Added by on October 2, 2017

https://www.expedia.com/explore/caribbean/cuba.d44

It’s only 93 miles from Florida, and just 13 from the Bahamas, but like the smoke that coils from its legendary cigars, The Republic of Cuba exists in a time and space all its own.

Few cities can stir the imagination like Cuba’s capital, Havana, a city preserved by forts, a five-mile seawall, and an imposed embargo, which held back the excesses of the 20th century for over 50 years.

Havana’s lure can be hard to resist, but Cuba offers so much more beyond the seductive lights of its capital. In Cuba, a long sandy beach is never far away.

Just 12 miles from Havana’s downtown, the Eastern Beaches unroll toward the town of Matanzas, the birthplace of the rumba, and Cárdenas, where the Cuban Flag flew for the very first time. From here, follow the scent of fresh lime, rum and suntan lotion north to Varadero.

After exploring the northern coastline, turn south towards Cuba’s most revolutionary city, Santa Clara, and Trinidad, once the sugar capital of the world. Don’t miss elegant Cienfuegos, the only Cuban city founded by the French.

Sometimes it’s hard to know whether Cuba is awakening to the world, or if the world is awakening to Cuba. Whatever your politics, it’s easy to admire this island nation that has proudly gone its own way.

Cuba may still have one foot firmly in the past, but as the world tumbles towards tomorrow, we can be thankful for the many things it has not let go.

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28 Comments

  • Zoltan Geczi 2 weeks ago

    communism at its best

  • todo mail 2 weeks ago

    I am Fernando Martínez, and this is Emotion 98.3

  • Flight Of Spice Blog 2 weeks ago

    What is your favourite destination?

  • markh15 2 weeks ago

    I wonder if Trump will try to block this video from Americans?

  • aye vale 2 weeks ago

    Idk but since my fam and i visited Florida my sis is so obssessed with Cuba probaly beacuse over there its fulled with Cubans!

  • Yudi Kurniawan 2 weeks ago

    amazing!!!cuba from indonesiA

  • Bastian Sussmann 2 weeks ago

    Perfect Feeling!!!

  • Spiritt Chaser 2 weeks ago

    RUSSIA LOVES THE ISLAND OF FREEDOM!!!

  • P Martin 2 weeks ago

    Nice but if I can't bring a car back, I won't go.

  • La'Tasha Williams 2 weeks ago

    Cuba is beautiful 😍

  • karla ortiz gonzalez 2 weeks ago

    This makes me wanna go to cuba

  • Maz Dela Cerna 2 weeks ago

    Glad I stumbled across your channel! We have a lot in common!

  • mr.Rager 2 weeks ago

    dammn seems too touristy filled wit obese americans

  • GameAndElse 2 weeks ago

    So beautiful <3 I love it!

  • Wayne Dotson 2 weeks ago

    recognizing things from assassins Creed 4 black flag

  • Manene Sandrino 2 weeks ago

    Súper mi país es el mejor

  • vacationeruk 2 weeks ago

    great video great quality great narration

  • Joanna Herrera 2 weeks ago

    My beautiful Cuba ..my God how much I love you …eres Bella

  • German Backpacker 2 weeks ago

    Just finished a Cuba trip and had a wonderful time! 🙂

  • Harry Maier 2 weeks ago

    Amazing how they can make this hell hole of persecution and poverty appealing…

  • svets 2 weeks ago

    going this May.

  • joyjoyoo 2 weeks ago

    I'm intrigued by the architectures and cars!

  • Nilda Moran 2 weeks ago

    I LIVE IN SAN JOSE CALIFORNIA THANK YOU SO MUCH EXPEDIA FOR MAKING A BEAUTIFUL VIDEO IN CUBA WHERE ALL OF MY BEAUTIFUL CUBAN FAMILY IS FROM I'M A VERY PROUD CUBAN AMERICAN I LOVE ALL MY CUBAN PEOPLE AND THE BEAUTIFUL CARIBBEAN UNIQUE ISLAND CUBA AUGUST 12/2017🌹🌺🍍🌴🌹

  • Flavio Floris 2 weeks ago

    expedia porque no en haiti?

  • Nguyên Lee 2 weeks ago

    communist or capitalist are not a problem if the government know to take care of citizen . Different from North Korea or China , rest of commuist's countries care about economy , infrastructure and education, etc as much . Citizen want their countries to be free in spite of communist or capitalist . I am Vietnamese and I've been to many countries around the world and i thought that communist countries are grown up like capitalist' countries

  • lucasbranco95 2 weeks ago

    HAHHHAHAA THIS GUY WHO SPEAKS IS FERNANDO MARTINEZ, FROM EMOTION FM??? GTA VICE CITY HAHAHAAHAHAHAAHA

  • Eric Hinton 2 weeks ago

    People in the USA think they are free and are not even "free" to go where they want to lmfao ignorance.

  • WhatsMyNextTrip 2 weeks ago

    It's not Cuba it's Cooba.