Let’s travel back in time to visit one of the most unique places on earth.
Cuba might just be the perfect destination for the perfect family vacation. Known for its safety, natural and cultural wonders, and the love Cubans have for children; it also may be the only vacation where your kids won’t be glued to Facebook or YouTube. Internet access is expensive and extremely limited. In fact, about only 5% of the population has access to uncensored internet. In a world accustomed to constant connectivity, going offline can be an illuminating experience.
Another amazing trait that Cuba possesses is its unbelievable transportation. The classic US cars roaming Cuba’s streets work as fixed-route taxis and are a wonderful way to get around town. These cars date back to as early as the 1930’s up to the late 1950’s, and what may be nearly extinct in the rest of the world is a common sight in the streets of Havana. Another fun-fact about this country’s transportation, government vehicles are obligated to pick up hitchhikers, so don’t worry even if you’re short on the extremely cheap cab fares!
Along with the limited internet access and automobiles as old as your grandparents, one of the most unbelievable facts about Cuba is that there is only one McDonald’s on the whole island, and it’s on a U.S Navy base that’s off limits to civilians and tourists alike. The fast food empire that has seemingly reached every corner in the world is nowhere to be found on this island of seclusion.
As ties with the U.S. are normalizing and tourism is on the rise, one can’t help but wonder if these magical traits will slowly disappear as Cuba slowly enters the modern age. So before it’s too late, grab a flight on the old Cubana Airlines plane from Cancun to Havana, grab a Cuba Libre (rum and cola) and explore the magic of secluded and old-fashioned Cuba!