is a Caribbean destination without comparison, pristine and exotic hiding
many secrets unpredictable. Boasting magnificent white sand beaches with
clean sparkling turquoise waters. Cuba is home to exceptionally friendly
people, exotic flora, tropical climate and a vibrant nightlife. If you
like the Latin beat, then this is the place to visit where hot Salsa music
can be heard everywhere.All this and warm welcome from the Cuban people
make this biggest Caribbean island very attractive for million of tourists
The Cuban culture is unique in Latin America, formed by the island's fascinating
history and this has made Cuba a very attractive. Despite its new popularity,
however, the island remains an inexpensive Caribbean destination. It remains
uncommercialized and a very safe vacation spot.The Republic of Cuba is
an archipelago formed by the Island of Cuba, with an extension of 106
007 km2, the Island of Youth with 2 200 km2 and around 4 200 keys and
Its total surface is of 110 922 km2, locating itself at the entrance of
the Gulf of Mexico, in the Caribbean Sea. Cuba limits to the North with
Florida (United States of America) to 180 km; to the South, with Jamaica,
to 140 km; to the East with Haiti, to 77 km and, to the West, with the
Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico), to 210 km of distance. Cuba is essentially
a 70% flat and has three big mountain ranges:
Sierra of Organs in the Western region, Sierra of Escambray in the Center
region and Sierra Maestra in the Eastern region, which includes Turquino
Peak, the country's highest point with 1 974 meters (5 933 feet) over
the sea level.
of Cuba is considered subtropical moderate, prevailing the tropical maritime
conditions. The annual medium temperature is of 25,2 C degrees (77F) in
summer and 22C (71,6F) in winter, since two well defined seasons are observed:
the dry, from November to April and the rains, from May to October.
The raining average is of 1 059 mm in the rainy period and of 316 mm in
the dry one, for a rain annual average of 1 375 mm.
Cuban coasts reach 5 746 km of extension, being the biggest the north
coast with 3 209 km. There are excellent beaches, bays, ports and cities
along the coasts.
According to estimated
figures, Cuba's population is of 11 000 000 inhabitants, with an annual
growing rate of 0,6 per each 100. A gradually aging of the population
has been noticed since the 90´s, being the older than 65 years of
age the 12% of the total. Spanish
is the official language of the Republic, using English very much in commercial
and cultural matters.