Know everything you need to know before embarking on your trip to Cuba
Beaches in Cuba - discover the best beaches in Cuba and the wonderful features they present
The island of Cuba has wide and splendid idyllic beaches, mostly located in holiday resorts. Cuba has very different beaches from each other. In it you will find from wild beaches and shaken by the wind of the north coast, to calm beaches sheltered and adorned with palm trees; even going through a shameless nudist beach. The best beaches are located on the north coast. Although the resorts have appropriated most of the best beaches in Cuba, you can still find authentic isolated paradises. Some of the most recommended beaches are: Playa del Pilar, located in Cayo Guillermo; Maguana Beach, next to Baracoa; and Ancon Beach, in Sancti Spíritus.
Cuban food - discover what Cuban cuisine is like and what you can drink and eat in Cuba
- Cuban Food, Old Clothes and Fried Bananas with Cassava
- Cuban Food: Old Clothes and Bananas with Yucca
Cuban cuisine has also been influenced by the African and that is, during the time of slavery, cooks used to be slaves. This influence greatly affected the way of preparing the dishes and, also, brought new ingredients, such as yam. Cuba received thousands of Chinese immigrants, who also contributed their grain of sand to Cuban cuisine. In this case, the most prominent element of his contributions was the icing.
All these influences have provided Cuban cuisine with its own identity, unique in the world. It should be noted that in Cuba, the meaning of the words "sandwich" and "sandwich" is inverse, so if you are eating a sandwich, you should ask for a sandwich and, conversely.
Beverages in Cuba:
- Daiquirí, Cuban drink Havana Club, Rum of Cuba
- Havana Club, Rum of Cuba
- Cuba is the paradise of cocktails. Here the famous mojitos, rum collins, daiquiris and pina colada are consumed daily.
It is important to mention that the Cuban alcohol graduation is different from the international one. In the small print usually put the equivalent of the European. For example, a 12th Cuban drink is equivalent to 5.5º in Spain. Cuba is also famous for preparing excellent juices or tropical fruit juices. Cane juice, guarapo juice and coconut water are the most popular on the island.
As for soft drinks, the palm is taken by Tropi-cola, a much sweeter kind of national coke. Other common soft drinks on the island are lemon or orange soda "Cachito" and Caracas malt, from Venezuela. Cuban coffee is really thick and concentrated. It is usually served in small quantities and without sugar.