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.