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Ten Spanish Phrases You Need To Know

In Cuba, you need to know at least the basics of Spanish. Whether you want to travel across the island or order a delicious Caribbean dish, these top phrases will kick-start your conversations.



My Cuba Diaries: Shopping in Cuba

Sunscreen, toothpaste, wet wipes, Advil, female products, insect repellant: forgetting these basic items is not an option when packing for Cuba. The buzz surrounding the island’s open-door policy toward Americans is heartening. But don’t forget, the embargo is still on—which means the most common necessities remain scarce in Cuba’s state-run shops.



How to Pack For Your Trip to Cuba

The time has come, and you couldn't be more excited: You’re about to embark on a once-in-a- lifetime trip to Cuba!

Now, the most difficult task lies ahead: What will you pack?


Here are the top 11 items to pack for Cuba: 



Top Ten Reasons: Havana Marathon

The Marabana Havana 10K, half and full marathon is a bucket list race that allows runners to explore Havana alongside our Cuban running friends. As the foremost provider of legal people-to-people travel to Cuba since 2000 and under a general license from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, we are offering Americans the rare opportunity to participate in the 2017 Marabana Havana Marathon NOW $600 OFF per couple! Join us to become part of marathon history.



Hotel Florida

Hotel Florida is renowned for it Colonial charm, architectural beauty and central location in the heart of Havana Vieja. With only 25 rooms, it’s not surprising that the structure was originally a private residence, built in 1836 and occupied over time by aristocrats and wealthy businessmen.



Why Cuba is a Perfect Family Destination

If travel is educational—and it is!—Cuba makes for an ideal family trip.
The island is generally safe, temperate, and friendly—perfect for outdoor activity and cultural exploration. Most hotels and restaurants welcome young people. And, of course, Spanish, one of the world’s most popular languages (and one your child or children may be learning in school), is spoken everywhere!