Ever since the U.S. president eased its ban on travel to Cuba following more than fifty years of near complete prohibition, it appears everybody you speak to is either seriously planning a trip to Cuba or at least planning for a visit there. The tourism boom in the country has led to much more interest in Cuba travel. It’s not just tourists though – the huge numbers of backpackers visiting the country each year are also starting to look at Cuba as an option for a family holiday. So what can you expect on your trip?
Firstly, Cuba’s main tourist attractions lie within the city of Havana. If you’re into art and culture then Havana will be a treasure trove for you. The large museums, and the small but exciting craft stalls that line the Havana streets, are a great introduction to traditional Cuban handicrafts. While the vast majority of visitors are looking for something to do within the city, there’s no doubt that you will be able to find something to enjoy – a walk through the ancient Cuban capital is an interesting way to experience Havana’s past.
If you’re looking for more things to do in Cuba. Havana is a large city, and although you should spend some time wandering around it, there’s no reason you can’t squeeze in a few sightseeing trips too. One of the most popular ways to get around Cuba today is a vintage-style rickshaw; it can take you through the busy streets of Havana as well as past some of Cuba’s larger cities. A small commission to hire such a rickshaw will help you appreciate Havana even more.
A trip to Cuba via bus, train or plane will give you an easy-to-plan route, but there’s also no reason why you shouldn’t plan your own trip. The country is huge and planning your own trip means that you can tailor it to exactly what you want to see and do. For example, if you want to visit Havana and visit the beach, a Havana-based tour agency can help you arrange that. You can easily arrange a package that includes airfare and hotel accommodation to make your trip affordable.
Planning your trip to Cuba before you leave for America will save you time and money. In fact, the very best time to travel to Cuba is in the spring, from March to May. This is the main season when all things are relatively inexpensive, and you’ll be able to visit Cuba via a centrally-located airfare. Your entire family is sure to enjoy this unique experience!
Whether you’re travelling alone or as part of a group, you’re guaranteed to have a great time in Cuba. If you’re planning to visit Cuba via a large air carrier like Continental Airlines or United Airlines, you should book your trip in advance to guarantee that you get the cheapest price. If you book your trip through a travel agency, you’ll likely pay a small commission. Either way, you’re sure to have a wonderful experience once you get there!