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Cuba is one of those places that I didn’t expect to fall in love with, but I couldn’t help it. With its colourful colonial architecture, stunning natural landscapes, pristine beaches and friendly locals, it has everything you could ask for.

I spent 10 days in Cuba and visited some of the main hubs like Trinidad, Havana and Vinales. We always stayed in casa particulares, as we wanted an authentic local experience and not just another hotel.

What I loved most was that while Cuba is a growing tourist destination, it didn’t feel overrun with tourists yet. There was a good balance between enough tourist services available without huge crowds.

If you’re planning a visit to this beautiful Caribbean island, read on to discover all my top Cuba travel guides!

Quick travel facts about Cuba

Where is Cuba? Cuba is an island located in the Caribbean.

How to get there: You can find the cheapest flights to Cuba via SkyScanner.

Currency: Cuban Peso and Cuban Convertible Peso (CUP and CUC). Cuba has two currencies, one for locals and one for foreigners. As a tourist you will only be able to withdraw or exchange in CUC – see the latest exchange rate here.

Electrical plugs in Cuba: Type A&B (these are the ones you usually get in Central & North America) – I recommend an international adapter so you can use it on multiple trips.

Capital city: Havana

Best time to visit: Cuba has a tropical climate with a distinct dry season and a distinct wet season. The best time to visit is during the dry season, from December to May, when you can expect warm, sunny days and little rain.

During the wet season the temperatures are still high but also humid, with frequent downpours. That said I was in Cuba at the end of October and start of November, and while we got caught in a couple storms it never rained enough to disrupt our plans.

How to travel around Cuba: The easiest way to travel around Cuba is either via taxi or collective taxi. Every time we had to do a big transfer between cities we simply asked our casa particular host and they would arrange our transfers at the best price.

In a collective taxi you will be sharing with other people going to your same destination, making it cheaper. There are also buses but they don’t run very regularly.

Visa requirements: Most passport holders can spend up to 30 days in Cuba with an e-visa.

My Cuba travel guides

Casa Particular – Cuba Lodging for an Authentic Experience

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Cuba Bucket List: The 21 Best Things To Do In Cuba

Cuba has become an extremely popular tourist destination in recent years. For such a small island, it offers a wide variety of activities and landscapes. For this post I’ve teamed up with some other awesome travel bloggers to bring to you the ultimate Cuba bucket list, listing the 21 best things to do in Cuba. If you’re planning a trip …

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10 Days In Cuba: The Best Cuba 10-Day Itinerary

Cuba is a stunning island in the Caribbean, which is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination. With its colonial architecture, lush green valleys, waterfalls and white sandy beaches it attracts tourists from all over the world. In November I went on a 10-day trip to Cuba and I loved it. By sharing my own 10-day …

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Popular Tourist Scams In Cuba & How To Avoid Them

Cuba has recently become an extremely popular tourist destination. Like is always the case when this happens there will always be people trying to take advantage of tourists that are looking to explore their country. In this article I have combined all of the most popular tourist travel scams that happen in Cuba, so that …

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Best Things To Do In Trinidad, Cuba

Trinidad is a beautiful colonial town that you can’t miss on your trip to Cuba. After visiting Viñales and Havana we went to Trinidad for three days. We spent three days exploring the town and surrounding areas, from the beautiful white sandy beaches to the green forest of the Topes de Collantes National Park and …

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Best Things To Do In Havana, Cuba, In Three Days

Havana, the beautiful Cuban capital has much to offer travellers and visitors. We only had three days in Havana, so we tried to maximise our time in order to see all the main attractions, and found that three days were a good amount of time to explore all the highlights of Havana. In this post …

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