Wildlife watching in Cuba

Wildlife watching in Cuba

As a travel destination, Cuba is most famous for its fascinating culture, dazzling colonial towns, great atmosphere and pristine beaches. But travelers who like to look on the wilder side of life will also find a lot to interest them in Cuba. The Caribbean has always been a great destination for those interested in nature and wildlife, and Cuba is no exception. This island has one of the richest and most abundant wildlife in the Caribbean, and whether you like to keep an eye out for birds or... [ read more ]

The best hotels in Havana

The best hotels in Havana

It's a well established fact that Havana has some amazing restaurants and some even more amazing sights, but what about accommodation, which no traveler can do without? Finding the perfect hotel before actually arriving in Cuba can be a bit difficult, but thankfully it's very easy to find a great hotel in this beautiful UNESCO Heritage Site city. The Cuban capital can boast of great hotels that cater to all budgets, and all of them are imbued with that special charm that you can only find in... [ read more ]

The best attractions in Isla de la Juventud

The best attractions in Isla de la Juventud

Cuba's islands are all idyllic tropical paradises, from the largest one to the tiniest speck of land. Isla de la Juventud is one such place, the second largest one of Cuba's islands and the most populous one, except for the main island, of course. Isla de la Juventud combines culture and lush environments, and unlike many of the other islands around Cuba, it is neither an uninhabited natural haven, nor a cluster of luxury resorts. Isla de la Juventud has lovely beaches, lush pine forests, re... [ read more ]

Santiago de Cuba's famous carnival

Santiago de Cuba’s famous carnival

Carnivals in Caribbean nations are always colorful affairs filled with fun, music and dance, and if the locals think that these are the best days of the year, so should you. Cuba has several yearly events that allow locals to get out of the routine of day to day life, and for tourists to experience Cuban culture at its best. One of the best events you can attend during your visit is Santiago de Cuba's famous carnival, which takes place at the end of July in 2012. For hundreds of years, this ... [ read more ]

Top 5 things to do in Cuba

Top 5 things to do in Cuba

Cuba is the kind of tourist destinations where it is almost a crime to just go and do nothing at all. Although Cuba's beautiful beaches and many luxury resorts can tempt even the most active travelers to a few days of idleness, there are many activities in Cuba that are equally tempting. Depending on where you're staying, visiting Cuba can be a very different experience. All-inclusive resorts definitely have enough activities to keepĀ  you busy, but they don't do much for cultural immersion.... [ read more ]

Cuba's scenic islands

Cuba’s scenic islands

Like Caribbean nations, Cuba is not made up of only one island: in addition to the main island, there are several archipelagos which are just as big of a tourist magnet like the rest of the country. If you are looking to experience Cuba from a cultural point of view, leaning about its history, people, customs and such, the mainland is definitely the best part of Cuba to visit, but if you are more into beach activities and water sports, Cuba's scenic islands are the place to be. Many of the m... [ read more ]

Cuba's famous cabarets

Cuba’s famous cabarets

If there is one thing that made Cuba famous all over the world (besides the rum, cigars and revolutions), it is the cabaret. It is true that the cabaret wasn't invented in Cuba (that honor goes to the French). However, the cabaret that made the whole world turn its head towards the Caribbean is Tropicana, the famous venue opened in 1939 in a lush tropical garden in Havana's Marianao quarter. When the rest of the world plunged head first into the horrors of WWII, Cuba's Tropicana was becoming... [ read more ]

Cuba's shopping paradises

Cuba’s shopping paradises

Cuba is the kind of country that you can't leave without buying some souvenirs. Of course, there are more than enough awesome travel experiences for you to try in Cuba, so it's highly unlikely that you won't have any great memories to bring home with you, but the local products of Cuba are simply too good to resist. No one would peg Cuba as a shopping destination of the caliber of New York of Paris, but what the country generally lacks in fancy brand shops (although you can most definitely f... [ read more ]