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Cuba Hotels and Apartments
Hotels and Apartments in Cuba
The Caribbean's largest island, Cuba is filled with history, culture, and a fascinating mystique that attracts millions of tourists every year. Live music, lively nightlife, neoclassical buildings and World Heritage sites evoke the feeling of timelessness. During your visit to the city ensure to book your accommodation in Cuba well in advance to get best deals at economical rates.
It is easy to find budget-friendly apartments to 5-star hotels in the touristy regions also like Trinidad, Varadero and Holguín. Varadero region has plenty of luxurious resort and hotels so you can have your pick of beach spot, or if you like to choose your abode in less frequented stretches there are many excellent cheaper options available too. Some upscale 5-star properties that offer best of facilities include Iberostar Varadero, Royalton Hicacos Varadero Resort & Spa, Melia Varadero and Iberostar Parque Central. Those who are planning for cheap holidays to Cuba can book their stay with Dhawa Cayo Santa Maria, Hotel Gran Caribe Sunbeach and Ocean Casa del Mar, all of these are budget-friendly 3-star properties.
A Caribbean island nation, Cuba is a country of indefinable magic. This country of the West Indies is also the largest single island of the archipelago. Start planning your Cuba holidays to experience something enchanting as the pristine white sandy beaches, cobblestone streets, live music venues and busting nightlife offers something different every time you visit here. The capital of Cuba, Havana features scenic waterfront and is surrounded by picture perfect beaches. The city abounds in natural beauty with dazzling beaches, coral reefs, turquoise waters, and the lush green countryside. With such natural beauty and rich historical and UNESCO sites, the Island offers a depth of diversity to explore during your Cuba holidays.
This multicultural country is largely urban nation with popular cities like Santiago, Camagüey, Holguín, and, especially, Trinidad. You would love to see the diverse range of Cuba apartments and cheap hotels, boasting rich colonial architecture that stand high in front of the new contemporary buildings.
Where to stay in Cuba
Cuba is a big country with a range of different accommodation to take care of the tourists with diverse interest and budget. It is one such tourist destination where rate of accommodation is cheaper and better also. You can easily find modern 3 to 5 star hotels in the typical tourist regions like Varadero and Holguín at competitive rates. While in less popular tourist regions visitors can rent rooms with good food offered by many Cuban homes.
It would a great fun staying at casas particulares, which are private homes where the owners rent up to the rooms to visitors with really good meals. Low cost holidays to Cuba is not very difficult to plan since there are plenty of good accommodation options available and cheap hotels in Cuba which are easily available even in the centre and touristy areas. The town of Trinidad is popular accommodation option for tourists, who love to soak up in the lively ambiance in the beautifully restored buildings. Visitors can book cheap flights and hotels in Cuba from Alpharooms, which offers you the best possible online rates.
Things to do in Cuba
A Caribbean island nation, Cuba is a big destination for tourists, offering a list of amazing things to do. The incredible country will surely surprise you with many interesting things and can be visited in any season. From bird watching, idyllic beach escapes to eclectic architecture, the country has a wealth of attractions to make your Cuban holidays a memorable experience.
Visit La Havana, which is a city of paradox and explore it in a classic vintage car; and watching local life is very interesting in here. Apart from the museums and historic buildings; one best thing to do in Havana is attending the ceremony of “el cañonazo de las nueve” in the fortress of La Cabaña. Visit University of Havana, which is a site of political and social organization.
To enjoy live music, visit the famous club La Zorra y El Cuervo. History lovers would love to see the Habana Vieja or Old Havana, which is home to many attractions like Plaza de la Catedral and the Cuban Baroque Catedral de San Cristobal. Varadero beach is another famous destination amongst tourists. Other attractions like town of Trinidad, Guardalavaca beach and a beautiful, verdant valley The Parque Nacional Vinales should be on your bucket list when travelling to Cuba.
What to Eat
Cuban food scene is not very diverse but you’ll definitely find some amazing restaurants and bars along the 23 street. Savour delicious food throughout Cuba, particularly in Hostal Casa Vieja, which has opened a glorious al-fresco restaurant.
Cuban cuisine is simple with homey flavours as this is what is preferred by the locals. The best pick for them includes tostones, ropa vieja, and beans and rice. Other delicacies like doughy pockets stuffed with fish, meats, cheese and shredded beef are some of the other options to try. The popular restaurants Dona Eutimia, Paladar Los Mercaderes and 304 O’Reilly are great to enjoy traditional and other cuisines and you can be assured that you’re eating the best here. In drinks Cuban coffee, local beer, rum, daiquiris, pina coladas, and mojitos are must-try and are also widely available. Food in Cuba is good and cheap and street food is very tasty that the food served in restaurants.
Cuba is not a shopper’s paradise but the availability of the consumer goods is gradually increasing. The shops are limited but has some of the amazing things on offer especially for the tourists. Cigars, rum and arts and crafts are some the really cool souvenir that you can purchase and take back home your Cuba holiday memories. Big hotels such as Havana Libre and Melia Cohiba are home to modern clothing shops, offering some cool stuff. The market on Tacon Avenue is good for shopping t-shirts, wooden handcraft, ceramics, and gadgets. You’ll find many excellent stores in Obispo Street, selling several clothes, shoes, jewellery and trendy watches. Other shopping venues to explore in Cuba include Harris brother’s supermarket and Palacio de la artesenia.
Nightlife in Cuba
The capital is known for its magical and progressive nightlife and during your stay here, you can witness countless nightlife activities. Apart from visiting expensive trendy bar, disco or nightclub, enjoy the casual and free hangouts after the sun goes down. As the night falls, the streets like La Rampa, come alive where you’ll find locals enjoying their drinks and playing music outside rather than paying expensive entrance fees to the clubs.
Friendly locals invite you to join their party and the main party areas are near the corner of the Malecon and La Rampa. La Casa de la Música is perhaps the most popular party venue however, if you are looking for less crowded open air nightlife with lots of amazing music, Trinidad and Vinales is the best place to hangout. Cuban’s passion for nightlife is immense and mostly they prefer to party inside their home and not outside because the nightlife is quite expensive for them
What you need to know
Holidays in Cuba are popular with families, young couple and solo travellers as there are endless things to do in this beautiful Island country. Picturesque stretches of white sandy beaches, UNESCO sites to colourful colonial buildings, the destination has rich history and culture to lure even the most discerning traveller. The island’s year around sunshine and warm weather is yet another reason to enjoy Cuba holidays. Cuba is mostly frequented by beach & history lovers, explorers and cultural enthusiasts to experience the authentic Caribbean holiday experience.
Fast Facts About Cuba
- Main airports- José Martí International Airport, Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport, Frank Pais International Airport and Cayo Coco (Jardines del Rey) International Airport.
- Flight time from UK- 9-10 hours
- Currency: The Cuban Peso (CUP) and the Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC)
- Language spoken: Spanish