"Cuba que linda es Cuba..." Top 5 Page for this destination Cuba by russian_yaz

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Brief description and places to visit

Cuba que linda es Cuba, quien la desea la quiere mas...
Is a part of a well known cuban song.


Cuba, very well known, sometimes because of politics, other by the women, Ron, tobacco and beatifull beaches. But Cuba is not only that.

Cuba is it's people, everyday people, fighting to survive each day of their lifes. Against economic and politial problems. Each day thinking what the next day will bring for them. But nevertheless happy people, always wanting to help, to have fun and be fun. Visit "La Perla del Caribe" and U'll not be dessapointed. Places U must visit?

Havana, always Havana...
Habana, si mis ojos te abandonaran
si la vida me desterrara a un rincon de la tierra
yo te juro que voy a morirme de amor y de ganas
de andar tus calles
tus parques y tus lugares. ...


- Trinidad, founded in 1514, has one of the best-preserved colonial-style architecture in the entire American continent
- Topes de Collantes, only 17km from Trinidad enjoy waterfalls and amanzing views
- Pinar del Rio, the western province, with lot of beatifull places and charming people
- Vinales and Soroa, unique nature and the preservation of the environment blend with the agricultural work of men and women, especially in tobacco fields
- Baracoa, first settlement that the Spanish conquistadors founded in Cuba, in 1512.
- Santiago de Cuba, second major metropolis on the island
- Varadero, if U like beaches and sun, this is your place

Don't miss my General Tips pages where U can find lot of answers to many common questions about cuba, wich currency do U need, wich places are the best, what to avoid and what to llok for when walking on the cuban cities, where to go, what to visit and many more usefull info.

Usefull info....

Some tips before arriving in Cuba

Be aware of some customs regulations when traveling to Cuba
- no weapons,
- no explosives
- no pornographic magazines


Better not to bring video or DVD players and computers parts. They can be taken in the customs. And last but not least...leave your pot at home or anything related. U can get a strong punishment for bringing that kind of stuff to Cuba. If U need some quantity for medical reasons, be sure to take a document that give U that permission, legalized by a doctor.

U're allowed to bring, two bottles of liquor, one carton of cigarettes, personal belongings and jewels, photographic and video cameras, typewriters, sports and fishing gear.

Also medicines up to 10 kilos. They will be well acepted as gifts or maybe U want to donate them to a hospital.

Clothing...light, mainly during summer, wear shorts, cotton, flannel outfits and sandals. For winter, a light jacket and closed comfortable shoes would do, mainly at night. You should also bring sunglasses, and a bathing-suit and so that you can take a refreshing swim, and don't forget your sunscreen.

The voltage is mainly 110 V / 60 HZ, though some facilities already have 220 V / 60 HZ. Wall outlets are for flat plugs.

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About gifts to Cuba
Many people ask in the forums about what gifts could be good to bring to Cuba. Is easy...all the things that we take for granted like soap, cream, toothpaste, tylenol, deoderants, used clothing and anything else will be really preciated in Cuba. Rather than spending on stuff to take, fill your bags with clothing you don't use anymore. In Cuba usual people have limited styles and it is extremely expensive for them to purchase good quality clothes or shoes. It'll clean out your closet without spending a dime and they will be really greatfull. If you have childrens clothes it is also needed. U could also bring lot of pens, pencils, and erasers to give to a school, they will be very appreciated too.

One advice, try not to give stuff to people who work in tourism as they have access to hard currency and do not have the same problems getting stuff as others who rarely come into contact with tourists.

Dress codes
Casual dress is accepted in most tourist areas. During the evening, more formal dress code is expected in restaurants and dance clubs. No shorts are allowed at night in public places. Bring all personal-care items with you. Many products are sold, but purchasing them is generally annoying and inconvenient, and for sure your favorite brand-name will not be available. Women should also bring paper toilet-seatcovers

Health

In Cuba health a is one of the best things acomplished by the revolution, whatever others would say.

No inoculations are required before visiting Cuba, as the country presents no major health risks for travelers. Tap water is generally safe to drink, but bottled water, which is easily accessible, is recommended. Doctors are on duty 24 hours a day in all major hotels. One Havana hospital is entirely reserved for foreigners and several international clinics are located in the most popular tourist areas.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:It´s people
  • Cons:Tourism is groiwing, hurry up until everything changes
  • In a nutshell:I wanna go back as soon as I can...
  • Last visit to Cuba: Feb 2005
  • Intro Updated Mar 22, 2007
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  • kat-m's Profile Photo
    Apr 17, 2009 at 10:45 AM

    great pages will plan to go 2010

  • Darkwind's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2007 at 8:10 AM

    De verdad lo siento man,se me habia olvodado por completo y pa matar tenia uno de esos dias con el moño birao. Un besote!!

  • Castaner's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2006 at 10:22 AM

    Thinking about going to Cuba in March 2007. Your page is very good, insightful, detailed. Saludos desde Washington!

  • Linse's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2006 at 3:37 AM

    Very helpful page u made about Cuba and great pics. I will go to Cuba march 2007 and im sure i will return to your page for more info. Take care

  • mickybleck's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2006 at 3:09 PM

    Thanks for the great pages. I intend to go to Cuba maybe in October/November and will surely come back for more info.

  • CelticFire's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2006 at 2:33 PM

    Thanks for your tips. Been to Cuba in 2001 but your up-to- date tips are still very useful Slanthe! (means good health)

  • hojasdehierba's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2006 at 5:00 AM

    Very Accurate and informative tips. Cheers!

  • aaaarrgh's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2006 at 4:25 PM

    Excellent Intro Page, really useful stuff. And your tips are first class too. Though I don't envy that poor horse :-)

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2005 at 3:39 AM

    Very informative tips. I will visit your other pages too as I am planning to go to Cuba next spring.

  • chancay's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2005 at 1:54 AM

    hola ;-) ...realmente muy interesante tu travelogue....pues creo que si es necesario describir un poco al Che...hay mucho leyenda...

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