Cuba has over 200 bays and 250 beaches, so you can’t get enough of sun and sand.
Cubans called their island el Cocodrilo, which in Spanish means crocodile. From the air, the island’s shape resembles a crocodile.
Cubans don’t serve food in courses. Traditional Cuban food is serve at the table at the same time.
The game of dominoes is the national game of Cuba.
Cuba is well-known for the rich cultural heritage. It is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site with nine sites, seven of them are cultural and two are natural.Education is mandatory for children from the ages of 6 to 16.
Cuba has one of the highest literacy rates in the world, 99 of every 100 Cubans are able to read and write.
Cuba has one of the best health care systems in the world.Cuba’s health care system is something to be proud of. The Latin America Medical School located in Havana is the largest medical school in the world.
There are two currencies in Cuba: CUC (Cuban Convertible Pesos) and CUP (Cuban National Pesos). The CUC is used mostly by tourists, and the CUP is common among locals. For exchange purpose the $1USD = 1 CUC.
Cuban food is influenced by Spanish, Aboriginal, African and Caribbean cuisine. It is based on rice, beans and tostones (smashed and fried pieces of green plantain). The typical dishes are moros y cristianos (black beans and rice), creole ajiaco (soup based on smoked meat and native vegetables), ropa vieja (shredded beef).
Americans still need a government permission to visit Cuba.
The world’s smallest bird known as the bee hummingbird and one of the oldest fish called manjuari, also known as the Cuban gar are spices that can be found only in Cuba. Cuba is one of two countries (second is North Korea) where Coca-Cola is forbidden to sell.
Until 2008 Cubans couldn’t buy their own computers.
The official name of Cuba is the Republic of Cuba.