Cuba is a country like no other: visitors here experience the
thrill of the new; of being in unfamiliar territory. There is much
to see and do, particularly if you enjoy Havana's majestically
decaying colonial architecture and revolutionary artefacts infused
with communist iconography. Then there are the fabulous beaches,
mercifully free of the rampant resort development you'll find
elsewhere in the Caribbean.
Few visitors get out of the capital, which is a pity as the
countryside holds a wealth of natural splendour and interesting
attractions such as the sugarcane palaces of Trinidad and the
colonial city of Sancti Spiritus.
Cuba is a year-round destination although is busiest over the
cooler winter months of December to March. The tail-end of the
hurricane season is September to October when wet and windy weather
is the norm.