By Christopher P. Baker
Fifth Edition, October 2010
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Award-winning travel writer Christopher P. Baker highlights Cuba’s best lesser-known local hotspots, including Finca Manacas (the birthplace of Fidel), Parque Lennon, and Rumba de Salvador’s Alley. He also offers fun and creative travel suggestions, such as A Week in Havana, 10 Best Scenic Drives, and Cars, Cigars, and Cabarets. With in-depth information on Havana and complete coverage of the island—tip to tip—Moon Cuba gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
This travel guide contains up-to-date information on US law and travel to Cuba, immigration and customs, and advice on getting there and getting around.
What’s inside Moon Cuba
Enjoy the very best of Cuba with these itineraries:
- The Best of Cuba
- Best Beaches
- Viva la Revolucion!
- Best Scenic Drives
- Cars, Cigars, and Cabarets
- Birding at Its Best
- Dive Into Cuba
Explore what Cuba has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- Havana including Habana Vieja, Centro Habana ad Cerro, Vedado and Plaza de la Revolucion, Playa (Miramar and Beyond), Havana Suburbs, and Havana Province
- Pinar del Rio including The North Coast, Sierra del Rosario, Pinar del Rio and Vicinity, Sierra de los Organos, South and Southwestern Pinar del Rio
- Isla de la Juventud Special Municipality including Archipielago de los Canarreos
- Matanzas including Matanzas and Vicinity, Varadero, Central Matanzas, Peninsula de Zapata and Vicinity
- Cienfuegos and Villa Clara including Cienfuegos and Vicinity, Santa Clara and Vicinity, and Eastern Villa Clara
- Sancti Spiritus including Sancti Spiritus and Vicinity, Trinidad and Vicinity
- Ciego de Avila and Camaguey including Ciego de Avila and Vicinity, Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo, Camaguey and Vicinity, and North Coast of Camaguey
- Las Tunas and Holguin including Las Tunas and Vicinity, Holguin and Vicinity, North of Holguin, and Holguin to Guantanamo Province
- Granma including Bayamo and Vicinity, The Sierra Maestra, Manzanillo to Cabo Cruz, and The South Coast
- Santiago de Cuba including Santiago, North and West of Santiago, and Reserva de la Biosfera Baconao
- Guantanamo including Guantanamo and Vicinity, Gunatanamo to Baracoa, Baracoa and Vicinity
Resources include Spanish and Cuban Spanish Phrasebooks
Christopher P. Baker was born and raised in Yorkshire, England. He received a B.A. in geography from University College, London, and masters degrees in Latin American studies from Liverpool University and in education from the Institute of Education, London University.
He began his writing career in 1978 as contributing editor on Latin America for Land & Liberty, a London-based political journal. In 1980 he received a Scripps-Howard Foundation Scholarship in Journalism to attend the University of California, Berkeley.
Since 1983, Christopher has made his living as a professional travel writer, photographer, lecturer, and tour guide, and is acclaimed for his specialist knowledge of Cuba and Costa Rica, about which he has written 10 books. He has contributed to more than 150 publications worldwide, including Caribbean Travel & Life, Maxim, National Geographic Traveler, The Robb Report, and the Los Angeles Times. Christopher has been profiled in USA Today; appears frequently on radio and television talk shows and as a guest-lecturer aboard cruise ships; and has been privileged to address such organizations as the National Press Club, the World Affairs Council, and the National Geographic Society. He is a National Geographic Resident Expert and currently escorts cruise-tours of Costa Rica and Panama for National Geographic Expeditions.
His many books include Moon Costa Rica and Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro’s Cuba, winner of both the 2002 Lowell Thomas Award for Best Travel Book and the North American Travel Journalist Association’s Grand Prize. His other awards include the prestigious Lowell Thomas Travel Journalist of the Year from the Society of American Travel Writers in 2008, and the Caribbean Tourism Organization in 2005.