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Flights to Cuba

Latin American music blares out of bars, colourful vintage cars line the streets, and the heavy rich smell of cigar smoke hangs in the air. You could only be in Cuba. The largest island of the Caribbean is a real feast for the senses. Book flights to Cuba to experience it for yourself.

Things to look out for in Cuba

They say flying to Cuba is like stepping into the 1950’s. Cuba is one of the last communist countries, and has managed to avoid being ravaged by tourism due to political isolation. The result is a country with a rich, vibrant culture.

Ernest Hemingway lived out his days in Havana so pack your moleskin and visit some of his old haunts. Or pay homage to Che Guevara, the man who graced a thousand t-shirts, in Santa Clara: one of the most important sites of the Cuban Revolution.

The faded glamour of Havana provides the perfect backdrop for learning rumba, a dance which mixes Latino and African beats. There are plenty of dance halls in the city: follow the locals for the best ones.

Supper clubs are a new phenomenon in the UK, but Cubans have been inviting paying dinner guests into their homes since the 1990’s. These private restaurants are called paladares and are the best place to sample authentic Cuban cuisine.

Cuba won’t stay unspoiled for long; book flights to Cuba before more people discover this forbidden gem.

Getting around Cuba

Air conditioned coaches run between larger cities, but if you want to explore a little more of the Cuban countryside you will have to hire a car. Cycling is popular among Cubans, and you’re likely to meet many bicycle enthusiasts during your trip.

Classic American cars are available as taxis in Havana, but do book in advance.

What to bring on a holiday to Cuba                            

There are some restrictions for visiting Cuba. You will need a Tourist Card, which you can buy online or at the Cuban Consulate. Some travel agents will even arrange one for you. Check that the back of the card is stamped by the issuer; if not you will have to buy a new one when you land, or in extreme cases may not be allowed to board your flight to Cuba.

Take out travel insurance: you will be asked to produce forms when your flight to Cuba lands. There are no mandatory vaccinations but some travellers get immunised against diphtheria, tuberculosis, typhoid rabies, and hepatitis (A&B). Speak to your doctor to see what they recommend.

 

Find a great deal on a hotel in Havana by visiting our hotel comparison section.

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