Great news for UK visitors to Cuba - more direct flights are coming!

Posted by Jeremy John on 23-01-2020 07:23:51

Conversations at FITUR in Madrid today, on the idea to initiate direct flight to Havana and Holguin from the UK. CubaDirect will be the main partner driving forward these flights. This is really exciting!!

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Buena Vista Social Club - What are these songs about?

Posted by Jeremy John on 23-01-2020 03:58:15

In March 1996 the London-based record label World Circuit arranged a recording trip to Havana, Cuba. In just over two weeks three albums were recorded*. All three were released to great critical and public acclaim. The third album, ‘Buena Vista Social Club™’ was released in June 1997 and has since come to be regarded as a classic. Here is a concise breakdown of the lyrics to the songs.

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Havana and Varadero: Culture and Relaxation

Posted by Jeremy John on 20-01-2020 02:22:33

Embrace Cuba's cultural richness before relaxing on the white sandy beach. Combine the bright and brilliant city of Havana with a dreamy beach destination such as Varadero. Still not sure? Here is some more detailed information to put you in the picture.

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10 great salsa bars and clubs in Havana

Posted by Jeremy John on 15-01-2020 02:56:36

Salsa has a deep rooted history in Cuba. Listening to live salsa music, watching the dancing or joining in yourself, is a mesmerising experience. Here are 10 great places to go to experience salsa. Note, that whilst salsa is very popular, there are so many different music genres in Cuba to celebrate that each of these places will also have a variety of other performances taking place. 

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New 2020 direct flights from London Heathrow to Havana

Posted by Jeremy John on 15-01-2020 02:22:20

It’s 2020 and a great year to fly from the UK to Cuba. From June 9th 2020 Virgin Atlantic will be operating direct flights between London Heathrow (LHR) and Havana (HAV). These will be on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer season. 

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El Capitolio: 10 fun facts about Havana’s most photographed building

Posted by Jeremy John on 13-01-2020 02:59:54

El Capitolio has dominated Havana’s cityscape since the 1920s, and is still one of the most important landmarks of the city. A visit to Havana is incomplete without walking or driving past it, and since the invention of the ‘selfie’ it has become one of the Havana spots to take a selfie too. But it is more than just a photogenic building. Here are 10 fun facts about El Capitolio building.

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10 fun facts about Cristo de La Habana

Posted by Jeremy John on 08-01-2020 02:57:52

Almost everyone has probably heard of the Christ the Redeemer, and it is one of Rio de Janeiro’s most visited tourist attractions. But Havana’s own version, ‘Cristo de La Habana’ (literally: ‘Christ of Havana’), is not to be missed. Here are 10 fun facts about Cristo de La Habana.

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Colon Cemetery: Havana’s famous necropolis

Posted by Jeremy John on 03-01-2020 08:49:07

Havana is home to one of the world’s largest and most captivating cemeteries, a must-see for the curious minded. It’s not just enormous in size but also grandiose and eccentric in style, and filled with innumerable characters from Cuba’s absorbing history. 

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Ten superb bars in Havana to sip cocktails and socialise not visited by Hemingway

Posted by Jeremy John on 17-12-2019 09:05:50

When it comes to going out, Havana has it all. A unique place to dance and drink the night away, Havana’s bars give so may reasons to celebrate being alive. No wonder the bestselling writer and renowned drinker Ernest Hemingway made this city his home. But there is far more to Havana than Hemingway’s footprint.

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The best Cuba holiday destinations for thrill-seekers and nature lovers - adventure travel at its purest

Posted by Susana Corona on 07-10-2019 02:45:03

If you’ve got a thirst for adventure and excitement, Cuba is one exceptional Caribbean destination that can deliver in so many ways. Here we introduce you to some of the best Cuba holiday destinations for adventure and nature lovers, whether you’re a fan of hiking, cycling, trekking, mountain climbing, birdwatching or just being surrounded by the purest of Mother Nature, this is the blog you need to read!

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