Little Known Cuba

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The hidden Cuba, gems that lies under the surface and most tourists don't get a glimpse of.

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  • 01 Aug 2017
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  • Susana Corona
Connecting two islands

El Floridita turns 200 years old - celebrating two centuries of colourful history

It was Hemingway's favourite haunt for a reason and now it celebrates its second century of existence with a spirited soul that never dies. 200 years on, El Floridita continues being a world favourite and symbol of classic Havana. It's certainly Cuba´s most legendary bar (even more so than rival La Bodeguita), the cradle of daiquiri and Havana's oldest, classiest restaurant, with barmen clad in obligatory red jackets and waiters in red aprons, perfectly blending in with the bar's magenta accents.
  • 04 Jul 2017
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  • Susana Corona
Connecting two islands

The fascinatingly perilous journey of the Cuban crabs and where to witness it

Every year, starting sometime in April, usually after spring’s first rainfall, a massive colony of Cuban crabs makes the perilous journey from the island’s moist forests to the sea as a natural survival instinct that has remained unchanged for centuries. It’s an obstacle course, as they swarm roads, walls and backyards in their quest to mate and lay their eggs in the water. On this post, we tell you where to witness this amazing natural phenomenon and how to enhance this unique experience.
  • 29 Jun 2017
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  • Ernesto Alvarez
Varadero in Detail

Palacio de Junco: getting acquainted with a few centuries of Matanzas history

The Museo Provincial Palacio de Junco is located in the vicinity of Matanzas’s Plaza de la Vigía (Vigía’s Square). You’ll find it just a few kilometres from the beach town of Varadero, from which frequent excursions depart for Matanzas; a city in which there’s always much to do and see.
  • 18 Jun 2017
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  • Susana Corona
Connecting two islands

Cuba’s protected landscapes and the challenges for sustainable tourism

After a recent gathering of experts in Santiago de Cuba took place to discuss the future of Cuba’s cultural landscapes and cityscapes, their protection and strategies for sustainable tourism; many questions remain as to the future of Cuba’s protected natural riches in the face of a projected increase of foreign tourists. On this post, we look at a few of Cuba’s natural landscapes, all which have recently been drawing the attention of more and more visitors due to their pristine state and beauty.
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