Tips and advice are basic requirements for new travelers to
Cuba. We will keep you updated and in tune with changes and
subjects of interest that will make your stay more enjoyable
and without pitfalls.
Moderate subtropical. The Cuban territory grazes the Tropic of Cancer, and due to its long and narrow configuration, on an east-west axis, receives the refreshing action of the trade winds and the sea breezes. During the short winter, it is cooled by mass
There are two, clearly defined: the dry season, from November through April; and the rainy season, from May through October. The average annual precipitation is 1375 mm.
There are three outstanding large mountain ranges. In the West, the Sierra de los Organos; in the central part, the Sierra del Escambray; and in the southern region of eastern Cuba, the Sierra Maestra, where the highest point of the country is located, th
Flora and Fauna
There are no animals or plants that pose danger to human life. The country is inhabited by around 900 types of fish, mostly edible; almost 300 types of birds; approximately 4000 varieties of mollusk and almost 7000 of insects, with the smallest species in
Cuba was discovered by Christopher Colombus, on October 27, 1492. The conquest and colonization caused the extermination of the aboriginal inhabitants, due to which they imported black people from Africa to enslave them. The resulting mixture defined Cuba
State and Goverment
The National Assembly of the People's Power (Parliament) is the supreme organ of the power of the State, represented by the Council of State between one and another period of sessions, and with provincial, municipal and district instances. The council of
The White Mariposa or Butterfly Jasmine. An endemic species used by the Cuban women in the wars of independence to pass message to the battlefields. It symbolizes purity, rebelliousness and independence. It grows in humid places as banks of rivers and lag
The Tocororo or Cuban trogon (Priotelus temnurus). Autochthonous bird related to the quetzal. The Tocororo's feathers exhibit the colors of the Cuban flag: red, blue and white.
The Royal Palm. Although it is not indigenous of Cuba, it is present in the country's whole landscape and symbolizes the undeniable character of the Cuba people, as it endures the most furius gales on foot, without falling.
It was first raised in the city of Cardenas (Matanzas Province), when in 1850 a group of insurrectionists took up arms against the Spanish colonial power. The three blue stripes represent the departments that the Island was divided in that time. The two w