Maria O'hana

Maria O'hana

Loving Cuba since 2005

Maria Victoria is a travel blogger and contributor at Cuba Direct. Born in London, she is of Cuban origin and has travelled the island extensively. Visiting Cuba regularly, Maria Victoria is always on the lookout for new spots and insider tips.

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Recent articles by Maria O'hana

Cuba and Costa Rica: The perfect combination of culture and nature
maria Maria O'hana

Cuba and Costa Rica: The perfect combination of culture and nature

Cuba

Cuba

If you’re thinking of finally taking the plunge and booking that once-in-a-lifetime trip to Cuba, then you may want to consider pencilling Costa Rica into your plans. In recent years, twin-country holidays have been trending amongst globetrotters, as travellers seek to get the most out of the time and money they’ve invested in journeying halfway across the world.

Queer Cuba: The Ultimate Guide For LGBT+ Travellers
maria Maria O'hana

Queer Cuba: The Ultimate Guide For LGBT+ Travellers

Cuba

Cuba

If you're looking for an exhaustive guide on LGBTQ+ travel to Cuba, then you've come to the right place. We've got you covered on everything you need to know - from travel advice to an insight into gay-friendly destinations outside Havana.

Five Hidden Gems in Cuba - Cities & Natural Parks
maria Maria O'hana

Five Hidden Gems in Cuba - Cities & Natural Parks

Cuba

Cuba

Whether you're a first time visitor to Cuba or a seasoned Cubaphile, we've got the ultimate list of lesser-known gems that you won't be wanting to miss on your Cuban getaway! Jade-green waterfalls, historic diving spots, charming colonial towns and picture-perfect beaches

Five Ways To Travel Cuba Like a Local
maria Maria O'hana

Five Ways To Travel Cuba Like a Local

Cuba

Cuba

Even if you're visiting Cuba without knowing anyone there or speaking Spanish, there's still a number of ways in which you can make your experience more worthwhile . I've put together a list of ways in which you can travel Cuba like a local. Enjoy!

Cuba's best-kept secret: La Cienaga de Zapata
maria Maria O'hana

Cuba's best-kept secret: La Cienaga de Zapata

Matanzas

Matanzas

The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Cienaga de Zapata is still relatively unknown to many visitors, yet it one of the best offbeat spots for eco-tourism in Cuba. Take a minute and read about this marvel.

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