Check this section to find out all about the many practicalities that may come handy to know once you're in Cuba. From what you can and cannot bring to Cuba to how much you should tip in the island, what services will work on your mobile phone, whether your UK's driver licence is accepted and where to find the nearest point to access the Internet; a team of real Cubans and Cuban experts have compiled this very detailed information on issues in Cuba that you may not be aware of, so that you can know before you go. Check it out!

Cuba Quick Facts


Capital
Havana
Area
110 860 km² (almost half of UK)
Population
11 242 628 hab.
Language
Spanish
Currency
Cuban Pesos (CUP)
Electricity
110 v / 60 Hz
Dial code
53
Time zone
GMT -5 hours

Cuba: Practical information

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All you need to know
Country Name
Conventional long form: Republic of Cuba
Conventional short form: Cuba
Capital City: Havana
Nationality
Noun: Cuban(s)
Adjective: Cuban
Population: 11,047,251 (July 2014)
Time Zone: GMT-5
Location: Caribbean, an island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, 150 km south of Key West, Florida
Map References: Central America and the Caribbean
Administrative divisions: 15 provinces; Artemisa, Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Cienfuegos, Granma, Guantanamo, Holguin, , La Habana, Las Tunas, Matanzas, Mayabeque, Pinar del Rio, Sancti Spiritus, Santiago de Cuba, Villa Clara and 1 special municipality: Isla de la Juventud.
Ethnic Groups: White: 64.1% Mestizo: 26.6% Black: 9.3%
Languages: Official: Spanish. English is widely taught at schools and spoken in the capital and major resorts.
Religions: Roman Catholic and Afro-Cuban religions prevail with 24% of the population defining themselves as Atheists. Other minority religions: Protestant, Jehovah's Witnesses, Jewish.
Median Age: 39.9 years

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Hotels

More than 1011 hotels in Cuba to suit your budget and needs. From 5* luxury city chic to charismatic casas particulares and relaxed seaside resorts at the edge of town.

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Tours

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Excursions

Excursions

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Attractions

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