From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globetrotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks for...
From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globetrotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks for nearly 30 years, and as a result has experience and know-how similar to an older sibling's "been there" advice. The original backpacker's bible, the LP series has recently widened its reach. While still giving insights for the low-budget traveler, the books now list a wide range of accommodations and itineraries for those with less time than money.
Break out of the package-tour bind with this important guide for independent travelers to Cuba. Lonely Planet includes in-depth coverage of Havana (from fortresses to nightlife); extensive background on history, politics and music; plus advice on finding the ocean adventure that's right for you. The guide includes information for U.S. travelers.
The Lonely Planet Publications Ltd has reinvented this guidebook with all new highlights & planning sections, customized itineraries, a dedicated food & drink chapter, cross referenced maps, and a practical directory.
Sun-drenched beaches, classic cars, legendary music and world-class cigars - Cuba is an island paradise unlike any other. Revel in Havana's heated nightlife, cool off in the parks and plazas of Holguín and be inspired by rousing revolutionary monuments everywhere. Connect with the real Cuba using our unparalleled guide to this complex and fascinating island.
1.FIND YOUR WAY - loads of detailed maps, more than any other guide to the island
2.GET BELOW THE SURFACE - informed and insightful features on history, culture and contemporary life
3.ESCAPE THE CROWDS - insider tips from our Cuba expert point you to the island's best-kept secrets
4.REST EASY - opinionated reviews on the best lodging options for all budgets, from casas particulares to high-end resorts
5.TALK THE TALK - our easy-to-use Spanish guide keeps you street-smart and clued-in.
An island country in the Caribbean Sea south of Florida. Originally settled by Arawak Indians, it was discovered by Columbus in 1492 and was colonized by Spain beginning in 1511. Spain relinquished its control of Cuba in 1898 as a result of the Spanish-American War, and following a three-year occupation by U.S. forces, the island became self-governing in 1902. Fulgencio Batista dominated the government of Cuba from 1933 until 1959, when he was ousted by Fidel Castro. Havana is the capital and the largest city. Population: 11,300,000.