Discover Havana’s captivating history and cultural charms. Havana, 498 years old, which fought off pirates and buccaneers for centuries, is now preparing a huge celebration: The 500th anniversary of its foundation by Spanish settlers on November 16, 1519. Take the unique opportunity to know fascinating local culture while discovering the timeless sights and sounds of nostalgic Havana. Mingle with locals, stroll around the bustling squares of Old Havana and cruise for half hour in a vintage convertible car as you immerse yourself in a place untouched by time.
Experience Havana's history, art, political legacy, remarkable highlights and delicious cuisine. Get ready to experience an evening full of Cuban culture, flavors and entertainment. Be blown away by the concert of the Grammy Award-winning group Buena Vista Social Club; the stage is set for you to be delighted by Cuba’s world-famous Tropicana Cabaret; the Cuban Art Factory proposes diverse art expressions; the cannon shot ceremony El Cañonazo awaits at 9:00 pm; Jazz Clubs always featuring magic nights and notorious bars inviting you to sip their cocktails. It is your call!
Discover why the American novelist fell in love for Havana's vibrant soul, where he lived, fished, wrote, dined and sipped his favorite cocktails. Visit his haunts, his former farm Finca Vigía, Cojimar fishing village, Hotel Ambos Mundos’ room 511, El Floridita, La Bodeguita del Medio and Sloppy Joe's bars. Today, his footprints resist to fade away as he refused to leave Cuba in 1960 upon the U.S. ambassador's suggestion to give up his beloved tropical home because Washington was cutting off relations with Cuba. Find out why although dead 57 years ago, he is almost as palpable a presence as he was back in those days.
Viñales is the perfect combination of natural beauty and traditional Cuban culture. It is best known for its tobacco farms and the distinctive limestone hills of Valle de Viñales, a stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site blessed by fertile rust-red soil and cigar-chewing guajiros (peasants) driving their oxen and plow through a tobacco field. It offers Cuba's very best hiking, caving and vistas, based around the tranquil farming town of Viñales on the edge of the park.