Perfect Travel Guide For Cuba

Cuba, renowned for its cigars and rum has tonnes to offer to a traveller. Its pristine white-sand beaches, marvellous mountains, and scenic beauty attract tourists from all over the world. As they often say, “Its all about the timing”, it will not be wrong to state that one can have the time of one’s life by visiting a place in suitable weather conditions. But, if the timing is wrong, even heaven can seem a little drab.The best time to visit this beautiful country is between November and March, as it rains less during this time and the temperatures are also not as the other months. Here is a list of places you must visit while vacationing in Cuba.

Havana

 

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The breath taking capital of Cuba is the first place you should visit when you plan a trip to Cuba. There is plenty to see and do in this stunningly beautiful city. You can visit the old town, La Habana Vieja, a UNESCO world heritage site, which houses many restored buildings, the Cathedral de San Cristobal, Havana Club Rum Factory where you can easily get a walking tour in English, the artisan market, for all those who love shopping out there and the Tropicana Show, the ever famous cabaret show of Cuba. To say the least, you cannot complete your Cuban holiday without taking a halt at this mesmerizing, captivating town.

Where To Stay?

Accommodation in Havana is not a problem. You can always get great rooms at a very viable price. Hotel Saratoga, Hotel Nacional de Cuba, Hotel Telegrafo and Hotel Santa Isabel are a few hotels that provide great accommodation and quality services in the price range of US$45-100 per night.

Where To Eat?

Like accommodation, there are a number of places where you can get amazing food in Havana, a few of which are mentioned below.

Budget Eats- Habana 61, La Catedral and Opera Restaurant offer lip smacking food at an affordable price range of US$5-15.

Mid Range- Restaurant La Casa, El Litoral, La Carboncita Paladar and La Fontana offer delicious food in the price range of US$15-40.

 

Santa Clara

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Santa Clara is another one of the best tourist destinations in Cuba. Cuba is mainly famous for its beaches and its resorts, but if you want a complete holiday package, you cannot leave Cuba without visiting Santa Clara as it would be an injustice to the country. That said, this strikingly amazing town has tonnes to offer to the tourist in you. The town is all about Che Guvara. There is a memorial dedicated to him that is one of the most renowned attractions of Santa Clara. If this interests you, you can visit the Museo Historico de la Revolucion which offers a collection of Che Guevara’s personal items, and the Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, which is a museum and the site of the final battle between Che Guevara and the Batista troops,and attracts many tourists every year. Also, all those who love and appreciate theatre, can visit the Teatro de la Caridad, which is one of Cuba’s renowned theatres, still intact in its original condition, attracting a great deal of interested visitors, adding splendour to the already amazing city.

Where To Stay?

Santa Clara, as noted above, is a place you cannot miss when on a vacation in Cuba. For the same reason, finding great accommodation at a great price in Santa Clara is relatively easier. Cubanacan Hotel America, Hotel Islazul Elguea, Hotel Hanabanilla and La Granjita are a few hotels that provide you with the best accommodation and quality services in the price range of US$45-100 per night.

Where To Eat?

When it comes to food, Santa Clara has a decent number of places where you can get amazing food at reasonable rates. If you want to try the Carribean cuisine, try out the food in Hostal Florida Center, El Alba and Dan Quijote. However, if yu are looking for international cuisine, you should go to La Casona Guevara, Santa Rosalia Complejo Gastronomico Cultural and La Concha.

 

Trinidad

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For all the Salsa lovers out there, Trinidad is the best place for you in Cuba. It is famous for its various salsa schools and you can see some amazing moves while chilling at a nightclub. The colourful and vibrant houses are the signature of Trinidad and they give the town a very upbeat feel. Throughout your time in this wonderful city, you will be thrilled with its beauty and the ones who love taking pictures are going to have a hard time since everything in this beautiful town is picturesque. You can stroll around in the Old Town, through the various street markets, spend your nights partying away at a nightclub, visit the Playa Ancon beach and if you are a history buff, visit the Holy Trinity Church and Plaza de Santa Ana and the Royal Jail built in 1844. Trust us, it will be a time of your life!

Where To Stay?

Accommodation in Trinidad is not a problem. Here too, you can always get great rooms at a very viable price. Iberostar Grand Hotel Trinidad, Hotel La Ronda, Villa Guajimica and Holtel Las Helechos are a few hotels that provide great accommodation and quality services in the price range of US$30-100 per night.

Where To Eat?

Food too, like accommodation, is readily available in Trinidad. You get a lot of options to choose from and can enjoy delicious food at the few places which are mentioned below.

Budget Eats- Restaurante San Jose, Los Conspiradores, El Dorado and La Flor de Trinidad offer mouth watering and delicious food at an affordable price range of US$5-15.

Mid Range- Restaurants like Restaurane Rintintin, Paladar Davimart, Paladar Sol y Son and Cubita Restaurant Bar Santander offer amazing food in the price range of US$15-40.

 

Varadero

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Varadero houses one of the most famous and best beaches in the world. It has been best described as a picturesque perfect 20km stretch of white sand and crystal clear water, that is so perfect, that you can admire it for hours.  It is as good as Cuba gets, which is why Varadero is something that you cannot miss out on while you are on your Cuban holiday. Another attraction in Varadero is the Cayo Piedra Underwater Park, which is extremely popular for diving and snorkelling, ensuring that you have the time of your life while holidaying in Cuba.

Where To Stay?

When it comes to accommodation in Varadero, you might have to spend little more in your hotel bill. While you can get impressive rooms at a price less than US$100 at other Cuban cities, Varadero is different. You will have to spend about US$150-200 for a nice room in this city. Hotels like Starfish Cuatro Palmas, Be Live Experience Las Morlas, Htel Los Delfines and Hotel Roc Barlovento offer you great accommodation in the same price range.

Where To Eat?

Just like the other Cuban cities, Varadero has a lot to offer, especially when it comes to food. You can enjoy a variety of delicious food readily available at the few places which are mentioned below.

Budget Eats- If you are looking for amazing and delectable food at an affordable price range of US$5-15, you should try going to places like Paladar Nonna Tina, La Vaca Rosada and Kiki’s Club.

Mid Range- However, if you are looking for remarkable and rather delicious food in the price range of US$15-40, try going to places like Varadero, La Esquina, Bistro Bar Atlandita and Salsa Suarez Restaurant y Bar.

 

Viñales

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The town of Viñales is another tourist destination in Cuba that you simply cannot afford to miss! The biggest cigar brands, Cohiba, Montecristo, Cuaba use the leaves grown in this valley for their world famous cigars. There are many things to see and do in Viñales. You can take a stroll around the Tobacco fields and the Organic farm for all the inquisitive travellers out there, and the Cuban dance club, for all those who love partying their nights away.

Where To Stay?

Just like the other Cuban cities, Viñales also has plenty to offer when it comes to accommodation. Hotels like Villa Aguas Claras, Villa Pupi y Norma,  Rancho San Vicente and Horizontes La Ermita usually provide you with great accommodation and quality services in the price range of US$130-150 per night.

 

Where To Eat?

The case of food is similar to the case of accommodation. Yes! great food is readily  readily available in Viñales. You get a lot of options to choose from and can enjoy delicious food at the few places like the Mogote Cafe, La Carreta de Juanry, La Carreta de San Vicente, Restaurant Bar Buena Vista and Restaurant La Cueva offer mouth watering and delicious food at an affordable price range of US$5-15.

 

So what are you guys waiting for? Go take that break from your mundane and monotonous life and pack your bags in order to get ready for an exciting holiday to Cuba. Happy Travelling!

 

 

 

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