Come Explore Cuba

What do you visualize when you hear “Cuba”? Powder soft white sand beaches? Funky old cars in Havana? Brightly coloured dressed locals? Or perhaps it’s the teal water of the ocean gently lapping at your toes. Whatever it is that appeals to you, Cuba is a fabulous destination and The Travel Desk’s feature spot this month.
 
Quick Fact: The Republic of Cuba is the biggest island in the Caribbean, located at the entrance to the Gulf of México and is an archipelago formed by 4,195 different sized islands and is 110,922 square km wide. (Source: GoCuba.ca)
 
Getting there from Edmonton:
Most sun suppliers offer non-stop flights to a variety of destinations and flying time is approx. 6 hours.
Cayo Santa Maria: Mon: Dec 24 – April 21st and Wed Dec 23rd – April 6th
Varadaro: Mon, Nov 9th – April 25th   and Fri Nov 6 – Dec 11th and Sat Dec 19th – April 2nd
Cayo Coco Tues: Nov 3rd – April 26th
Holguin: Thurs Nov 5 - Mar 31st

Canadians need a passport and a tourist card (supplied by airline) to enter Cuba, and can bring Canadian currency down to convert to the Cuban Pesco. Despite rumors, USD is accepted in Cuba, however if you are converting it to the Cuban Pesco they do charge a surcharge.

Below is a brief summary of some of the different destinations Cuba has to offer. And if you book by October 2nd to select resorts in Cuba you can save up to 40% off Champagne Vacations with Sunwing Vacations. November and early December dates available. For more info please call 780.968.1173 or email us at info@thetraveldesk.ca

Havana: With its vintage American cars, wooden bars, and salsa music, Havana is one of the world’s most intriguing cities. Explore Old Havana with its narrow streets, baroque churches, and cobbled plazas. This UNESCO-protected 500-year old quarter is a joy to explore. Havana can be done as a day trip from Varadero, or explored on it’s own.

Havana: With its vintage American cars, wooden bars, and salsa music, Havana is one of the world’s most intriguing cities. Explore Old Havana with its narrow streets, baroque churches, and cobbled plazas. This UNESCO-protected 500-year old quarter is a joy to explore. Havana can be done as a day trip from Varadero, or explored on it’s own.

Varadero: Some of the best beaches in the Caribbean are found here, and even though there are multiple resorts, they are stretched out and are very seldom crowded.  20 km of white powdery soft sand, enjoyed while sipping your mojito and listening to the water lap along the shoreline. Varadero is the most common destination for Western Canadians and excursions to Cardenas and Matanzas and Havana are possible, all known for art, history, culture and nightlife (Havana).

Varadero: Some of the best beaches in the Caribbean are found here, and even though there are multiple resorts, they are stretched out and are very seldom crowded.  20 km of white powdery soft sand, enjoyed while sipping your mojito and listening to the water lap along the shoreline. Varadero is the most common destination for Western Canadians and excursions to Cardenas and Matanzas and Havana are possible, all known for art, history, culture and nightlife (Havana).

Cayo Coco: An island of 17 kms in length, connected to the mainland by a man-made roadway. The primary attraction of this paradise is the spectacular beach, the breathtaking scenery and the joy of simply doing nothing. Enjoy silky white sand beaches and crystal clear water. The island is an environmentally protected area, home to the coco bird which gives the island its name. A coral reef runs along one side of the island, offering wonderful opportunities for snorkelling & scuba.

Cayo Coco: An island of 17 kms in length, connected to the mainland by a man-made roadway. The primary attraction of this paradise is the spectacular beach, the breathtaking scenery and the joy of simply doing nothing. Enjoy silky white sand beaches and crystal clear water. The island is an environmentally protected area, home to the coco bird which gives the island its name. A coral reef runs along one side of the island, offering wonderful opportunities for snorkelling & scuba.

Holguin : Pristine beaches and azure waters line the coastline. Located approximately 50 kilometres from the capital city of Holguin, Guardalavaca offers visitors a stunning beach setting along a 1,200 meter long bank of the Cuban seashore. This area is also well known for it’s scuba diving sites and ecotourism opportunities for those adventure seekers.  For more information on Cuba or other destinations  email us

Holguin: Pristine beaches and azure waters line the coastline. Located approximately 50 kilometres from the capital city of Holguin, Guardalavaca offers visitors a stunning beach setting along a 1,200 meter long bank of the Cuban seashore. This area is also well known for it’s scuba diving sites and ecotourism opportunities for those adventure seekers.

For more information on Cuba or other destinations email us