Welcome in the big Island of Cuba, the largest in the Antilles. With almost 6000km of beaches of white sand, its tropical flora covering its many mountains, its colonial cities and its peaceful countryside, it is easy to fall under its charm.
General Information | Cuba
It's easy to see why so many Canadians say “si” to Cuba when they want to get away! Cuban vacations offer beautiful beaches, outstanding value, friendly people, safety, and a vibrant culture.
There are two distinct elements to a vacation in Cuba – The first is the cultural and historic scene of cities like Havana and Santiago de Cuba. Walking the streets of old Havana can be a wonderful experience – colonial Spanish buildings, museums, historic sites, a resonating music scene, live entertainment, and markets in the heart of the old city.
The second Cuban element is the sun, sand and sea. In the tourist areas of Cayo Coco, Varadero, Holguin & Cayo Santa Maria the goal is very simple: Sun and sand, and Cuba offers some of the best beaches in the Caribbean at an excellent price.
Wherever you choose to go on this unique island, the warmth of its people, the salsa beats, the pristine beaches will call you back to Cuba again and again.
Our agents have stayed at many of the resorts in Cuba including those in Varadero, Cayo Coco, and are ready to find the resort that is the right fit for you. We offer the guaranteed best price on hotel & resort packages throughout Cuba both for last minute travel and advanced departure dates.
Cayo Coco | Cuba
Cayo Guillermo and Cayo Coco (named after the white ibis, coco) are covered by thickets of mangroves, palms, other forestation and gorgeous beaches. The These islands are immortalized in Ernest Hemingway's novel, Islands in the Stream.
These islands (Cayo Coco + Cayo Guillermo) are part of Cuba's northern coral reef, which yields spectacular snorkeling and diving. These keys provide a perfect backdrop for water sports such as boating, windsurfing and sailing.
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Cayo Largo | Cuba
On the Caribbean side of Cuba lie two idyllic islands, Cayo Largo de Sur and the Isle of Youth, with sugar-white beaches and spectacular dive sites. This area is also known for its nude beach (one of only two in Cuba - the other being in Cayo Coco).
Cayo Largo calls out to visitors in search of beauty and tranquility. You will be enchanted by its crystalline waters and seabeds. Diving enthusiasts will be rewarded by some of the most spectacular coral reefs in the world so don't forget to bring your underwater camera.
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Cayo Santa Maria | Cuba
The Island of Cayo Santa María located off the North Coast of Cuba is 13 kilometers long and about 2 kilometers wide. It boasts 11 kilometers of excellent beaches and is linked to the big island by a causeway on the sea. The islet, which was designated a "Biosphere Reserve" by the United Nations (UNESCO), is inhabited by a wide range of animals, including ten endemic species.
This island paradise is new to development and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches and lush tropical vegetation. The perfect destination if you want a splendid week of “nothing to do” – just pure relaxation, no malls, traffic jams, or high rises.
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Cienfuegos | Cuba
Cienfuegos perches on the shores of Jagua Bay like a pearl sitting on an oyster shell. First settled by the French, who dubbed Cienfuegos the Southern Pearl, the city is the capital of Cienfuegos province. With time it became an important commercial port and an obligatory stop for all cargo boats.
The French influence is still present in the culture and the city's architecture is a mixture of art nouveau and art deco. Diving enthusiasts and sun seekers flock here to enjoy the intense blue waters set at the foot of the Guamuhaya Cordillera. You will find hidden caves and waterfalls, maybe some natural pools and healing hot springs.
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Havana | Cuba
Havana is the exotic capital of Cuba and largest city in the Caribbean is a must-see for any visitor. For centuries, it has served as the gateway to the Gulf of Mexico. And in 1982, Old Havana, the city's historic centre, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city's first building, overlooking the entrance to a protected bay, dates back to 1519.
Today, Havana is the heart of the nation's busy political, scientific and cultural life. Museums, theatres and concert halls, art galleries and cultural institutions are popular venues. The National Ballet of Cuba, the House of the Americas, the Foundation of New Latin American Film and the National Folkloric Dance Group all have won international acclaim. Both day and night, Havana continues to thrill visitors anew.
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Holguin / Guardalavaca | Cuba
This rugged mountainous region was pronounced the most beautiful land eyes have ever seen by Christopher Columbus when he first sighted it in 1492. But Holguin's beauty extends beyond the hills, and fertile plains. Under water are amazing dive sites, and below ground are the world's second-largest deposits of nickel and cobalt.
The beaches, lagoons and bays of Guardalavaca (60 minutes away from Holguin) are irresistible and picturesque due to the warm turquoise waters surrounded by lush vegetation. Most resorts are found in this area.
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Manzanillo de Cuba | Cuba
Granma province is renowned for its battles and its natural gifts. High in the breathtaking Sierra Maestra Mountains, Fidel Castro conquered Batista's dictatorship. Down in the valley, the longest river in Cuba irrigates the fertile lands. And the towns echo with memories of slaves, conquistadors and peasants.
Named after the boat that Fidel Castro used in his revolution, Granma Province is in a great valley crossed by the Cauto River and framed by the magnificent Sierra Maestra Mountains on the edge of the island's rugged Caribbean shore. These mountains provided shelter for Castro's revolutionaries.
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Santa Lucia | Cuba
If your ideal holiday includes beautiful beaches, diving sites, sport fishing then look no further than the Santa Lucia area. The Santa Lucia beach is a 21-kilometres strip of dazzling white sand.
The waters of Santa Lucia are well known for the quality and variety of its diving sites both for snorkelers & scuba diving. Santa Lucia is infused with an atmosphere of rest and relaxation rather than nightlife.
The provincial capital of Camaguey (where the airprt is found) offers much history and splendour with its labyrinth urban sprawl. The surrounding areas display green hills and fauna, desert islands, and caverns to explore. Here you will find a well preserved ecosystem.
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Santiago de Cuba | Cuba
Nowhere outside Havana is there a Cuban city with such definite character or such determination to have a good time as Santiagio de Cuba. Set on a deep-water bay and cradled by mountains, it is credited with being the most Caribbean part of Cuba, a claim borne out by the laid-back lifestyle and rich mix of inhabitants. Offering an Afro-Cuban culture, with its music, myths & rituals.
The leisurely pace of life doesn't make for a quiet city, however, the arrangement of narrow streets around the colonial quarter rings night & day with the beat of drums and the toot of horns. Music is a vital element of life here, oozing from the most famous Casa de la Trova in the country, not to mention numerous impromptu gatherings.
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Varadero | Cuba
Considered by many as one of the world's most beautiful beaches, Varadero is part of a peninsula that stretches far out into the calm waters of the Atlantic. Its 21-kilometre strip of fine white sand is an ideal vacation spot for sun-lovers, water babies and golfers. Located on the tip of the Varadero Peninsula is the beautiful Varahicacos Reserve offers wonderful fauna and flora, and a few archaeological findings.
If you also have a craving for art, history and culture then head to the nearby cities of Cárdenas and Matanzas, the provincial capital. Nature seekers will be delighted with the Zapata Biosphere Reserve which is famous for its ecotourism and history.
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