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Experience Santiago De Cuba

Fast facts
  • An architecturally diverse city with a rich history
  • A potpourri of Caribbean and Spanish cultures
  • A beautiful coastal city surrounded by rugged Sierra Madre Mountains
  • Dubbed the "City of Heroes" for its role in the Cuban revolution

Santiago de Cuba is the only city in Cuba with the official accolade "City of Heroes," in recognition of its contributions to the victory of the Cuban Revolution. This architecturally diverse city has streets oozing with a history rich in rhythm and soul. Its founding fathers came from various ethnic groups, creating a potpourri of cultures rich in Caribbean and Spanish spirits. Santiago de Cuba is a cradle of nearly all the musical genres in Cuba - a country in which music is the essence of its soul. Aside from its history and music, Santiago de Cuba offers a stunning coastal setting guarded by the fortification of El Morro, and surrounded by the rugged peaks of the Sierra Madre Mountains, where most of the country's coffee is grown.

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Travel tips

National language: Spanish

Currency: CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso). We recommend travellers bring CAD (Canadian Dollars) to exchange to CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso) at their resort. Please avoid bringing damaged or ripped bills for exchange.

Language notes: Hola! While the local language is Spanish, English is widely spoken in resorts and tourist areas.

Voltage: 110V

Travel tips: Canadian devices use 120 V and will work with 110 V. Many resorts have 120 V plugs. For older devices, items using motors or heating (heated beauty tools, electric toothbrushes) and three-prong plugs we recommend bringing an adaptor with voltage conversion.

What to pack: Don’t know what to bring? Don’t worry. Click Here for a full checklist to print and refer to when packing for your all-inclusive vacation in Santiago de Cuba.

What to buy: Havana Club rum is a popular export due to its high quality and excellent taste. Another famous export and souvenir among tourists are Cohiba cigars. Cuban coffee is well recognized with Cubita Coffee being the most popular brand in the country.

Getting around: Your local Sunwing Experiences representative will handle your airport transfers, providing you with round-trip transportation from the airport to your resort and back. To discover all the incredible things to do and see, Sunwing Experiences will take you on a range of exciting tours and excursions.

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