cuba travelThe island of Cuba – with its vibrant rhythms, assorted landscape, and rich heritage of literature and dance – wins over many travellers, who return repeatedly. This ecotourism company specializing in nature travel affords two Cuba tours: one centered on Havana and the city of Trinidad and a longer journey that features visits to the wetlands of the Zapata Peninsula, a ship journey by limestone caves off the coast of Vinales, and a cease at a farm that raises tobacco for Cuba’s well-known cigars.

Cuba excels at dancing, with the world-vast famous National Ballet of Cuba, in literature with authors like Jose Maria Heredia, Jose Marti, Jose Lezama Lima and Alejo Carpentier and virtually in every single artistic manifestation, whether theatre, cinema or visual arts.

Pickpocketing, bag snatching and other petty crime happens, significantly on public transport, intercity buses and at main vacationer areas equivalent to in Old Havana, El Centro, Vedado and the Malecon, and on the beaches of Playa del Este, Varadero and Santiago de Cuba.

There are some great artwork markets, especially in Havana but throughout the island, and for those who want to convey it back to the UK then having a certificate is important for the Cuban authorities to let you go away with it. These certificates are often supplied by the artists themselves, or the distributors.