Holiday collections up to 30% off

Cuba travel guide
Cuba flight
Cuba hotels
Cuba travel guide
Cuba vacation packages
Viva Cuba Vacations
Cuba Christmas Vacations
 
Cuba destinations
Camaguey/Santa Lucia travel guide
Cayo Coco travel guide
Cayo Santa Maria travel guide
Cayo Largo travel guide
Cienfuegos travel guide
Havana travel guide
Holguin travel guide
Manzanillo de Cuba travel guide
Santiago de Cuba travel guide
Varadero travel guide
 

Explore your destination

Aruba Aruba travel guide
Bahamas Bahamas travel guide
Barbados Barbados travel guide
Barbados Belize travel guide
Canada Canada travel guide
Costa Rica Costa Rica travel guide
Cuba Cuba travel guide
Curacao Curacao travel guide
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic travel guide
England travel guide
France travel guide
Grenada travel guide
Holland travel guide
Honduras travel guide
Jamaica travel guide
Italy travel guide
Mexico travel guide
Panama travel guide
Portugal travel guide
San Juan San Juan travel guide
Scotland Scotland travel guide
Spain Spain travel guide
St.Lucia St.Lucia travel guide
St. Maarten St. Maarten travel guide
United States United States travel guide
Venezuela Venezuela travel guide
 

Last minute travel deals

Vacation dealsHotel deals
Cheap flightsDeparture cities
Hotel brandType of vacation
Travel partners
Select your vacation city
Aruba Aruba vacations
Bahamas Bahamas vacations
  Nassau vacations
  Grand Bahama vacations
Barbados Barbados vacations
Belize Belize vacations
Costa Rica Costa Rica vacations
  Liberia
  San Jose
Cuba Cuba vacations
  Camaguey/Santa Lucia vacations
  Cayo Coco vacations
  Cayo Largo vacations
  Cayo Santa Maria vacations
  Cienfuegos vacations
  Havana vacations
  Holguin vacations
  Manzanillo de Cuba vacations
  Santiago de Cuba vacations
  Varadero vacations
Curacao Curacao vacations
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic vacations
  La Romana vacations
  Puerto Plata vacations
  Punta Cana vacations
  Samana vacations
  Santo Domingo vacations
England vacations
  London vacations
France vacations
  Paris vacations
Grenada Grenada vacations
Honduras vacations
  La Ceiba vacations
  Roatan vacations
Holland vacations
  Amsterdam vacations
Jamaica Jamaica vacations
Italy vacations
  Rome vacations
  Venice vacations
  Florence vacations
Mexico vacations
  Acapulco vacations
  Cancun vacations
  Cozumel vacations
  Huatulco vacations
  Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo vacations
  Los Cabos vacations
  Manzanillo vacations
  Mazatlan vacations
  Michoacan vacations
  Puerto Escondido vacations
  Puerto Vallarta vacations
  Riviera Cancun vacations
  Riviera Maya vacations
  Riviera Nayarit vacations
  Yucatan vacations
San Juan Panama vacations
Portugal vacations
  Lisbon vacations
  Porto vacations
San Juan San Juan vacations
Scotland vacations
  Glasgow vacations
Spain vacations
  Barcelona vacations
St.Lucia St. Lucia vacations
St. Maarten St. Maarten vacations
United States United States vacations
 

Fort Lauderdale | Miami | Florida Key vacations

  Fort Myers vacations
  Las Vegas vacations
  Orlando vacations
  St.Petersburg | Clearwater vacations
Venezuela Venezuela vacations
 

Margarita Island vacations

 


Cuba travel guide
Cuba destinations Things to do Fun facts Map

Paradise…with a history.
Cuba. The name conjures up a unique tropical wonderland with a rich historical past. True to its reputation, Cuba offers white beaches and azure waters. Quaint pastel coloured homes and grand colonial cathedrals. Where else can you find fleets of mint-condition, 50’s Chevies, roaring down archaic cobbled streets? Or genuine, hand-rolled Cuban cigars that set the global smoke standard? The island’s greatest allure, is its people, with their welcome smiles and winning manners. You will find Cubans in the bustling open markets and restaurants, performing street musicians outside dazzling cafés and cabarets, and gyrating in colourfully-plumed dance costumes inside inky nightclubs. Needless to say, Havana is an absolute must-see with its multi-faceted art, culture and architecture that dates back to the early 1500’s. Whatever you do, you’ll discover that Cuba dazzles the senses with its endless offerings.
Cuban destinations
Cuba-Havana Cuba-Cayo Largo Cuba-Cienfuegos Cuba-Varadero Cuba-Cayo Coco Cuba-Camaguey/Santa Lucia Cuba-Holguin  Cuba-Santiago de Cuba Cuba-Manzanillo de Cuba Cuba-Cayo Santa Maria
Camaguey/Santa Lucia
Santa Lucia Beach, on the northern coast is protected by a coral reef, making the waters calm and ideal for swimming, snorkeling and other water activities. It is a diver’s paradise with 35 dive sites.
Cayo Coco
Cayo Coco is an island, 17 km in length. It’s all environmentally protected - home to the largest colony of pink flamingos in the world. A coral reef offers wonderful opportunities for snorkelers and scuba divers in its exceptionally clear waters.
Cayo Largo
Cayo Largo is situated in the Los Canarreos Archipelago, off the southern coast of the Cuban mainland and boasts 25 km of breathtaking virgin beaches and emerald green clear water.
Cayo Santa Maria
For rest, relaxation and tranquility retreat to the idyllic and beautiful destination of Cayo Santa Maria. This small tropical island is located north of Cuba.
Cienfuegos
Known as “The Pearl of the South” on the southern coast of central Cuba, this city boasts a history largely different from the rest of the country. It’s popular with Canadians because of its beautiful beaches and excellent scuba diving.
Havana
The largest city and capital of Cuba, Havana offers a glimpse into the past. Many of the Colonial Spanish buildings in Havana have undergone restoration, and in Old Havana the cobbled squares and colonnades reflect the city's ancient heritage.
Holguin
Wide, soft beaches and azure waters line the coast of Guardalavaca; a stunning resort area in the province of Holguin. Guardalavaca is the 2nd largest tourist area in Cuba.
Santiago de Cuba
One of the island’s oldest cities, it is a captivating mixture of colonial architecture, live music, colourful markets and open-air cafés. All bounded by the shimmering Caribbean and the majestic cliffs of the Sierra Maestra and Sierra del Cristal mountains.
Varadero
Varadero is located on 20 km of white powdery sand that makes up the Peninsula de Hicacos; a beach so large that it’s still uncrowded despite the number of large resorts and variety of water sports. For a refreshing afternoon, stop at an open-air café with live music and sip a "mojito" a drink made famous by Hemingway.
Cuba travel tips
 
Cuba travel tips
Language spoken in Cuba
Spanish. English widely spoken in most areas.
Currency and exchange used in Cuba
The Cuban Convertible Peso is the local currency, although Canadian dollars are recommended. Most hotels have a money exchange office on site, although not all will exchange Canadian travel cheques. Visa and Mastercard cheques and credit cards are widely accepted. Regrettably, American Express cheques and credit cards are not commonly accepted. ATM's are not available in Cuba.
Voltage in Cuba
110V or 220V (Adapters may be required at select hotels and are available on a very limited basis. We suggest you bring your own.)
Vacation packing checklist
Click here for a vacation packing checklists

Cuba Tourist Card
Canadians Travelling to Cuba as tourists are required to fill out a tourist card (Visa – Tarjeta del Turista). The card you will receive will be stamped on the reverse by Sunwing Airlines. This is a fill-it-out-yourself card, which you will present to the Cuban Immigration officer upon your arrival in Cuba. The cost of this card is included in your Sunwing package. You will receive your card on board your Sunwing flight en route to Cuba. One card per traveller is required to be completed. Please note: this card is separate from the departure tax which is required from all travellers departing Cuba – this tax is NOT included in your Sunwing package.
 
Traveling to Cuba
While on vacation in Cuba
Sunwing suggests the recommendations below while traveling on vacation to Cuba to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable holiday.
 
Documentation required to visit Cuba
Documentation needed to visit Cuba
Canadian Citizens please click here
Non-Canadian citizens please contact the Cuba consulate or embassy for information.
Fun facts
The national anthem…is “Bayamesa” - known as “The Lone Star Banner”.
Sailing the ocean…Christopher Columbus stumbled upon Cuba in 1492, declaring it Spanish.
By the mid-1800’s, Cuba was producing over 1/3 of all the world’s sugar.
Interestingly, the island of Cuba is slightly larger in size than England!
Map of Cuba