Thinking of cheap Cuba holidays? Cuba has more to offer than any of the other Caribbean Islands. The locals are friendly, charming and welcome you with a smile. The heritage of Cuba is as rich as are the monuments and palaces throughout the country. A Cuban Holiday is without a doubt one to consider.
These are just some of the facts to consider and places and things you should not miss in your holidays to Cuba.
Economy: Sugar and its derivatives are the principal source of revenue, followed by tobacco, the Cuban cigar still being the most sought after in the world-and favourite contraband into the United States. Other sources are cattle breeding and fisheries, while agricultural products include rice, beans, coffee, maize and fruit.
Thanks to the warm waters of the Gull Stream and the trade winds (northeast in the summer, southeast in winter), the island’s climate is moderate and stable, sub tropical but less hot than elsewhere in the Caribbean. In Havana, the average temperature hovers around 25C (77F). The dry season lasts from November to mid-May and the rainy season from end-May to October.
Cayo Guillermo: This little coral key of just 13 sq km (5 sq miles) was one of Ernest Hemingway’s favourite fishing destinations and it is still good for marlin and mackerel, notably on boats chartered at the main hotel, Villa CojImar (named after the village near Havana where Hemingway used to keep his boat).
Postal services, as almost every where these days, are very slow and unreliable. If you have urgent mail, ask your hotel about the international courier services available. The island’s telephone services are problematic, though a phone card system is being progressively installed in the major tourist areas. Calls are best handled through your hotel, which also usually has fax facilities. Check the price first to avoid unpleasant surprises. The outgoing code is 119.
There is a lot more to see, know and do in Cuba other than this few interesting places and facts. Hundreds of beautiful beach and city locations can not be put in just one article. The last advice is to keep researching so that you can enjoy your holidays to the fullest.