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124 Ultimate Quotes About Cuba, Havana Quotes & Cuba Captions!

Are you looking for the best Cuba quotes, captions and quotes about Havana for your Instagram photos? Cuba is truly a magical place to visit, from it’s unique history and culture to the beaches and lovely people, there is enough here to keep you entertained for a lifetime! Cuba also has so many spectacular places to see, from Havana to Santiago de Cuba, Vinales, Varadero, Matanzas, Trinidad and more!

Whether your time in Cuba involved sightseeing, visiting the salsa clubs in Havana or even dating a Cuban, you’re bound to have a great time here! After having visited Cuba 4 times I can honestly say this is one of the most wonderful countries I have ever visited!

This article cuts out all the hard work of trying to come up with a caption for your Instagram photo as it gives you all the best Instagram captions and quotes about Cuba and Havana! All you have to do is choose one you like, copy and paste and get on with enjoying your trip or editing your photos!

If you’re heading to Cuba, you’re there right now, or you’re just wanderlusting and looking for some travel inspiration, you’ll find 124 famous, funny and inspirational quotes and captions about Cuba for your Cuba and Havana Instagram pictures right here!


Inspiring Quotes About Cuba For Instagram Captions

 1. “For centuries, Cuba’s greatest resource has been its people. ” – Pico Iyer

2. “Cuba may be the only place in the world where you can be yourself and more than yourself at the same time.” – Pedro Juan Gutierrez

3. “Cuba is such a beautiful country and everywhere you go there’s music and people dancing – especially in Havana.” – Julia Sawalha

4. “Cuba is like going to a whole other planet. It’s so different but it’s so similar to the United States, to Miami. It’s like a doppelgaenger. It’s the mirror image. And I have no doubt, that once Cuba becomes democratic, that it will be the favorite tourist destination for Americans.” — Henry Louis Gates Jr.

5. “By the end of the 1950s, American cars were so reliable that their reliability went without saying even in car ads. Thousands of them bear testimony to this today, still running on the roads of Cuba though fueled with nationalized Venezuelan gasoline and maintained with spit and haywire.” – P. J. O’Rourke 


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6. “Yes, the future is here. But the past too is everywhere. The buildings, the cars, the gears of the whole system are still largely stuck in time.” – Anthony Bourdain

7. “Culturally, musically, historically Cuba and Puerto Rico are like two wings of one bird.“ – Pedro Capo 

8. “ ‘What comes next?’ is the constant question I’m asked by outsiders eager to travel to the island. During the eleven years I traveled to Havana, very few Cubans I met on the island ever bothered to verbalize this question.” – Brin-Jonathan Butler 

9. “It’s amazing how everything here seems like it’s in abundance. In Cuba, there is a shortage of everything.” – Jose Contreras

10. “In order to write about life first you must live it.” – Ernest Hemingway 

11. “To escape and sit quietly on the beach — that’s my idea of paradise.” – Emilia Wickstead

12. “If there’s heaven for me, I’m sure it has a beach attached to it.” – Jimmy Buffett

13. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


Havana Quotes

14. “Havana, for all its smells, sweat, crumbling walls, isolation and difficult history, is the most romantic city in the world.” – Mark Kurlansky

15. “Havana is a uniquely complicated city and contains a great many histories.” – Laura van den Berg 

16. “Literally, when you wake up at 9 o’clock in the morning in Havana, you don’t know where you’ll be at noon. But it’s a safe guess that you’ll be either married, arrested, or in the midst of some incredible transaction where somebody is stealing your passport or paying you in Dominican pesos for it or whatever. It’s a wild place.” – Pico Iyer

17. “It’s a shame – and it gives me tremendous sadness – to see the precious buildings, to see a city, which could be the most beautiful in Latin America, falling apart and with very little money for renovations.” – Jorge M. Perez 

18. “It didn’t get any more glamorous than Havana, Cuba, in the 1950s.” – Sirio Maccioni 

19. “I had a whistle-stop tour of Havana in a horse and carriage and couldn’t stop taking photographs of the decaying yet enchanting buildings and people.” – Matthew Williamson 

20. “I spent a great deal of time with Che Guevara while I was in Havana. I believe he was far less a mercenary than he was a freedom fighter.” ~ Maureen O’Hara


Inspiring Havana Quotes For Instagram

21. “Havana is a source of great pride to the Cuban people.” – Ben Rhodes 

22. “In Cuba and specifically in Havana there’s a sort of energy that turns every situation into something unexpected.” – Fernando Perez

23. “Both for Havana’s beauty and decay, it’s very hard to restrain yourself from staring everywhere you look.” – Brin-Jonathan Butler 

24. “Havana has always been such an amazing, cosmopolitan city” – Rachael Price

25. “Havana is one of the greatest cities of the world, sublimely tawdry yet stubbornly grateful, like tarnished chrome – a city, as a young Churchill once wrote, where ‘anything might happen’.” – Jonathan Miles

26. “As far as cities go, Havana is a festering treasure chest, a primary color.” – Brin-Jonathan Butler 

27. “The colors, the music, the beautiful men and the cars!” – Megalyn Echikunwoke


Interesting Havana Cuba Quotes

28. “In Old Havana, the names of the streets before the revolution provided a glimpse into the city’s state of mind. You might have known someone who lived on the corner of Soul and Bitterness, Solitude and Hope, or Light and Avocado.” – Brin-Jonathan Butler 

29. “Here in Havana where families make about $20 a month, fewer than 5 percent have Internet in their homes, they are prepared. But it’s hard to predict how sweeping this change will be, if the people of Cuba are even ready for it.” – David Muir

30. “In a museum in Havana, there are two skulls of Christopher Columbus, one when he was a boy and one when he was a man” ~ Mark Twain

31. “The poorest guy in Miami lives better than much of the power elite in Havana.” – Joe Garcia 

32. “I was told before my first trip that no city in the world offered the dreams you could have sleeping in Havana. But nobody warned me that Havana also always feels like an exhausting nightmare that never quite fulfills the promise of what it’s threatening you with.” – Brin-Jonathan Butler 


Quotes About Havana & Music From Cuba

33. “It seemed [there are] musical nodes on the planet where cultures meet and mix, sometimes as a result of unfortunate circumstances, like slavery or something else, in places like New Orleans and Havana and Brazil. And those are places where the European culture and indigenous culture and African culture all met and lived together, and some new kind of culture and especially music came out of that.” – David Byrne

34. “Havana is a city very similar to Miami… There’s good music, good theater, good ballet.” – Jorge M. Perez 

35. “These musicians, such as these Cubans in Havana, are a part of a scene that did produce great music and great musicians. They came from this tradition, so it’s a good place to look. It’s like prospecting: You gotta know where to look.” – Ry Cooder


Cuban Sayings & Expressions

Here are some sayings and expressions unique to Cuba!

36. ¡Acere, qué bolá! – how’s it going?

37. ¡Chao pescao! – see you later alligator 

38. Chévere – cool 

39. Nos pillamos – see you later 

40. ¡Me resbala! – I don’t care 

41. ¡Tu maletín! – that’s your problem 


Short Cuba Captions

42. Havana ooh na na 

43. Half of my heart is in Havana, ooh-na-na

44. Take me to Cuba

45. Meanwhile, in Cuba…

46. Havana dreamin’

47. Cubans be like … 

48. Once upon a time in Havana

49. Cuba is calling and I must go

50. I want a little bit of Cuba

51. Endless summer in Cuba

52. Sun, music and vintage cars


Funny Puns About Cuba

53. Cuba, I’m Havana hard time leaving you

54. Havana good time in Cuba

55. Cuba is a castronomically cool place to be

56. Having a Chevy good time in Cuba!

57. Wow, it’s Chevy hot here!

58. Beach you to it

59. Tropic like it’s hot

60. Keep palm and carry on

61. Don’t worry, beach happy

62. Girls just wanna have sun


Funny Cuba Captions

63. The Wifi comes with strings attached… 

64. And then, God said, “let there be sexy people”. So He made Cubans. 

65. If your mum is from Iceland and your dad is from Cuba what does that make you? An icecube!

66. Keep Calm and Don’t Piss Off A Cuban Girl 


More Cuba Captions For Instagram

67. My heart is in Havana

68. Me and Cuba: Love at first sight

69. All you need is love and a vintage Mustang

70. Take me for a ride in your Chevy

71. You had me at hola

72. Good times and tan lines

73. The ocean breeze sets my mind at ease

74. Palm trees and ocean breeze

75. All I need are palm trees and this little slice of paradise


Quotes By Cuban People

76. “More than anything I want to be able to go back to Cuba, to have a house to visit there, to know my roots. Then, at last, I could sing for my people.” – Gloria Estefan

77. “I don’t want anything from Cuba. I want them to be free and enjoy the things I enjoy.” – Gloria Estefan 

78. “In Cuba we have one party, but in the U.S. there is very little difference. Both parties are an expression of the ruling class.” – Raul Castro 

79. “My mom is from Cuba, my dad is from Spain, and I grew up in Miami. So there’s maybe a little more flair in me than typical Silicon Valley types.” – Eddy Cue 

80. “I will keep my word. My father fled Cuba, and I will fight to defend liberty because my family knows what it’s like to lose it.” – Ted Cruz 

81. “My mother made the courageous decision to flee a tyrannized Cuba in the 1950s and bring her children to the United States, where I was born.” – Bob Menendez 

82. “There is my life in Cuba and my life in America, the old life and the new life, and almost nothing about them is the same.” – Aroldis Chapman 

83. “She is Cuba. If you want to love her, you have to be with her, but you can’t be with her in her current state. It’s the point of view of all exiles – you have to leave the thing you cherish most.” – Andy Garcia


Fidel Castro Quotes

The late Communist leader of Cuba – Fidel Castro was loved by many, but also hated by many. Here are some of his most famous quotes, as well as quotes about Fidel Castro.

84. “While Fidel Castro used to deliver his marathon seven-hour speeches in Havana, Cubans used to joke that if Spanish lacked a future tense, their leader would be speechless. He was only fluent in broken promises, they lamented.” – Brin-Jonathan Butler 

85. “I am Fidel Castro and we have come to liberate Cuba.” – Fidel Castro 

86. “North Americans don’t understand… that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity.” – Fidel Castro 

87. “Men do not shape destiny, Destiny produces the man for the hour.” – Fidel Castro 

88. “No thieves, no traitors, no interventionists! This time the revolution is for real!” – Fidel Castro

89. “Condemn me. It does not matter. History will absolve me.” – Fidel Castro 

90. “Something must be done to save humanity! A better world is possible!” – Fidel Castro 

91. “The equal right of all citizens to health, education, work, food, security, culture, science, and wellbeing – that is, the same rights we proclaimed when we began our struggle, in addition to those which emerge from our dreams of justice and equality for all inhabitants of our world – is what I wish for all.” – Fidel Castro 

92. “They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?” – Fidel Castro 

93. “I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating… because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.” – Fidel Castro 


Cuba Politics Quotes

94. “Cuba ought to be free and independent, and the government should be turned over to the Cuban people.” – William McKinley 

95. “Fifty years of isolating Cuba had failed to promote democracy, setting us back in Latin America. That’s why we restored diplomatic relations, opened the door to travel and commerce, and positioned ourselves to improve the lives of the Cuban people.” – Barack Obama 

96. “Cuba wants to get rid of a dictator, and baseball needs a dictator.” – Bob Kerrey 

97. “Think about it: Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, Vietnam, North Korea, the former Soviet Union – they all start with the intention of leveling the playing field – or making things better for the little guy – and instead, they created misery, poverty, destruction and a permanent ruling class of bureaucrats.” – Trish Regan 

98. “What’s certain is that a totalitarian enclave like Cuba’s can’t continue to exist, so change will definitely come there, eventually.” – Vaclav Havel 

99. “It’s ridiculous how the United States practically every week sanctions Cuba and then uses manipulative language to say this is ‘helping’ the Cuban people.” – Miguel Diaz-Canel 

100. “Standing, as I believe the United States stands for humanity and civilization, we should exercise every influence of our great country to put a stop to that war which is now raging in Cuba and give to that island once more peace, liberty, and independence.” – Henry Cabot Lodge 

101. “The United States’ flag should only fly in Cuba when the island is free, when dissent is embraced, and when democracy is restored.” – Bob Menendez 


Cuban Revolution Quotes

102. “I think that one of the great things that the Cuban revolution has done is preserve history.” — Assata Shakur

103. “I grew up in Cuba under a strong, military, oppressive dictatorship. So as a teenager, I found myself involved in a revolution. I remember during that time, a young, charismatic leader rose up, talking about hope and change. His name was Fidel Castro.” – Rafael Cruz 

104. “A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.” – Fidel Castro 

105. “The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.” – Fidel Castro 

106. “A man like Fidel Castro doesn’t die: He is in the hearts and minds of the children who lined the streets when his ashes were driven from Havana, tracing the route of the revolution back to Santiago de Cuba.” – Louis Farrakhan

107. “From its earliest days, the Cuban Revolution has also been a source of inspiration to all freedom-loving people. We admire the sacrifices of the Cuban people in maintaining their independence and sovereignty in the face of the vicious imperialist-orquestrated campaign to destroy the impressive gain made in the Cuban Revolution. … Long live the Cuban Revolution. Long live comrade Fidel Castro.” – Nelson Mandela


Communism Quotes

108. “The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.” – Karl Marx 

109. “Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it’s just the opposite.” – John Kenneth Galbraith 

110. “Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both.” – John F. Kennedy 

111. “Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.” – Mao Zedong 

112. “Communism is a religion that is inspired, directed and motivated by the Devil himself who has declared war against Almighty God.” – Billy Graham 

113. “God is on your side? Is He a Conservative? The Devil’s on my side, he’s a good Communist.” —  Joseph Stalin

114. “The goal of Socialism is Communism.” –  Vladimir Lenin

115. “There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism—by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide.” —  Ayn Rand


Cuban Cigar Quotes

Cuban Cigars are regarded as the finest in the world. Check out these Cuban cigar quotes!

116. “The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a Havana Cigar.” – Evelyn Waugh 

117. “I love going to the factories of La Plata, or Little Havana and seeing them roll cigars. I get excited. To me it is more beautiful than a topless club” – Al Goldstein

118. “A good Havana is one of the best pleasures that I know.” – W. Somerset Maugham

119. “A Havana Cigar is to the art of smoking what a great wine is to the art of drinking.” – Alan Senderens

120. “A good Cuban cigar closes the doors to the vulgarities of the world.” – Franz Liszt

121. “I loved sitting on my veranda sipping quality scotch, puffing a Cuban cigar and watching Cuba on the horizon, or the oceanic vista. Did this late in the evenings many times.” – Dirk Benedict

122. “Cuban cigars are an acquired taste, like Scotch whisky. If you’re not used to them, you’ll get a headache, you’ll find them much too strong. But to a cigar connoisseur, a longtime smoker, if you have a well-made, well-aged one, there is nothing like a Cuban cigar. Getting them is the ultimate mission; any cigar lover would do anything.”- Marvin Shanken

123. “Cigars must be smoked one at a time, peaceably, with all the leisure in the world. Cigarettes are of the instant, Cigars are for eternity.” – Guillermo Cabrera Infante

124. “I never smoke to excess—that is, I smoke in moderation, only one cigar at a time.” — Mark Twain


Havana Cuba Quotes & Captions For Instagram Summary

I hope you enjoyed these Cuba and Havana Instagram captions and quotes and got lots of inspiration and ideas and able to find the perfect one to go with your travel photos! Whether it’s a famous quote, a funny pun or short caption, I hope you’ll find one perfect for your Instagram photo of Cuba!

Do you know any other famous quotes or captions about Cuba? Feel free to leave any in the comments below if so!

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