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Let this guide lead you to the heady nightlife of Old Havana, powdery white sands lapped by lapis waters and cloud-forest paths carved by revolutionaries a generation ago. Whether you want to see sites sacred to Santer'a or stroll Trinidad's colonial streets, this book will prove a fine companero.

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Let this guide lead you to the heady nightlife of Old Havana, powdery white sands lapped by lapis waters and cloud-forest paths carved by revolutionaries a generation ago. Whether you want to see sites sacred to Santer'a or stroll Trinidad's colonial streets, this book will prove a fine companero.

  • complete coverage of peso hotels, private rooms and upscale resorts
  • notes on musical hot spots, from folk festivals to '50s-style jazz clubs
  • tips on the tastiest street food and the most extravagant eateries
  • 68 detailed maps of city centers, rural roadways and national parks
  • uncensored advice for US citizens
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780864427502
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
  • Publication date: 7/1/2000
  • Series: Lonely Planet Travel Guides Series
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.24 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 11
Facts About Cuba 13
History 13
Geography 35
Climate 36
Ecology & Environment 38
Flora & Fauna 39
Government & Politics 41
Economy 44
Population & People 51
Arts 54
Society & Conduct 63
Religion 64
Language 66
Facts for the Visitor 67
The Best & the Worst 67
Suggested Itineraries 68
Planning 68
Responsible Tourism 71
Tourist Offices 72
Visas & Documents 73
Embassies & Consulates 79
Customs 81
Money 81
Post & Communications 86
Internet Resources 87
Books 88
Films 90
Newspapers & Magazines 90
Radio & TV 91
Photography & Video 92
Time 93
Electricity 93
Weights & Measures 93
Laundry 93
Toilets 93
Health 93
Women Travelers 100
Gay & Lesbian Travelers 101
Disabled Travelers 101
Travel with Children 101
Useful Organizations 103
Dangers & Annoyances 103
Business Hours 104
Public Holidays 105
Special Events 106
Activities 106
Courses 111
Volunteer Work 112
Accommodations 113
Food 120
Drinks 124
Entertainment 126
Spectator Sports 127
Shopping 128
Getting There & Away 132
Air 132
Sea 140
Organized Tours 140
Getting Around 145
Air 145
Bus 145
Truck 147
Train 148
Car 149
Motorcycle & Scooter 154
Bicycle 154
Hitchhiking 155
Boat 156
Local Transportation 156
Organized Tours 157
City of Havana 159
History 159
Orientation 161
Downtown Havana 163
La Habana Vieja Walking Tour 169
Centro Habana Walking Tour 176
Vedado Walking Tour 178
Plaza de la Revolucion Area 182
Along the Malecon 183
Language Courses 185
Organized Tours 185
Special Events 186
Places to Stay 186
Places to Eat 192
Entertainment 198
Spectator Sports 202
Shopping 202
Getting There & Away 205
Getting Around 207
Outer Havana 211
Parque Lenin Area 221
Santiago de las Vegas Area 224
Regla 224
Guanabacoa 225
San Francisco de Paula 228
Santa Maria del Rosario 230
The Fortresses 230
Casablanca 232
Cojimar Area 232
Playas del Este 234
Havana Province 241
Playa Jibacoa Area 241
Jaruco 245
Surgidero de Batabano 245
San Antonio de los Banos 246
Artemisa 247
Bauta 247
Mariel 247
Isla de la Juventud 251
East of Nueva Gerona 258
Hotel Colony 258
Cueva de Punta del Este 259
Cayo Largo del Sur 260
Pinar del Rio Province 263
Pinar del Rio 265
Southwest of Pinar del Rio 271
Peninsula Guanahacabibes 274
Vinales 275
West of Vinales 280
Puerto Esperanza 280
East of Vinales 280
Cayo Levisa 280
Bahia Honda & Around 281
San Diego de los Banos & Around 281
Soroa 283
Las Terrazas 285
Matanzas Province 287
Matanzas 287
Varadero 298
Gran Parque Natural Montemar 325
Boca de Guama 326
Playa Larga 327
Playa Giron 328
Cienfuegos Province 331
Cienfuegos 331
Cienfuegos Area 341
Toward Trinidad 343
Villa Clara Province 344
Santa Clara 344
Embalse Hanabanilla 353
Presa Minerva 354
Remedios 354
Caibarien 355
Cayo Santa Maria 355
Banos de Elguea 356
Sancti Spiritus Province 358
Northern Sancti Spiritus 358
Sancti Spiritus 360
Trinidad 365
Playa Ancon 374
Valle de los Ingenios 376
Topes de Collantes 377
Ciego de Avila Province 380
Ciego de Avila 382
Moron 385
North of Moron 386
Cayo Coco 387
Cayo Guillermo 390
Chambas 391
Los Jardines de la Reina 391
Camaguey Province 393
Camaguey 393
Florida 403
Guaimaro 404
Minas 404
Nuevitas 404
Around Nuevitas 405
Playa Santa Lucia 405
Las Tunas Province 408
Las Tunas 408
Punta Covarrubias 414
Holguin Province 415
Holguin 415
Gibara 425
Rafael Freyre Area 426
Guardalavaca 426
Banes 431
Biran 432
Mayari 433
East of Mayari 433
Moa 433
Granma Province 435
Bayamo 435
Dos Rios 443
Yara 443
Gran Parque Nacional Sierra Maestra 443
Manzanillo 446
Media Luna 450
Parque Nacional Desembarco del Granma 450
Pilon 452
Marea del Portillo 452
Santiago de Cuba Province 454
Santiago de Cuba 456
Playa Siboney 480
La Gran Piedra 480
Parque Baconao 481
El Cobre 486
Contramaestre 487
El Salton 487
West of Santiago de Cuba 488
Chivirico 488
El Uvero 489
Pico Turquino Area 489
Guantanamo Province 491
Guantanamo 491
Guantanamo US Naval Base 497
South Coast 498
Punta de Maisi 498
Boca de Yumuri 499
Baracoa 499
Northwest of Baracoa 504
Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt 505
Language 506
Glossary 512
Acknowledgments 514
Index 519
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2000

    Read it if you want to travel to Cuba

    This guide and 'The Cuba Handbook' are the only books to purchase if you plan to travel to Cuba.

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