CUBA

Written By:  cws-admin February 28, 2017 at 3:41 pm

Cuba is an island in the Caribbean that is under communist rule. The island has beautiful white beaches and many tobacco fields. While visiting Havana, the islands capital, you will feel like you have stepped back into the 1950’s. This is due to its pastel houses and 1950’s era cars. The city is made up of Spanish-colonial architecture in the 16th-century core.

President Obama has expanded legal Cuba travel opportunities for Americans. His Office of Foreign Assets Control issued regulations allowing nearly every American to visit Cuba without applying for a license.

cuba destinationsYou can go to Cuba legally without a license or paperwork as long as your purpose of travel fits into one of these US government-approved categories:

  • •Educational activities in Cuba for schools, including people-to-people exchanges open to everyone
  • •Professional research and professional meetings in Cuba
  • •Public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions, and exhibitions in Cuba
  • •Religious activities in Cuba
  • •Humanitarian projects in Cuba
  • •Journalistic activities in Cuba
  • •Family visits to close relatives in Cuba
  • •Activities in Cuba by private foundations, or research or educational institutes
  • •Any type of support for the Cuban people
  • •Exportation, importation, or transmission of information technologies or materials
  • •Certain authorized export transactions including agricultural and medical products, and tools, equipment and construction supplies for private use
  • •Official business of the US government, foreign governments, and certain intergovernmental organizations

If your travel falls within one of these categories you are automatically authorized to visit Cuba legally without having to apply for a license. There is no paperwork involved. You simply arrange travel and go to the island US visitors are required to engage in a full time itinerary of activities related to the above categories of travel.

We suggest that you visit the link below when planning your trips. They offer useful information and helpful reviews on each destination that you are interested in visiting.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g147270-Activities-oa180-Cuba.html

Varadero Beach

Gorgeous beach is known for its beautiful, crystal clear waters that are calm and warm. The beach has powdery white sand and is never to crowded. Water sports and sailing are available.

Old Havana

old havanaThis is a great town to visit. The city is full of history, art, and amazing architecture. This is a very safe place with no crime and constantly has police around. There are many restaurants, cafes, and souvenir shops.

Valle de Vinales

This beautiful place has many valleys, tobacco fields, and horseback riding opportunities. You can get a tour and meet the tobacco and coffee farmers.

Plaza de la Catedral

This is a nice plaza with a beautiful cathedral. The small streets around it provide a great insight into the life in this city. There are nice restaurants and buildings all around.

National Museum of Fine Arts

This museum consists of three levels. This place is special because it traces the history of Cuba through art. Definitely go with a guide who can provide explanations of how the art depicts what is happening at the time in Cuban life and politics.

El Malecon

el maleconThe Malecon is a wide concrete walkway and breakwater along the ocean. Its recommended that you stay and watch the sunset.

Dolphinarium, Cayo Naranjo

This place is a must see if you are in the area. Here you can interact and swim with the friendly dolphins. The staff is great and make sure everyone has fun.

El Nicho Waterfalls

At El Nicho the falls are easily accessible and only a few minutes away from the road. The waterfall is massive with lovely swimming spots. The water is cold but crystal clear.

Teatro La Caridad

This is a nice theater with great shows and great architecture. It is lovely woodwork and paintings. The building is beautiful and there is great art on the ceiling. Many say that the prices are great and the performances are wonderful.

Playa Blanca Beach

This beautiful beach is known for its limestone cliffs, white sugary sands, and clear aqua Caribbean waters.