Time to put on your dancing shoes! If you’re in the Cuban capital this week you’ll have plenty of opportunities to salsa dance your way across the city at various venues in downtown and beyond and we have right casa particular in Havana to put you close to all the dancing action.

Salsa and conga dancing in the streets of Havana with live performers and musicians
A Cuban comparsa takes salsa dancing to Havana’s streets with the live sounds of drums and conga music

Tomorrow sees the official kick-off of Havana’s International Salsa Festival, an annual celebration now in its fourth edition that turns the city into a flurry of music, dancing and open-air concerts everywhere. The best bit is that foreigners are put at the centre stage as this initiative seeks to initiate novice salsa fans from all over the world and hone their salsa skills to perfection.

From 19th to 24th February, the finest of Cuban salsa will take centre stage in Havana, with a number of scheduled live concerts, including the very special performance of this year’s guest of honour – Puerto Rican legend Jerry Rivera, who will offer a showstopping live rendition of his biggest salsa hits on 20th February at the strike of 12 a.m. in order to close the day’s performances with a bang (a huge one, guaranteed!). If you’re in Havana this week you won’t want to miss the spectacular atmosphere of this electrifying concert – you can’t miss it and don’t say that at Cuba Casa we didn’t tell you all about it!

If you’re seeking the right bed-and-breakfast accommodation in Havana to make the most of all the salsa action this week then look no further than our casas particulares, perfectly located in some of the city’s most centric areas to put you in close proximity to the festival’s line-up of events. This year’s Festival de la Salsa will have its main headquarters at the Parque Metropolitano de La Habana (a.k.a El Bosque de la Habana) where orchestras, comparsas, DJs, nationally and internationally-acclaimed dance teachers, professional and non-professional dancers will put on an amazing show.

Keen salsa dancers of all levels should head to the Cuban capital this week and while they’re at it they should look at staying at some the most authentic accommodation in Havana, with local hosts, friendly service, home-cooked breakfasts and original decor that is a breath of fresh air from the clean-cut corporate image of “samey” hotels. So, while you’re here, whether or not you’re lucky enough to be enjoying a Cuba holiday this week or whether you plan to do so in the future, check out a Havana casa particular or two, our casas are true bed and breakfast perfection in Havana.