A jazz musician plays saxophone in Restaurant Tocororo in Havana, Cuba.

Best Music Venues in Havana

Music and dance are the pulsing undercurrent of Cuban life. Spanning the spectrum from traditional son to high culture, here are key venues and experiences not to miss in Havana.

Photo of a U.S. passport in a traveler's hand.

Cuban Tourist Visas

Prepare for your trip by learning where to get Cuban tourist visas and tourist cards, their requirements, costs, extensions, and tips on smoothing the process.

Rio Miel bridge, part of Alejandro de Humboldt National Park.

Ecotourism in Eastern Cuba

Eastern Cuba receives relatively few visitors despite boasting many of Cuba’s preeminent national parks and historic sites. Here are some great cultural immersion and ecotourism ideas.

A green Cuban woodpecker.

Cuba for the Bird(er)s

With more than 350 bird species, Cuba is an ornithologist’s paradise. Here are the best spots for birdwatching, along with common and uncommon sightings.