Those who embark on selected Cuba tours will be greeted by the friendly and musical people of the island. Salsa music runs in Cuban blood and plays an important role in this exotic island. Everywhere you go you hear the tones of swinging salsa and you see the exuberant Cubans shaking their hips to the music! During your journey through Cuba you can also enjoy the impressive history, the friendly cities, beautiful beaches and stunning nature.
Cuba travel stimulates all of the senses. The smell of tobacco, the taste of a delicious Cuba Libre, the feeling of salsa and the beautiful colours of nature ... Cuba will flow through your body! The people are relaxed, despite the political climate and the influence of Fidel Castro. Cubans prefer dancing all day and are always good humoured. If you are going to travel to Cuba then you will receive a warm welcome from them!
Naturally our tours to Cuba take in the bustling city of Havana. This fantastic city is full of charming streets and squares, terraces and cosy bars. Santiago de Cuba is also very much alive. The most famous musicians of Cuba come from this town and so therefore many music bars are found here, also known locally as "casa de la trova''. Santiago de Cuba is also where the carnival is celebrated.
The ancient city of Trinidad is well worth a visit during our group trip. A true open-air museum, where donkeys pull wagons through the streets and bird men (called Pajareros) can be seen walking around with their birds in cages. Unforgettable!
Travels to Cuba also offer plenty of sun, sea and sand. In Varadero for example you can enjoy the beautiful green-blue sea where the snorkelling is fantastic. In Baracoa you can relax completely underneath a palm tree enjoying your fresh coconut juice. The immediately noticeable front verandas of the houses in this town make you feel like you’ve landed in a western!
Viñales, in western Cuba forms part of your Cuba tour. Here you can walk in the countryside and take a trip around the tobacco plantations. In Viñales, you stay in a ‘’casa particular’’ – a special experience! This means that you are the guests of a Cuban family and often it is possible to arrange to dine together as well. A great way to get in touch with authentic Cuba!
Travelling in Cuba is travelling in a country with a great climate and diverse nature. The old buildings are full of colours and the cities are home to a cheery population. After experiencing one of Shoestrings Cuba tours, this swinging country will always hold a special place in your heart!