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Having so much more to offer than the iconic white-sand beaches and resort strips we get to see so often in travel ads, Cuba is a country whose unique cultural heritage rarely gets explored to the extent it deserves. Still operating as a socialist state under Fidel Castro almost half a century after the same man marched into Havana to transform the country’s political field forever, the country’s economy suffers from the trade embargoes placed on it by the Unites States. Yet Cubans always improvise their way around the troubles they face and usually come out smiling in the end. Havana, likely the most interesting capital city in all of the Caribbean, is dominated by gorgeous colonial-style buildings and quirky antique cars repainted with bold if not downright outlandish colors. From the vibrant dance styles witnessed in Cuban street parties, to the sugar cane fields and rum factories, to the almost comical communist propaganda displayed on enormous billboards across the country, this island country is a real pleasure to discover.
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Questions answered about visiting Cuba
I'm writing a paper for my college spanish class about Cuba and why the embargo should be lifted and travel to allowed. If anybody has any experience traveling to Cuba or are from Cuba please share it.
I'm looking to go to Cuba either in dec or early next year. I'll be there for 2 weeks and want to know where people recommend as the best parts to visit ie Trinidad, Sierra Maestra, Vinales? I'm adventurous and dont want to just sit around on the beach for 2 weeks.
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I'm going to Cuba in february and i'm looking for a cool place to learn how to dive (get a certification). I also would like to hike in Pinar del Rio eco-tourism-style!
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Travel Tips from people who've been to Cuba
If staying in Varadero it is very worth your while to make the trip to Havana for a real taste of what Cuba is about.
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Vinales is one of the more touristy places in Cuba. Be sure to ask for the prices before going on activities. A 45 min evening walk in a finca (farm) cost us 15 CUC (about USD17) each!

Be sure to go horseback riding (5 CUC per hour) and visit Cuevas Santo Tomas, the 2nd largest cave system in the Americas
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Castillo de San Pedro del Morro is one of the best  places off the beaten track. An old Spanish castle used for the town protection from pirates.
If you are approaching it from the beach side driven by the Lonely planet guide recommendations, don't even try...unless you want to shoot Indiana Johns V :-)

In Santiago de Cuba, Chinese restaurant is big "NO NO" unless you need something to cheer up your belly and digestion system.

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