Top 5 museums in Cuba

Top 5 museums in Cuba

Cuba is a great place to have fun: lovely beaches, great rum, hiking and other outdoors sports and of course, dancing salsa. But what about some activities for those who prefer more intellectual pursuits? Fortunately, Cuba has quite a few museums where you can spend hours and hours learning about the country's history and culture. While some of them might be slightly biased, there is a world of things that you can find out in Cuba's museums, whether you're interested in contemporary art and ... [ read more ]

5 essential travel experiences in Cuba

5 essential travel experiences in Cuba

Cuba is world famous for so many things (and not all of them related to politics) that a first time visitor to the country has to wonder whether they are actually true, or merely a clever trap designed to catch tourist off-guard. Well, in the case of Cuba, the stereotypes involving rum, salsa and cigars are not inaccurate, but nor are they merely tourist attractions. The people of Cuba live and breathe these things, which, incidentally, make up much of the country's appeal. And while these f... [ read more ]

Top 5 sights in Havana

Top 5 sights in Havana

It's plain to see why travelers flock to Havana: great music, great food, amazing nightlife - but there is more to it! The sights of the Cuban capital are not limited to rum, cigars and salsa (although these are things that all visitors should try). Today, Havana is much more than the communist capital that it used to be several decades ago, and it welcomes visitors with open arms. There is no better place in the country where you can experience all the essentials of Cuban culture, starting ... [ read more ]

The best nightlife spots in Santiago de Cuba

The best nightlife spots in Santiago de Cuba

Santiago de Cuba might be only the second largest city in the country, but when it comes to entertainment value it is nothing less than one of the best. Nightlife in Cuba has a special flair and flavor, seasoned with salsa and Caribbean rhythms, and there's simply nothing that compares to it. If you visit Santiago de Cuba, it's not just the historical and cultural attractions that will distract you, because no one could possible resist the pull of its nightlife. Whatever your tastes - quiet ... [ read more ]

A hitchhiker's guide to Cuba

A hitchhiker’s guide to Cuba

Backpackers and travelers on a budget often seek out countries that can be visited on a shoestring, and getting to their destination if often the costliest part of the journey. Cuba might be a faraway place for many travelers, but if you manage to find a flight deal, then you are pretty much set. Cuba is an excellent Caribbean destination for budget travelers, because from food to accommodation and nightlife, it is ridiculously easy to find budget options, even though there are more than eno... [ read more ]

Top 5 things to do in Vinales

Top 5 things to do in Vinales

The lovely valley scenery of Vinales, complete with its villages and natural wonders, is so enchanting that it's a small wonder that it was placed on Unesco's list of World Heritage Sites. So it isn't just the town of Vinales that is worth seeing, but the entire valley, which, by the way, is said to be Fidel Castro's favorite place in Cuba. The lush tobacco plantations produce some of the best tobacco in the world, the mountains are magical and the villages peaceful - there's no better place... [ read more ]

The most interesting historical sites in Cuba

The most interesting historical sites in Cuba

Cuba's history has been one of revolutions, dictatorships and hostility towards and from other countries, but one thing that could never be said about it is that Cuban history was boring. Even up until a few decades ago, interesting things have been happening in Cuba, and while not all of it was pleasant for Cuba people, for a historian they make for a great read. Even the shortest trip to Cuba reveal countless historical sights that commemorate the most important historical events in the co... [ read more ]

The best local drinks to try in Cuba

The best local drinks to try in Cuba

Cuba is the land of sun, salsa and cigars, but it is also famous for its  mouth watering cuisine and drinks. Cuban edibles and drinkables are the result of Spanish, Caribbean and African influences, which combined into something so delicious that no visitor to Cuba can resist. If you've already had a taste of the most well known Cuban dishes, you can proceed to wash them down with something. Whether you prefer your drinks with or without alcohol, there is no shortage of yummy liquids that y... [ read more ]