We are pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Claudine, a member of the Solo Travel Society . Claudine lives in Canada, and submitted the following report from her trips to Cuba. Do you have a solo travel destination that you would like to recommend? Submit your description here, along with a photo or two, and share it with fellow travelers!
Solo travel rating: 1.5 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult. Please see chart below)
Languages spoken: Primary: Spanish
Reasons to go: I recommend a visit to Cuba at least once in your life. It’s a country of its own, different, innovative and simply beautiful, from its inhabitants to the scenery to the beaches.
The history of Cuba is so enriching: from Ernest Hemingway to Fidel Castro, you can’t get bored.
Old Havana is a must-see, with its rich history, beautiful colonial architecture, many old cars, the famous Capitolio, and Partagas Real Fabrica de Tabacos (established in 1845). Make a stop at the famous restaurant/bar La Bodeguita Del Medio, made famous by the personalities that have stopped there, like the writer Ernest Hemingway. It’s also known as the birthplace of the Mojito cocktail, prepared in the bar since its opening in 1942.
While in Cuba you cannot forget the beautiful beaches, from the resort towns of Varadero, Cayo Coco and Holguin with endless white sand beaches, to Cayo Largo that has one of the world’s top 50 best beaches, Playa Paraiso.
Solo Travel Destination Rating System
Safety - 1 (1 very safe, 2 safe in most areas, 3 be cautious at all times.)
Language - 2 (1 English is first language, 2 English speakers easy to find, 3 English speakers rare)
Navigation – 1 (1 easy to navigate by transit or car, 2 poor transit, car necessary, 3 not easy to get around)
Culture – 2 (1 Similar to North America or Western Europe, 2 Different from above but relaxed and easy, 3 Challenging)
Average Rating – 1.5 (1 is easiest, 3 is most difficult)