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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  • 02 Mar 2017
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  • Susana Corona
Connecting two Islands

Taking the plunge into Guayabo Waterfall at Parque La Mensura - Cuba's highest twin falls

Not many venture to Cuba's eastern countryside but those who do can be rewarded with a visit to two of the island's tallest waterfalls at Salto del Guayabo, nestled within La Mensura National Park, adjacent to the lush Pinares de Mayari pine tree forests in Holguin. These twin falls are not only the park's main attraction but they also offer visitors the opportunity of bathing in its cool, therapeutic waters after a scenic tour through the reserve's untouched endemic wildlife and vegetation.
  • 21 Feb 2017
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  • Ernesto Alvarez
Varadero in Detail

La Chero: a unique shop for the most authentic gifts

Opened quite recently in the historic urban centre of Cardenas, La Chero brings shoppers an excellent new option for those after more than the commonplace arts and crafts typically sold in Varadero’s hotels, street markets and stores. At this new venue you’ll find that longed-for special gift, that truly original present or an exclusive souvenir to take home and remember your visit to Cuba by.
  • 14 Feb 2017
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  • Ely Milan
What tourist guides don't include

La Rampa: Cuban art’s walk of fame

"Up La Rampa, Down La Rampa": that's the way "habaneros" refer to the tradition of backtracking the most famous part of 23rd Street. A place to visit if you want to find aging cabarets, boutiques and craft markets standing alongside office buildings and famous hotels. Why not join the endless crowds that move between Coppelia and the Malecon? A Wi-Fi spot and a living piece of art, you shouldn't miss this walk for its showbiz venues, history and works of art eternised on the pavement.
  • 31 Jan 2017
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  • Ernesto Alvarez
Varadero in Detail

A little-known place to enjoy live music while partaking in some artsy souvenir shopping

Standing out among the wide variety of cultural institutions existing in Cuba today, the local headquarters of the Cuban Association of Craftsmen and Artists in Cardenas, is worthy of a visit. Located near Varadero and also offering tasty food fare, this arts and crafts centre has become a singular attraction for those who like handcrafted wares and the taste of excellent Cuban food.
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