Cuba is one of the best destinations for many Americans, especially during winter. Many people travel to this Caribbean […]
Cuba, a beautiful island nation located in the Caribbean which enjoys a spectacular tropical climate and warm weather year-round. It is home to warm waters, plenty of culture, and white-sand beaches.
For decades, there was a massive standoff between the US and Cuba with regard to travel and business. However, two years ago, the United States government moved to ease some of the restrictions placed against Americans traveling to the island. In 2016, over 600,000 Americans and Cuban-Americans visited the country.
If Twitter is anything to go by, many people have expressed their desires for traveling to various places around the world. The common phrase used is “If traveling was free, you would never see me again.”
Have you ever had the experience of handling and dealing with two currencies in the same country? If you have never heard of this before, your mind could be wondering how. As it is, most countries have only one currency.
The cultural heritage of Cuba results in a unique and tasty gastronomy known for very different kinds of dishes. If you go to Cuba and want to experience all that Cuban gastronomy has to offer, don’t forget to try the dishes, cocktails and places described on this post.
How to travel to Cuba from USA Many Americans rightfully wonder what has really changed about traveling to Cuba since […]
There is no time like autumn to enjoy all that Havana has to offer. It’s the perfect time to pack your bags and travel to the Caribbean country.
The Best Beaches in Cuba If you love the sun, to see the waves break, to feel the sea wet […]
Cuba is one of the most visited destinations in recent times. More and more visitors are looking forward to do […]
On a busy street packed with school children in the central Cuban city of Bayamo, I passed a man hauling […]
Long restricted, hiking and trekking in Cuba are seeing a sort of Renaissance. Cuba’s landscape is dramatic. From well managed biosphere reserves and steep misty hillsides towering over valley jungles to flower-filled forests, waterfalls and remote beaches, exploring Cuba’s spectacular landscape on foot is easier now that at any time since the 1950s. Espiritu Travel’s wilderness guides offer a number of options for you to get into the more wild areas of this island nation.
A woman said to me: ¨I don’t like group tours.¨ We were standing inside a cave in Cuba. We weren’t just standing. As I would later discover we were standing in a line for 45 minutes for a 5 minute boat ride. As we stood in the damp cave, listening to the water drip around us, she explained that she likes to travel independently and doesn’t do group travel.
Cuba is one of the most photogenic locations on the planet. With a unique, gritty atmosphere, welcoming people and a colorful, pulsating culture, Cuba is truly a photographer’s dream destination. It is a street photography heaven. While we’ve all seen images of Cuba full of the old American cars there is so much more: the magnificent architecture, the history mingling with the present and the faces of its people. Because Espiritu Travel focuses on the real Cuba, I was able to get places in the Caribbean nation that few other tours visit.
“We are in a new era (…) it is time to leave behind the ideological battles of the past”, these words by President Obama exemplify the incredible moment we are living between the US and Cuba. It’s exciting to witness this change after more than 65 years of confrontation and more than 90 years since a US president visited one of our closest neighbors, just 90 miles from the coast of Florida.
¨It is a land more beautiful than any human has ever seen.¨ This is how Christopher Columbus described Cuba. And it is that the island is a mix of traditions, cultures, history, colors, flavors and smells that has turned it into one of the most attractive destinations for those who love the exotic. The beaches of Cuba and the wide range of tourism activities for active people offered such as snorkeling or diving as well as its colonial heritage will make you want to reserve your trip to Cuba.
Unlike other Latin American destinations, in Cuba there are two different types of accommodation, hotels and casas particulares. These are private houses licensed by the government under strict conditions to rent en-suite rooms to foreigners. A sort of micro bed and breakfast that has been set up in people’s homes.
Americans can travel to Cuba, but how?
Many Americans rightfully wonder what has really changed about travel to Cuba since the historic reestablishing of diplomatic relations and the easing of travel restrictions. As with many things about Cuba, nothing is that straight forward. Here are 6 things Americans need to know to start planning their trip to Cuba.
Essentially a ‘people-to-people’ tour is the way to have a legal travel to Cuba for americans. It means adding unique and interesting cultural activities to your itinerary so that you are offered the opportunity to have an educational as well as a fun and relaxing trip while in Cuba.