The island of Cuba is unique in so many ways. No matter how many countries you’ve visited, you’ve never been anywhere like Cuba.

Cuba is a country with a complicated recent history, but its politics hasn’t dampened its spirit.

Cuba’s streets are never short of colour, music and friendly local faces – one of the many charms of visiting this unique Caribbean nation.

A man standing outside a yellow house in Havana Cuba

Why visit Cuba:

Unlike any other country in the world, Cuba promises a world new experiences and unique memories.

There are two main reasons why people visit: the beaches and the culture. While the island’s many all-inclusive resorts promise stunning sunsets on picture-perfect beaches, no trip to Cuba would be complete without also exploring its cities.

When you get there, you’ll feel a world away from Cuba’s pristine sandy strips and far-stretching resorts. Cuba’s cities are gritty in the best possible way. Crumbling buildings brighten up streets, horse-drawn carriages race vintage cars, and the scent of cigars lingers on every street corner.

Cuba is a true feast for the senses, and one that has to be seen with your own eyes. Visiting Cuba is like stepping into a history book, a place frozen in time yet still bursting with life in every direction. Add to that the beautiful landscapes, non-stop dancing and a healthy does of Havana rum, and Cuba promises a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Essential Reading: A free, downloadable Cuba packing list

If there’s any country you want to pack well for, it’s Cuba. This free, downloadable packing list will make sure you have all the essentials you need for an easy and enjoyable trip.


ONLY IN Cuba: 48 hours in the colourful capital, Havana

Havana is one of the most exciting capital cities in the entire world. Here’s how to enjoy a 48-hour visit and soak up all of its history, music and culture in a short time.


PLAN YOUR Cuba TRIP: What to wear in Cuba

Choosing what to wear in Cuba might feel like a challenge, but it can also be fun. Here’s what to pack for every situation you’re like to find yourself in (and what to avoid).


Cuba Travel Guides

There’s so much to discover in Cuba! Discover all of my Cuba travel guides, tips and other inspiration with my full archives of Cuba blog posts: