Cuba is a vacation destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of life. The beautiful beaches, thrilling entertainment, and exotic food and beverages are just a few of the things waiting for visitors to savor. Doing your research about the country beforehand will make a big difference in your stay. We get you started on your trip itinerary below.
What to Do
Take a Havana city tour to get a real glimpse of the country’s culture. Plenty of tours are given while riding in an old, classic car. The local drivers are bound to give you lots of history and insider knowledge on the city that feels frozen in time.
Smoke a Cuban cigar right on the street or while unwinding on the beach. You must be 18 years or older, of course. The real secret is to purchase a cigar right from a tobacco farm. You can find them cheaply sold on the street, but the quality might not be that great. Regardless, be sure to snap a cool photo.
Swimming in a cenote is also a visitor favorite, especially in the summertime. Cueva de Saturno, located in Varadero, is a tourist-friendly place to visit the freshwater, natural beauty. Dive down into a cave full of stalagmites, stalactites, and natural wildlife swimming around. Be sure to arrive early to avoid a long line.
Be spontaneous and go dancing among the festive music and lively locals. The Cuban culture celebrates dancing, you’ll even find dancers on the streets. Plenty of local bars host the dancers, and theaters have extravagant shows.
What to See
The Hotel Nacional in Havana is a historic hotel in Havana, Cuba, known for its famous visitors and unique look. It’s located along the ocean in the Vedado district. Check out the restaurant, bar, and museum inside.
Trinidad Cuba is known for its wondrous cobblestone streets and historic buildings. Museo Romántico and Museo de Arquitectura Colonial are must see museums if you can make it to the area. The Iglesia de la Santísima is also an attraction worth seeing in the city. The church was originally built as a hospital for priests.
Go horseback riding on a tobacco farm to witness a breathtaking view of the Cuban countryside. Take a trip from Havana to Vinales for a budget-friendly day trip to horseback ride, hike, and take a tour of the renowned tobacco farms.
Watch a show at the Tropicana Club in Havana for an extravagant show full of live music and dancers in fantastic costumes. Over 40 dancers take the stage to give you a song and dance performance taking you back to 1950’s Cuba.
Where to Stay
We specialize in finding the best places to stay for the lowest cost. These are highly rated, and visitor recommended stays. Whether you’re looking to stay in a major city, or alongside the country’s beautiful beaches, you can find a suggested stay on our website. Many offer all-inclusive stays in which Trip Support helps facilitate.
Villas Jibacoa is a unique stay because of its location on the Jibacoa beach. Not many tourists know about the beach, making it the perfect getaway for those looking to retreat to an exclusive resort at night. You can also take a day trip, but we recommend spending a few days on the remote white sand beaches for a truly local experience.
The hotel has a 24-hour front desk, free parking, and complimentary beach chairs for your convenience. It has a grand pool lined with tiki umbrellas and a kid’s pool for parents’ peace of mind. The grounds are full of well-kept local trees and flowers.
Free breakfast is provided. Enjoy the local eats and fresh glass of orange juice (or mimosa) on your private balcony. A fitness center and plenty of outdoor activities are also available such as diving and snorkeling.
The Starfish Varadero is located right on the beautiful Varadero Beach. It’s closely located to plenty of the area’s most popular attractions including the dolphinarium, Chapelín Marina, and Varahicacos nature protection area. The dripstone caves in Bellamar are also a unique sight to make the trip to for.
Each room has a living room, bathroom, and some have a private balcony. Guests can request the extra space. Free wifi and a satellite tv are also in each room. Decorated with Cuban-inspired decor, the hotel provides guests a comfortable stay.
The outdoor pool area features a large pool and two children’s swimming areas. The Starfish Varadero is a great option for families or those traveling with kids. Venture off the hotel grounds to explore the rest of the area on a mountain bike, paddle boat, sailboat, catamaran, and more. All-inclusive dining can be booked. Breakfast is a set menu and guests can help themselves to a lunch and dinner buffet.
Los Delfines is an all-inclusive resort located in Varadero. It’s a budget-friendly option and close to the popular landmark, Parque Central. Iglesia Santa Elvira and or Artecru are also nearby attractions.
Each room has air conditioning, a flat screen tv, and a refrigerator to keep things cool in the hot Cuban sun. The hotel offers airport transportation. Some rooms feature a private balcony or private beach.
There’s a large pool and umbrellas by both the pool and beach for guest comfort. The staff is friendly and there to answer any questions you have.
Book Now Pay Later
The last thing you want to worry about while on vacation (or after) is how you’re going to pay for it. Planning ahead takes the weight off your shoulders and helps everyone have a great time. Trip Support’s Book Now Pay Later guides you in booking a hassle-free trip. Book a flight or all-inclusive stay with a small down payment. Then, begin paying monthly instalments prior to your trip and it’s all paid off before you board the plane. Voila! Planning about six weeks to four months ahead is recommended to get the best offer. Trip Support never checks the customer’s credit score.