Blog posts tagged with 'cuba'

Why Cuba is one of the world's safest holiday destinations during the COVID-19 pandemic

After being included in the FCDO's travel corridor of countries that don't require a quarantining period when returning from holiday, Cuba is one of the best options for a warm winter escape that's fairly coronavirus safe thanks to the strict measures in place to protect both tourists and locals. If you're dreaming of sun-kissed white sands, clear skies and balmy temperatures, Cuba is the place to be this winter 2020!

Read more

Susana Corona Susana Corona
Why Cuba is one of the world's safest holiday destinations during the COVID-19 pandemic
Buena Vista Social Club - What are these songs about?
Jeremy John Jeremy John

Buena Vista Social Club - What are these songs about?

In the mid-1990s the US musician Ry Cooder and his colleagues took high-tech recording equipment to Cuba, assembled some old-time Cuban musicians and re-recorded local songs with a twist. The result, the Buena Vista Social Club album, sold over a million copies worldwide upon its release, and was also accompanied by a critically acclaimed film.

Read more

Havana and Varadero: culture and relaxation
Jeremy John Jeremy John

Havana and Varadero: culture and relaxation

One of the best ways to holiday in Cuba is to stay in two different places. By staying in Havana and Varadero you can experience many different sides to Cuba. Havana and Varadero are situated less than three hours apart from each other. Havana is the ultimate "city break", full of charm, excitement and innumerable things to do. Meanwhile, Varadero is the ultimate Caribbean beach holiday, with one of the world’s most beautiful stretches of sand and sea, and top quality services to match.

Read more

Ten fun facts about great salsa bars and clubs in Havana
Jeremy John Jeremy John

Ten fun facts about great salsa bars and clubs in Havana

Listening to live salsa music, watching the dancing or joining in yourself, is a mesmerising experience. Salsa has a deep-rooted history in Cuba. Although the term "salsa" has been in everyday usage since the 1960s, historians are generally agreed that music that has salsa rhythms can be traced back to at least the 1920s in Eastern Cuba, when various music forms, especially Cuban Son and Afro-Cuban rumba, started combining their musical elements together.

Read more

El Capitolio: Ten fun facts about Havana's most photographed building
Jeremy John Jeremy John

El Capitolio: Ten fun facts about Havana's most photographed building

Classic images of Havana usually involve vintage North American cars driving along old backstreets, perhaps with a musical instrument or someone smoking a cigar in the background. If the photographer or the artist decides to choose an iconic building to feature in the backdrop, they usually go for El Capitolio. Its enormous dome is iconic, marking the Havana skyline like St Paul’s Cathedral marks London or St Peter’s Basilica marks Rome.

Read more

Ten fun facts about Cristo de La Habana
Jeremy John Jeremy John

Ten fun facts about Cristo de La Habana

When it comes to colossal outdoor statues of Jesus Christ, Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer is often the first one that springs to mind. But Havana’s own version, "Cristo de La Habana" (literally: "Christ of Havana"), is not to be missed. In fact, when you are visiting Havana it is nearly impossible to miss it, as it stands majestically on the hilltop looking down upon the city from across the bay.

Read more

Our Cuba Bloggers

If you like traveling, share experience and knowledge of our Cuba Bloggers
Wave separator
Jeremy John Background Jeremy John
Jeremy John

The islands' go-between

Diana Cabrera Background Diana Cabrera
Diana Cabrera

Local Contributor in Havana for Lonely Planet

Maria O'hana Background Maria O'hana
Maria O'hana

Loving Cuba since 2005

020 3322 1474 Call Us Contact Us