TOP NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION: Cuba has become a new travel hot spot since the U.S. State Dept. relaxed regulations on travel to the Caribbean island in 2015. 2017 was a record year for Cuba’s tourist industry, with an estimated 4.7 million travelers rolling into the Caribbean’s largest nation.
CUBA ON MOST TRAVELERS’ BUCKET LIST: With its attractive tropical climate, its pristine beaches, colonial architecture, and distinct cultural history.
CUBA IS AN EDEN for nature lovers and culture vultures: the island has 253 protected areas, 257 national monuments, 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, 7 Natural Biosphere Reserves, and 13 Fauna Refuge zones.
NEWLY UPDATED CRUISE INFORMATION: A two-page feature explaining the new regulations for travel to the island by U.S. citizens, and outlining the best cruises to get a flavor of Cuba, a place that has been out of reach to most Americans for nearly 60 years.
EXCITING FEATURES AND SUGGESTIONS: Provides a game plan for visitors, with a focus on active experiences that give travelers behind-the-scenes possibilities; insider tips from National Geographic photographers, writers, and experts; not-to-be-missed lists; and practical ways to best use your time in Cuba.
INFORMATION NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE. Both the text and the photos in this guide come from experts who have skillfully portrayed the island’s evolution in all of its facets. Cuba is a mixture of its colonial heritage, a fusion of Latin and Caribbean spirits and the sensuality of its traditional music, art and dance, all of which meld with the fervor of the social development that is constantly taking place on the island. The eye of two South American photographers combine with the observations of an expert travel advisor to guide visitors on their discovery of Cuba’s unique and profound soul.
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