Where to Stay and What to Do During Cuba Holidays

Spend time on the beach or exploring a new culture during Cuba holidays. Cuba is the largest of the Caribbean islands. Havana is the capital and popular with tourists looking for bars, restaurants and clubs. Baracoa, Santiago de Cuba and Varadero are best for beach holidays; Varadero Beach is 20 kilometres long and is one of the more popular beaches with tourists. Santa Clara and Trinidad have lots of historic sites.

Travelling to Cuba

Hurricane season runs from June to November. If you're planning to travel during these months, pay attention to the weather. It's also warm in these months so bring light clothing and sunscreen.

Cuba is cracking down on drinking and driving. If you opt to rent a car during your holiday, make sure you do not drive after drinking. It's best to call a cab or go to establishments within walking distance of your hotel or resort.

You do need a tourist card to enter Cuba. Apply for the tourist card before you travel. Your passport must be valid for at least two months following your departure date.

Holiday Tour Operators

Cuba Direct (CubaDirect.co.uk) specializes in Cuba holidays. The arrange cruises, cycling holidays, fishing expeditions and more. Flights start at €450. Six night packages including hotel and flights start at €740.

The Holiday Place (TheHolidayPlace.co.uk) arranges tours of Cuba starting at €700 per person for 13 nights in 2011/2012. This package includes your flights, accommodation in Havana and a free upgrade to villa rooms. They also have all inclusive packages that include beverages and meals for as little as €730 for one week.

Thomson (Thomson.co.uk) offers packages and last minute holidays to Cuba. Last minute holidays start at €700 per person for seven nights. To arrange last minute Cuba packages, you need to book your travels within six weeks of your departure date.

Virgin Holidays (VirginHolidays.co.uk) arranges all-inclusive packages to Cuba. All-inclusive Cuba packages start at €885 and include flights, hotel accommodations, meals and beverages. Consider all inclusive when booking Cuba holidays because you don't need extra money for meals and many water activities.

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