Melodic. Challenging. Enthralling. Cuba’s high spirit is infectious.
Tango echoes through the hustle and bustle of Havana’s glorious crumbling streets. Cuba may be frayed at the edges but it is also rich and thriving. The last bastion of Communism enchants with its intoxicating natural beauty, convivial people and continuous soundtrack. The iconic 50s cars, the ambience of Havana’s Malecon on a balmy evening, and, hands down, the best cigars in the world: there’s far more to Cuba than Castro.
Dine in a private paladar, entertained by surviving members of the world-famous Buena Vista Social Club; take a private tour of Fidel’s own cigar factory to learn the art of cigar making and be presented with a specially-made cigar box; try your hand at big game fishing, Hemingway-style, with a day trip to the beach; enjoy a plethora of water sports and a picnic lunch of freshly-caught seafood, served in a rustic beach shack; take a road trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trinidad, Cuba's oldest outdoor museum, to explore the cobbled streets; hang out with the local leather-faced guajiros (country folk), snorting donkeys and guitar-wielding troubadours.
Where to Stay
Crumbling palatial mansions; boutique hotels; private villas; your own opulent superyacht.
When to Go
Peak time is December to May. June brings rains and later in the autumn there’s a risk of hurricanes.