Travel to the Caribbean: Cuba Island Guide
Cuba is perhaps the most fascinating island in the Caribbean -- if you can get there. It's a contradictory destination where stunning beaches and luxurious tourist-only resorts mask the true conditions under which most Cubans live. If you go, take time not only to savor this country’s extraordinary beauty, but to talk to the people, listen to...
Unique Caribbean Spectator Sports and Sporting Events
Caribbean visitors might think they would play golf, sail and snorkel all the time if they lived in the islands, but Caribbean residents themselves have a much broader range of interests when it comes to sports. If it's true that the way people play says a lot about how they live, then visitors can learn a lot (and have a great time, too) by...
The Seven Manmade Wonders of the Caribbean
A listing of the greatest manamde achievements in the Caribbean, from the Panama Canal to the Mayan cities of the Mexican Coast and the history of Old Havana.
Cuba Travel Restrictions
A brief overview of the U.S. government's longstanding ban on most travel to Cuba.
Timba - Overview of Uniquely Cuban Timba
When you hear someone talk about Cuban salsa, they’re most probably talking about the uniquely Cuban musical form called ‘timba.’ Timba has a similar rhythm to salsa, you can dance your favorite salsa steps to the music and it is often classified as a sub-genre of salsa. But, one look at the timeline of the evolution of salsa vs. timba immediately clarifies the issue.
Biography of José Martí
José Martí was a Cuban patriot, freedom fighter and poet. Although he never lived to see Cuba free, he is considered the national hero of the nation.
Map of the Caribbean Island of Cuba
Map of the Caribbean Island of Cuba
Cuba: The Bay of Pigs Invasion
In April of 1961 the United States government sponsored an attempt by Cuban exiles to assault Cuba and overthrow Fidel Castro and the communist government he led. The exiles were well armed and trained in Central America by the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency). The attack failed.
Fidel Castro - Biography of Fidel Castro
In 1959, Fidel Castro took control of Cuba by force and remained its dictatorial leader for nearly five decades. As the leader of the only communist country in the Western Hemisphere, Castro has been the focus of international controversy.
Cuban Revolution: The Battle of Santa Clara
Fidel Castro had ignited the Cuban Revolution in 1953 with his attack on the Moncada garrison. Five years later, his war of attrition against the government of Fulgencio Batista was beginning to show signs of wearing down the dictator. After a disastrous summer campaign, Batista was on the ropes and Castro moved in for the kill.
The Cuban Revolution: Major Participants and Events
The Cuban Revolution was not the work of one man, nor was it the result of one key event. To understand the revolution, you must understand the men and women who fought it, and you must understand the battlefields - physical as well as ideological - where the Revolution was won.
Cuba Travel Guide - Hotels, Restaurants, Sightseeing in Cuba - New Yor
The New York Times' travel guide to Cuba.
Steven's Cuba Blog
A young man's travelogue on a 2005 trip to Cuba, with some interesting stories and photos.
Suzanne's Cuba Blog
Since we Americans aren't allowed to visit Cuba, most of us will have to live vicarously through travel blogs like this.
Blog by Cuba resident Yoani Sanchez focusing on the everyday life and hardships facing island residents.
The official Cuban Portal of Tourism.
Eclectic website detailing travel in and to Cuba as well as information on everyday life in Cuba.
Cuba Consular Information Sheet
The U.S. State Department's fact sheet on Cuba, including information on entry requirements, crime, medical facilities, and much more.
CIA World Factbook on Cuba
Includes information on Cuba's geography, government, economy, transportation, military, and people.
Licensed Cuba Travel Providers
List of Authorized Tour Companies for U.S. People to People Travel to Cuba