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HOW DO I GET A CUBAN TOURIST VISA?

HOW DO I GET A CUBAN TOURIST VISA?

1-Who needs a visa? Everyone travelling to Cuba needs a tourist visa. American Citizens are not allowed to travel as tourists and must only travel under one of the 12 categories of authorized travel by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). If you’re an …

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What are the top 10 things to do in Cuba?

What are the top 10 things to do in Cuba?

If you´re thinking of visiting our Cuba and you heard a lot about our charms, but don’t know where to start, here is a list of the top 10 most amazing things to do. We promise you’ll thank us later:  1-    Beach Day: You´ll probably fall in love with our island if you visit one of our …

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What are the basic Cuban Salsa dance steps I should know?

What are the basic Cuban Salsa dance steps I should know?

The so-called “Cuban style” is the original way of dancing salsa. It is, unlike the styles that have arisen in recent years, the one that takes the most elements and steps from previous existing dances:: son montuno, urban son, guaracha, mambo, making it the most complex Cuban dance hall, and the …

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What wildlife species are unique to Cuba?

What wildlife species are unique to Cuba?

Cuba’s fauna has an absolutely amazing variety, a result of a pleasant climate and a rich biodiversity, in addition to the abundance of habitats that make up the island. These are the 3 most typical Cuban animals you want to see on your trip: El Majá de Santa María the endemic boa of …

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What holidays are celebrated in Cuba?

What holidays are celebrated in Cuba?

Cubans know how to celebrate, and there’s no party without music, dance, rum, and lots of food. Here are some of our holiday traditions not to miss:    Christmas Eve Christmas is all about family and close friends, but dinner is the most important part of the night, and there’s no Christmas …

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What are the best places to scuba dive in Cuba?

What are the best places to scuba dive in Cuba?

Cuba, the sleeping alligator, as we call it, it´s surrounded by 5.700km of coast, and scuba diving in our shores will take your breath away.  The tropical weather and an average temperature of 26°c allow diving all year round, with only having to use a light lycra on summer, and 3mm wetsuits on …

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Where can I experience the Cuba’s underground art scene?

Where can I experience the Cuba’s underground art scene?

You’ll find traditional dance and live music clubs all over Havana, but if the underground scene is more of your thing, we suggest that you check out the Fábrica de Arte Cubano, known as FAC. It's become the place where Habaneros seeking to escape the mainstream gather for alternative …

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What kind of Fishing we Practice in Cuba?

What kind of Fishing we Practice in Cuba?

Cuba has become one of the most sought-after fishing destinations due to its perfect Caribbean location. The International Needle Fishing Tournament Ernest Hemingway is celebrated every year in Cuba is one of the oldest fishing tournaments in the world, and one fishing aficionados can’t miss.  …

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Which are Havana’s best art galleries?

Which are Havana’s best art galleries?

When it comes to art, we Cubans are artists by nature! Our Spanish and African heritage made us reflective and appreciative of the arts in its many formats. From traditional institutions to private art galleries, you can get lost in works that show our perceptions and responses to the world …

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Where to eat the best pizza in Havana?

Where to eat the best pizza in Havana?

Pizza is one of the most loved foods around the world, and Cuba isn’t an exception. We adopted this Italian dish earlier on, and added our flavors to it.  Here are 5 best pizzerias in Havana:  5 Esquinas Trattoria: Set at the center of daily Cuban life, making it perfect for …

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What are Havana’s top beaches?

What are Havana’s top beaches?

Only 18km east from Havana, you’ll find more than 20km of beautiful beaches visited regularly by habaneros and travelers who venture to this region to experience and swim in on the richest shores in the Caribbean:  the beaches of eastern Havana. Santa María del Mar  Havana's most …

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Where can I enjoy the best ice-cream in Havana?

Where can I enjoy the best ice-cream in Havana?

Did you know that until the half the XIX century our ice cream used to come from England or the United States in bars wrapped in sawdust?  The "Café de Paris", the "Café de las Armas" and the "Café de los Catalanes" were the first local establishments to serve "ice cream" soft drinks. Very …

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What are Cuba's most traditional sweets and desserts?

What are Cuba's most traditional sweets and desserts?

Cuba has a long tradition of baking and sugar confections due to its Spanish heritage and its large production of sugar cane, honey, and tropical fruits, giving origin to a variety of sweets and desserts found in homes and bakeries across the country.  Cuban’s “sweet tooth” is part of our …

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What are the best Salsa clubs in Cuba?

What are the best Salsa clubs in Cuba?

Salsa was born in the 70's and can be considered as the culmination of the Cuban music evolution. The combination of elements of other Cuban rhythms such as danzon, son, chachacha, mambo, conga, the incorporation of new musical instruments such as piano, trumpet or saxophone, and the development of …

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What are the best breweries in Havana?

What are the best breweries in Havana?

Rum is Cuban’s favorite drink, but we also love a cold beer, especially on hot days at the beach or sitting on the Malecon. Besides trying our local beers Cristal and Bucanero, there are two breweries in Havana that are an obligatory stop for both beer and architecture lovers. We guarantee you’ll …

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Where can I listen to Havana’s best jazz?

Where can I listen to Havana’s best jazz?

Cuba has a rich jazz heritage and was selected as the host city of the 2017 World Jazz Day celebrated April 30, a celebration that culminated with performances by Herbie Hancock and Chucho Valdéz.   In addition, Afro-Cuban jazz, a subgenre of jazz, emerged in the 1940s and was integrated …

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What are the top things to do in Trinidad, Cuba?

What are the top things to do in Trinidad, Cuba?

Trinidad is located in the central region of Cuba, in the southern Sancti Spíritus province. Here are the best things to see and do during your visit:    La Plaza Mayor of Trinidad: Considered the heart of the Historic Center of Trinidad. It is bordered by Real del Jigüe, Cristo and Desengaño …

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Where can I try the 5 best Mojitos in Cuba?

Where can I try the 5 best Mojitos in Cuba?

Cuba is the country of music, sun, beaches, friendly people and the best cigars in the world, but it is also famous for its gastronomy, the result of Spanish, Caribbean and African influences,  The favorite cocktail of millions prepared with white rum, sugar, lime, mint, carbonated water and other …

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