Five Reasons to Visit Cuba
Cuba is an extraordinary destination: idyllic spots, amazing beaches, fascinating history, passion for music, traditional cuisine, attractive culture and, most importantly, the hospitality and joy of its people. Here are five of the many reasons why this charmingly addictive island is not to be missed.
– History and Culture: A meeting point of indigenous, European, African and North American cultures, shaping the country’s unique identity and fascinating history. Old Havana, the Che Guevara Mausoleum, the Casa de la Música music venues, the Rooster of Morón, the Steam Train from Trinidad to Valle de los Ingenios, the Callejón de Hamel street, the Museum of the Revolution, the Art Factory and the Malecón are just some of the places where you can explore the most traditional and historical aspects of this crocodile-shaped island.
Tobacco: Where you can smoke the world’s finest cigar, thanks to the perfect combination of soil, climate and humidity, resulting in a product with a unique aroma, colour, texture and flavour. The cigar industry on the island has a wide range of almost 40 brands and more than 700 ‘vitolas’, or sizes, to satisfy the most discerning tastes. The Casa del Habano cigar stores are well worth a visit!
– Rum: World renowned for iconic brands such as Havana Club, this spirit is enjoyed across the 5 continents as an ambassador for this land. With more than 151 years of history and an irreplaceable accompaniment to Cuban conversation, Cuban rum has helped to create some of the most famous cocktails in the world, such as the Mojito, Daiquirí, Cuba Libre, Saoco and the Havana Especial. Don’t miss out on a guided tour of the Rum Museum!
– Coffee: A good cup of strong, sweet black coffee is part of daily life. “Anyone who doesn’t drink coffee is not a typical Cuban”. For many, this idiosyncratic coffee ritual is a clear example of the sensual Latin lifestyle, where there’s always time for conversation and for enjoying the company of others. Drinking a cup of freshly ground coffee at El Escorial is a must!
– Music: Cubans are said to be born with salsa in their hips. In Cuba, this love of dance can be seen everywhere, from the refined elegance of the Cuban National Ballet, to the vibrant and colourful cha-cha-cha of the dancers at the Tropicana nightclub and the lively rhythms of the reggaeton of Gente de Zona or the salsa beat of the legendary band, Los Van Van. To dance and listen to the great music of Buena Vista Social Club: The Habana Café Nightclub!
Don’t hear it from someone else. Come and experience for yourself the passion of a romance with a destination that has it all!
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