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ABOUT US

Meet the family We’re not your average tour operator. We’re a family native to Viñales (well, apart from Cassie, our founder & token Brit). With years of combined experience working in tourism in Cuba, as well as degrees in foreign languages, agronomy, farming and – of course – expertise in tobacco and ‘how-to-be-a-cowboy’, we finally […]

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Day Trip to Viñales

Classic Viñales Experience

Price: £450 GBP £ 410 GBP
cuban food

Traditional & Tasty Cuban Food

Guest Post: Megan Simpson of youRhere Modern Retreats Forget the myth about terrible Cuban food. You just have to know what you’re looking for & where to find it. Megan Simpson from ‘youRhere Modern Retreats tells us about the top 5 best Cuban food that you have to try when you visit Cuba. Arguably the […]

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Travel to Cuba post covid

How To Travel To Cuba During COVID

(Updated on 21st November 2020) Havana airport is open from 15th November Yes! It’s exciting. Havana José Marti airport is officially opening on the 15th November after closing up shop back in March. BUT before you start packing your suncream and new bikini, there are some logistics that you need to know about. Because until there […]

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Sustainable agriculture in Cuba

Cuba is more eco-friendly than you may realise This may come as a surprise to you, because Cuba isn’t widely recognised as a particularly eco-friendly island, especially next to it’s more popular rival Costa Rica. However in early 2020 Cuba was ranked once again as the worlds most sustainable developed country by the Sustainable Development […]

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Money in Cuba

Money in Cuba – what’s the deal?

All you need to know about money in Cuba Money in Cuba is a unique topic. It can be challenging to get your head around, but if you give me 5 minutes of your time, I can solve your confusion.  There are two currencies in Cuba: the Cuban Peso Nacional (CUP) and the Cuban Convertible […]

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cuba street dog

Vinales Street Paws Project

Improving the lives of the street dogs in Viñales One of the organisations that we are very proud to support is the Viñales Street Paws Project, a non-government and non-profit organization working to support and better the lives of the street animals in Vinales, Cuba. (Updated 21st November 2020) Animal Welfare in Cuba Sadly, animals aren’t […]

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Why you should book your trip with us

There are many tour operators, group travel organizers, travel agents and websites out there who offer travel to Cuba. And you know what, there’s only a handful of them that I would actually rate. I don’t say this from a competition stance, but instead from a potential customer’s point of view. Cuba isn’t like any […]

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COVID-19

(Last update: Wednesday 25th June 2020) Addressing your health, safety and peace of mind during this outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus As the spread of the coronavirus now slows and news of the re-opening of the island begins, we anticipate a strong and exciting ‘high season’ from November 2020 onwards.  We are already receiving bookings for […]

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Internet in Cuba – what’s really the deal

“Go where the WiFi is weak & the rum is strong” The idea of traveling to a country where the WiFi is weak may tickle the tastebuds for some. For others, it might have you breaking out in the sweats and reconsidering your trip entirely. Either way, you need to know the facts about the […]

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Apps in Cuba: the top 5 apps to download before you travel

5 apps that will make your trip to Cuba stress-free Cuba is an island with limited internet access. There are designated Wifi spots around the towns (and much more in Viñales than in Havana FYI). Mobile data for tourists is still not possible. It’s a great country for a digital detox, but not so great […]

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How to travel to Viñales for the day

Havana is an incredible city, but after a couple of days you’ll most likely be needing a break (trust us). Viñales is a 2.5 hour scenic drive from the capital, and if done right, can be the best day of your trip (check out our reviews in our IG Highlights, TripAdvisor & AirBnB page – […]

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Is Cuba right for you?

Or more to the point, are you right for Cuba?  Cuba isn’t easy. Things break. Things don’t exist. Things don’t always make sense and things can go very, very slowly. We are increasingly playing host to visitors who haven’t done their cultural research before their experience with us and so wanted to put together this […]

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What to pack for Cuba

What To Pack For Your Cuba Trip

(Updated 15th November 2020) A lot of people worry about what to pack for Cuba. But honestly, it’s easy. It’s a chilled out island, so unless you’re an Instagram Influencer and need that photo of you in your red dress and stilettos in Havana, leave your high heels at home! (p.s. Instagram influencers stick out […]

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Cuba like a local

How To Experience Cuba Like A Local

(Updated 15th November 2020) Cuba is not your standard holiday destination. Whilst you can enjoy guided tours and all-inclusive resorts if you want to, you’ll do yourself and Cuba an injustice.  To experience the real Cuba, you must live as the Cubans do: eat like a Cuban, travel like a Cuban, speak like a Cuban and even […]

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Gifts to Cuba

Bringing Gifts To Cuba

(Updated 15th November 2020) Who doesn’t love receiving presents? Even the most fortunate of people love receiving gifts, but it’s a good idea to understand why you should bring gifts to Cuba, who needs what, and what types of things would be most useful and appreciated. WHY DO I NEED TO BRING GIFTS TO CUBA? […]

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