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The most important Cuban cities that you cannot miss

It is possible that when you think of Cuba the first city that comes to your mind is Havana but the jewel of the Caribbean has much more to offer: beaches, music, gastronomy, culture and of course, Cubans. If you are thinking of planning your next vacation on this beautiful island, here are some of […]

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What activities can you do inside the category Support for Cuban People?

Support for the Cuban People is not just a legal way to travel to Cuba from the United States, at the same time it is an experience that helps create connections between people, make friends and get a more real vision of Cuba and everything that the country can offer. In order to travel to Cuba […]

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Best things to do in Camagüey

In the heart of Cuba, between Ciego de Ávila and Las Tunas, you will find the largest province of the Island, Camagüey a must see destination on your trip to Cuba. This city is one of the four Cuban cities declared  World Heritage by Unesco (Havana, Trinidad and Cienfuegos and Camagüey), your visit will not […]

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Natural and Cultural Wonders of Cuba

In the middle of the Caribbean Sea, surrounded by crystal clear waters, we find an island that treasures an endless number of natural wonders of Cuba that are waiting to be admired. Cuba is not only white sand beaches, this island holds natural and cultural treasures such as the Viñales Valley, Sierra Maestra National Park, […]

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Discover the real Cuban cuisine: 10 Cuban dishes you must try

At Espíritu Travel we have developed a list of the most popular Cuban dishes that you should try when you make your trip to Cuba. When traveling with us to Cuba, we make sure that our guides suggest you the best local paladares to try Cuban food. You can also check our selection of 8 […]

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Senior trips to Cuba: a real pleasure

Cuba has not age boundaries. From the youngest to the eldest visitor will find entertainment and relaxing places in the country. Do you have any doubts? Then continue reading about Espíritu Travel’s experience and discover why senior trips to Cuba is a great option. Senior travelers: why choosing Cuba? For a long time, the access […]

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Eight best things to do in Cuba

July is just in the corner and everybody is thinking “Beach in the Caribbean!!” But, what if I tell you there is a country which has much more to offer? Cuba has incredible beaches, and also amazing people, spectacular landscapes, a very distinctive culture and great food. We tell you the best things to do […]

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Best Botanical Gardens in Cuba

Among the many entertainments of Cuba are its amazing landscapes and unique flora. Botanicals garden were created not only to represent the natural values of each country but to show the general public about their values. Just few days ago, we celebrated another anniversary of the foundation of the first Botanical Garden of the country. […]

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Seven motives to love our guided tours in Cuba

There are so many people exploring countries by themselves.  It is a rather exciting experience, good for the pockets and the soul. However there are countries so different that cannot been resumed in a book and travelers need a guided tours in Cuba to enjoy its real flavors. Read Espíritu Travel’s blog to understand why […]

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Seven unmissable hotels in Havana

Sure, everybody loves a beautiful hotel with luxurious views and excellent service. But, what if could discover the secrets behind those walls? How many interesting stories can a hotel reveal? In Havana, you won’t ever be disappointed. Espíritu Travel’s guides will show you the history behind the most popular establishments in a promenade full of […]

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Fine Art Fest: don’t miss these art galleries in Cuba

Maybe you have heard about the magic realism of the islands. In these countries where every story becomes a legend, where mythological beings are present in every house and every game, it is not a surprise to find an enigmatic, unique art. In Cuba, artist have fought to have spaces where they can be themselves. […]

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The International Cuban Dance Festival of Havana: a week of diversion

Those of you that really love dancing Cuban music shouldn’t miss the event celebrated every April in Havana: the International Cuban Dance Festival. This year as you know there is a worldwide special situation that impede any festivity, but really we hope that this article make you fall in love with the island and start […]

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Dancing in Cuba: much more than salsa

Everybody knows Cubans have music in their blood! Their Caribbean and African roots mix in a cultural explosion of rhythms and dances that few people could resist. Espíritu Travel’s Explore Cuba trip offers a wonderful collage of experiences across Cuba. Need some incentive? Follow us in this article exploring the typical dances of this country. We […]

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Famous landmarks in Cuba: falling in love with Havana and its landmarks

Falling in love with Havana is easy. Just the atmosphere and the good mood of the people are enough to trap you. However, if you know where to look you’ll find amazing treasures hidden in plain side. In this article we tell you what are the most famous landmarks in Cuba. Today, Espíritu Travel takes […]

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How to spend a perfect week in Cuba

Many of our possible (future) travelers ask similar questions: What’s the easiest way to travel to Cuba? What’s the best way to plan my trip?… and what do you recommend me to have best time of my life during my visit? On this occasion we would like to show you how you can enjoy a […]

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Typical Cuban desserts: a delight of love

Cuba’s culinary history has multiple branches. The encounter of natives and Europeans, the introduction of African and Haitian slaves, the migration of Spaniards, Chinese, French and Arabian people created and watercolor of flavors capable of surprising every palate. Times change but cuban desserts stay in the island’s tables not only as a fabulous after-dinner but […]

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7 reasons to travel to Cuba

While other regions of the world start shaking away the winter shadows, and receiving the cold rains announcing the spring, Cuba is an evergreen paradise with new cultural attractions every day. Our Espíritu Travel’s team works hard exploring from west to east to help you enjoy the most this unique country. Still looking for reasons […]

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Why travel to Cuba with kids?

There are not huge themed parks in Cuba or super special cares for kids, however the island is undoubtedly one of the best places to visit with your children. Why? Traveling to Cuba with kids is a great option to make a trip for the whole family. You can read also: New Year’s Eve in […]

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The International Book Fair of Havana: a cultural journey

February has arrived and with it the most populous cultural festivity in the Cuban capital: The International Book Fair of Havana. Dedicated each year to a different country, this itinerant fest travels the whole island spreading not only literature novelties but cultural traditions of the host and the invited nation. Espíritu Travel designs a special […]

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Your Saint Valentine’s Day in Cuba

Don’t you know? There is a romantic vibe in Cuba. The streets, the old houses, the long plantations of coffee and tobacco, the sensual sound of the drums, everything transmit that definitive love happiness… And it’s exactly February the best month to experience it. We invite you to enjoy next Saint Valentine’s Day in the […]

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Why you should visit Colón Cemetery in Havana?

Beyond the image of sadness associated to the cemeteries, there are inspirational stories, legends and secrets. Certain places are so special that we can feel the magic in the air the minute we step on them. That’s the case of Colón Cemetery considered the biggest cemetery in America and the fourth most important necropolis in […]

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Travel to Santiago de Cuba: a Caribbean melting pot

There’s so much to see in Santiago de Cuba. The rich Caribbean, African, Spanish and even French roots created an impressive cultural mixture you can feel at every corner of the province.  Espíritu Travel’s Highlights of the East package captures the dynamic of Santiago in a fascinating journey. Travel to Santiago de Cuba, it is a […]

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Habanos Festival: a thematic trip to Cuba for you

Cuba is the birthplace of some of the best cigars in the world, and many travelers dream not only with exploring its beauty but visiting one of the many legal shops combining tobacco, rum and coffee to admire the quality of the different varieties and take some cigars back home. Espíritu Travel takes it further […]

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Get ready to enjoy: The International Jazz Plaza Festival has arrived

January is the perfect month for a trip to Cuba. Why? Because days are fresh and sunny, beaches are nearly empty and the International Jazz Plaza Festival lights Havana and Santiago de Cuba’s venues. Continue reading this post to learn more about it. And don’t forget you can contact Espíritu Travel anytime to build the […]

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Why to visit the beautiful Viñales?

Just 3 hours away from Havana, at the province of Pinar del Río, you may find one of the most famous towns of Cuba: Viñales. Would you like to know what makes it ubiquitous in every guide from the island and every visitor’s dream? Then, continue reading this article. Espíritu Travel will immerse you into […]

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Havana’s nightlife: a guide to find the best attractions

The last shines of the sun vanish and Havana flourishes. Every municipality explodes in options to have an exciting night. Whether you are up for some drinks or a salsa concert you’ll find it in Havana! Check Espíritu Travel’s ultimate guide into Havana’s nightlife. Havana at night: what not to miss All right! You’ve explored the historic […]

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Don’t miss the chance to try the authentic Cuban cocktails

You may get tired of hearing this, but it will become evident during your trip: Cuban drinks never taste better than when they are prepared with the original ingredients of this land. Believe us, once you try them “at home”, you will always come back for that delicate, complex flavor of authentic Cuban rum. In […]

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Best things to do in Varadero

Located at the Peninsula de Hicacos, there is a 20 kilometers beach of white sand and sublime water: Varadero. If you are craving a day of sun and sea, nothing will be better than an escapade to that Cuban paradise. In the earliest days of the past century, Varadero used to be a refuge were […]

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Imagining Havana: a unique Cuba Photography Tour

Our annual Havana Imagined Photography Workshop has recently finished and once again, there were many great shots, unique and fun experiences.  This year was a special year because we had two returning participants from 2018. Each November, photography lovers have the opportunity to explore Havana and Viñales with award winning photographer, Jim O’Donnell. If you […]

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Bayamo: a city with historical charm

Probably the most historical Cuban city is Bayamo, located at the Eastern Province of Granma. Behind its 19th century buildings and its countryside feeling, there is a story of sacrifice, dedication and fire. The ancient village of San Salvador de Bayamo was the second founded by the Spaniard Diego Velázquez during the conquest and colonization […]

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Flights to Cuba don’t have to be a nightmare

Next December the new measures established by Trump Administration in relation with the flights to Cuba will take effect. After that date, flights coming from the United States to the island can only entering to Havana, avoiding any other Cuban city. But, don’t worry so much! You can still travel legally to Cuba following this […]

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Why female solo travelers choose Cuba?

For most women travelling solo is about self-discovering and confidence, an opportunity to demonstrate how powerful and independent we are. Every new city represents a new path to conquer among budget planning, places to stay and people to meet. That’s why it is extremely important to choose a destination where you will feel comfortable and […]

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Can Americans travel to Cuba?

Yes, they certainly can! Despite the new restrictions established by the U.S. Government, travelling to Cuba is possible and fun. Since June 2019 there are 11 travel categories authorizing U.S. citizens to visit Cuba within the confines of the trade embargo. Travelers no longer need to obtain special licenses from the Office of Foreign Assets […]

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Fusterlandia: an open-air Cuban marvel

Everybody has heard something about Havana. Its enigmatic grace, its history and the natural sympathy of its people, trap visitors in an eternal boucle of arrivals and departures. But, do you know that every corner has a secret? Do you know about the art growing in the humblest neighborhoods and exploding in the unique calling […]

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Cuba invites you to run in the Marabana – Havana Marathon

Just two weeks more to participate in the event that is not only a sports fest but a homage to life and health: Havana’s Marathon. The Marabana was celebrated for the first time in 1986, and, it gathers every year more than 30000 participants from several countries. The marathon race is inspired in ancient tales […]

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What to pack when traveling to Cuba?

We are never tired of repeating how unique is Cuba. The genuine character of each city, its curious history and the warmth of the people, makes the country a wonderful place to visit. However, due to its economic peculiarities, there are many items that you can find elsewhere in the world but are difficult to […]

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New Year’s Eve in Cuba: No time for sorrow

Without the religious significance it has in the U.S., Christmas (known as Nochebuena in Spanish) is a cherished period in Cuba. Locals travel from every corner of the country to be with their love ones and have a nice dinner together. Decorations don’t have the glamour as seen in other places, but they are creative […]

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Snorkeling in Cuba: 8 locations not to be miss

In Cuba,  the temperature doesn’t vary much throughout the year, usually oscillating betwewn 22°C (71F) to 32°C (89F).  Furthermore, with 5000 km (3100 miles) of near virgen coastline, Cuba provides some of the best snorkeling spots in the world.  It boasts healthy corals, colorful fish and sealife of fantastic forms wait for you under the […]

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Cuban Rum: An interesting history

Who hasn’t heard about the virtues of the Cuban rum? Who has suddenly woken up craving a refreshing mojito or a daiquiri? Well, let me tell you that, despite the re-birth of those drinks around the world, they will never taste the same as when they are prepared with the rum produced in Cuba.  Great […]

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Ernest Hemingway, charmed by Havana

You cannot speak about Hemingway without thinking of Cuba, the long, beautiful island which embraced him like a son. In the 120th anniversary of his birth, Havana continues to be the city who charmed the great writer and and visitors have the impression that they will encounter him El Floridita’s Bar and Finca La Vigía. […]

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Unmissable Cuban Festivals

Why visit Cuba?  Well because you will never get bored. In order to  complement your excitement about the largest island in the Caribbean, here is the ultimate list of the best Cuban Festivals by season. Winter Cuban Festivals: Music is life Even if there isn’t snow and the sun shines every day, winter is a […]

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Cuban courtesy: a little taste of coffee in cuban coffee farms

Dark, strong and sweet, that’s how Cubans like to drink their coffee. For many of them a “buchito de café” (little taste of coffee) is the only way to start the day. In this article we talk about Cuban coffee farms, their history and which ones you should visit. In the trips to Cuba of Espíritu […]

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Top 10 museums in Cuba: a must-see attraction

I will tell you a secret: a country’s heritage can be revealed through its museums. Every antique porcelain, every aboriginal burial, every painting is a symbol reflecting the culture and traditions you could find today.  And when it comes to matchless exhibitions Cuba has much to offer. Follow Espíritu Travel in this promenade to discover […]

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National Parks: The natural treasures of Cuba

Distinguished by their fauna and flora, national parks are protected areas created to research and conserve the wildlife richness of each country. These places are also an opportunity to enjoy nature, admire the landscape and contribute to small communities’ development. For those travelers who prefer to go beyond the cities’ borders, visiting Cuba’s National Parks […]

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11 tips to trip to Cuba and enjoy the most

Cuba is warm and lovely, you can’t wait to prepare your bags and start the journey. In Espíritu Travel, we want to be sure that you will have the best holidays ever. That´s the reason we take care of all the planning so you can just discover and enjoy your trip. Pay attention to these […]

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Long Weekend in Havana: the perfect amount of joy

Want to do something different this weekend?  Well, Espíritu Travel has just right thing for you: a Long Weekend in Havana trip. Three perfect days to explore Havana and spend half a day in the Cuba countryside. Check out this article to find out more. Long Weekend in Havana: a surprising taste of Cuba Long […]

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Sancti Spíritus, this beautiful colonial city celebrates its 505th anniversary

Sancti Spíritus is one of the most beautiful cities in Cuba. No one can deny her grace, the pleasantness of its people and the history in the streets where time seems to have stopped. It’s not too late to experience the brightness of this Cuban gem. Check out Sancti Spíritus with Espíritu Travel. Sancti Spíritus: […]

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Hidden gems: 4 incredible Cuban towns you will absolutely love

It’s July thousands of travelers around the world are getting ready to explore Havana, Trinidad, Santiago de Cuba and others famous cities on our island. But there are also hidden gems: charming traditions, friendly inhabitants and wonderful landscapes turn these places into mandatory stops for every visitor. Uncover with Espíritu Travel the four Cuban towns that […]

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Best time to travel to Cuba, a whole-year paradise

There is something about the Caribbean: the weather, the beaches, the food, the people… something always makes us return for more. And, certainly, we deserve to go to the perfect place, in the perfect way and the perfect time. Discover the best time to travel to Cuba in any season of the year. Choose Espiritu Travel […]

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Travel legally to Cuba with Espíritu Travel: Support for Cuban People category

U.S. regulations for travel to Cuba have recently changed and many Americans believe their chance of visiting Cuba are over. Well, all is not lost! Prepare yourself to travel legally to Cuba under the Support for Cuban People category. As an American, you need to pick one of 11 categories of authorized travel to Cuba. Before new restrictions […]

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5 cozy paladares in Old Havana you shouldn’t miss

Paladares are the best option to enjoy a delightful meal while visiting Cuba. They are the result of the imaginary and creativity of Cuban families that decided to take the big step and become entrepreneurs. Each one of them offers a distinctive concept of what Cuban culinary art should be.  But…what is a paladar? Back […]

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Cooking Traditional Cuban Food

When Spaniards first arrived in Cuba in 1492 they encountered indigenous individuals who lived by hunting, fishing, gathering and the cultivation of cassava, yams, maize and black beans. As a consequence of the new diseases and living conditions brought in by the colonisers. The original Cuban Indians eventually became all, but extinct and cultivated which […]

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Top things to do in Havana for its 500th anniversary

500 years ago, a melting pot of different cultures and races settled in northwest Cuba and began to shape what is now one of the most vibrant cities in the world. We tell you what are the best things to do in Havana for its anniversary. Take note and enjoy this wonderful city. Havana is […]

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Christmas in Cuba

Cuba is the ideal destination to have a different Christmas that you will never forget, to know the customs of a unique country, so close and so different at the same time. In Cuba, there is not just one way to enjoy Christmas; for the very religious, they follow the traditions, for the santeros, it […]

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20 things to do in Havana

Only 90 miles from Key West and less than an hour flight from Miami, Havana lies in wait for you. There is no other city like Havana, a blend of the new and old, a place where crumbling Spanish colonial architecture and vintage cars mix with a booming nightlife and countless art galleries. There are […]

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Unique Things About Cuban Music

Cuba is a country with an intense rhythm of music and dances. Music and dance form an important aspect of Cuban culture. It is a lively mix of lyrical traditions and soulful Spanish melodies, as well as vibrant African beats and drumming. In our legal trips to Cuba that we organize for American citizens, we […]

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Cuba Travel History

  Reeling from the economic embargo imposed more than half a century ago and stuck in a time warp, this Caribbean island is the best place to go for an adventurous trip. The classic cars, sandy white beaches, historical sites, and unique culture are what makes Cuba a great destination for Americans. However, the past […]

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The 10 Best Restaurants in Havana

    In Cuba you can eat well, in fact very well. But to eat well the first thing is to understand that the best restaurants in Havana are called “Paladares”. They are private businesses of Cuban families and entrepreneurs who have managed to create unique places in the world for their originality and gastronomy. It is […]

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Cuba’s Passion For Baseball

Though they are two different countries in many aspects, the United States and Cuba have one major thing in common: a crazy love for baseball. Many assume that soccer takes the number one spot as most popular sports in Cuba, but like in the US, baseball is Cuba’s most popular sport. History of Baseball in […]

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The best five dive sites in Cuba

Cuba has 5,700 kilometers of coastline in addition to 4,200 islets with much of it undeveloped.  You can find dozens of spectacular dive sites in Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean. It has 7 international marinas and 39 international diving centers. Added to this is its tropical climate with an average water temperature of […]

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