Off The Beaten Track

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Go off the tourist trail to discover little explored gems and less trodden routes in Cuba.

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  • 25 Apr 2018
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  • Daniela Corona
What tourist guides don't include

Stepping on the beat of Cuba's sauciest dance - where to learn salsa in Havana

Many travellers believe the beautiful choreographies and special flavour of Cuba's passionate salsa dance to be, perhaps, the country's greatest attraction. The beautiful "casino" dance style digs deep into the essence of the island's music and its people's vibrant, upbeat personalities. Those who are eager to learn how to gracefully move their feet and shake their shoulders to the beats of saucy salsa, will find useful information on the dance and where to learn it whilst enjoying holidays.
  • 18 Apr 2018
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  • Susana Corona
Connecting Two Islands

Rio Maximo's Wildlife Refuge - the Caribbean's largest flamingo nesting site

One of Cuba's most peculiar ecosystems and one of the most captivating natural sights in the world is a protected fauna refuge like no other and a declared Ramsar Site. It lies perfectly hidden in an off-the-beaten part of Camaguey and it is home to not only the Caribbean's largest flamingo population but also migratory waterfowl, American crocodiles and manatees. A rare gem few tourists know about and even less venture to discover, but it's now possible to do so thanks to new guided tours.
  • 22 Nov 2017
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  • Susana Corona
Connecting two Islands

Pinar del Rio beyond Vinales: the pools of Rio San Juan in Las Terrazas

While everyone in the Caribbean is still very much on hurricane watch, keeping eyes and ears peeled for weather updates on Maria’s development, there is one sleepy, peaceful and wonderfully rural part of Cuba that Irma didn’t touch and that Maria is very unlikely to reach either. We’re talking about Pinar del Rio and its unassuming natural charms as we take a look at a slightly less-talked-about attraction of this vast Cuban province; the eco-village wonder of Las Terrazas.
  • 25 Oct 2017
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  • Daniela Corona
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Discovering Cuba’s eastern gem: Granma's most eye-catching sites

Usually left aside in the typical tour routes around the island's eastern region, Granma holds an important piece of the Cuban identity. From the fierce, revolutionary spirit of its people to the majestic mountain ranges and rivers that flow through it, Granma is a quiet and tranquil province that shelters many beautiful and interesting spots just waiting to be discovered.
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