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  • 76%
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  • 73%
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  • 73%
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  • 71%
    Local Culture
  • 71%
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  • 65%
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  • 61%
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    AussieCamper Van
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    3 Apr 15, 2014

    I never been to the place. I would love to make Cuba my future traveling destination. I heard a lot about refreshing and cleaned beaches, weather is magnificent and camping sites are phenomenal. I would like to know more so that I will visit the place soon.

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    Graham Hughes
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    4 Mar 31, 2014

    So we know that Americans are not really allowed to go to Cuba. Depending on which administration is in office, upon your return to the US the best you can hope for is a hard time from the Immigration guys. The worst that could happen is a $50,000 fine and possibly a prison sentence. Isn’t Uncle Sam a big meanie? Well yes, but did you know that in Cuba itself it’s illegal to CouchSurf? Well you do now. It’s even illegal for a foreigner to travel in a car with a Cuban, so hitch-hiking (if you’re a tourist) is technically against the law as well. But at least you can go there on holiday. Spare a thought for the poor Cubans – for the vast majority, foreign holidays are illegal. They have to ask permission from their (unelected) government to even pop over to Cancun in Mexico for the weekend. Viva la revolution, indeed.

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  • Cuba
    Michael Levin
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    5 Mar 23, 2014

    Really amazing place, and a bit of a roller coaster of contradictions. Beautiful cities, amazing and friendly people, and something really unique and special about the old and untouched architecture and infrastructure. At the same time, you feel for the people who are hyper aware of their situation trapped between a corrupt communist government, and the US, who is unwilling to help given the Cuban population that fled Castro in the late 50s. Pretty amazing in general, and will undoubtedly change once things open up.

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    5 Sep 21, 2013

    Really an amazing country but definitely not for everyone. If you speak Spanish and are interested in political economy definitely go. If you like great rum and cigars take a trip, and if you like dancing, music and art and architecture, Cuba is your mecca. There also seems to be great Marlin fishing here in September, October and the island itself is beautiful. However it is not the easiest place to travel around, and those who do not speak Spanish will find it hard to appreciate the richness of the culture and history here. Also the touts can become quite tiresome, but a small price to pay for getting to see a beautiful island with a vibrant culture, and one of the last unique systems of political economies in the world.

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  • Cuba
    Bob Schafer
    5 Aug 01, 2012

    One of my most favorite countries! It has everything...beautiful beaches, amazing architecture, beautiful streets and buildings, charming little towns and some of the friendliest, most hospitable people you will ever meet!

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    Stacie Monfette
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    All things said and done this is a beautiful place to visit....just remember when booking hotels nothing below a 4 star....their standards of comfort, food handling and cleanliness are not the same as we are accustomed to.

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    Alexandra McKay
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Cuba is a nice destination if you are looking for a beach vacation. Packages from Canada are fairly inexpensive compared to other places in the South and beaches are beautiful with white sand. For people looking for a cultural experience, La Habana is a fantastic place to visit if you are in Cuba with many attractions and places to visit. If you are a foodie, Cuba is not the place for you. But if you are looking just to relax and not get too bothered on the beach by vendors, then Cuba is a good place for you.

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    Laura Wiley
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Been to Trinidad Cuba, Cayo Coco, Varadero, Santa Clare (Santa Maria). Best time although very quiet was Santa Maria. Great Food, most beautiful Beaches I've ever experienced. Lovely local.

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  • Cuba
    David Watt
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Havana on your own watch out, we were mugged twice in the space of 15 minutes police a waste of space.
    Varadero different aspect very friendly
    Food very basic

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  • Cuba
    Amery Horridge
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    It was an amazing holiday. Seeing is believing. It is like time stood still with all the old cars and bikes. Havana is definitely worth visiting. The markets are dirt cheap. My only Gripe was that when I was there it was just after a hurricane and I was not allowed in the sea because of Jellyfish....Boo!!

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  • Cuba
    Penny Teed
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    i have been to cuba in 2002,2004,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011-twice and now am going to go in april2012,wiith my husband,we both love cuba.we have been to holguin,varadero,and cayo coco.we love the people and the culture.

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    Alejandro Profet
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    My homeland and not because of that I gave it a good rating. You will find in Cuba friendly locals who are cultivated and very hospitable.

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    Yolanda Dimech
    5 Feb 14, 2013

    Best place so far i have seen. Amazing food, people and beaches... what more do you want????

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    Nir Berman
    5 Jan 30, 2013
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    Linda Clough
    5 Jul 16, 2012

    fantastic place

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    Stephane Bleau
    4 Jul 11, 2012
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    Hilma Dermardirosian
    5 Jul 08, 2012
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    4 Jul 05, 2012
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    Linda Lewis
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    beautifull place love it

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    Steven Melnick
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    go now!!!

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4.5 out of 5
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9,305 people visited Cuba

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Cigars, Castro, Communism, Che, Chevys … Cuba is much more than the sum of its clichés. Americans have been officially banned from traveling to Cuba since the revolution in the 1960's, but Canadians and Europeans have recently re-discovered its powdery beaches and seaside resorts. Cuba's beaches are admittedly stunning, but the most enjoyable part of travel here is the opportunity to delve into ... read more
the once-insular Cuban culture. Visit the nation’s capital of Havana, where classic cars and buildings stuck in time provide the backdrop to salsa music, the smell of fried plantains and a love for cultural pursuits rarely matched in other countries. Venture away from the city and you’ll find modern beach resort towns like Varadero and quieter seaside towns like Baracoa, or venture inland for hiking amidst fog-enshrouded mountains. Cuban food is, simply, delicious. Based on the simple pairing of rice and beans, the influence of island inhabitants -- Spanish colonizers, African slaves, Chinese workers, native islanders -- have brought together a stew of flavors and ingredients.

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