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Inside the Havana art sceneThere’s no doubt that vintage cars and music bars have stood fast on the tourist checklist, but due to Cuba’s recent art boom, artistic honey pots are now forming behind the old world glamour. Whether dining amidst the decor of an internationally renowned artist or perusing installations in a club, the Havana art scene offers some surprising underground attractions.

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10 of the Best Paladares in Havana

by ClaireBullen April - last edited September

10 of the Best Paladares in HavanaUntil recently, running a restaurant in Havana wasn’t just a business decision – it was almost an act of sedition. Since the 1960s, the primary venue for dinners out were state-run restaurants which weren’t exactly at the cutting-edge of culinary innovation. So, restaurants started opening up in family homes, behind closed doors – and for those who knew where to look, these so-called paladares in Havana were the place to find some of the city’s best food.

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Where to Dance Salsa in Havana

by KyleGoodwin January 2015 - last edited October

Where to Dance Salsa in HavanaOne of the world’s most vibrant salsa-dancing destinations, Havana is the perfect place to party the night away. Here’s our guide to dancing salsa in Havana – if you’re lucky you may even be shown a few moves by the locals…

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Beyond Havana: Exploring the Viñales Valley

by ClaireBullen August 2014 - last edited October 2014 by Moderator

Beyond Havana: Exploring Vinales Valley

Over a hundred miles from Havana, on the Western edge of the Cuban mainland, lies one of the most beguiling places in the Caribbean. Follow our guide to uncovering the rich heritage and wondrous beauty of the Viñales Valley.

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An Aficionado's Guide to Cigars in Havana

by Chantelle July 2014 - last edited September

An Aficionado's Guide to Cigars in Havana

Although other places have tried to rival the high standards of Cuban cigar making, they somehow fall short, making the city of Havana a pilgrimage site for any cigar aficionado. Here are some great tips on where to seek out the best cigars in Havana, and the places and people that can impart expert knowledge along the way.

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The Best Beaches in Cuba For Sun Seekers

by ClaireBullen February 2014 - last edited September

A Sun Seeker's Guide to the Best Beaches in CubaSoft, white sand, water as turquoise as it is crystal clear, palm trees silhouetted against the horizon, balmy breezes... For those who are on the verge of booking a spontaneous Caribbean holiday, consider stopping off in Cuba. 

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