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Travel information about Cuba

Cuba is the largest Caribbean island that lies between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. The total area is 110,860 sq km and population is approximately 11,392,889. You’d love to visit Varadero for its popular beach area and the place filled with tourists or Maria la Gorda where snorkeling and diving are fun.

Capital city of Cuba: Havana

Closest neighbors to Cuba: Cuba’s neighboring countries are Key West Florida, Cayman Islands, the Bahamas, Haiti, Mexico, and Jamaica.

Best times to visit Cuba: November to March and July to August are the best months to visit Cuba. Weather is cooler and dry; prices are at its peak, book ahead of time.

How to get to Cuba: Flights from the US to Cuba are available, other flights from Canada and Europe also.

Visa requirements for Cuba: A tourist visa card is required on most nations upon visiting Cuba although there are few countries that don’t require a visa upon entry.

Currency of Cuba: Currencies of Cuba are Cuban peso (CUP), Cuban convertible peso (CUC).

Official Language of Cuba: Spanish is the official language of Cuba.

UNESCO World Heritage sites in Cuba

There are 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cuba and 3 on their tentative list.

Cultural (7)

  • Archaeological Landscape of the First Coffee Plantations in the South-East of Cuba (2000)
  • Historic Centre of Camagüey (2008)
  • Old Havana and its Fortification System (1982)
  • San Pedro de la Roca Castle, Santiago de Cuba (1997)
  • Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios (1988)
  • Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos (2005)
  • Viñales Valley (1999)

Natural (2)


Scuba diving safety tips

Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:

  1. Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
  2. Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
  3. Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
  4. Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
  5. Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
  6. Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  7. Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.
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