Santiago de Cuba, land of Cuban folklore

Santiago de Cuba, land of Cuban folklore

Rebellious, heroic and hospitable, this is how Santiago de Cuba, one of the most interesting provinces of the country, located on the eastern tip of the island, is defined. Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city in terms of importance and is the cradle of the identity and culture of this nation. The stories […]

Sierra Maestra, history and nature mixed

Sierra Maestra, history and nature mixed

Located to the east of the island, the Sierra Maestra is the largest mountain range in Cuba, also considered a National Park. Its history is linked to the most important processes that the country has gone through. Since 1956, its dense vegetation has been used to establish the guerrilla movement led by Fidel Castro, which […]

Narras: family restaurant with Cuban flavor

Narras: family restaurant with Cuban flavor

A few years after its creation, the restaurant Los Narra, in the municipality of Viñales, has emerged as a family idea for the service of the best Cuban food. It is located very close to the main square of the city, right in the inner courtyard of some houses, which provides privacy and keeps it […]

Gran Piedra: monument of Cuban nature

Gran Piedra: monument of Cuban nature

La Gran Piedra (The Great Stone) is the result of the chance of nature in the province of Santiago de Cuba. Weighing about 70,000 tons, 25 meters high and 30 meters wide, the large mass of volcanic rock is one of the greatest attractions for national and international visitors. Discovering the mysteries associated with the […]

La Farola: Cuban East’s wonder construction

La Farola: Cuban East’s wonder construction

Part of the seven wonders of civil engineering in Cuba, the road to the Viaduct of La Farola is a feat from the point of view of construction and an attraction for the impressive views that can be seen along the way. Established in 1965 with the mission of linking by land the province of […]

Baracoa: First City of Cuba

Baracoa: First City of Cuba

Baracoa boasts of being the first town founded in Cuba by the Spanish colonizers in the 16th century, under the title of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Baracoa. This is why it contains a large part of the history and legends of this island. The Primada City, as it is also called, has a […]

Al Capone and his “house in Varadero”

Al Capone and his “house in Varadero”

Uno de los sitios no tan conocidos en Varadero es el restaurante Casa de Al. Su concepción está basada en la figura de Al Capone que supuestamente vivió en esta casa. Es una construcción hermosa, a orillas de la playa, construida con cantería, hormigón armado y madera. Este chalet de estilo californiano exhibe en buen […]

Varadero: “Todo en Uno” comercial centre

Varadero: “Todo en Uno” comercial centre

To demonstrate that Varadero has everything, somebody had the brilliant idea of adding it a center “All in One”. For Cuban as for tourists this is the place to go to search for “everything” you may need. It is a public, varied and without entrance cost space. Let us be specific. Do you need gasoline […]

Varadero: Ceramics Gallery-Workshop and CERVAR 2018

Varadero: Ceramics Gallery-Workshop and CERVAR 2018

In the Galería-Taller on Avenida Primera in Varadero is the Matanzas Branch of the Cuban Cultural Property Fund, the main marketer in the area of Cuban cultural products. The most authentic artistic and artisan creations of various creators are at the disposal of the traveller. They even work hand in hand with artists and artisans […]

Varadero, destination for a happy day

Varadero, destination for a happy day

Its beaches with white and fine sand and warm waters of transparent blue have contributed to make it the second most important tourist destination in Cuba. There is no doubt that Varadero beach is “the most beautiful beach in the entire Cuban archipelago”. But Varadero is not just beaches. Among its natural attractions are its […]

Varadero and its Casa del Ron

Varadero and its Casa del Ron

Casa del Ron in Varadero welcomes thousands and thousands of curious people throughout the year. Every day, all types of rums of the different brands manufactured in Cuba are displayed for sale. The customer can participate in the guided tour which includes tasting some of these liqueurs and take home one or more bottles of […]

Varadero dances at Casa de la Música

Varadero dances at Casa de la Música

This cultural project inaugurated by EGREM has been in operation for more than 12 years. La Casa de la Música in Varadero entertains the nights together with other nightclubs such as La Comparsita, the Beatles Bar and the cabaret La Cueva del Pirata. Musicians and groups of diverse genres of the best of Cuban music […]

Everything with chocolate in Varadero

Everything with chocolate in Varadero

Considered one of the only restaurants in Cuba specializing in chocolate-based food. This Casa del Chocolate is located in what used to be the Mayorca restaurant on the main avenue of Varadero. It has a chocolate shop, bar and a restaurant with a menu in which chocolate is the distinctive ingredient. One hundred percent Cuban […]

Marina Gaviota Varadero, sea and land at your service

Marina Gaviota Varadero, sea and land at your service

The Marina Gaviota Varadero is attractive both for the visitor interested in its specialized nautical services and for the common tourist looking for entertainment.  Its general services include several restaurants, bars, bowling alley, shops selling a variety of items and even a nightclub. Its shopping centre borders the promenade. The Meliá Marina Varadero hotel is […]

Dolphinarium in Varadero, where a friend lives

Dolphinarium in Varadero, where a friend lives

The Varadero dolphinarium invites visitors to discover the place “where a friend lives”. Several dolphins of the species Tursiops trucatus or Bottle Nose Dolphin live together in this large pool surrounded by rich vegetation. The entire enclosure was built around this body of natural water connected to the canal and mangrove system of the south […]

Cueva Saturno de Varadero, wonderful natural swimming pool

Cueva Saturno de Varadero, wonderful natural swimming pool

About 12 km from Matanzas, in the village of Carbonera, is the Cave of Saturn. To get there from Havana, you will have to take the road to Varadero Airport and then turn off at a branch that leads to the coast, very close to the town. It is also known in the area as […]

Plaza America convention center in Varadero

Plaza America convention center in Varadero

Plaza América reinforces the potential of Varadero as a destination for incentive tourism. It is an appropriate place for meetings and congresses. It enjoys a high integration of facilities, services and technology. The most recent Tourism Convention in Cuba was held at this Convention Center. It has qualified staff including professional conference organisers, multilingual translators, […]

Cueva del Pirata cabaret for your nights in Varadero

Cueva del Pirata cabaret for your nights in Varadero

This original cabaret is located in a medium-sized natural cave. According to popular tradition, in the past it was a refuge for pirates who crossed the Caribbean. Today it operates as a cabaret with a daily schedule from 10:30pm to 3am with an entrance fee of 10cuc. The night begins with a live show with […]

Beatles Bar, to rock in Varadero

Beatles Bar, to rock in Varadero

The Beatles Bar is an alternative place for nights in Varadero. With an atmosphere that recalls the Beatles’ musical career, for the last 6 years it has been giving visitors a charming musicality. This bar-restaurant is open every day of the week from 1pm to 1am. The musical offer is complemented by national and international […]

JOSONE in Varadero, a curious park

JOSONE in Varadero, a curious park

The name of JOSONE Park does not seem to have anything special in it, until someone tells us its origin. It is the fruit of love between two people perpetuated in a word with no apparent meaning. The couple formed by José Fermín Iturrioz y Llaguno and Onelia Méndez Rubí wanted to celebrate their silver […]

Glykys: gastronomic experience to enjoy in Pinar del Rio

Glykys: gastronomic experience to enjoy in Pinar del Rio

The Greek word ‘Glykys’, which means sweet, gives its name to the new bakery-candy store specialised that was founded a few months ago in the town of Pinar del Río. Every day, a renowned staff of chefs and master pastry chefs give life to a universe of culinary creations that include ice creams, tropical juices, […]

Guayabita del Pinar Rum Factory

Guayabita del Pinar Rum Factory

If you reach the western province of Pinar del Río you will find some tobacco plantations on both sides of the road, however, in the capital city of the territory, you will also find the factory of Guayabita del Pinar, one of the most interesting points for visitors to the region. The centre where the […]

Hotel Globo: hospitality in Pinar del Rio

Hotel Globo: hospitality in Pinar del Rio

Located in downtown Martí Street, the recently renovated Hotel Globo is one of the most beautiful gems in the city. The building, built more than a century ago, has been a silent witness to the history of Pinar del Río and has become a symbol of western Cuba. After a long period of silence, where […]

Rio del Medio, a place for enjoyment

Rio del Medio, a place for enjoyment

Located in the northern part of the province of Pinar del Río, the town of Río del Medio represents one of the most beautiful natural sites in the Pinar del Río region. Exotic for its contrast of gentle hilly terrain and the waters of the Caribbean Sea, the village shows the newcomer the particularities of […]

The comfort of Cuban hotels: Club Tropical

The comfort of Cuban hotels: Club Tropical

The Hotel Club Tropical is the option that the traveler looking for comfort needs, attractive prices and the opportunity to enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean: Varadero. 26 km from the Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport, the 3-star all-inclusive hotel offers guests the opportunity to enjoy the services offered there, including […]

Los Pasteles Verdes, sweet attractive local

Los Pasteles Verdes, sweet attractive local

For few months a new attraction delights the palate of vueltabajeros: Los Pasteles Verdes, singular candy store inspired by the successful Peruvian group of the decade of the 70. The enclosure offers a pleasant and loosened atmosphere, livened up with music of the Prodigious Decade and decoration to the Creole style. The menu offers innovative […]

Vueltabajo from the high: Hill of Seboruco

Vueltabajo from the high: Hill of Seboruco

For the intrepid vacationers, lovers of the adventure, Vueltabajo proposes the visit to a peculiar place: The Hill of Seboruco, main elevation of the county. With 672,7 meters on the level of the sea, the summit, located to the north of the municipality Los Palacios, in the heart of Rosario’s Sierra, it always has a […]

More than history in Valle de los Ingenios

More than history in Valle de los Ingenios

Composed of 65 defactory ruins, summer houses, barracks and other sugar industry facilities, the Valle de los Ingenios, a few kilometers northeast of Trinidad, is a true museum of Cuban sugar production. This natural and cultural site, located on an extensive plain formed by the Agabama-Méyer, Santa Rosa and southern coastal plains, is a well-conceived […]

Plaza Mayor de Trinidad, jewel of Cuban heritage

Plaza Mayor de Trinidad, jewel of Cuban heritage

The Plaza Mayor is the center of the historic quarter of the beautiful city of Trinidad, in Sancti Spíritus. With a stately colonial style, the Plaza is a place of congregation for visitors from all over the world, who come here to admire the architectural beauty of the Trinitarian city and its history. Since the […]

Manacas-Iznaga, faithful guardian of Trinidad city

Manacas-Iznaga, faithful guardian of Trinidad city

With four centuries of existence, the Tower of Manacas-Iznaga in Trinidad, is one of those sites that, for the luck of Cuban and foreign visitors, remains unbreakable as a symbol of the city and national heritage. Undoubtedly an attribute of the region, the Tower comes to our days as yet another example of the splendour […]

Farmacia francesa Triolet: remedio contra la nostalgia

Farmacia francesa Triolet: remedio contra la nostalgia

If there was an effective remedy to cure nostalgia for the past, with the right prescription one could buy it at the French pharmacy Triolet, which since 1882 has opened its doors in the historical center of Matanzas, in western Cuba. An atmosphere tinged with old essences brought from distant lands, books of formulas, cedar […]

Authentic natural environment in Playa Larga

Authentic natural environment in Playa Larga

One of the most paradisiacal and tropical places in Cuba is Playa Larga, an area located on the southern coast of the Caribbean island, specifically in the Ciénaga de Zapata, known as the largest and best preserved wetland in the insular Caribbean. This beautiful coastal settlement, 175 km from Havana and 132 km from Varadero, […]

Park of Freedom: historical-cultural seal of Matanzas city

Park of Freedom: historical-cultural seal of Matanzas city

Located in the Historical Center, National Monument, of the tercentenary City of Matanzas rises the Park of Freedom, space dedicated to spend free time, the talkings and the walks, in which often happen important cultural shows. The formerly Plaza de Armas, constitutes an alive referent of this neoclassical city of Cuba and latent witness of […]

Ermita de Monserrate: ode to Catalan culture

Ermita de Monserrate: ode to Catalan culture

To the north of Matanzas, in an elevated area known as the Simpson Heights, at the southern end of the Yumurí Valley, a neoclassical style hermitage or religious temple was built in 1874, dedicated to the Virgin of Monserrat, Catalan patron saint. A true jewel of Cuban colonial architecture, the Ermita de Monserrate stands out […]

Chorro de Maita: oldest aboriginal settlement in Cuba

Chorro de Maita: oldest aboriginal settlement in Cuba

If you visit the town of Chorro de Maíta in the municipality of Banes in the province of Holguín, you will arrive at the archaeological zone with the largest Aboriginal settlement in Cuba. Inaugurated in 1990, the site, which simulates a Taino village, shows a cemetery of natives with all the forms of burial found […]

The art of TECMA at Vueltabajo

The art of TECMA at Vueltabajo

Since its foundation in 2008, the environmental street theatre group TECMA has been an indispensable part of the cultural scene in Vueltabajo. In their constant struggle on stilts, the young actors give the public an exquisite show where the audience becomes protagonists of the most diverse stories. Known throughout the island, TECMA’s presentations are characterized […]

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