“Estoy un Guajiro!”
"I am a Guajiro!"
Guajiros are cowboys of Cuba. They still live like the good ol’ days. To get a taste of Guajiro life, head to Vinales, the tobacco heartland of Cuba. Vinales is a verdant valley of sprawling tobacco fields surrounded by rocky pinnacles. Vinales is the Wild Wild West. Grab a horse and head to the unexplored Palmarito Valley; hike one of Vinales’ 250 hiking trails; relax those well-travelled bones at one of the cave pools; learn about tobacco farming and cigar making, and strike up a conversation with the Guajiros over freshly rolled cigars.
Any place you visit in Cuba feels remote. Yet, Western Cuba will feel even remoter. Very few who make it here spend their time in Cayo Jutias and Cayo Levisa. But, for the true explorers, Western Cuba is a treasure trove. Explore the culture of the beach community of Playa La Mulata; visit Playa La Altura for unspoilt beaches; Playa Banes has plenty of trails for hikers and bikers alike; camp in the virgin forests of Mil Cumbres; and finally summit Western Cuba’s highest peak Pan de Guajaibon.
Cuba visa for Indians
Indians need a visa to travel to Cuba. For precise Cuba tourist visa-related information, please check Cuba Embassy in India page.
Best time to visit Cuba
The best time to visit Cuba is from December to May when the days are dry with an average temperature being 30 Celsius.
How to reach Cuba
Round-trip flights from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, India to Jose Marti Internationa Airport, Havana, Cuba cost ₹69,000.
Approximate daily travel cost in Cuba
Travelling in Cuba costs around ₹1,275 per person per day including accommodation, food, transportation and tourist attraction fees.
Where to stay in Cuba
Casa Sonia (₹2,500 double), Havana; Doña Pancha (₹1,100 double), Trinidad.
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