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Cuba Volunteer in Cuba

"Excellent trip! I had an amazing time in Cocodrilo because I was able to learn about coral reefs and the different kinds of conservation methods that are being used in this area. I also got to meet local people and understand Cuba in a way that I had never thought of before."

Caitlin, USA

Cuba, with its very soul bounded to music and dance, will give your heart the beat it never knew it needed.  This archipelago of over a thousand islands is unmatched in its nature across the Caribbean and in its spirit across the world.  It has escape worthy, dazzling beaches and antique architecture made only more charming by the pastel ocean-washed colours painted on the walls.  There’s little chance you’ll need any encouragement to fully throw yourself into daily life as a volunteer in Cuba, but if you do, a few glasses of the world famous rum might be just the thing.

Historical and political circumstances have contributed to creating an oasis for an array of plants and animals on the islands.  And this natural wonder extends into the oceans around the country, with coral reefs of extreme value and marine life that leaves nothing to the imagination.  Whether it be amidst the bustling streets of old 50s cars or along the empty white side beaches lit up with a golden sunset hue, Cuba certainly earns its reputation as Isla de Tesoros – Treasure Island.

Our Projects in Cuba

  • Coral Reef Conservation Volunteer Project, Cuba

    • Duration 1-4 Weeks
    • Prices from £850

    Use your diving skills to contribute to the Coral Reef Restoration project in the clear blue waters of Cuba, while also help restoring the coastal habitats on land according to community needs with the chance to contribute with Sea Turtle Monitoring efforts during nesting season on the beach near Cocodrilo.

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Geography and Climate

Sometimes called El Caiman or El Cocodrilo because of its crocodile-like shape, Cuba’s landscapes rise out of the Caribbean sea into rolling plains and some high mountains.  The tropical climate is mostly warm-to-hot all year, though tropical storms can leave their mark in certain months.

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History and Culture

Cuba, an abbreviation of the indigenous word Cubanacán, has a history and culture influenced by indigenous peoples, Europeans (especially Spanish), Africans and Americans.  The country has been, and continues to be, a focus of worldwide attention.

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Wildlife and Biodiversity

With the record for the most diverse of the Caribbean nations, it is no surprise that the paradise-like country boasts some of the most spectacular natural wonders and volunteering in Cuba on our marine conservation programme is a perfect way to experience this.

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