Cuba Travel Guide


Cuba may just be a short flight from the tip of Florida, but it is a completely different world with fascinating culture, far-flung sights, and an unequalled getaway for anybody wishing to get away from it all and relax on its stunning sugar-white beaches that meet the warm, turquoise Caribbean waters.

Cuba is unlike anything else, period. Amidst stunning colonial buildings, beatnik cafés, museums, art galleries, and the airy sounds of salsa music one minute, you're immersed in the local culture the next.

Cuba has been capturing the hearts and minds of sun-seeking tourists for decades, and for good reason—it combines unusual rhythms, welcoming natives, and pristine, palm-lined beaches!

Before Travelling to Cuba


Experiencing Cuba

What to bring

Cotton and light textiles are best for Cuba because of its warm, tropical climate. Due to the common air conditioning found in hotels, restaurants, and tour buses, you might wish to bring a lightweight jacket or sweatshirt. Pack something a touch dressier if you're planning a night out or a fancy meal. Otherwise, everything is always casual.

Eats & Drinks

Cuba's cuisine is a fusion of Spanish and Afro-Caribbean flavours, with a focus on rice, beans, chicken, and pig. Even while the cuisine is generally excellent and the culture is vibrant, it isn't always the most flavorful because herbs and spices aren't always easy to come by.


Black beans and rice, which the locals refer to as "Moors and Christians," are a common dish.

Frita: A hamburger cooked in the style of a Cuban frita, usually topped with onion and julienned fries.

Pulpeta: A meatloaf made of ground beef, ham, and hard-boiled eggs.

Bread with cream cheese and guava paste is known as pan con timba.

Ropavieja: A beef-based variation of jerked pork popular in Cuba

Roast beef packed with chorizo sausage and hard-boiled eggs is known as a boliche.

Mojo: A meat-serving sauce consisting of oil, garlic, onion, oregano, and lime or bitter orange juice

Picadillo: Hash of minced beef with cumin, peppers, onions, and other seasonings


Cuba's favourite cocktail is the mojito, which is mixed with rum, lime juice, soda water, crushed mint, and ice.

Rum, Coke, and lime in a cocktail known as a "Cuban Libre" in Spanish.

Rum, sugar, lime juice, maraschino cherry juice, and crushed ice are combined to make a daiquiri.

Guarapo: Juice from sugar cane

Cuban Coffee: Coffee in the espresso style

Additionally, Cuba makes some excellent lager beers, with Cristal being the most well-known, and Coke and Sprite are readily accessible practically everywhere.


There is no shortage of fantastic shopping opportunities, whether on the streets or inside your own resort! Want to send something unique home to friends and family? Always at the top of the list are cigars and Cuban rum from official government-run stores as well as nearby farms.