Cuba, a Caribbean delight, is a lush, verdant country consisting of the large island of Cuba, the much smaller Isla de la Juventud and several archipelagos of even smaller islands. Havana is Cuba's largest city and capital, while Santiago de Cuba in the southeast is a distant second in size. Cuba's people are a unique melange of the descendants of the indigenous Taino and Ciboney peoples, ethnic Spaniards and African slaves. Its native culture and customs have been heavily influenced by Spanish colonialism, Russia and its proximity to the United States.
This beautiful country features palm-lined sandy beaches, rugged mountainous terrain, lush jungles, exotic wildlife, extraordinary music and dance, an amazing history, plenty of local colour and a pulsating city nightlife. From the beautifully restored and vibrant Havana to Trinidad, a slower-paced colonial gem, there is nowhere on Earth that's quite like Cuba, and it will bring you back again and again.
Despite US attempts to isolate Cuba (including travel restrictions it imposes on US citizens), Cuba is easy to get to from throughout the Caribbean and beyond. Daily flights to Cuba arrive in Havana from Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica, and regular flights to Cuba arrive from Nassau, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Santo Domingo and Puerto Príncipe. If you're interested in discount travel to Cuba, then the first step in making your travel plans should be a visit to the discount travel specialists at Direct Flights, where you can book cheap flights to Cuba or Cuba travel packages that include accommodation in Cuba. We book great travel deals to holiday destinations all around the world, including Cuba, and it's all done online from the convenience of your computer.
Havana is a city where anything is possible; an energetic, eclectic city with a romantic atmosphere and an array of unique contrasts like beautifully preserved colonial palaces and monuments amidst murals depicting Che Guevara and 1950s-era streets. Its roller-coaster history, including being the stomping grounds of pirates and buccaneers, a slave port for the Spanish, a playground for Americans and a gambling capital run by the Mafia, has created an electrified and culturally unique society. Havana is, and always has been, at the forefront of Latino culture, giving birth to salsa, mambo, mural painting and fine cigars. The finest accommodation in Cuba is located in Havana, but Santiago de Cuba, on the other end of the main island close to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, is a cosmopolitan mixture of Afro-Caribbean culture - a colourful cultural capital in its own right.
Trinidad is quaint and compact, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with beautifully restored houses, cobblestone streets, colonial courtyards, museums and a spectacular natural setting between the sea and the mountains. And the Playas del Este is Havana's beach playground, with soft white sands and warm aquamarine waters.
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