Exploring Cheap Holidays to Cuba

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Cheap Holidays to Cuba

You Can Enjoy Cheap Holidays to Cuba

It’s definitely worth taking the time to explore those Cheap Holidays to Cuba that surface throughout the year.  There are some fantastic deals to Cuba that come along most anytime of the year.  You just have to know where to look and how to find them.

There are some excellent package holidays to Cuba that do surface quite regularly,  just waiting for you and your family to take advantage of!

In my experience traveling, the month of January has always been at the top for the best prices possible during peak season months.  Many people travel thru the Christmas holidays, especially those with children and once school is back in session in January, prices seem to drop nicely for the month.

Below is a nice short video on one of my favorite travel destinations in Cuba. Something to get you thinking about planning that wonderful Caribbean vacation! 🙂

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When I think of Cuba the first things that come to mind are …

   Tropical Island Destination;
   Hot sun, soft sand, beautiful beaches;
   People;
   Cigars;
   Fidel Castro.

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A Brief Look at Cuba

With the largest population of all the Caribbean Islands having over 11 million people, the island covers a whopping  745 miles in length.  Christopher Columbus landed and claimed this beautiful island in 1492 for the Kingdom of Spain.  The current Cuban government, led by Fidel Castro ( now his brother ) is considered in the natural world as “authoritarian”. Socialism has controlled the country for over 50 years and certainly has taken their toll on the economy and much more.

Tourism is very important for Cuba and recent lifts on United States restrictions are now easing, making the country accessible to Americans.

Cheap Holidays to Cuba Include Havana

Old Cuba Holiday Poster

The City of Havana of is the largest in the Caribbean and your vacation should include a tour of this historic and vibrant City. It’s very easy to get to the city from the famous beach resort area of Varadero.   Old Havana, the city’s historic heart, was named an official UNESCO World Heritage site.  The cities architecture, sites and people will surely amaze you!

Havana is like taking a step back in time, complete with 1940’s area North American vehicles roaming the streets!

A must see when vacationing in Cuba! Tours are easily booked from any resort you may be staying at while in Cuba.

 Cheap Holidays to Cuba Include All Inclusive Resorts

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Cuba holidays are always included in those excellent advertised  all inclusive vacation   packages we all look for.  There are many all inclusive family resorts around Cuba to choose from that should fit well into your holiday budget plans.

Our family enjoyed a terrific vacation at a 3 star resort in Holquin, Cuba just a few years ago. The one thing that stood out among the rest of the Caribbean Islands we have visited in the past is how friendly the Cuban people are and how safe you feel at all times traveling in this mystical country.

Enjoy Cuba All Inclusive Style

Holquin Cuba Sunset

For the majority of families traveling to Cuba for a 1 or 2 week vacation, all inclusive family vacations are the top choice for most. The reasons being are:

    Value
    Convenience
    Worry Free
    Safety

Our family have enjoyed all inclusive family vacations for many years because of this and continue to do so today.  This country is no exception and there are many excellent package holidays in Cuba to select from. Just contact your local travel agency or go online and choose a reputable travel booking company that specialize in all inclusive vacations.

Such reputable companies you may want to look at include:

Canada:

itravel2000

Redtag vacations

SellOffVacations

Varadero Beach Cuba

United States:

Funjet Holidays

Expedia

Travelocity

Favorite Beach Destinations in Cuba

Holguin Cuba Coastline

Holguin Cuba Coastline

The most popular Cuba beaches and most frequented by visitors are:

 Varadero Beach

 Cayo Largo Beach

 Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo Beach

 Cayo Santa Maria beach

 Guardalavaca Beach

 Santa Lucia Beach

All these areas are unique in their own way and perfect for your family holiday in Cuba. It’s just a matter of personal choice where you would like to visit.  The most popular among North American’s is Veradero.

Veradero is a Top Favorite for Cheap Holidays to Cuba

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Veradero is located on the North West corner of the Island fronting the beautiful and warm Atlantic Ocean.  A resort town with a population of over 20,000 people, it is a tourist favorite and easily accessible with the Juan Gualberto Gómez International Airport located here.

Critics have said that the quality of Veradero’s beaches are among the best to be found’ anywhere in the world.

The beach stretches for over 13 miles with many world class dive locations off shore.  The area boasts beautiful package holidays Cuba resorts to choose from for families of all budgets.  For more information on Veradero visit:

Holquin is a Cuba Best Pick Destination

When our family selected an all inclusive vacations Cuba holiday package, we decided on Holquin. Located further south from Veradero but still on the north end of the island, Holquin is a busy city with a population of over 300,000.  Frank Pais International Airport  is conveniently located as that of Veradero for vacationers.

Stunning Beaches

Guardalavaca beach in Holguin Cuba

Beaches in Cuba

Located a short distance from the City is a lovely stretch of beach complete with coral reefs located right offshore!  A snorkeler’s delight!

It’s called Guardalavaca Beach  with excellent swimming in crystal clear water, soft sand on shore with coral reefs easily accessible for most anyone offshore.  What more could you ask for! 😀  There are just a handful of resorts in the area to choose from, for your all inclusive family vacations.  This is why I personally selected Holquin, because of the area being smaller, quieter and the coral reefs offshore for snorkeling.

We were not disappointed!

Note:

It tends to be windy and cooler in January at times, which we did in fact experience for several days.  Although it was sunny and clear skies the entire time, the wind did prevent us from enjoying water sports on many occasions.  One can never predict the weather, but I was forewarned by friends and they were right!

I have included just a taste of two of the wonderful beach resort areas in Cuba for you to think about.

Take a Cuba Cigar Factory Tour

Cuba Cigars

I am sure when most of us think of Cuba, we think of those Cuban Cigars that everyone rants and raves about worldwide.  It really is a unique experience for the whole family to include a trip to a Cigar Factory.

It’s amazing to watch people sitting for hours on end, hand rolling fine Cigars for the world to enjoy.

No machines, no robots, no high tech factories one would expect in the natural world.  Just happy people of all ages, sitting at their little desks rolling tobacco with fine precision, into world re-known hand crafted Cuban Cigars.  Cigars can be purchased on site and at very reasonable prices one would never expect. A Cigar Factory Tour is a must see when vacationing anywhere in Cuba!

Note:

Beware of those Fake Cigar Vendors while in Cuba.  Be sure to check out my recent post on Cuban Cigar Scams and be sure you are purchasing authentic Cuban Cigars!

 

Beautiful Scenery Found Everywhere in Cuba

Cuba Oceanfront Scenery

A Few Facts About Cuba

Currency

Cuba uses the Cuban Convertible peso

Cuban Convertible Peso

Note: 

There is a departure tax and must be paid when leaving in Cash only! Be sure to check with your travel agent what the tax is at that time and put aside the amount required.

Tourist Card

  • The tourist card allows its holder to stay in Cuba for 90 days from the date of entry into the country, and is valid for 1 entry into Cuba. Children, regardless of their age, also require a tourist card. Tourist cards should be available with your airline at the airport. When booking your all inclusive vacations to Cuba, double check with your travel company to be sure!

Passports

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Required for every tourist of any age when entering Cuba

Best Time to Visit

March, April October and November are the months with the nicest weather and less rain;

The high season in Cuba is July / August;

Peak Season is December / January/ February (Canadians);

Hurricane season is from June 1 till November 30.

Typical Cars of Cuba

Cars of Cuba

Can You Name the Make and Model of this Car?

Old Cars of Cuba

For more information, there are a couple of helpful websites for you to browse regarding Cuba travel:

American Citizens

  • American’s are now allowed to enter Cuba, but with strict restrictions in place. Contact your local travel agency for more information.  You can also visit the website below for more detailed entry information.
  • U.S. Dept. of State

Update:

Americans in Cuba

Yes You Really Can Enjoy Cheap Holidays to Cuba

Cuba is an experience unlike any other. Culture, history, beautiful beaches and friendly people, add up to a wonderful vacation experience. So check with your local travel agency or get online and get started planning a holiday in Cuba!

Safe travels!

Did You Know …

“Famous author Ernest Hemingway wrote two classics “For whom the Bell Tolls” and “The Old Man and the Sea”  while residing in Cuba.”

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