The country that is full of fiestas, so forget about having a siesta! Let your hair loose and enjoy the adventure, culture and beauty that Cuba has to offer!
Just think of your dream holiday; being on the beach Playas de Este sipping coconut juice from a real coconut and eating freshly made paella whilst watching the sunset. You’ll be dancing at beach parties at night, whilst smoking a cigar, meeting new people and learning about their culture. When the sun rises and your feet are tired from dancing to Latin music, you’ll be able to take a dip into the crystal clear blue water or sunbathe on the soft, golden sand. Now think where would you rather be; stuck at your job or on the plane on your way to your dream destination for 9 hours?
If you don’t want to miss out and want to explore the culture as well as the nightlife, then Havana is the perfect match for you. The lively capital welcomes you with open arms and plenty of adventures for you to partake in. The hotels still withhold the beautiful architecture that has pastel colours and retro patterned interior design. If you want to be in the heart of the capital; then make sure you stay at Saratoga hotel (rooms from £57) where you can overlook the whole city from the rooftop swimming pool or dine at the roof garden panoramic at Hotel Mercure Sevilla Havane (rooms from £37).
Cuba is filled with culture everywhere. From museums, cabaret shows and street party festivals. No matter what season it is, there’s always something to celebrate! Make sure you dance along to the beat of the drums at the infamous and traditional Cuban street carnival Santiago de Cuba in the summer, or go crazy and wild at Las Parrandas de Remedios festival in a small town called Remedios.
So you’ve come across plenty of stylish and modern bars in your time. You’ve had your taste of Daiquiri’s, but you want the real deal. El Floridita is one of the few bars that will make your experience mind blowing as it is known for the best cocktails around. Why not smoke your first Cigar whilst learning about the tobacco culture at the museum of cigars. Enjoy the entertainment at Tropicana, where there is a live Latin cabaret show that you cannot miss.
Brush up your salsa skills at the beautiful La Casa del Son, where you can take up salsa lessons during the day and show them off at El Turquino whilst under the stars, with a panoramic view of the whole city at night.
Spice up your taste buds with traditional Cuban dishes such as fresh seafood with plantain chips at the hidden gem 304 O’Reily, or at the incredibly known restaurant San Cristobal Paladar, which is decorated in a traditional Cuban style with a twist of sophistication.
The beautiful country has sun all year round, so you can leave your winter wardrobe behind and say hello to a new tan. With temperatures reaching up to 30 degrees throughout the summer and 25 in the winter, you’re holiday is guaranteed to be exotic. However, be aware of tropical rainstorms as they can happen on rare occasions.
Virgin Atlantic: Winter flights between December 15th start from £499.44 to £292.00 22nd December.
Virgin Atlantic: Summer flights between 2nd July start from £460.94 to £377.50 9th July
For great small group tour packages, simply go on to: https://www.explore.co.uk/destinations/south-america/cuba/small-group-tours/
Cuban Peso (CUP)