Updated 2016 Cuba has long been a winter escape at a great value for travelers with Canadian Dollars in their pockets. This year, as it opens to the American market, may be the last year to see it as it has been, before it becomes a major stop on the tourist trail for North America. Hence, we've added it to our Top 10 Value Destinations for Canadian Dollar Travelers for 2016. Don't wait! Cigars, rum and Fidel Castro. If ever there was a country associated with a political leader it is Cuba. The Castro regime has run Cuba for decades but with the decline of Fidel's health and his relinquishing of power, the future of Cuba is a great mystery. Will it continue on as it has, defiant of its neighbor 90 miles to the north or will it take a new route? No one knows, but there is one thing that is certain. If you travel to Cuba today you will feel like you have been transported back to another era. Old American cars from the 1950s that have been magically kept alive cruise by buildings that look and, in fact, are dated. Stores offer meager goods, restaurants are specially set up for foreigners and you can't spend a night at a hotel without being solicited by a prostitute. While Cuba still remains a forbidden land for all but those Americans who fly there illegally via Mexico, Canada or elsewhere, it has become increasingly popular as a destination for European and Canadian tourists. With its warm weather, pleasant beaches, friendly people and the intrigue of thumbing its nose at the United States for all these years, it is little wonder that more and more people are flocking to the country to check it out. The best place to start your search for information about travel in Cuba is to learn from others who have already made the trip. Our member message boards have all kinds of helpful information about circumnavigating the rules and other useful tidbits. You can also get some handy tips by reading our member submitted travel stories about Cuba. Start with Cuba Travel Facts.