Havana with Kids: 5 Must-Do's

Posted by Diana Rita Cabrera on 03-May-2018 10:34:59

If you’re searching for a transformational family trip, one that encourages your children to immerse themselves into a new world, get creative and make memories, then Havana is your dreamed wonderland. While travelling with children to a country with no Disneyland, no SeaWorld, and no Cirque du Soleil may seem daunting, Cuba more than compensates for its lack of theme parks with immersive cultural, historical, and natural experiences. Cuba’s youngest visitors can admire fleets of vintage cars rolling the streets like a living museum, play on unspoilt beaches, and explore pirate-era forts. Read on for a list of unmissable experiences for travelling to Havana with children.

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Tags: travel ideas, holidays, family, child, children, insider tips, havana

Where to Stay in Cuba: Our Favourite High-End Picks

Posted by Diana Rita Cabrera on 03-Apr-2018 16:46:15

Looking for the five-star treatment on your next trip to Cuba? High-end boutique experiences were rarer than snow on the island during its post-revolution years but times have certainly changed (though we’re still waiting for a white Christmas!). These days, elegant colonial mansions are being transformed into boutique homestays and world-renowned luxury companies, such as Kempinski, are taking over iconic buildings.

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Tags: recommendations, hotels, hotel, all-inclusive, cayo, sea, beach holiday, casa particular, where to stay, twin-centre holiday, trinidad, havana, cuba, varadero, guardalavaca, beach, city, holiday offers, high-end, luxury holidays

Carnival in Cuba: Join the Nation's Biggest Party

Posted by Rosanna Young on 16-Feb-2018 15:28:48

Carnival season may be coming to a close across much of the world, but in Cuba the party hasn’t even begun.

In most Roman Catholic countries, Carnival is a pre-Lenten festival; a time of excess before 40 days of austerity. But in typical Cuban style, things on the island are a little different, with celebrations taking place throughout the summer in various towns and cities. Lucky for you, that leaves plenty of time to organise your Carnival trip.

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Tags: santiago de cuba, afro-cuba, music, havana, events, matanzas, culture, history, carnival

Unmissable Drinks & Dishes in Cuba

Posted by Diana Rita Cabrera on 13-Feb-2018 11:11:03

Cuban-style roast pork, congri, yucca with mojo and a refreshing mojito: there's no better way to explore Cuba’s multi-cultural heritage than through its syncretic gastronomy. Tantalise your taste buds and prepare yourself for a journey full of flavour – here’s the lowdown on what dishes and drinks to try on your next trip to this beautiful island, along with some bits of history and advice on wining and dining in Cuba.

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Tags: advice, drinks, cocktails, paladar, restaurants, hemingway, havana, trinidad

5 Genius Travel Hacks for A Smoother Trip to Cuba

Posted by Maria Victoria O'Hana on 13-Feb-2018 10:50:45

Read on for the ultimate guide for your travel to Cuba. Five genius travel hacks for a smoother trip to Cuba, with exclusive insider tips from our team of Cuban travel experts.

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Cuba's Biggest Literary Event is Coming: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Diana Rita Cabrera on 12-Feb-2018 13:50:09

With the motto leer es crecer (reading is growing), the 27th edition of Cuba’s International Book Fair opens this February. The Cuban publishing industry’s largest annual event transforms the usually-deserted La Cabaña fortress into a huge book market, selling new and old titles of all genres. Attracting publishing companies, book-lovers and curious tourists alike, the fair also includes book presentations, award ceremonies and musical concerts at night. Havana hosts the event for 10 days before it travels to other cities across the island, ending four months later and almost 500-miles away in Santiago de Cuba.

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Tags: literature, santiago de cuba, havana, culture, events

The Sound of Cuba: Fiesta del Tambor

Posted by Diana Rita Cabrera on 12-Feb-2018 13:47:11

Whether you find yourself in drizzly London, bustling Barcelona or frenetic Hong Kong, you can’t help but sail away to a sunny Caribbean beach when you hear the mellow and rounded beat of bongos. Cuba is the land of percussion: life on the tropical island is soundtracked by the Afro-Cuban rhythms of rumba, Son, Timba, Guaguancó and everything in between. All these percussion-based musical genres meet at Fiesta del Tambor, a Havana festival and competition that showcases the work of both famous and debutant instrumentalists eager to show off their skills on the tambores (drums). If your feet (or at least your heart!) vibrate to the beat of batás, bongos, or drums, this is the event for you!

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Tags: music, havana, events, religion, santería, afro-cuba

Cuba, Cigars & Churchill

Posted by Diana Rita Cabrera on 12-Feb-2018 13:33:02

It's February and once again Havana is preparing for  hundreds of cigar aficionados from all over the world to descend on the city, eager to enjoy fine hand-rolled Habanos (premium Cuban cigars) and share their passion for a culture deeply rooted in Cuba's identity as a nation. The Habanos Festival is one of the most important events in the island's calendar. Learn more about the event, Cuban cigars and their link to one of the United Kingdom's most famous sons, Winston Churchill.

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Tags: cigars, tobacco, havana, events

Cuba in Love

Posted by Diana Rita Cabrera on 12-Feb-2018 12:42:28

Cuba's Romeo and Juliet

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we wanted to reflect on Cuba’s most beautiful and tragic love story.

In the centre of Colon Cemetery lies the embalmed remains Catalina Lasa: the most beautiful woman to walk the streets of Havana and the protagonist of Cuba’s greatest love affair.

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Tags: restaurants, romance, havana, drinks

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