Top Three Reasons to Get Married in Cuba
1. Barefoot Beach Weddings
Boasting long stretches of sugar-white beaches, Cuba offers the picture-perfect setting for any beach wedding. Beautiful beaches and year-round sunshine in cities such as Cayo Coco, Holguin and Varadero have made Cuba a staple destination for sun-seekers. When it comes to all-inclusive offerings, look for resorts that have fine-tuned luxury offerings, such as Melia’s many properties across Cuba, including the Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa, Paradisus Princesa del Mar Resort & Spa, Paradisus Rio Oro Resort & Spa in Holguin, or the Melia Cayo Coco. Ideal for weddings, these resorts have on-site specialists who know exactly how to deliver the wedding of your dreams. Whether you have a large entourage in your wedding party, or it’s just the two of you, on-site wedding planners will make sure everything is taken care of – so that you only need to focus on having fun.
2. Logistics Made Easy
Cuba is one of the easiest, and most affordable, destinations to travel to. It’s just a short plane ride from many Canadian cities, and many airlines, including Air Canada, offer regular direct flights. Getting around Cuba is easy – most resorts offer transfers, but you may also opt to catch a taxi in one of Cuba’s classic cars, some of which have been on the road since the 1940s. These classic cars also ramp up your cool factor when it comes to arriving in style to your wedding. With 330 days of sunshine on average, expect temperatures to hover around 25 degrees Celsius. The dry season, and peak tourism season, lasts from November to April.
3. Vibrant Culture
Known for its vibrant culture, Latin music and dancing, when you and your fiancé have soaked up enough sun, you’ll want to head inland and check out Havana. For a true dose of culture, check out the Colon Cemetery, Revolutions Square or the Capitol Building. Visit the Historical Centre of Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage site. When you’re ready for a real taste of Cuba, stop into a paladar – private restaurants that have begun popping up, sometimes in people’s homes, offering a taste of genuine Cuban dishes. There’s even more to see: rum distilleries, cigar factories, dance performances and the “Finca Vigía” Museum, which was the former home of Ernest Hemingway.