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A small, quiet town, Remedios is the oldest Spanish settlement in the former Las Villas province and is Cuba’s eighth oldest city. As such, you can expect to find plenty of historic buildings and hear stories of yesteryear during your time in Remedios. In fact,...

Located in the heart of Cuba, Santa Clara is sure to steal your heart as well. This city of nearly 250,000 people has a rich history. This is where the last battle of the Cuban revolution was fought in 1958. This battle is memorialized at...

Mantanzas, the city of bridges, is a delightful destination in Cuba. Matanzas is also known as the “Athens of Cuba” and the “Venice of Cuba” due to its abundance of poets, culture, piazas and parks, and bridges. As beautiful and culturally rich as Matanzas is, the...

Visiting Havana, Cuba is like stepping back into time. Here, you will find yourself surrounded by history — living history that you can see, feel, hear, and experience. Havana dates back to its founding in the 16th century. It has a rich history that starts with...

Cuba is an island nation located about 90 miles south of Key West, Florida. Roughly 11.2 million people live in Cuba. It is a socialist state, with a socialist economy. A private sector, however, is emerging and the government nows allows for the private ownership...

Cuba has a very low crime rate, due in large part to strict sentences for crimes against tourists. Violent crimes are extremely rare. According to the United States Department of State’s 2016 Crime and Safety Report, petty crimes, like pickpocketing, do occasionally happen, making it smart...

While in Cuba, you will use its Cuban convertible peso (CUC$), which is available in $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 denominations. The Cuban convertible peso is typically equivalent to the US dollar at a 1:1 ratio, though this exchange rate can fluctuate. In addition,...