Cuba Fast Facts


Population: 11,061,866

Capital City: Havana

Climate: Tropical; moderated by trade winds; dry season (November to April); rainy season (May to October).

Time Zone: UTC-5

Language: Spanish (official)

Country Code: 53

Cuba has always held a mysterious fascination for Americans. For nearly 50 years U.S. citizens have been restricted from traveling or doing business in Cuba, except under special circumstances. Even though Cuba lies just 90 miles off the coast of the U.S., very few Americans have ever been there. But all that may be about to change.


From the Archives of Cuba Articles

Three Great Restaurants to Eat At When You Visit Havana, Cuba

Three Great Restaurants to Eat At When You Visit Havana, Cuba

Travel Tips
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February 18, 2015

If you visit Havana, Cuba it’s crucial to know exactly where to eat. That’s because there are no concierges for directions, no Yelp service to read reviews and no signs advertising the restaurant’s best features. In fact, until recently there were no options for a high-end meal at all. But that’s all changing. Cuba is opening up to Cuban entrepreneurs…and the best way to see it is through dining. If you’re making the trip then you should visit these restaurants…

The 3 Best Reasons to Learn Spanish

The 3 Best Reasons to Learn Spanish

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November 12, 2013

When I started learning Spanish in Spain some years ago, I never envisioned how helpful it would become. Mostly, I just wanted to know how to order food, talk to people a bit and avoid embarrassing myself as much as possible. The more I learned, however, the more I discovered how much of a key that speaking the language is. Spanish has opened many doors for me—in Spain, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Cuba and Mexico.