Cuba’s Jazz Plaza Festival 2019 in full swing – two more days of jamming action left!

Jazz Plaza 2019 is in full swing now and with two more days of outstanding performances lined up, time is of the essence if you want to add a jazzy dimension to your casa particular stay in Havana or Santiago….

Prince Charles and Camilla’s Christmas card is full of Cuban flair

Cuban Christmas cheer is officially a thing. At least for part of the British royal family. It looks like the highlight of this year for the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall was their Cuba travel adventure as their official Christmas…

41st edition of Havana Film Festival just days from kicking off – we give you all the details

One of the most prestigious film festivals in the Americas (and one of the oldest too, attended by the likes of Hollywood stars like Benicio del Toro, Matt Dillon, Ethan Hawke or Tim Robbins), the 41st edition of the Havana…

British Culture Week in Havana – the full calendar of British activities in the Cuban capital

From 27 November to 8 December, the UK Embassy in Havana is celebrating British Culture Week and like in previous editions, they’re going all out with a series of exciting events scheduled. There’s one for every day! Whether you plan…

Spanish King and Queen cause uproar in Havana – how to holiday like a royal in Cuba

It took them a long time. 500 years no less. Yet they made it in time for a grand celebration that marked the Cuban capital’s 500th anniversary. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in Havana last Tuesday…

Andrea Bocelli to sing in Havana next month – time for a winter Cuba holiday!!

Still wondering whether now is a good time for a Cuba holiday and a stay in a Havana casa particular? Starting 16th November, the day when Havana officially turns 500 years old, a series of celebrations will take over the…

Spain’s king to visit Cuba to mark Havana’s 500th birthday

 Many Havana casa particular owners are in a flurry that next month their city will welcome royals. On the occasion of Havana’s half-century birthday, official sources have announced that the King of Spain, Felipe VI, along with his wife, Queen…

Trump strikes again hurting casa particular owners the most – U.S. to suspend all flights to Cuban cities other than Havana

Casa particular owners beyond Havana have been dealt another blow by the Trump administration. After the renewal of direct US-Cuba flights a little over 3 years ago, the Trump administration puts a new dampener on Cuba’s tourism industry by now…

Havana’s cultural calendar fills up in the last week of October – why now is a great time to book a casa particular!

There are only 21 days before Havana officially turns 500 years old and, in the lead-up to the big birthday celebrations the city’s cultural calendar has already started to fill up with a series of events, some paying tribute to…

A flavourful Cuba holiday for true coffee lovers – Lavazza celebrates Havana with limited-edition blend made from 100% Arabica Cuban beans

To mark the 500th anniversary of Havana’s foundation, Italian coffee brand, Lavazza has launched a limited-edition Cuban premium blend complete with Cuban artwork. The new ¡TIERRA! La Habana, narrates the city’s centuries-old story through 100% Arabica Cuban beans and original…

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