Lonely Planet Cuba

Lonely Planet Cuba

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Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9782840701644
Publisher: Lonely Planet Publications
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Series: French Guides Series
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.09(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction11
Facts About Cuba13
History13
Geography35
Climate36
Ecology & Environment38
Flora & Fauna39
Government & Politics41
Economy44
Population & People51
Arts54
Society & Conduct63
Religion64
Language66
Facts for the Visitor67
The Best & the Worst67
Suggested Itineraries68
Planning68
Responsible Tourism71
Tourist Offices72
Visas & Documents73
Embassies & Consulates79
Customs81
Money81
Post & Communications86
Internet Resources87
Books88
Films90
CD ROM90
Newspapers & Magazines90
Radio & TV91
Photography & Video92
Time93
Electricity93
Weights & Measures93
Laundry93
Toilets93
Health93
Women Travelers100
Gay & Lesbian Travelers101
Disabled Travelers101
Travel with Children101
Useful Organizations103
Dangers & Annoyances103
Business Hours104
Public Holidays105
Special Events106
Activities106
Courses111
Volunteer Work112
Accommodations113
Food120
Drinks124
Entertainment126
Spectator Sports127
Shopping128
Getting There & Away132
Air132
Sea140
Organized Tours140
Getting Around145
Air145
Bus145
Truck147
Train148
Car149
Motorcycle & Scooter154
Bicycle154
Hitchhiking155
Boat156
Local Transportation156
Organized Tours157
City of Havana159
History159
Orientation161
Downtown Havana163
La Habana Vieja Walking Tour169
Centro Habana Walking Tour176
Vedado Walking Tour178
Plaza de la Revolucion Area182
Along the Malecon183
Language Courses185
Organized Tours185
Special Events186
Places to Stay186
Places to Eat192
Entertainment198
Spectator Sports202
Shopping202
Getting There & Away205
Getting Around207
Outer Havana211
Parque Lenin Area221
Santiago de las Vegas Area224
Regla224
Guanabacoa225
San Francisco de Paula228
Santa Maria del Rosario230
The Fortresses230
Casablanca232
Cojimar Area232
Playas del Este234
Havana Province241
Playa Jibacoa Area241
Jaruco245
Surgidero de Batabano245
San Antonio de los Banos246
Artemisa247
Bauta247
Mariel247
Isla de la Juventud251
East of Nueva Gerona258
Hotel Colony258
Cueva de Punta del Este259
Cayo Largo del Sur260
Pinar del Rio Province263
Pinar del Rio265
Southwest of Pinar del Rio271
Peninsula Guanahacabibes274
Vinales275
West of Vinales280
Puerto Esperanza280
East of Vinales280
Cayo Levisa280
Bahia Honda & Around281
San Diego de los Banos & Around281
Soroa283
Las Terrazas285
Matanzas Province287
Matanzas287
Varadero298
Gran Parque Natural Montemar325
Boca de Guama326
Playa Larga327
Playa Giron328
Cienfuegos Province331
Cienfuegos331
Cienfuegos Area341
Toward Trinidad343
Villa Clara Province344
Santa Clara344
Embalse Hanabanilla353
Presa Minerva354
Remedios354
Caibarien355
Cayo Santa Maria355
Banos de Elguea356
Sancti Spiritus Province358
Northern Sancti Spiritus358
Sancti Spiritus360
Trinidad365
Playa Ancon374
Valle de los Ingenios376
Topes de Collantes377
Ciego de Avila Province380
Ciego de Avila382
Moron385
North of Moron386
Cayo Coco387
Cayo Guillermo390
Chambas391
Los Jardines de la Reina391
Camaguey Province393
Camaguey393
Florida403
Guaimaro404
Minas404
Nuevitas404
Around Nuevitas405
Playa Santa Lucia405
Las Tunas Province408
Las Tunas408
Punta Covarrubias414
Holguin Province415
Holguin415
Gibara425
Rafael Freyre Area426
Guardalavaca426
Banes431
Biran432
Mayari433
East of Mayari433
Moa433
Granma Province435
Bayamo435
Dos Rios443
Yara443
Gran Parque Nacional Sierra Maestra443
Manzanillo446
Media Luna450
Parque Nacional Desembarco del Granma450
Pilon452
Marea del Portillo452
Santiago de Cuba Province454
Santiago de Cuba456
Playa Siboney480
La Gran Piedra480
Parque Baconao481
El Cobre486
Contramaestre487
El Salton487
West of Santiago de Cuba488
Chivirico488
El Uvero489
Pico Turquino Area489
Guantanamo Province491
Guantanamo491
Guantanamo US Naval Base497
South Coast498
Punta de Maisi498
Boca de Yumuri499
Baracoa499
Northwest of Baracoa504
Parque Nacional Alejandro de Humboldt505
Language506
Glossary512
Acknowledgments514
Index519

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