After 50 years of travel restrictions to Cuba, the U.S. government finally eased up on their policy of Americans visiting Cuba. In this article, we give you the top 10 reasons to visit Cuba in 2015:
- Because Finally, You Can. In 2014, after years of government enforced travel restrictions to Cuba, the Obama Administration made the decision to allow travel and trade to Cuba with organizations such as Road Scholar.
- The Cuba Tourism Landscape is About To Change. With the influx of Americans and increase tourism dollars being pumped into Cuba, the culture is about to change. We strongly urge travelers to visit Cuba now to see this beautiful country before it undergoes a full transformation.
- Beat the Rush. There isn’t any other place in the world like Cuba. With travel restrictions lifted, a 36% increase in American travel to Cuba has occurred this year alone.
- Help the Cuban Economy! Part of the new Cuban policy is the amount of goods Americans can bring back from Cuba ($400 per person, including $100 in alcohol or tobacco products). That means you can now legally visit Cuba and bring back a coveted Cuban cigar! By purchasing handcrafts, arts and music, you’re putting cash back into the hands of the Cuban people.
- Experience the Incredible Arts and Music. From music to paintings and photography and dance, the arts are an integral and important piece to the Cuban people and their culture.
- Experience the Rich History. Founded in the 15th century and with the Revolution of the late 1950’s under its belt, Cuba has an incredibly storied history. It’s well-educated population loves to share stories with tourists who travel to Cuba, and also boasts one of the highest literacy rates in the world.
- It’s A Beautiful Place. From the 15th century architecture and immaculate natural preserves to it’s 1950’s styled American cars, there’s so much to experience in Cuba that will leave you speechless.
- In Cuba, as of right now, American cell phones don’t work and there is very limited access to the internet. Our travelers who go to Cuba state that they enjoy the break and the rare opportunity to free themselves from technology.
- Visit Cuba to Experience A Country off the Beaten Path. Most tourists have been to Europe – but because of the embargo, it’s rare to find someone who has traveled to Cuba. Without a Starbucks, McDonalds or a Hilton Hotel, Cuba is one of the last places in the world without the comforts of home.
- Cubans are Warm, Friendly People, Eager to Share their Vision of their Country’s Future. They also want to learn from you about American life. Be ready to brush up on your Spanish!
Road Scholar is proud to be the largest not-for-profit provider of learning adventures in Cuba. Since we were awarded the People-to-People license in 2010, more than 7,000 adults have experienced Cuba with us.