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Imogen's Cuba

A Unique fusion of Latin America and the Caribbean with its beautiful beaches and captivating cities…...

 

Havana

One of, if not my most favourite city in the world! Havana is vibrant and so interesting with its's 1950's Cadillac’s and iconic landmarks you don't quite know where to look first. Revolution Square is the picture they show on every front cover, it’s where Che Guevara and Fidel Castro marched into power during the Cuban revolution! The famous bars (there are a few) where Hemmingway used to hang out and drink daiquiris. Cuban history is astounding.

 

The good thing where accommodation is concerned, there is something to suit most pockets from first class international hotels, or charming casas if you want to immerse yourself in local life...

 

During my trip we wondered the bustling streets of Havana with its crumbling architecture whilst soaking up the ambiance. We stumbled upon cool little rooftop bars and restaurants that were fit for a film set. Old Havana is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

One thing is for sure you most definitely cannot go to Cuba without a few days in Havana first, it's just compulsory!

 

Varadero

I travelled the 2 ½ hours from Havana to Varadero to see some of Cuba's beautiful beaches. On the way down, we travelled through lush palm filled hills, towns and villages steeped in history, sugar cane fields and tobacco plantations where it's almost obligatory to have a rocking chair on the porch!

 

What can I say Caribbean beaches are 2nd to none and Cuba doesn't disappoint. White sand and turquoise blue seas lapping against the shore, this is a resort to relax and breathe and soak up the sun (of course) and the Latino vibe. Most of the hotels are all inclusive with the option of al a carte, themed restaurants or a buffet depending on your taste. Some of the hotels offer a chance to get involved in all the activities or others if you prefer peace and quiet or maybe a spa. However, there is still a chance to drive around in an open top Chevrolet, otherwise it just wouldn't be Cuba!!

Imogen Fernandez

Oct 23 2018 Share Tweet