As a destination to visit, few places conjure up such degrees of old world glamour and history as Cuba. Bathed in year-round sunshine, the largest island in the Caribbean is surrounded by azure seawater and powdery soft beaches. The island throughout is a kaleidoscope of culture, nature and history and it draws visitors from far and wide looking to bask in its culture and traditions that have little changed since the 50s. If you are planning a visit you may arrive at one of the island's main international airports such as José Martí International Airport in Havana or Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport (or Varadero Airport) on the Hicacos Peninsula. Major airlines that operate flights to Cuba are Cubana de Aviación, airberlin and Air Canada.
The narrow streets of Havana are a ramshackle yet stunning assortment of candy-coloured streets, classic cars, historic treasures, vibrant squares and salsa rhythms. It is a fascinating introduction to Cuba, where you can sip a cocktail where Hemmingway once sat, savour delicious food and meet friendly locals. Beyond Havana's intoxicating blend of rum and cigars, lies the second largest city, Santiago de Cuba, where visitors can trace the history of the Cuban Revolution amid a fusion of modern and colonial architecture. Furthermore, the colonial city of Trinidad is enchanting with its cobbled streets and pastel buildings. But if beach and sun are what you are looking for, you won't be disappointed by the palm-fringed beaches, where you can simply kick back and enjoy the good life, rum drink in hand.