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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
Scuba diving in Cuba - Discover the best preserved coral reef in the world
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Scuba diving in Cuba - Discover the best preserved coral reef in the world

Cuba is one of the top countries in the world for scuba diving. With well-preserved coral reefs and an abundance of marine life, Cuba has a lot to offer. To give you the lowdown on scuba diving in Cuba, here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions. Read on and find all you need to know.

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Ten fun facts about Havana's famous "Malecon"
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Ten fun facts about Havana's famous "Malecon"

The Malecon (El Malecón in Spanish) has always been popular with locals and visitors to Havana. Day and night it attracts all walks of life, from families to philosophers, and acts as a long, relaxed recreational space that contrasts strongly with the narrow streets and hectic activity of the old city.

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How new direct UK-Cuba flights with Cubana could benefit UK visitors
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How new direct UK-Cuba flights with Cubana could benefit UK visitors

On January 23rd I posted the exciting news that Cuba Direct and Cubana have been meeting to initiate more directs flights between the UK and Cuba. The news has been well received and widely shared online and should mark an interesting new phase in visitors coming from the UK to Cuba to enjoy what the country has to offer.

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When is the best time of year to visit Cuba?
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When is the best time of year to visit Cuba?

One question that is often asked by potential visitors to Cuba is “When is the best time of year to visit?” The short answer is: “Anytime, Cuba is amazing all year round!” And, indeed, it doesn’t matter what time of year you go, the buildings, the people, the music, the food, the culture, the beaches, it will be there. Cuba is Cuba, whatever time of year you decide to visit.

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Buena Vista Social Club - What are these songs about?
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Buena Vista Social Club - What are these songs about?

In the mid-1990s the US musician Ry Cooder and his colleagues took high-tech recording equipment to Cuba, assembled some old-time Cuban musicians and re-recorded local songs with a twist. The result, the Buena Vista Social Club album, sold over a million copies worldwide upon its release, and was also accompanied by a critically acclaimed film.

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