A rich fusion of Caribbean spirit, cultural icons and natural beauty, Cuba is a land of fascinating contrasts.
The largest and most populous island in the Caribbean, the ‘Pearl of the Antilles’ is a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. Largely uncorrupted by the over exposure to commercial tourism that has blighted some other Caribbean destinations, Cuba still retains its sense of adventure and mystery and its reputation as one of the most fascinating countries in the Americas.
Spain’s gateway into the New World, it is blessed with a colonial heritage that spanned nearly 400 hundred years and produced cities like Havana, Trinidad and Santiago de Cuba. A dazzling enigma, it is one of the last bastions of socialist reform and yet is home to no fewer than nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Blessed with some of the best beaches and some of the finest colonial architecture in the Americas, its vibrant culture is a mulatto mix of Spanish, Caribbean and African influences.
This is the country that introduced to the world two of the most iconic figures of the 20th century - Fidel Castro and Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara - yet its most famous exports are rum and cigars. Certainly one of the most unique destinations anywhere in Latin America, the island of Cuba remains (for now) a largely undiscovered gem.