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Cuba Flag The Republic of Cuba (Spanish: República de Cuba) is an island country located in the Caribbean Sea. It lies to the South of the American state of Florida, and consists of the the island of Cuba (Isla de la Juventud) as well as several nearby archipelagos.

As of 2008, Cuba had an estimated population of 11,236,444. The capital and by far the largest city, Havana (Spanish: La Habana) as of 2009, had a population of 2,141,993. Other cities in Cuba with populations of over 100,000 include Bayamo, Camagüey, Ciego de Avila, Cienfuegos, Guantánamo, Holguin, Manzanillo, Matanzas, Pinar del Río, Santa Clara, Santiago de Cuba, and Victoria de Las Tunas.

Cuba Country Details


Country Name Cuba
Political Status Country
Geographic Location The Caribbean Sea
Flag Cuba Flag
Principal Language Spanish
Capital Havana


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Books about Cuba


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Lonely Planet Cuba (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Luke Waterson

Lonely Planet Publications
Paperback (544 pages)

Lonely Planet Cuba (Travel Guide)
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#1 best-selling guide to Cuba *

Lonely Planet Cuba is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take a drive along Havana's Malecon, soak up the live music scene, make yourself at home in a casa particular all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cuba and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Cuba:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, architecture, cuisine, music, dance, landscape, wildlife, literature, arts, politics
  • Free, convenient pull-out Havana map (included in print version), plus over 80 color maps
  • Covers Havana, Artemisa, Mayabeque, Isla de la Juventud, Valle de Vinales, Pinar del Rio, Varadero, Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Villa Clara, Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus, Ciego de Avila, Camaguey, Las Tunas, Holguin, Granma, Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Cuba , our most comprehensive guide to Cuba, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.

  • Looking for more extended coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Discover Caribbean Islands guide.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Brendan Sainsbury and Luke Waterson

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 in the Favorite Travel Guide category.

*Best-selling guide to Cuba. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA. Mar 2014 - Feb 2015

Real Havana: Explore Cuba Like A Local And Save Money
By Mario Rizzi

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (236 pages)

Real Havana: Explore Cuba Like A Local And Save Money
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UPDATED 2017 EDITION WITH BONUS TRINIDAD CITY GUIDE

Real Havana is the #1 selling guide to experiencing the authentic Cuba. This book is designed to give you a cultural immersion into Cuban life, and to provide you the tools and background information to truly make the most of your visit. It gives you the confidence and knowledge to break away from the tourist areas and experience the real Cuba.

You want to explore the rich culture. Be transported back to a simpler time. Experience Havana’s romance and beauty with the same carefree joy as the locals. See everything you want to see and go everywhere you want to go. The Real Havana guide shows you how to do all that and lots more.

In the guide, you will learn about:

  • Authentic Cuban cuisine and affordable Havana restaurants.

  • Low-priced farmers markets, shops and entertainment options.

  • Maps of Havana and the suburbs – Get out of the city and EXPLORE!

  • Instructions on using communal taxis colectivos and all the major routes.

  • Contact info and reviews of over 30 casa particular apartments in Vedado.

  • Fascinating, offbeat places which are hidden from foreigners.

  • Hundreds of tips on saving money while in Havana.

  • How to avoid the most common tourist scams.


As a special bonus, this book also includes a Trinidad city guide
Trinidad is one of the most popular excursions for foreigners visiting Cuba. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located just a few hours from Havana. Now you can learn how to explore this wonderful place for yourself, on your next trip to Cuba.

This book is not a "tourist guide". It is not a boring list of restaurant reviews and attractions, like all the other guides.

With this book, you will learn about the authentic, local places. Locations which are hidden to regular tourists. Naturally, these places are also inexpensive. So, in effect, you will be immersed in authentic Cuban life, while saving money at the same time.

BONUS: The last section of this book includes the Cheap Casa Particular Guide. You will find listings and reviews of over 30 apartments and rooms to rent in Havana. These casas particulares have been selected out of the thousands available in the city. They are not only the most affordable, but also among the cleanest, best maintained, and best located. The hosts are hospitable and speak multiple languages. You get the full contact information for these casas. For your convenience, you can book your stay online (www.BestCubaGuide.com) and you will never pay any expensive brokerage or middlemen fees. You are certain to save at least $5 to 10$ per night in brokerage fees. That alone is easily worth the purchase price of the Real Havana guide.

About Full Compass Guides

Full Compass Guides are aimed at travelers who want to understand local customs and culture so that they can experience destinations like a local. Unlike regular tourist guides, Full Compass guides are not a list of attractions popular with tourists, and boring restaurant and hotel reviews that are obsolete the moment they are published. With our guides, you get succinct, useful information about the culture, people and geography of your destination so you have the tools and the confidence to explore on your own, experience everything that your destination has to offer.

Our guides are written by experienced travelers who have intimate knowledge of both the location and the culture of the destination. They give you the exact information you need in order to make the most of your travel time.

With a Full Compass guide, you will be a knowledgeable explorer, rather than just another flash-happy tourist.
The Rough Guide to Cuba (Rough Guide Cuba)
By Rough Guides

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Released: 2016-11-15
Paperback (512 pages)

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The Rough Guide to Cuba is the perfect guide for all your travels across this dazzling country.

Discover all of Cuba's highlights with insider information ranging from Cuba's diverse music, Scuba diving, and colonial architecture to its world-class ballet and baseball, political history, and captivating capital city, Havana.

Clear maps make your travels around this spectacular country easy and unforgettable. You will never miss a sight with the stunning photos included and detailed coverage of Cuba's vibrant cities, glittering beaches, lush countryside, and addictive mixture of the Latin American and Caribbean cultures. Insider tips lead you to the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops, and restaurants in the country.

Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Cuba.

Series Overview: For more than thirty years, adventurous travelers have turned to Rough Guides for up-to-date and intuitive information from expert authors. With opinionated and lively writing, honest reviews, and a strong cultural background, Rough Guides travel books bring more than 200 destinations to life. Visit RoughGuides.com to learn more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cuba
By DK

Dk Pub
Released: 2015-10-06
Paperback (328 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cuba
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cuba is your in-depth guide to the very best of this island nation. With its unique history, pristine beaches, vintage cars, and strong cultural traditions of music and salsa, Cuba is an endlessly fascinating place. Delve beneath its dazzling surface to experience Cuba's extensive arts scene and bold architecture, escape to the beautiful mountain ranges of the countryside, or enjoy an exceptional meal in its backstreets.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cuba:

   • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
   • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights.
   • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums.
   • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
   • Area maps marked with sights .
   • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
   • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cuba truly shows you this island nation as no one else can.

Recommend: For an in-depth guidebook to the Caribbean, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Caribbean, which offers a complete overview of the island destinations in the region; thousands of photographs, illustrations, and maps; and more.

National Geographic Traveler: Cuba, 4th Edition
By Christopher Baker

National Geographic Society
Released: 2017-02-07
Paperback (272 pages)

National Geographic Traveler: Cuba, 4th Edition
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This guide covers all the main towns and regions of the island of Cuba, helping travelers negotiate one of the Caribbean's best-kept secrets up to now. Travel information and tips for Havana, Trinidad, Santiago de Cuba, and Holguín are all updated in this latest edition. The book also includes detailed colonial city walks and regional drives, complete with maps and booking information, as well as interesting features on topography, Che Guevara, reefs, Cuban baseball, rum, and cigar making.

The National Geographic Traveler guidebooks are in tune with the ever growing trend toward experiential travel, providing inspiring photography, insider tips, and expert advice for a more authentic, enriching experience of the destination. The guides provide information, historical context, and cultural interpretation not available online.
Top 10 Cuba (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)
By DK

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2017-01-17
Paperback (144 pages)

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Newly revised, updated, and redesigned for 2017.

True to its name, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Cuba covers all the island nation's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use "top 10" lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you.

This newly updated pocket travel guide for Cuba will lead you straight to the best attractions the country has to offer, from its extensive arts scene and bold architecture to its beautiful mountain ranges to its fascinating history and strong cultural traditions of music and salsa.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Cuba.

   • Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to Cuba.
   • Expanded and far more comprehensive, new laminated pull-out map now includes color-coded design, public transportation maps, and street indexes to make it even easier to use.
   • Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time.
   • New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more.
   • Additional maps marked with sights from the guidebook are shown on inside cover flaps, with selected street index and metro map.
   • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of the country's history and culture. A free pull-out city map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index and a metro map.

The perfect pocket-size travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Cuba.

Recommended: For an in-depth guidebook to Cuba, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cuba, which offers a complete overview of this island nation; thousands of photographs, illustrations, and maps; and more.

Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.


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