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Why Cuba is the best holiday destination to escape to right now

Escaping to Caribbean warmth and sunkissed beaches in Cuba is not only possible but one of the safest tropical dreams that you can make come true now, right now, even amid COVID-19 restrictions. Included in the UK travel corridor and supported by a number of airlines and hotel chains guaranteeing the safety of travellers with a set of sanitary measures, here we illustrate the ways that a Cuba holiday right now is among the best decisions you could make.

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Why Cuba is the best holiday destination to escape to right now
Cuba's nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites
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Cuba's nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Cuba is home to a staggering nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the fifth-highest number in Latin America. A trip to Cuba, then, is not only an opportunity to get some sun and relaxation, but also to experience some of the world’s most amazing treasures. The nine sites in Cuba are distributed across the island, seven of them were chosen for their cultural significance, two more for their natural significance.

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Cuba: A Sweet Potato Paradise! Seven Fun Facts
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Cuba: A Sweet Potato Paradise! Seven Fun Facts

Sweet potatoes have become increasingly popular in the UK in recent years. Sales have been rising alongside trends in healthy eating and plant-based diets. In Cuba, sweet potatoes have been grown and eaten for millennia and can be found across the island, everywhere from restaurants to food markets.

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Ten enchanting art galleries in Havana
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Ten enchanting art galleries in Havana

Art is everywhere in Havana. You can see intriguing works in many different settings. Street murals can be found all over the city, using a variety of styles and themes. Many bars and cafes display artworks on their walls. Furthermore, you might also encounter artistic works in people’s houses, especially if you are staying in a Casa Particular.

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Five fantastic old hotels in Havana
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Five fantastic old hotels in Havana

From grandiose palatial hotels to quaint architectural treasures that feel well suited for James Bond, Havana's hotels never fail to charm visitors to the city. See our top choices.

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Ten fun facts about Cuba’s Caribbean flamingos
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Ten fun facts about Cuba’s Caribbean flamingos

Every wanted to see flamingos in their natural habitat instead of in a zoo? Cuba has the largest colonies in the western hemisphere, and they are thriving. Read on and know the facts.

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