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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  • 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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  • Ely Milan
What tourist guides don't include

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.
  • 18 Oct 2017
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  • Susana Corona
Connecting two islands

El Bosque de La Habana - a colourful glimpse into the city's greenest spot

Not often frequented by tourists yet one of the most popular emblems of the city, especially from the 60s to the 90s (when it peaked in popularity) the somewhat neglected Bosque de La Habana (Forest of Havana) is in a process of resurgence and restoration, still very much an unfinished project widely regarded as Havana’s lung. While its river struggles to battle contamination, its banks are as beautiful and verdant as ever and play host to some peculiar santeria rituals.
  • 19 Jul 2017
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  • Susana Corona
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The spooky tale behind Trinidad's haunted mansion - Palacio Borrell

Nowadays housing the Office of the Conservator of the City, one of the many stunning colonial mansions that make up Trinidad´s invaluable architectural heritage, also has a tragic, controversial and somewhat mystical past. The stuff of legends, it goes that this particular house was once the residence of the devil himself and in it a series of curious events, including the plotting of the owner´s murder by his wife and eldest son took place. Read on to find out the full, blustery story.
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