As of June 4th 2019, the US government has increased sanctions for US citizens traveling to Cuba.
Unfortunately this means information in our guide is no longer relevant for US citizens, and the advice should not be followed.
We are in the process of re-editing the guide and will republish an updated version as soon as we can.
Why the casa particular is the best option for accommodation.
We demistify the confusion between CUC and CUP.
Try peso food, dine at the casa, & taste local fare at paladares.
The best reefs and beaches to check out, plus a few safety tips.
Find waterfalls and limestone cliffs, and climb Cuba's highest peak.
Watch out for jineteros (scammers), and get safety tips for solo woman travelers.
If someone tells you that the food in Cuba is bland and boring, they probably ate at an all-inclusive resort or a “luxury” restaurant.
Don’t miss Cuba’s best-preserved colonial town, Trinidad. From pastel-colored houses to a car-free historic core our local insider shows you what to see and do here.
The good and bad news about food in Cuba: avoid luxury restaurants, eat at the casa instead! Here's how to fulfil that growling stomach.