Cuba travel interest has grown steadily since President Barack Obama announced, the United States would normalize relations with this island nation. A survey of 3,431 US travelers conducted by Travel Leaders, nearly 11% of respondents said that they would “go immediately to Cuba if all U.S. government restrictions were lifted, an increase of 4% since 2014. Another 16.4% said that […]
Travel to Cuba
After years of being absent from travel destinations for most Americans, it now has a unique lifestyle allure.
Planning Your Trip
Before you start planning any journey to Cuba, it is crucial to note that U.S. law still restricts travel to Cuba to 12 authorized categories.
Among those categories are
- people-to-people trips that are designed to include a variety of educational and cultural activities
- walking tours of Havana neighborhoods
- visiting museums and historic sites
- sampling Cuba’s art, music and culinary scenes
There’s also a chance to meet the Cuban people on trips to schools, farms and businesses.
In many ways Cuba is like no other place in the Caribbean or on earth. Travel agents and travelers must work with many different issues that don't exist with other vacation destinations.
Cuba tourism is still in its infancy and many travelers want to see this destination before developers start building.
While Caribbean islands as tourist destinations are most often known for white sandy beaches and captivating waters, Cuba invites travelers to dive into the country's rich history and culture.
Tour & Excursion Ideas
Havana Vieja (Old Havana) The Capital city features many of the country's best museums, architecture and other tourist attractions.
El Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Cuba's art museum offers exhibits of international art from 500 BC to the present day including anything from ancient Greek ceramic works to Cuba pop art.
El Castillo de la Real Fuerza Now housing a pottery museum, a cafe and gift shop, this castle of the Royal Force was built by Spanish authorities to defend Havana from invasions from pirates or rival European powers.
Luxury in Cuba
Among affluent travelers, Cuba ranks high as an international destination. For these travelers, it’s about the exclusiveness of the experience.
Luxury travelers are attracted to the mystery of exploring new destinations and learning about cultures that are largely unknown, even among Americans who have traveled widely all over the world.
Several luxury properties are scheduled to open in Cuba this year, including the 5-star Gran Hotel Kempinski Manzana La Habana, making the trip even more enticing.
Couples who want to immerse themselves in another culture might want to consider Havana, where Usher and his bride, Grace Miguel, honeymooned.
It’s also the top “up and coming” luxury destination according to a recent survey by Travel Leaders Group. While Americans still face travel restrictions, there are ways to include relaxation and romance on a Cuban honeymoon, such as a Fathom Cruise that includes people-to-people cultural exchanges through land tours.
A romantic getaway like a wedding or honeymoon is a time when newlyweds aspire to feel like royalty or celebrities, and a Cruise and Vacation Expert can help you find that romantic travel destinations. The Top 5 international honeymoon destinations encompass areas within Mexico, the Caribbean and Italy according to a recent survey. But because of the once-in-a-lifetime importance associated […]