Are you visiting Cuba? If so, it’s a good idea to read up on this Caribbean island nation before your trip. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered with our top facts and figures and Cuba travel articles below:

  • Cuba’s neighbouring countries include Jamaica to the south, The Bahamas to the north and Mexico to the east. The US city of Miami, meanwhile, lies to the north.
  • The country’s international dial code is +53, in case you need to call any hotels or attractions ahead of your visit. Also, the local time zone is GMT-5.
  • Cuba’s official currencies are the Cuban peso nacional (currency code: CUP) and the Cuban convertible peso (currency code: CUC). The CUC is used by the country’s tourism industry, so you’ll use this.
  • The official language of Cuba is Spanish. Useful phrases include ‘Hola’ (‘Hello’), ‘Gracias’ (‘Thank you’), ‘Sí’ (‘Yes’), ‘No’ (‘No’) and ‘Adiós’ (‘Goodbye’).
  • Top attractions in Cuba include the capital Havana’s old town, featured on the UNESCO World Heritage list, and Cayo Largo del Sur, a beach famous for its white sands and sea turtles.

Discover more about Cuba before you go in our travel articles below.