RIU Playa Turquesa (Holguin)
The RIU Playa Turquesa (formerly the Sirenis Turquesa) is a beachfront complex with breathtaking views of the turquoise sea. Offers an amazing 5 level pool, connected by waterfalls. 60 minutes from the Holguin airport & 15 minutes to the town of Guardalavaca.Best Price $425 (+ $315 tax)
Departs Toronto Aug. 26 (1 Week)includes: Flight, Hotel, Meals, Drinks, Activities, Transfers & More
RIU Varadero Resort (Varadero)
The newer Riu Varadero resort is located on one of the best beaches in Varadero. Offers excellent sporting facilities (tennis, multipurpose field, gym & golf course nearby), great restaurants and a wellness centre. Now with an adults only section. 25 minutes from the Varadero airport.Best Price $915 (+ $321 tax)
Departs Vancouver Aug. 12 (1 Week)includes: Flight, Hotel, Meals, Drinks, Activities, Transfers & More
RIU Varadero Resort (Varadero)
The newer Riu Varadero resort is located on one of the best beaches in Varadero. Offers excellent sporting facilities (tennis, multipurpose field, gym & golf course nearby), great restaurants and a wellness centre. Now with an adults only section. 25 minutes from the Varadero airport.Best Price $785 (+ $326 tax)
Departs Calgary Aug. 07 (1 Week)includes: Flight, Hotel, Meals, Drinks, Activities, Transfers & More
Welcome in the big Island of Cuba, the largest in the Antilles. With almost 6000km of beaches of white sand, its tropical flora covering its many mountains, its colonial cities and its peaceful countryside, it is easy to fall under its charm.
It's easy to see why so many travellers say "si" to Cuba when they want to get away! Cuban vacations offer beautiful beaches, outstanding value, friendly people, safety, and a vibrant culture.
There are two distinct elements to a vacation in Cuba - The first is the cultural and historic scene of cities like Havana and Santiago de Cuba. Walking the streets of old Havana can be a wonderful experience - colonial Spanish buildings, museums, historic sites, a resonating music scene, live entertainment, and markets in the heart of the old city.
The second Cuban element is the sun, sand and sea. In the tourist areas of Cayo Coco, Varadero, Holguin & Cayo Santa Maria the goal is very simple: Sun and sand, and Cuba offers some of the best beaches in the Caribbean at an excellent price. Wherever you choose to go on this unique island, the warmth of its people, the salsa beats, the pristine beaches will call you back to Cuba again and again.
Considered by many as one of the world's most beautiful beaches, Varadero is part of a peninsula that stretches far out into the calm waters of the Atlantic. Its 21-kilometre strip of fine white sand is an ideal vacation spot for sun-lovers, water babies and golfers. Located on the tip of the Varadero Peninsula is the beautiful Varahicacos Reserve offers wonderful fauna and flora, and a few archaeological findings.
If you also have a craving for art, history and culture then head to the nearby cities of Cárdenas and Matanzas, the provincial capital. Nature seekers will be delighted with the Zapata Biosphere Reserve which is famous for its ecotourism and history. Nearby Havana is 2 hours from Varadero and is not to be missed!
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Havana is the exotic capital of Cuba and largest city in the Caribbean is a must-see for any visitor. For centuries, it has served as the gateway to the Gulf of Mexico. And in 1982, Old Havana, the city's historic centre, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city's first building, overlooking the entrance to a protected bay, dates back to 1519.
Today, Havana is the heart of the nation's busy political, scientific and cultural life. Museums, theatres and concert halls, art galleries and cultural institutions are popular venues. The National Ballet of Cuba, the House of the Americas, the Foundation of New Latin American Film and the National Folkloric Dance Group all have won international acclaim. Both day and night, Havana continues to thrill visitors anew.
Cuba Weather Info
The Cuba weather is mild subtropical, thanks to its proximity to the Tropic of Cancer, its narrow configuration, east to west oriented receives the refreshing action of tradewinds and marine breezes. During the short winter are influences of cold air masses coming from the North, but they are of short duration. The average temperature throughout the year oscillates between the 20 and 35ºC, lowering sometimes to 10 c.
The Eastern region enjoys a warmer weather than the western and the variations of temperature between the day and the night are less accentuated in the coastal regions that in inland. Those that enjoy the beach will be glad to know that the average water temperature surpasses 25 c.
Getting Married in Cuba
If you have never been married before, all you need is a passport that is valid throughout your stay in Cuba, and a tourist card (available from a travel agent, airline or the Cuban consulate). If either the bride or groom has been married before, the previously married person must, in addition to the valid passport and tourist card, also produce the following documents:
- If divorced: his/her birth certificate and Certificate of Divorce;
- If widowed: his/her birth certificate, Certificate of Marriage and Certificate of Spouse's Death.
- Have your birth certificate and any divorce/marriage/death documents translated into Spanish and legalized by the Cuban consul in Canada (service fee applies).
- Create a sheet that lists your names, home address, occupations, level of education, nationality and the full names of your parents, living or deceased.
- Attach the photo page of your passport to this sheet.
- Fax copies of all documentation (including the extras described above if you have been married before) in both English and Spanish to your (use check mark) hotel in Cuba at least three weeks before your arrival there.
- Bring all your original documents with you.
- Your marriage will be formalized in the name stated on your passport. Your passport must therefore be correct, and the name on your passport must match that on all your other documents.
After your wedding, your Marriage Certificate will be prepared as quickly as possible and either given to you before you leave (time permitting) or couriered at the hotel's expense to the home address on your documents. Your marriage is legalized by the Canadian Embassy in Havana and the Cuban Foreign Affairs department. The registrar's office should be contacted for specific rules regarding planning your destination or beach wedding in Cuba. They will also provide information regarding marriage licenses and marriage certificates.
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