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Bringing kids to Cuba

Taking kids to Cuba can be a delightful experience.  There is no place in the world that treats and loves kids any more than Cuba.  It just may be the most family oriented society on the face of the earth.  Not only do they love their own kids....they love all kids.

Additionally, Cuba is without a doubt the safest country for travel in the Western Hemisphere.  There is virtually no crime, no drug problems, plus the care of all children is primary.  This is one place that "it takes a village to raise a child", and it works.

Women and children can actually walk the streets of any Cuban city even at night without fear.  There are few cars on the road other than government vehicles and rental tourist cars.  There aren't any street gangs, homeless people, hand guns, etc.  It is as close as you can get to a crime free society. 

The Cubans are very healthy with a life expectancy about the same as ours.  Their infant morality rates are better than in some American cities.  Everyone in Cuba gets free health care and education.  Their literacy rates are better than ours.

Places like Varadero Beach, Cayo Largo, Cayo Coco, Guardalavaca and others that are pretty much dedicated to tourism for families with children. Most of the all-inclusive hotels in beach resort areas have dedicated kids clubs and mini clubs and kids pools.

Kids under age two usually stay at hotels for free.  Kids between age 2-11 are typically charged from a few dollars to 50% of the adult rates and kids 12 and over pay adult prices. Note that only one child per room receives child rates. Also note that all hotels in Cuba charge based on the number of people staying in the room.

Iberostar Playa Alameda Varadero kid's pool

Tryp Cayo Coco mini club

Iberostar Varadero mini club

Melia Peninsula Varadero kids pool

Sol Palmeras kid's pool

Sol Palmeras kids area

Sol Palmeras Varadero - miniature golf

Sol Palmeras kids on the beach

Melia Peninsula Varadero kids pool

Sol Pelicano Baby club - Cayo Largo

Sol Palmeras mini club

Melia Peninsula Varadero baby club

Sol Palmeras - rec room with video games

Arenas Blancas - Varadero beach - girl playing in the sand

Memories Varadero kids area