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Visit Cuba in the Caribbean
Above: Port of Cuba Island in the Caribbean.

About the island

The Republic of Cuba is the largest country in Caribbean. This sovereign state consists of the island of Cuba (the largest of the Greater Antilles), the Isle of Youth and adjacent smaller islands.

Cuba is a socialist republic, in which the Communist Party of Cuba is the sole legal political party. Cuba is the only state in the western hemisphere which is not a democracy. Its relative political isolation has prevented it from being overrun by tourists, and locals are sincerely friendly to those who do visit here.

Capital: Havana
Location: Cuba is a Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, 150 km south of Key West, Florida
Size: 42,803 square miles (110,806 square km), slightly smaller than Pennsylvania
Population: 11,346,670
Language: Spanish
Climate: Tropical; moderated by trade winds; dry season (November to April); rainy season (May to October)
Terrain: Mostly flat to rolling plains, with rugged hills and mountains in the southeast. The highest point on the island is Pico Turquino at 6,578 feet (2,005 meters).
Currency: Cuban peso (CUP) and Convertible peso (CUC)
Medical care: Medical care is limited.
Tourism info:
Getting there from Miami: Cuba is located 381 miles (613 km) from Miami, FL. The easiest way to visit the Island is to fly.


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Travel requirements for Americans

U.S. citizens must be licensed by the Department of Treasury in order to travel to Cuba, but travel to the country is strictly controlled and only select categories of travellers are licensable. Tourist travel is officially impossible due to the US Embargo.

It is estimated that as many as 100,000 U.S. citizens travel to Cuba each year without a Treasury Department license. The vast majority of thes travelers use third-country gateway cities like Cancún, Nassau, or Kingston, and are seldom questioned U.S. authorities upon return.

Passport/Visa Note: A Tourist Visa Card, costing US$25 or equivalent, may be issued by tour operators, travel agents or airlines for a single holiday trip of up to 30 days, provided land arrangements are pre-booked and paid. Travel requirements to Cuba also call for you to show areturn ticket or proof of onward travel, as well as sufficient funds to cover intended period of stay (US$50 or equivalent per day).


You can explore the island on a jeep tour, visit the national park for hiking and mountain biking, take a quadracer tour, or rent a jeep or scooter and go cruising for a day.

If you like the ocean, you can swim, snorkel, dive, sail, go fishing, try snuba or seatrek, parasailing, banana boating or any of the many sea activities available.

See a birds eye view of the region with our Google Caribbean Map.

Getting around

The airport in Cuba is named Havana Jose Marti International Airport. The main terminal is located 11 miles (18km) from Havana. The phone number is:
+53 (0)7 452 589 or 335 777.

Private citizens are prohibited from buying computers or accessing the Internet without special authorization; foreigners may access the Internet in large hotels but are subject to firewalls.

Taxi service is available on the island. Although metered rates vary by island, they are reasonable and are fixed by law. Bicycles and scooters are also available for rent at most popular tourist centers.

Rental cars are also available.

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Cuba - Official Site
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Cuba - Wikipedia
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