Cuba

BOOKING YOUR HOLIDAYS IN CUBA

Cuba, the largest of the Caribbean islands, invites you to explore and enjoy its Natural Beauty, Beaches, Culture and Music.

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Cuba is a beautiful and complex country with tons of character. From its roots, Cuba has shown an ever-evolving multi-culturally rich country. Musically they gave us son and salsa, fine cigars, rum, white sanded beaches and fabulous people. Nature’s beauty only complements the character of its inhabitants. One of the most peaceful countries in the world where you can go and relax and enjoy.

Whether you like to make the most of the beach or trying rolling a cigar while sipping a good glass of rum, Cuba has got something for everyone.

Classic cars that define age and logic,  pristine beaches, great live music can be found everywhere, cigars, rum, endemic cocktails and great people, what is there not to like.

Of course, you should spend time wandering the gorgeous cobbled streets, marvelling at the architecture which has (and continues to be) beautifully restored and preserved, come across stunning squares and visit the cathedral, the Capitolio building, the Museum of the Revolution.  But if you really want to get under the skin of Havana, venture further afield to the city’s other districts or go and see some places that other visitors miss out on.

Flights from UK

Direct: 10 Hrs approx. Virgin Atlantic

Indirect: 15 Hrs Approx. AF, IB, UX

Time Zone

Oct to Mar: GMT – 4

Apr to Sep: GMT – 5

Power Supply

110/220 Volts

2 Flat pins plugs ( like in USA)

Currency

CUC = Cuban Convertible peso – avail in Cuba only.

Take Pound Sterling to Cuba. Do not take USD

Cuba Travel

The largest of all Caribbean Islands, Cuba has a bit for everyone. Whether you like to explore what Cuba has to offer or relax by the white sanded Caribbean beaches, you will find it here.

If you like to make the most of your Cuba Holiday, you must visit Havana. We have quite a few beach resort areas, ranging from the famous Varadero region to the quiet Cayo Santa Maria, or the beautiful Cayo Largo del Sur.

What to expect?

When travelling to Cuba, you certainly will expect authenticity all the way through, from its colonial street, its music, its people.

When should you travel?

Anytime. Rainy season starts at the end of June to November. However, September and October are considered hurricane season.

Fortunately, enough rainy season in Cuba and the Caribbean means that it rains, but not for days none stop. So you should still be able to enjoy its warm waters and ready to explore its cities.

What airlines travel Cuba?

From the UK, we have Virgin Atlantic flying a direct route twice a week from London Gatwick, on Mondays and Thursdays. Some months have an extra return flight on Wednesdays.

As scheduled flights, we also have Air France, via Paris, flying almost every day of the week. Air Europa does also fly most days of the week to Cuba, via Madrid, similar to Iberia / British Airways.

Other like charter flights are also available, flying mainly to All Inclusive destinations like Varadero, Cayo Coco, and Holguin.

Our packages are adaptable for whichever airline you chose to fly. Contact us for more information.

Do I need a Visa to enter Cuba?

Yes, you do. All holidaymakers from the UK need a Cuban Tourist Card. The actual Cuba Tourist Card is valid for 30 days from your arrival date.

All Cuba package holidays with Travelfab include Tourist Cards, so please check with us before purchasing it online or at the Cuban Consulate.

Where to Stay?

Mainly two choices: Hotel and Private Homes (Casa Particular). Let’s face it, you will go to Cuba expecting an average standard, and for that, your expectations can be surpassed, not your Dubai 7 star hotels, til now.

After the revolution, two business were left untouched, Casa Particulares = Private Homes and Paladares = Privately owned restaurants.

We recommend a mixture of both if necessary; there are some places which a Casa is possibly the best option, so don’t be afraid to use either a  Hotel or a Casa.

Where to eat in Cuba?

Paladares or Small Private Restaurants are on the rise, and for a good reason, with more chic, stylish and most importantly serving fantastic food.

Hotel restaurants are OK for breakfast. However, it depends on where you are and as a general rule, you will eat out at “Paladares”.

Naturally, All inclusive’s will have their restaurants, some, who offer A la carte restaurants require pre-booking when you at the resort.

How do I move around?

Renting a Car in Cuba is a great alternative to discover Cuba at your own pace. However, there are bus services thru main routes on the Island or the local Viazul bus, which is an ISO standard bus.

Driving is great as long as you drive during daytime hours. Driving at nights is not a good idea. There are secured car parks and parking guards mostly everywhere, 1 CUC approx is what you pay for the 1-night parking.

Petrol is available without any problems, and a good AtoZ map (Guia de Carreteras) will tell you about every petrol station in Cuba, plus other exciting places. For more info check our page for Car hire in Cuba.

What about Money in Cuba?

Currently taking your British Pound, Euros, Canadian Dollars are the best currencies to carry to Cuba. USD have a penalty of 10 % surcharge due to the US embargo.

You can exchange your currency into CUC (Cuban Convertible pesos) or CUP (Cuban Pesos) however the first (CUC) is the one that you should get. To be brief if you like to know the Rate of Exchange, 1 CUC = 1 USD approx. Currently is best to avoid taking USD to Cuba, for a reason mentioned above.

CADECA (Casa de Cambio = Bureau of Exchange) or at any local bank, are the places for you to take exchange your cash. Avoid Hotels as their rate of exchange is less.

Using Plastic in Cuba works mostly OK, as long as you do have a VISA debit/credit card not issued by a US bank, you will find they work at the few ATM’s available throughout the island. Mastercard doesn’t work well in Cuba. Currently, Amex cards or any US bank card will not work in Cuba.

If you are travelling to the countryside or small towns, it will be best to take cash in advance.

Travellers cheques are not common and almost none usable in Cuba.

Quick tip: if you go to the countryside, and yet you need to take cash from the bank, just walk into the cashier with your Credit/debit card, your passport and the copy of your Tourist, you will be able to take money out of your card in this way.

General Safety in Cuba:

Cuba is one of the safest places in the western hemisphere, with virtually no gun-related crime. We do recommend, however, observing some general guidelines/regulations.

Health advises for Cuba:
No vaccinations are compulsory for your travel to Cuba, however, recommended Vaccinations/Certificates for British Citizens are: Hepatitis A, Rabies, and Typhoid. Please note that Passport, Visa, Health & Foreign Office information is for British citizens only. Foreign nationals should check with their consulate which travel documents are required for departure and return to the UK.

We have 100’s of Cuba Package Holidays -Twin Centre – Multi Centre  and Tailor Made Holidays, combinations to suite your needs. Simply Contact us for more information.

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£997

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£1,390

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£1,420 £1,321

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£1,350

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£1,635

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£2,250 £2,025

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£2,350

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£1,150

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£1,298

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£1,820

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Hotel Iberostar Parque Central (5*, B&B)

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from £164 /night

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Hotel Blau Varadero (4*, All Inclusive)

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Hotel Marques de San Felipe (4*, B&B)

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from £335 /night

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from £194 /night

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from £173 /night

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from £300 /night

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from £187 /night

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from £241 /night

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Old Havana, Havana, Cuba

£123 /night
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£95 /night
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Old Havana, Havana, Cuba

£71 /night
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Casa Carlos – Sofia

Old Havana, Havana, Cuba.

£62 /night
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Old Havana, Havana, Cuba

£78 /night
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£108 /night
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£71 /night
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