21st century Havana: An old city's new shade of cool

21st century Havana: An old city's new shade of cool

What is it about Cuba? Ever since Colombus sailed into one if its virginal bays and declared it to be the most beautiful sight he had ever seen. The largest island in the Caribbean seduces sailors, travellers and tourists alike. So, after centuries of Spanish,...
Trekking the Escambray - Unearthing one of Cuba's most dazzling diamonds in the rough

Trekking the Escambray - Unearthing one of Cuba's most dazzling diamonds in the rough

Discovering central Cuba's Escambray region makes for one the most exhilarating experiences you can have on the island in terms of natural discoveries and rural adventures. The chain of stunning mountains that make up this hilly landscape is full of rewarding surprises. From meandering trails...
Ivan Chef Justo - a restaurant fit for a king

Ivan Chef Justo - a restaurant fit for a king

Cuba is politically, culturally, historically and geographically, a fascinating place. Travellers have been coming to this Caribbean paradise for centuries and leaving tiny parts of their own cultures. All of which have contributed to a melting-pot that astounds and astonishes. However, it's always been the...
Why Cuba Private Travel? More than ten reasons to experience Cuba with us

Why Cuba Private Travel? More than ten reasons to experience Cuba with us

From our local on-the-ground expertise, our solid connections and our profound knowledge of the island´s depth and breadth. Experiencing Cuba with Cuba Private Travel is like taking a full immersion in Cuban life, culture, history, nature (even economics!) with all the added comforts of a...
Finca Vista Hermosa – a wholly organic, rural experience a stone's throw from Havana's bustling city centre

Finca Vista Hermosa – a wholly organic, rural experience a stone's throw from Havana's bustling city centre

Going for a rural experience during your Cuba holiday; doesn't need to imply taking long journeys outside Havana to immerse in a remote countryside setting. Finca Vista Hermosa is a beautiful farm in the Cuban capital. Found a few kilometres east of the city's main...
Follow Hemingway's fishy footsteps - You may just get hooked!

Follow Hemingway's fishy footsteps - You may just get hooked!

The calming turquoise waters around the Caribbean island of Cuba attract a large number of different fish, much like the azure blue surf and white sandy beaches attract a large number of tourists. Because of the warm Antilles current that flows north-easterly past the island...
Country life: Coffee, cascades and cowboys in Cuba

Country life: Coffee, cascades and cowboys in Cuba

From cowboys, coffee and cigars to caves, cascades and Cuban creole cuisine, to experience the beauty and simplicity of rural Cuban life. There can be few better places to stay than the sprawling Finca Lima ranch in the verdant Escambray mountains of southern Cuba. Set...
Cuba's Cayo Saetia, the only place in the Caribbean for an African safari

Cuba's Cayo Saetia, the only place in the Caribbean for an African safari

There is a rather unusual part of Cuba that not many tourists know about. Not even those who've been the closest to it during a beach holiday in Guardalavaca. Yet, less than two hours' ride away there is a dazzling African wilderness enclave that never...
Havana moment: the Caribbean's coolest city

Havana moment: the Caribbean's coolest city

From a parade along the handsome Paseo del Prado to a foray into gritty and vibrant Central Havana; travel writer and cubaphile Lucy hits the storied streets of the Cuban capital as it celebrates its half-millennia birthday. If the streets could speak, what stories would...
How to still travel to Cuba if you're an American – what Trump's latest restrictions mean

How to still travel to Cuba if you're an American – what Trump's latest restrictions mean

With the latest wave of restrictions concerning Cuba travel for American citizens. You can't fault potential visitors for being wary of eyeing Cuba as a potential destination. As many are now unsure whether a Cuba trip is at all doable. Or whether it would entail...
Is Cuban Rum the best rum in the world?

Is Cuban Rum the best rum in the world?

Cuban rum’s as well as Cuban tobacco, have been a key to the island’s national identity and pumped the blood of its economy for centuries.Rum connoisseurs worldwide agree that the best rums come from sugar-producing countries. Cuban rums, as the country, have as rich a...
Finca Tungasuk: a million mile stone's throw from Havana

Finca Tungasuk: a million mile stone's throw from Havana

Finding peace and harmony in Havana can be something of a challenge sometimes. The concept of tranquility isn't usually the first thing that springs to mind when someone mentions Cuba's capital city. People immediately tend to think of clubs with swinging music; bars full of...
Visit Cuba and join the Cuban Food Revolution

Visit Cuba and join the Cuban Food Revolution

What do you think of when someone says Cuba? Let me guess; Che Guevarra, Fidel Castro, the missile crisis, The Buena Vista Social Club, 1950s American Cadillacs, cigars and Mojitos. Maybe they don't come in that order, but I bet I wasn't too far off....
Piña colada is back and better than ever

Piña colada is back and better than ever

After a period in style purgatory due to the trend for healthy fresh drinks with alcohol involved. Apart from the coconut cream element its very easy to make. Juice of one lime, small amount of sugar, Rum , Ripe sweet pineapple and the afore mentioned...
A royally grandiose way to experience Cuba – following in the steps of the Spanish King and Queen

A royally grandiose way to experience Cuba – following in the steps of the Spanish King and Queen

Royal visitors landed in Cuba last week; making it the second time in 2019 that European royalty sets foot on the Caribbean island. King of Spain, Felipe VI and Queen of Spain, Letizia touched down in Havana last Tuesday. Coinciding with the prelude to the...
Road trip in the “Greek Alps” : Elati, Pertouli and beyond

Road trip in the “Greek Alps” : Elati, Pertouli and beyond

Autumn has arrived and it is the perfect time for an excursion to the Greek mountains. The colours are wonderful and nature is preparing for the arrival of winter. In this article we are going to make a one-day road trip to Elati, Pertouli and...
Pavlopetri and Ancient Asopos : The sunken cities of Lakonia

Pavlopetri and Ancient Asopos : The sunken cities of Lakonia

Laconia (Λακωνία) is an area of Peloponnesos with many popular destinations, wonderful beaches, unique archeological sites, Byzantine churches, picturesque villages and much more. However, few know that in Laconia there are two of the most important sunken ancient cities in Greece and probably in Europe....
Graffiti in Old Havana - an invitation to discover another side to this colourful city

Graffiti in Old Havana - an invitation to discover another side to this colourful city

If you're lucky enough to visit the city of Havana, one of the first things that stands out is the architecture. In fact, Havana is a melting-pot of 17th Century Spanish colonial plazas, Classical 18th Century French columns and portals; brightly coloured 19th Century façades...
Experience Havana like Prince Charles and Camilla – their royal Cuban tour, where they went and what they did

Experience Havana like Prince Charles and Camilla – their royal Cuban tour, where they went and what they did

Touring Havana like a royal is easier than it seems, and you don't have to be blue-blooded to enjoy the city's most elegant places, chicest venues and one-of-a-kind experiences. To find out what royals like Prince Charles and Camilla got up to in Havana, read...
Havana's hippest, coolest cultural venues, bars, cafes and all-in-ones

Havana's hippest, coolest cultural venues, bars, cafes and all-in-ones

Havana's hippest and coolest bars and restaurants are also cultural hotspots in their own right. True that there's only about a handful of them (so far); but they are a must for any culturally-inclined cocktail lover who seeks a space in which not only drinks....
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