Shopping experiences in Cuba

Che T-shirt NatalieMaynor/Flickr

Che T-shirt ©NatalieMaynor/Flickr

When you visit a foreign country, buying some great souvenirs and gifts for your beloved ones is always an important part of the journey. If your next destination is Cuba, you’ve found the right guide to read. You can buy numerous fantastic souvenirs, gifts, art crafts and local products in this Caribbean country. There are great shopping centers in the major Cuban cities, in addition to these there are several specialty shops and local artisans all over the country which offer unique shopping experiences in Cuba. If you are looking for the best cigars of the world, for excellent coffee and rum, you have to visit this magnificent country.

Buying cigars

Perhaps the best sell of Cuba is the cigar. For some of the world’s best cigars visit the tobacco heartland of Pinar del Río! You can admire the fantastic tobacco plantations of the region and you can also buy cigars directly from the source, for instance from the Francisco Donatien cigar factory. Besides, there are numerous cigar shops all over the country. Purchase a box of Partagás or Montecristos at any Casa del Habano location.

Cuban cigars alexbrn/Flickr

Cuban cigars ©alexbrn/Flickr

Buying coffee

Cuban coffee is also world renowned. There are amazing coffee plantations on the island. The most famous coffee plantations can be found around Las Terrazas in Pinar del Rio and at the foothills of the Sierra Maestra Mountains in Santiago de Cuba. For a great experience taste the delicious Cuban coffee at the Toa Ranch located near Baracoa. After you learn how to harvest coffee, you can also pick up a bag of beans.

Buying rum

Cuba’s third famous product is the rum. There are several sugar cane plantations in the country, not to mention the several distilleries of which some can even be visited. You can purchase rum in every Cuban town. If you are interested in rum-distilling and its history, visit the Arrechabala Rum Factory located near Varadero.

Cuba libre ozmafan/Flickr

Cuba libre ©ozmafan/Flickr

Buying souvenirs

There are numerous souvenirs to choose of in Cuba. You can buy them on the open markets, in different shops or in huge shopping malls. Buy art crafts, clothing, paintings, CDs, different items with Che Guevara and others. There is a large variety of items you can choose of.

Che T-shirt NatalieMaynor/Flickr

Che T-shirt ©NatalieMaynor/Flickr

Popular shops

Some popular shops and shopping spots in Cuba are the following: Casa de Habana and Centre Plaza America in Varadero, La Maison Fashion Show and Almacenes San Jose in Havana, Mercado Agropecuario El Rio in Santa Lucia, El Bulevar in Cienfuegos, Artisans Plaza and the Cigar Shop in Cayo Largo, Fondo Cubano de Bienes Culturales in Baracoa and so on.

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