20 Fun Facts About Cuba


1-It is mandatory for government vehicles to pick up hitchhikers.

2-Cuba is often called EL CROCODILO, Spanish for crocodile, which is what the island looks like from aerial view.

3-A rare prehistoric fish called Manjuari is now only found in Cuba.

4-There are no open container laws in Cuba, you can drink your mojito or beer right on the streets just like brazil and Las Vegas.

5-Cuba has one of the highest literacy rates in the world with %99.

6-Cubans were banned from having cell phones until 2008.

7-A drink of rum and coke is called “Cuba Libre” in Latin America except in Cuba where its called Mentirita(A little lie).

8-South Korean soap operas are very popular in Cuba.

9-Only 5% of Cubans have access to the open internet.

10-Other than North Korea, Cuba is the only country where the sale of Coca-Cola is prohibited.

11-Cuba’s dry season is from November to April and its wet season is from May to October.

12-Cuba is the habitat of the Bee Hummingbird is the smallest bird in the world. They only reach two inches in length in adulthood.

13-Christmas did not become an official holiday in Cuba until 1997.

14-Cuba is the most populated country in the Caribbean with its 11 million population.

15-It has only snowed once in Cuba in March 1857.

16-Cross dressing is illegal in Cuba however sex-changing operations are legal and covered in the healthcare system.

17-On new year’s eve, Cubans burn dolls in order to symbolize forgetting bad times and looking forward to the good coming with the new year.

18-John F. Kennedy bought 1200 Cuban cigars hours before he ordered the US trade embargo.

19-There are no animals or plants in Cuba that are poisonous or lethal to humans.

20-Cuba has over 200 bays and 250 beaches.