Discovering Cuba

Discovering Cuba

Cuba is a fascinating Island nation. Its lively capital city Havana, is rich in attractions and steeped atmosphere. Western Cuba has a dramatic mountain chain, with lush forests and fertile valleys planted with fields of tobacco. Charming Colonial cities are plentiful in Central Cuba, with important wetland habitats on the Caribbean shores in the West, and a string of beach rimmed isles along the Atlantic seaboard in the east.

Images of Cuba show hot sun and field of sugar cane, tall palm trees and clear blue sea. Cuba is indeed all these things, but it is also a country with deep-rooted , complex culture in which old traditions and new intellectual developments co-exist. It is a young and vital island, a place  of music and color, which despite severe economic difficulties in recent years has held on to its unique identity.

We will help to get the best out of your visit to Cuba by providing detailed information and experts recommendations.

Put Cuba on a Map

Washed by the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea and the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba is the largest island in the Greater Antilles, situated just south of the Tropic of Cancer. It lies only 180 Km (112 miles) from Florida and 210 km (130 miles) from Mexico, while Haiti and Jamaica are slightly less than 80 km (50 miles) away, respectively.  Cuba is not a single island but a varied archipelago with a total surface are of 110 922 sq. km (42,815 sq. miles) Lying on an east-west axis, the main island is about 1,250 km (776 miles) long and 100 km(62 miles) wide on average. Around it are five archipelagos: Colorado, Sabana, Camagüey, Canarreos and Jardines de la Reina, consisting of thousands of keys and small islands (cayos). The largest minor island is Isla de la Juventud. Cuba has about 11 million inhabitants, 2,500,000 of whom live in Havana, the Capital.