20 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Cuba Now!

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Cuba is a hot destination to visit right now. And with good reason. Now there’s NO LIMIT on how many (hitherto forbidden to Americans) Cuban cigars or bottles of Cuban rum you can bring back to the United States – as long as it’s for personal consumption. Great news! That’s just one reason to Visit Cuba NOW if you can.

Cuba is also worth a visit right now because it’s just before (hopefully) the American tourism gates open wide and Havana begins to look like another Miami. Not that there’s anything wrong with Miami, but people want to visit Cuba now because we want to see it before a Starbucks or McDonalds occupies every corner of Old Havana. We want to experience Cuba in it’s American tourism infancy where the sights, sounds and smell are still new and incredibly fascinating to us.

The Beauty of Cuba

Cuba is beautiful in the way you see an old friend after many years apart – at first glance, you might notice the imperfections of age and the toll time has taken; but within minutes that disappears and all you see is her elegance, resilience, and grace. Her crumbling facades are being replaced at a rapid pace, but it’s the hollow shells beside the ornate decorations that give Cuba such unique character.

If these photos change your wanderlust to “Cuba”-lust, then we’ve done our job well. Cuba is a place to be experienced with all of the senses. Her people are one of her most valuable resources and their openness and kindness are what make this island so special. If we can give just one piece of advice it’s – Visit Cuba Now!

Visit Cuba Now – We Can Help!

If you need advice on planning your own Cuba Trip, look HERE for 10 Tips on “what to know before you go”. We even have a prepared pre-Cuba trip reading list to get your head into the culture and politics of this alluring and forbidden place. We can even recommend package tours and cruises get you to Cuba before the crowds arrive!

Hope you enjoy the photos!

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In Havana ART is everywhere!

 

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You’ll see we all are the same in so many ways…

 

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Listen to the music of the island and you will be inspired!

 

Cuba is history! Legend says the remains of Christopher Columbus were kept at the Havana Cathedral until 1898

Cuba is history! Legend says the remains of Christopher Columbus were kept at the Havana Cathedral until 1898 when returned to Spain

 

Cuba is music and smiles!

Cuba is music and smiles!

 

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Getting around in Havana is both fashionable and fun! Antique cars and coco- taxis are everywhere to get you where you want to go!

 

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Feel the wind in your hair as you ride along the Malecon in a vintage convertible!

 

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Or take a guided tour around the city sights…

 

By car, bike or on foot - Havana is an easy city to navigate.

By car, bike or on foot – Havana is an easy city to navigate.

 

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The food! Grilled lobster in a privately-owned paladar restaurant in Old Havana

 

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In Cuba, there is always time for a good conversation!

 

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Fiery sunset on the Malécon

 

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You’ll find lots of character – and characters – in Havana!

 

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Cuba is colorful!

 

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Old Town Havana is walkable and charming!

 

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In Cuba, it’s impossible not to find Ernest Hemingway…

 

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Visit his home – Finca Vigia – outside of Havana

 

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And his bars in Havana. “My mojito in La Bodeguita. My daiquiri in El Floridita” ~ Hemingway. Cram into this iconic bar and cool off with a mojito!

 

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Blue view from the top of Castillo del Morro (San Pedro de la Roca Castle), a UNESCO World Heritage site in Santiago de Cuba

 

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Cuba is welcoming! We were greeted with glowing smiles and giving natures during our visit.

This is our second trip to Cuba and first trip by cruise ship. In fact, Fathom Travel is the only cruise company currently departing from a US port to visit Cuba. We were hosted on this incredible Cuba people-to-people experience by Fathom Travel, however our exuberance for Cuba is completely our own. If Cuba is on your bucket list, we would love to point you in the right direction!

 

 

 

 

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About the author

Lisa Chavis

Lisa is a traveler, photographer and pharmacist. She and her partner Cheryl MacDonald enjoy sharing inspiration and good health with fellow travelers!

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