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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 […]

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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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Ultimate Guide to Summer Holidays in Cuba

Have you thought of traveling to Cuba for your summer vacation? It is indeed a remarkable place to travel at any time of the year. […]

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Classic American Cars In Cuba

  Ask anyone who has visited Cuba to name a few iconic features of this Caribbean island, and the chances are that they are going to mention Cuban cigars, white sandy beaches, rum, salsa, and classic American cars that grace the streets of Havana and other cities in Cuba. And while Cuba has a lot […]

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All You Need to Know About Cuban Cigars

  Cuban cigars are known as the best in the world, but what sets them apart from tobacco originating from other countries? The answer lies in the long, fascinating history of the Cuban cigars, which visitors like to smoke when they have traveled to Cuba for vacation. One of the things that makes Cuban cigars […]

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Caribbean Holidays In Cuba and the Caribbean Region

The glittering and scintillating white sand beaches, as well as the warm blue waters of the Caribbean region, are the embodiment of tropical ecstasy. Spend your vacation days on the beaches, sun feasting on luxurious cuisine, or put on a mask and snorkel to discover the amazing underwater world of shimmering marine life and colorful […]

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All-time favorite destinations in Cuba

  Cuba is one of the best destinations for many Americans, especially during winter. Many people travel to this Caribbean Island to embrace its joie de vivre, white beaches, its music and colonial cities. If you wish to visit Cuba you can book with a company like Espíritu Travel, which offers legal trips to Cuba […]

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Weather in Cuba

Cuba, a beautiful island nation located in the Caribbean which enjoys a spectacular tropical climate and warm weather year-round. It is home to warm waters, plenty of culture, and white-sand beaches. […]

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Is it safe for Americans to travel to Cuba?

For decades, there was a massive standoff between the US and Cuba with regard to travel and business. However, two years ago, the United States government moved to ease some of the restrictions placed against Americans traveling to the island. In 2016, over 600,000 Americans and Cuban-Americans visited the country. […]

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How to choose your Travel Agency

If Twitter is anything to go by, many people have expressed their desires for traveling to various places around the world. The common phrase used is “If traveling was free, you would never see me again.” […]

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Cuban Currency

Have you ever had the experience of handling and dealing with two currencies in the same country? If you have never heard of this before, your mind could be wondering how. As it is, most countries have only one currency. […]

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Cuban Food: An experience for your senses

The cultural heritage of Cuba results in a unique and tasty gastronomy known for very different kinds of dishes. If you go to Cuba and want to experience all that Cuban gastronomy has to offer, don’t forget to try the dishes, cocktails and places described on this post. […]

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How to Travel to Cuba for American Citizens

How to travel to Cuba from USA Many Americans rightfully wonder what has really changed about traveling to Cuba since the historic reestablishing of diplomatic relations and the easing of travel restrictions. As with many things about Cuba, nothing is that straightforward. Here are seven things Americans need to know to start planning their trip […]

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Why you should Travel to Havana in Autumn

There is no time like autumn to enjoy all that Havana has to offer. It’s the perfect time to pack your bags and travel to the Caribbean country. […]

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The 7 Best Beaches in Cuba

The Best Beaches in Cuba If you love the sun, to see the waves break, to feel the sea wet your feet and even the smell of sun tan lotion, Cuba stands out for the beauty of its fine white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Cuban Beaches Located in the center of the Caribbean, […]

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An amazing experience of a trip to Cuba

Cuba is one of the most visited destinations in recent times. More and more visitors are looking forward to do a trip to this Caribbean country. The relationship between the United States and Cuba has undergone major changes in recent years. These changes have been transcendental significant and they have especially helped to make the […]

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Cuba’s Urban Agriculture

On a busy street packed with school children in the central Cuban city of Bayamo, I passed a man hauling a plastic crate full of beets. A few steps more and another man moved by, weaving in and out of the children. He was sporting a huge smile and carrying a crate packed with string […]

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The Five Most Spectacular Hikes in Cuba

Long restricted, hiking and trekking in Cuba are seeing a sort of Renaissance. Cuba’s landscape is dramatic. From well managed biosphere reserves and steep misty hillsides towering over valley jungles to flower-filled forests, waterfalls and remote beaches, exploring Cuba’s spectacular landscape on foot is easier now that at any time since the 1950s. Espiritu Travel’s wilderness guides offer a number of options for you to get into the more wild areas of this island nation. […]

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Why traveling to Cuba is better with a small group tour

A woman said to me: ¨I don’t like group tours.¨ We were standing inside a cave in Cuba. We weren’t just standing. As I would later discover we were standing in a line for 45 minutes for a 5 minute boat ride. As we stood in the damp cave, listening to the water drip around us, she explained that she likes to travel independently and doesn’t do group travel. […]

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How to Capture images of Cuba with Your Camera

Cuba is one of the most photogenic locations on the planet. With a unique, gritty atmosphere, welcoming people and a colorful, pulsating culture, Cuba is truly a photographer’s dream destination. It is a street photography heaven. While we’ve all seen images of Cuba full of the old American cars there is so much more: the magnificent architecture, the history mingling with the present and the faces of its people. Because Espiritu Travel focuses on the real Cuba, I was able to get places in the Caribbean nation that few other tours visit. […]

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Feel part of this historic moment between the US and Cuba

“We are in a new era (…) it is time to leave behind the ideological battles of the past”, these words by President Obama exemplify the incredible moment we are living between the US and Cuba. It’s exciting to witness this change after more than 65 years of confrontation and more than 90 years since a US president visited one of our closest neighbors, just 90 miles from the coast of Florida. […]

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A trip around authentic Havana

¨It is a land more beautiful than any human has ever seen.¨ This is how Christopher Columbus described Cuba. And it is that the island is a mix of traditions, cultures, history, colors, flavors and smells that has turned it into one of the most attractive destinations for those who love the exotic. The beaches of Cuba and the wide range of tourism activities for active people offered such as snorkeling or diving as well as its colonial heritage will make you want to reserve your trip to Cuba. […]

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Casas particulares an authentic experience in Cuba

Unlike other Latin American destinations, in Cuba there are two different types of accommodation, hotels and casas particulares. These are private houses licensed by the government under strict conditions to rent en-suite rooms to foreigners. A sort of micro bed and breakfast that has been set up in people’s homes. […]

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Americans can travel to Cuba, but how?

Americans can travel to Cuba, but how?
Many Americans rightfully wonder what has really changed about travel to Cuba since the historic reestablishing of diplomatic relations and the easing of travel restrictions. As with many things about Cuba, nothing is that straight forward. Here are 6 things Americans need to know to start planning their trip to Cuba. […]

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‘People-to-people’ the legal travel to Cuba for americans

Essentially a ‘people-to-people’ tour is the way to have a legal travel to Cuba for americans. It means adding unique and interesting cultural activities to your itinerary so that you are offered the opportunity to have an educational as well as a fun and relaxing trip while in Cuba. […]

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