Cuba Travel Guide

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  • Cuba Travel Guide

Cuba is the largest Caribbean island, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. It is a popular tourist destination, mainly due to Havana's European-like beauty, its high standard of living, and the large number of shows, events, and casinos catering to tourists. In addition, Baracoa – a quaint beach-side town, Pinar del Rio – centre of the cigar industry, Santa Clara – Home of Ernesto "Che" Guevara's most successful battle during the Revolution, Santiago de Cuba – coastal city rich in Caribbean influence, Trinidad – World Heritage Site with charming, colonial-era buildings, Varadero – popular beach area, filled mostly with tourists. These are all the charm of Cuba.

Cuba is famous for its old cars and trucks, which can be seen in daily use throughout the country. Popularly known as "Yank Tanks, " these are pre-revolution imports from the 1950s that have been nursed along for half a century, because the Soviet-made cars available during the Cold War were too scarcely allocated for most Cubans to buy (and other cars remain too expensive today).

Today, there is the only remaining communist state to receive a "very high" human development ranking from the United Nations, and ranks well in measures of health and education.