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Nonstop flights to Cuba from select origins.

Welcome to Cuba

Welcome to Cuba, a new frontier in travel for Americans. Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean and offers not only tropical scenery, but a rich culture and fascinating history. Cuba’s capital city, Havana, is enchanting and energetic. The colorful, classic 1950s style cars and art nouveau Spanish colonial architecture give Havana a distinct look and feel, as if you have stepped back in time.

There’s a true blend of cultures represented in Cuba’s population with roots from the Taíno indigenous people, and a significant influence from Spanish and African cultures. Today, Cuba exhibits its varied heritage with a vibrant community of artists, musicians, dancers, writers, and chefs—all contributing to the creative landscape of Cuba. You will soon be able to take advantage of the exciting new opportunity to travel to Cuba on People-to-People educational tours, and experience Cuba through personal interactions with locals, a truly unique travel experience.

Culture & cities

There’s a true blend of cultures represented in Cuba’s population with roots from the Taíno indigenous people, and a significant influence from Spanish and African cultures. Today, Cuba exhibits its varied heritage with a vibrant community of artists, musicians, dancers, writers, and chefs—all contributing to the creative landscape of Cuba. The capital city of Havana offers a unique blend of rich history and modern luxuries that provide a truly unparalleled experience for any traveler.

How to get there

Southwest Airlines® has been chosen as one of the first airlines to offer nonstop flights to Cuba in more than half a century. Southwest Airlines will offer nonstop service to Havana, Cuba from Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Tampa, Florida. Nonstop service to Havana will depart twice daily from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and up to three times daily from Tampa International Airport. This historic opportunity expands the Southwest Airlines network, connecting Cuba to multiple regions across the U.S.

People-to-people experience

Take advantage of the exciting new opportunity to travel to Cuba on people-to-people educational tours where travelers experience Cuba through personal interactions with local residents. People-to-people travel allows tourists to see rare sights and fully enjoy the authentic culture by making connections with the people of Cuba.


Featured hotels in Cuba

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Featured things to do in Cuba

    Havana
  • Tour of Old Havana

    This tour showcases the preservation and conservation of Old Havana. During this visit you will have the opportunity to exchange experiences with the community elders. ​

    Havana
  • On the Track of Hemingway

    Follow the footsteps of one of the world's greatest writers, Ernest Hemingway where he lived for twenty years. ​

Frequently asked questions about Cuba

  • What are all of the legal ways to travel to Cuba currently?
    • According to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury, there are 12 authorized categories of travel from the U.S. to Cuba. These include: "family visits; official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments, and certain intergovernmental organizations; journalistic activity; professional research and professional meetings; educational activities; religious activities; public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions, and exhibitions; support for the Cuban people; humanitarian projects; activities of private foundations or research or educational institutes; exportation, importation, or transmission of information or information materials; and certain authorized export transactions."
      Learn more about the reasons for travel.

  • What documents are required to visit Cuba?
    • To visit Cuba, you must have a valid passport and two blank pages for entry and exit stamps. The Cuban government also requires all U.S. citizens traveling to Cuba to obtain a Cuban visa prior to their arrival into Cuba. A Cuban visa is also known as a "tourist card.” The Cuban visa is valid for a single entry and allows the holder to stay in Cuba for up to 30 days.

  • Can I access the internet while in Cuba?
    • Internet is not widely available in Cuba and it is restricted. WiFi may be available in some hotels, however the connection will likely be slower than what you are used to in the U.S.

  • Will my mobile phone work in Cuba?
    • Some travelers opt to temporarily rent a mobile phone during their visit to Cuba, as calls on land lines are expensive. However, some U.S. carriers are starting to allow users to call and text through their International rate plans. It's best to check with your carrier to see if your phone with your plan will work in Cuba before your trip.

  • What currency will I need and do credit cards work?
    • U.S. financial institutions and Cuban vendors are not currently set up to process credit card, debit card, and ATM transactions. U.S. dollars must be exchanged on arrival for Cuba: convertible pesos (CUC$). Travel with a sufficient amount of cash to make purchases or pay for services. Traveler's Checks may also be difficult to cash while in Cuba and are not recommended.

  • Are there restrictions on purchasing items as souvenirs?
    • Authorized travelers do not have any spending limits while in Cuba for authorized expenses while on an authorized trip for ordinary travel transactions. Restrictions are in place, however, for the dollar amount of merchandise purchased during a trip to Cuba and brought back into the United States within your accompanied baggage. All merchandise brought back must be for personal use only.
†First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply. A golf bag can be substituted for one checked bag.

Seats are limited and may not be available on some flights that operate during peak travel times and holiday periods. Flight and hotel rates may vary by day of week. Hotel surcharges may apply to weekends, holidays, and convention periods. Flights available on published, scheduled service only. Rates may be subject to change until purchased. Discounts are valid per reservation before taxes are applied. Offer not valid on existing reservations and may not be combined with any other offer. Subject to availability. Restrictions apply. The Mark Travel Corporation is the tour operator for Southwest Vacations.
 
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