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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
Playas del Este, lovely beaches just 12 miles from Havana city centre
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Playas del Este, lovely beaches just 12 miles from Havana city centre

Known as "Playas del Este", or "Eastern Beaches", they are filled with fine white sand and crystal-clear waters. The coastline tends to be much less occupied than resort beaches, giving a more intimate ambience. They are very popular with locals from Havana, although most "Habaneros" only make the trip out to the beaches during the summer months.

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Five fun facts about unmissable museums in Havana
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Five fun facts about unmissable museums in Havana

When it comes to museums, one is spoilt for choice in Havana. At current count, Havana has over 50 museums, plus many places which are effectively museums in all but name. Havana is one of the cultural capitals of the world, and whilst the city’s nightlife is second to none, during the daytime the museums of Havana can provide equally memorable experiences.

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Five fun facts useful items to pack for your trip to Cuba
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Five fun facts useful items to pack for your trip to Cuba

After having booked their trip to Cuba, the main thing that many people start getting prepared for is to have a good time. And rightly so - Cuba is one of the best countries in the world to let your hair down! It is also wise, though, to prepare what you need to pack in your luggage.

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Five fun facts reasons why you should get married in Cuba
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Five fun facts reasons why you should get married in Cuba

It’s worth reflecting on what makes Cuba a great choice of country to have your wedding. Cuba has become increasingly popular in recent years as a destination to get married, and it’s no wonder. Here are five reasons why it’s definitely the place to experience your special day.

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Travelling solo in Cuba - some tips
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Travelling solo in Cuba - some tips

Cuba is a popular destination for families, friends and couples to get some Caribbean sun, sea, sand, history and culture. But it is also a great place for solo travellers to go and immerse themselves in a unique and intriguing country. As one of Latin America’s safest countries, there are many perks to visiting Cuba alone. Here are some top tips for travelling solo in Cuba.

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