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Winter holidays in Cuba

Added 06 Nov 2013
Winter holidays in Cuba

For many years Cuba was seen as an exotic and mysterious destination, populated by spies and visited only by the most intrepid travellers.

However, the island is now open to tourists, welcoming them into its towns and cities, and showing off its unique culture and stunning landscape. And though the exotic charm and charisma of the island remains, it’s now a world-class destination for visitors from across the globe.

So, if you’re looking to escape the grey skies and umbrellas of winter back home, why not head to this colourful Caribbean country to soak up some sunshine and experience an authentic slice of Cuban culture?

Cycling in Cuba

Though Cuba enjoys great weather throughout the year, the winter is noticeably cooler and drier than the summer months, making it the perfect time to get on your bike and explore the island on two wheels.

Apart from the stunning scenery and photogenic landscape, one of the best things about cycling in Cuba is the lack of traffic. Even in the cities cars are few and far between, and those that do come along normally leave cyclists a lot of room.

Explore cycling holidays take in Havana Old Town, the Viñales Valley and the spectacular Sierra Escambray mountain range, just a few kilometers from the beautiful colonial city of Trinidad.

Culture in Cuba

Thanks to its unique history, Cuba has a culture like no other and experiencing the vibrant and colourful life of the island is a must for all visitors.

Take a walk around the winding streets of Havana’s old town, sip a rum cocktail in one of the city’s many bars or take an evening stroll along the Malecón, Havana’s famous waterside promenade.

The music that plays such a large part in Cuban culture can be heard across the island, lending an atmospheric backdrop to your Caribbean adventure.

History in Cuba

No trip to Cuba would be complete without taking in some of the island’s most important historical sites. Learning about the country’s past will help to enrich and enhance your Cuban experience.

From the Che Guevara Mausoleum in Santa Clara to the famous Bay of Pigs and Fidel Castro’s headquarters in the Sierra Maestra mountains, the country is dotted with infamous and important historical sites.

Much of the country’s colonial history can be seen in the architecture and landscape of its towns and cities, especially in the old part of Havana and in the city of Trinidad.

Whether you’re a keen history buff, a walker, an energetic cyclist or just someone who loves topping up their tan in great locations, there can be few places better for chasing away those winter blues than the vibrant and exciting island of Cuba.

So, don’t just sit at home staring at the rain this year, book a winter warming trip to Cuba and make this a season to look forward to.

Find out more about our holidays in Cuba.