Travel guide to Santiago de Cuba

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Facts

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Local name
Santiago de Cuba
Inhabitants
450,000 (2000)
Timezone
When the time is 12 noon in Great Britain, it is 6:00.00 in the morning in Santiago de Cuba.

Best time to visit

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As it is the case with the rest of the island, Santiago de Cuba has a very comfortable climate all year round.

Culture and entertainment

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A lot of interesting musical genres have their roots here, and are all a big part of Cuba's culture, which also becomes very obvious during the world-famous carnival held on the island every other year in the end of July. During the carnival, Afro-Cuban art forms are displayed by local artists, but you will also find choirs and orchestras performing classical works.

Accommodation / Hotel

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In the areas surrounding the city there are beach hotels and B&Bs, while the city itself has luxury hotel as well as more humble quartering. Book your hotel in Santiago de Cuba here

Local transport

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Taxi

You can get around Santiago de Cuba by the help of both taxi companies, private taxis, and motorcycle taxis.

Other transport

You can get around by renting a car or getting on local buses, or you may rent a carriage pulled by a horse.
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