Cuba, is no longer in circulation. The Cuban Peso (CUP) has replaced it as the official currency.

    In addition, American cash, credit cards issued by an American institution (e.g., Amex, Citibank, MNBA, AAA, CAA) and pre-paid Canadian or American credit cards are not accepted in Cuba.

    Official Language

    Cuban Spanish is Cuba's official language, which is associated with Caribbean Spanish. Haitian Creole is the second most popular language in Cuba.

    Things to remember

    For security reasons: Satellite, GPS, Walkie-Talkies and electronic cigarettes are prohibited in Cuba. These devices will be confiscated by Cuban Customs upon arrival.

  • Entry/exit requirements

    For full information on passport and visa requirements, see the «Entry requirements by destination» section of our Practical Guide.


    For full information on required vaccines, see the «Entry requirements by destination» section of our Practical Guide.