Location: Between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, 95 miles south of Key West, Fla.
Size: 42,803 square miles.
Language: Spanish, with some English spoken in the main tourist spots
Currency: Peso, both convertible and nonconvertible.
Telephone Country Code: 53
Tipping: 15 to 20 percent
Weather: The average temperature is 78 degrees. June to November is hurricane season. Rainy season is May to October.