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Provinces in Cuba : Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Cienfuegos, Ciudad de La Habana, Granma, Guantanamo, Holguin, La Habana, Las Tunas, Matanzas, Pinar del Rio, Sancti Spiritus, Santiago de Cuba, Villa Clara.

Municipality in Cuba : Isla de la Juventud

Capital City of Cuba:  Havana City

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Hotels in Cuba

NH Hoteles Resorts Cuba  
NH Hoteles Resorts Cuba NH Hoteles invites you to discover this small yet passionate country. The irreplacable and unique history, of an ever developing country, bound to change its future. Our first hotel resort in Cuba, located in a green ecological paradise, in front of a spectacular coral reef, will put you at one with nature. Also with the sun, sea and the sand, the island comes complete with two different nautical options, whether it be diving adventures or cultural excursions, both allow you the opportunity to explore its distinctive historical identity. Live this unique historical moment, discover the island, Cristopher Columbus described as "the most beautiful land man has ever seen".

    -   Hotels in Havana and Varadero


Centrally located hotels ranging from small family run budget accommodation to world-class five star hotels.

National Parks / Naturaleza

  Maria La Gorda
  Península de Zapata
  Topes de Collantes
  Valle de Viñales

Travel Agents / Tour Operators

 Kuoni   -   Cuba highlights
**  Havana, romantic and atmospheric World Heritage Site of faded grandeur, where time appears to have stood still since the 1950s.
**  Santiago de Cuba, the island's most exotic city and home to every genre of Cuban music from samba to rumba, jazz to cha-cha-cha.
**  The fascinating and spectacularly situated El Morro Fortress.
**  Camaguey, a relaxed and artistic city, beautiful relic of the colonial period.
**  The rich forests, dramatic waterfalls, breathtaking beaches and indigenous animal and bird life of Holguin.
**  The endless, idyllic white sands and luxurious resorts of Varadero.

  Thomas Cook

  Vacacionar   -   Agencia de Viajes a Cuba, México y el Caribe
Hoteles, Vuelos, Autos, Paquetes turísticos y mucho más

The Rough Guide to Cuba - ISBN 1848365071Travel Guides Cuba / Related books

The Rough Guide to Cuba
Fiona McAuslan (Author), Matthew Norman (Author)
The popular image of Cuba as a tourist destination has fluctuated wildly over the years, and there is no question that this fascinating corner of the globe has enjoyed visitors of wildly disparate expectations -- from the hedonistic revellers of pre-Revolutionary Cuba (when it was essentially America's playground) to the many travellers who have visited for ideological reasons, seeing Fidel Castro (however controversial a figure) as a symbol of opposition to American global hegemony. As this guide demonstrates, a more balanced view of this remarkable country may be achieved. And of the many tourist guides to Cuba over the years, travellers who know their stuff will realise that the Rough Guide to Cuba is most likely to give a clear, authoritative and enthusiastic vision, recording all of Cuba's glories without drawing a veil over its less savoury aspects. Despite the country's isolation from the West in general and its hostile relation to the US, Cuba has undoubtedly emerged (in the last 50 years or so) as one of the principal tourist destinations in the Caribbean. And Cuba has never lost its image as the home of sun, salsa and rum, along with an engagingly laid-back attitude that quickly communicates itself to visitors.
Paperback: 608 pages; Publisher: Rough Guides; 5 edition (1 Sep 2010); ISBN-10: 1848365071; ISBN-13: 978-1848365070.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide  Cuba - ISBN 1405344407 DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cuba
DK Eyewitness Cuba travel guide will lead you to the essential attractions this unique island has on offer. Packed with photographs, illustrations and clear maps the guide explores each distintive region of Cuba from captivating Havana and the popular holiday resort of Varadero to the charming colonial cities of central Cuba and rugged mountain terrain of eastern Cuba. DK Eyewitness Cuba includes 3D cutaways and floorplans of all the major sites from the Museo de la Revolución to the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales and unearths all the insider tips every visitor needs from the best places to scuba dive to Cuba's unforgettable palm -fringed beaches and nature reserves. Explore Cuba's cultural heritage through richly illustrated features on the Cuban Revolution, Cuban music and dance, Cuban literature, painting and cigar making and Cuban tobacco. With comprehensive listings of the best hotels, resorts, shopping and nightlife in the Cuba for all budgets and sights, beaches, markets and festivals listed town by town, DK Eyewitness Cuba is indispensable. Don't miss a thing on your holiday with DK Eyewitness Cuba
Hardcover: 336 pages; Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (1 Nov 2009); ISBN-10: 1405344407; ISBN-13: 978-1405344401.

Transport  / How do I travel to Cuba

  Holquin Airport
  Havanna Airport   -   José Martí International Airport
  Varadero Airport
  Vilo Acuña International Airport, Isla de la Juventud

   -   Flights to Cuba
Book cheap flights to Cuba at ebookers and benefit from discounted airfares. View their latest offers and book your flights, accommodation, car hire and insurance online

  Airline Tickets Cuba / Bargain Flights  
Flight tickets Cuba, price comparison possible

  Ferrocuba  -  Cuban Railways

  Map Cuba [ Uni Texas   -   Perry-Castañeda Library   -   Map Collection ]


  Cubanacan   -   Cuban Tourist Board   -   official site

  Directorio Turístico de Cuba

  Havana   -   Capital City of Cuba   -   Ciudad de La Habana
The heart of the ancient city is in the so-called Plaza de Armas, or Arms Square, whose location is linked to the tradition of the first mass, held on November 16 under a big ceiba tree very close to the coast, a ceremony that has survived the passage of time. The former San Cristóbal de La Habana was also known as the Fortress City of the West Indies and the Key to the New World.
Old Havana, Revolution Square, Tropicana, Cathedral, Bodeguida del Medio, Santa María del Mar

Santa Lucía Beach, Sierra Cubitas, Cayo Sabinal
  Ciego de Avila
Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo, Laguna de la leche
El Valle Palace
Bayamo, Cayo Blanco, Marea del Portillo, La Demajagua
Baracoa, Cuchillas del Toa, Maguana Beach, El Yunque
Guardalavaca, Esmeralda Beach, Cayo Saetía, Loma de la Cruz, Mayabe Valley
  La Habana
Escaleras de Jaruco (Jaruco stairs), El Salado, Puerto Escondido
  Las Tunas
Varadero, Laguna del Tesoro (Treasure Lagoon), Cuevas de Bellamar (Caves of Bellamar), Sauto Theater
  Pinar del Rio
Viñales Valley, Soroa, Maria la gorda, Cayo Levisa
  Sancti Spiritus
Trinidad, Ancon Beach, Lake Zaza, Topes de Collantes
  Santiago de Cuba
Sierra Maestra, Baconao Park, El Cobre, La Gran Piedra
  Villa Clara
Che Guevara Monument

  Isla de la Juventud   -   Municipality
El Abra, Cayo Largo, Punta del Este, Bibijagua Beach, Presidio Modelo (Model Prison)

  Old Havana   -   La Habana Vieja   -   World Heritage Site
Historical Urban Center of the City of Havana and its Fortress System.

  Che Guevara
Ernesto Rafael Guevara de la Serna (May 14, 1928 — October 9, 1967), commonly known as Che Guevara, was an Argentine-born Marxist revolutionary and Cuban guerrilla leader.
  Che Guevara   -   Death of Che Guevara  -  declassified
On October 9th, 1967, Ernesto "Che" Guevara was put to death by Bolivian soldiers, trained, equipped and guided by U.S. Green Beret and CIA operatives. His execution remains a historic and controversial event; and thirty years later, the circumstances of his guerrilla foray into Bolivia, his capture, killing, and burial are still the subject of intense public interest and discussion around the world.
  News   -   Cuba News [ Cubanet ]
News articles from Cuba's independent journalists and a digest of Cuban news by international newspapers.
  News   -   Encuentro en La Red   -   Dario Independiente de Asutos Cubanos
Independent news and cultural site on Cuban matters
  News   -   Granma International
News | National | International | Sports | Culture | Economy | Science and Technology | Tourism

Cuisine   -   Cuban Cooking Recipes

  All about Cuban Cooking
Authentic recipes from Cuba written by Cuban Culinary Art Teacher Josefina Alvarez.
Among the enticing recipes included are: Ropa Vieja (shredded beef), Garlic Roasted chicken, Garbanzo bean soup, Arroz con pollo (Chicken with rice) (A la chorrera), Lobster Termidor - Black beans - Panetela, Borracha Fritas Cubanas (Cuban Hamburgers)
Memories of a Cuban Kitchen: More Than 200 Classic Recipes 
Mary Urrutia Randelman, Joan Schwartz
Authentic Cuban recipes offer a mixture of Spanish, Indian, African, Chinese, and Portuguese cuisine, from appetizers like Green Plantain Chips, to such entrees as Roast Pork Creole, to tropical rum-based drinks and desserts. Filled with reminiscences and evocative halftone photos of Randelman's childhood in pre-Castro Cuba, this book presents more than 200 traditional recipes for Cuban dishes, a cuisine that lusciously combines Spanish, Indian, African, Chinese, and Portuguese influences.
Paperback 352 pages (April 25, 1996);  Publisher: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0028609980

History of Cuba

Independence: 20 May 1902 (from Spain 10 December 1898; administered by the US from 1898 to 1902).

Cuba and its originally Amerindian population (Taino, Siboney and Guanajatabey) came under Spanish control in the 16th century. The colony's struggle for independence started in 1868 and continued during the 19th century until the Spanish-American War of 1898. The United States occupied the island until its independence was granted in 1902.

  Cuban History   -   See Wikipedia
Pre-Columbian Cuba, Conquest of Cuba [ Spanish Colonial Cuba, Sugar Plantations ], Cuba's Struggle for Independence [The Platt Amendment and the U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay ], Cuba in the Early 20th Century, The Cuban Revolution, Communist Cuba [ Bay of Pigs Invasion, Cuban Missile Crisis, Cuba after the Soviet Union ].
Cuba: From Columbus to Castro and Beyond  -  Jaime Suchlicki
Provides a detailed and sophisticated understanding of the Cuba of yesterday, today and tomorrow. In addition to its concise narrative history, this fifth edition anlyzes Cuba's current political climate, economy, and the current regime's future. The author discusses the domestic and international events that have affected this island nation in recent years. Of particular importance are the rise to power of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela , China's willingness to expand trade and investments in Cuba, the island's rejuvenated tourist industry, and Cuban Americans' increasing remittances of dollars.
Paperback 288 pages (August 2002);  Publisher: Brassey's US;  Language: English;  ISBN: 1574884360
Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life  -   Jon Lee Anderson
A biography of the revolutionary, Che Guevara. It examines his roles as fighter, military strategist and confidante of Fidel Castro, social philosopher, economist and medical doctor, and it moves between the capitals of Havana and Algiers, to Bolivia and the Congo, Moscow and Washington.
Paperback 832 pages (October 2, 1997);  Publisher: Bantam;  Language: English;  ISBN: 0553406647
  The Life and Death of Che Guevara  -  Jorge Castañeda, Compañero
New York: Knopf; October 1997

Music, Art & Culture, Events & Entertainment

The Caribbean island of Cuba has been influential in the development of multiple musical styles in the 19th and 20th centuries. The roots of most Cuban musical forms lie in the cabildos, a form of social club among African slaves brought to the island. Cabildos preserved African cultural traditions

Havana: The Making Of Cuban Culture  -   Antoni Kapcia
Fat cigars, big cars, dirty money, vibrant music, intellectual ferment. Havana, since its creation in 1535, has long offered a unique, bewildering mix of the backward and the hip, the seedy and the sophisticated. In many respects, it shares the characteristics of other colonial or post-colonial cities of the Caribbean and Latin America. But at the same time, Havana created its own niche both as an international city and a dynamic national capital. Despite Cuba's fluctuating fortunes, Havana has always managed to thrive and develop its own unique character as an urban, social, economic, cultural and political site.Havana offers a sweeping account of the city and its cultural development, focusing especially on the last two centuries and on the role played by the city's cultural communities in the search for national identity. The author introduces us to a marginal city with roots in the sixteenth century, taking us through the periods when it was a sugar boomtown, pulled between empires, a decadent metropolis, a site of both cultural revolution and relative stagnation during the development of the Revolution to its revival in the 1990s. He looks at the often creative tensions between external influences (especially Spain, France and the United States) and indigenous cultural pressures. Areas covered include architecture, literature, music, dance, cinema and the press .Cosmopolitan playground and nationalist vanguard, Havana has developed its own style while at the same time both reflecting and directing the complicated politics of the whole of Cuba. This book offers a concise introduction to one of the most intriguing cities of the twenty-first century.
Paperback 256 pages (July 1, 2005);  Publisher: Berg Publishers;  Language: English;  ISBN: 1859738370
  Cuban Music   -   Wikipedia
Genealogy of Cuban music, Foundations of Cuban music [ Guajira, Música campesina, Classical music, Danzón ( Haitians in Cuba: Charanga ), Changuí ( Son, Batá and yuka ), Rumba ], Diversification and Popularization [ 1920s and 30s ( Cuban music enters the United States, Habanera ), 1940s and 50s ( Cuban music in the US ), 1960s and 70s ( Castro and Cuban exiles, Salsa, Nueva trova ), 1980s and 90s, Timba ( Buena Vista Social Club )
Cuban Music: The Rough Guide (Miniguides S.)  -   Philip Sweeney
Cuba is home to some of the world's most vibrant popular music in the world, from son and rumba to salsa and chachacha. The Rough Guide to Cuban Music introduces the full range of Cuba's varied musical traditions and tells the story of their greatest performers, legends like Beny More, Celina Gonzalea alongside more recent stars such as Carlos Varela. Includes features on the origins and development of the various musical genres, a biographical directory of over 100 key artists, with dozens of photographs. Also draws up some critical discographies, recommending the pick of each artist's output.
Paperback 368 pages (June 28, 2001);  Publisher: Rough Guides;  Language: English;  ISBN: 1858287618

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