About Cuba

About Cuba

11 Things About Cuba You Thought You Knew

18 Things To Do In Cuba

Love travel? Fun? Adventure? Always wanted to go to Cuba? From drink to sites, music to sport, we have nailed the best 18 things to do in Cuba. This list offers a special angle from which to experience our love of this exciting, colorful island country. Her people keep us coming back for more! We now share our personal favorites.


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Weather In Cuba

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Friday
06/23 80%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy this morning with thunderstorms becoming likely this afternoon. High 89F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday
06/24 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 91F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday
06/25 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Mostly sunny early. Scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 91F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday
06/26 60%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 89F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

Apps and Reads

Computer/iPad Applications

    • Cuba
      by Triposo
      For iPad and iPhone
      Current info on paladares, theatre, etc. Even has suggestions 'for a rainy day!'

  • Havana Good Time
    by Sutra Media
    For iPad and iPhone
    Fabulous resource for locating colorful shopping areas, tasty restaurants and other interesting tidbits about travel in Cuba

  • iSpeak Spanish
    by Future Apps Inc
    For iPad and iPhone
    Great to take with you for those


Books

  • An Island Called Home: Returning to Jewish Cuba
    by Ruth Behar
    A wonderful memoir written by the author including photos and stories of people we may meet during our Cuban missions.

  • Castro's Daughter: An Exile's Memoir of Cuba
    by Alina Fernández Revuelta
    An autobiographical journal of Castro’s daughter giving an idea of what it was like to grow up in the early days of the Revolution.


  • CUBA For the Misinformed – Facts from the Forbidden Island
    by Mick Winter
    Cuba for the Misinformed is a highly accessible compilation of information that few Americans know about this island nation. A lively survey of Cuba's past and present.


  • The Cuba Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers)
    by Aviva Chomsky 
    The Cuba Reader is an outstanding anthology of Cuban speeches, legal texts, poems, fiction, essays, photography, historical analysis and more. It combines songs, paintings, photographs, poems, short stories, speeches, cartoons, government reports and proclamations, and pieces by historians, journalists, and others. Most of these are by Cubans, and many appear for the first time in English.


  • Hemingway’s Cuban Son-Reflections on the writer by Rene Villarreal and Raul Villarreal
    Story of a poor, young Cuban boy who grew into a man and gained the trust and respect of a famous American author, whom he loved like a father. A man he called 'Papa'


  • The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba
    by Julia Cooke 
    Combining intimate storytelling with in-depth reportage, this book weaves together stories of the Cubans who the author encountered, providing a vivid and unprecedented look into the daily lives and future prospects of young people in Cuba today.


  • Tropical Diaspora – The Jewish Experience in Cuba
    By Robert M. Levine
    Drawing on oral histories and other sources, this traces the sociopolitical ups and downs and relationships of the Jews who settled in Cuba. Particularly noteworthy are the author’s accounts of the SS St. Louis incident in which Cuba rescinded landing rights to Jews seeking refuge from Nazi Germany, and Castro's relationship with Jews.


  • Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire
    Moving narrative with humor about young boys and the bizarre family dynamic during the revolution