Why Cuba?

For many travelers, Cuba offers an unforgettable and unique experience

Tourists in Cuba pose in front of a giant Cuba sign

Cuba is an island that assaults the senses.

The visitor is greeted with strains of exotic rhythms such as salsa and rumba emanating from every corner, and an aquamarine sea laps the white, palm-fringed beaches all around the island.

Cuba's sensual and contagious rhythms have influenced musicians the world over, its cigars are legendary and the exotic cocktails are to die for.

Several mojito cocktails lined up on a bar in Havana, Cuba
There is nothing like drinking a chilled mojito rum cocktail in a local bar in Havana.

Friendly and Authentic - Cuba is not overrun by tourists

Cuba, with its mix of Spanish and African roots, is the largest, least commercialized, and most exciting island in the Caribbean.

It is also one of the world's last bastions of communism with a fascinating modern history.

Cuba's relative political isolation has prevented it from being overrun by tourists, and locals are sincerely friendly to those who do venture in.

Perhaps this isolation from the more modern world has helped conserve the personality of Cuban society

Visitors to Cuba enjoy partying with a street band in Santiago de Cuba
Partying with a carnival band in Santiago de Cuba.

Cuba is Latin America at its most intense

Cuba definitely feels like the pulsating heart of what it means to be Latino, with music, dance, and the fiesta being core to this. 

Much of Latin America's music and dance seems to originate in Cuba and likewise could be said about the Latino persona.

Cubans can be described as gregarious, loud, expressive, open, warm, generous, and extremely friendly people. To be immersed in this culture can be an exhilarating and uplifting experience.

A cobblestone street in Trinidad, Cuba

Cuba is a blast from the past

Cuba seems to be lost in time, somewhere in the 1950's.

It's not just the old American cars in the streets or the exquisite colonial architecture with peeling paint in Old Havana. Instead, it's a sense that the world of modern tourism has somehow largely bypassed the Caribbean's largest island.

This mixture makes Cuba an undeniably enticing destination.

Clearly, the time to go is now.

A beach in Cuba with white sand and coconut palm trees
Cuba is much more than just beautiful beaches - like this one in the Bay of Pigs.

The best way to visit Cuba

From our experience we've seen that for most foreigners, joining a small group tour of Cuba is the best way to visit Cuba. This is especially true if your time is limited and you are looking for a hassle free way of visiting this unique island nation. There are many advantages of joining a group tour, great companionship with other like minded travelers is probably the best one, and there are even more advantages of traveling in a small group tour. Please feel free to use our Cuba Travel Guide to inform yourself about all things Cuba Travel, and don't hesitate to contact us if you can't find answers to your questions.

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