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Why Cuba is one of the world's safest holiday destinations during the COVID-19 pandemic

After being included in the FCDO's travel corridor of countries that don't require a quarantining period when returning from holiday, Cuba is one of the best options for a warm winter escape that's fairly coronavirus safe thanks to the strict measures in place to protect both tourists and locals. If you're dreaming of sun-kissed white sands, clear skies and balmy temperatures, Cuba is the place to be this winter 2020!

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Why Cuba is one of the world's safest holiday destinations during the COVID-19 pandemic
Colon Cemetery: Havana's famous necropolis
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Colon Cemetery: Havana's famous necropolis

Havana is home to one of the world’s largest and most captivating cemeteries, a must-see for the curious-minded. It’s not just enormous in size but also grandiose and eccentric in style, and filled with innumerable characters from Cuba’s absorbing history. As cemeteries go it is far from being an austere place, instead, it is more like walking through an outdoor museum. In Spanish, it is known as "Necrópolis Cristóbal Colón" (and sometimes "Cementerio de Cristóbal Colón"), named after Christopher Columbus. The cemetery was completed in 1876 and to date has over 56 thousand tombs and over 500 mausoleums. In total, well over a million people have been interred here.

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Fun facts about Ten superb bars in Havana to sip cocktails and socialise not visited by Hemingway
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Fun facts about Ten superb bars in Havana to sip cocktails and socialise not visited by Hemingway

When it comes to going out, Havana has it all. A unique place to dance and drink the night away, Havana’s bars give so many reasons to celebrate being alive. Whether you feel like relaxing or getting energised, there really is something for everyone.

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Cuba with kids - why Cuba holidays are a great adventure for the entire family!
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Cuba with kids - why Cuba holidays are a great adventure for the entire family!

Are Cuba holidays suitable for families? Is Cuba a good destination for kids (toddlers, babies, teenagers and everything in between)? Are you wondering if you should make Cuba your next family holiday destination? To answer these and many more questions, this is the blog you need to read! Not only do we tell you why family holidays in Cuba can make for great, unforgettable adventures, we also give you tips to help adjust your expectations and navigate the island’s peculiarities when it comes to travelling with kids.

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The best Cuba holiday destinations for thrill-seekers and nature lovers - adventure travel at its purest
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The best Cuba holiday destinations for thrill-seekers and nature lovers - adventure travel at its purest

Cuba is a wondrous archipelago full of natural wealth and wild beauty. No wonder then, that so many people are curious about the best Cuba holiday destinations for adventure travel. Those who like to get active on holiday and explore beyond picturesque cities and postcard-perfect beach resorts will find in Cuba the perfect wild paradise with a myriad of protected nature reserves to discover (plus some exciting city and beach destinations too!).

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Planning a Cuba holiday in 2020 - why next year is a great time to be in the island
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Planning a Cuba holiday in 2020 - why next year is a great time to be in the island

A Cuba holiday in 2020? Are you thinking about it? Dreaming about it? Planning it? Cuba is an amazing place to visit any time of year, anywhere you go. If the island nation is in your travel plans for the near future, we're here to tell you why you should start planning now for a Cuba holiday in 2020.

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