LGBT+ Travel Guide
Cuba is a popular LGBTQ+ travel destination thanks to its rich history and culture, unspoiled nature, and yes, vibrant gay life – especially compared to other islands in the Caribbean. For decades, LGBTQ+ Cubans were the black sheep of Cuba — outcasts trapped on a Caribbean Island that was at once conservative, Catholic, and communist.While Cuba remains socially conservative, especially outside of big cities, times have changed dramatically.
You’ll find a visible queer scene in Havana: in the Vedado neighborhood, along the Malacón at Mi Cayito beach, which is popular with gay men, and in bars and clubs that reflect a more innocent, pre-Grindr time.
Holding hands and basic affection isn’t a big deal in Havana, especially in the areas around where LGBTQ+ people congregate. But a little more caution is advised outside the city.
Currency: Cuban Peso (CUB)
Voltage & Plug: 110 - 220V / Type A / B / C / L
LGBT+ INDEX: 48 / 203
Equal Marriage: Yes
Gender Identity: Legal