Cuba: Travel/Tourist Information Guide

Represented by a romantic island scene, with majestic royal palm trees and sparkling sugar cane fields, The Republic of Cuba is a country of revolution and obsessive music comprised of Isla de la Juventud, the largest island in the Caribbean Sea, and a small number of archipelagos. Situated in the Caribbean, Cuba is neighbored by the United States and the Bahamas to the north, Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic to the south and Mexico to the west.

Cuba’s history dates back to a few centuries prior to the Spanish Conquest, when it was inhabited by the Taín, Guanajatabey and Ciboney people. The country developed slowly during the Spanish rule and its development was boosted in the 18th century, during the Seven Years War. Control of Cuba changed from Spain to the United States of America, after the war between the two, up until the communist revolution in 1959.

The past decades have kept Cuba trapped in a time bubble, due to the economic embargo, preserving the country in 1960s state. The architecture of colonial cities like Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Camagüey, Santa Clara, hasn’t changed much since its origin days, while the country overflows with a dynamic mix of musical styles, from African drums to Spanish guitars, that has developed over the centuries. Cuba has a lot to offer, from the historic town of Trinidad, or the stunning scenery of Eastern Cuba, to the great diving spots in Archipielago de los Canarreos and Varadero, the largest resort in the Caribbean.