Cuba closes its borders and bans large cultural and sporting events amid rise in coronavirus cases

By Susana Corona Cruz Only last week we were echoing Cuba’s Ministry of Tourism efforts to encourage travellers to continue with their Cuba holiday plans amid global coronavirus fears and increasing death tolls, citing their robust healthcare system and preventative…

Cuba in times of coronavirus – what to do if you’re there on holiday now (or plan to be there soon)

by Susana Corona Cruz – Coronavirus in Cuba – if you’re wondering about COVID-19 in Cuba, whether new cases are being reported recently and whether you should abandon, postpone or continue with plans to travel to the island over the…

Havana’s annual Salsa Festival dates announced for next week

Salsa enthusiasts have a place to be next week as the dates for Cuba’s annual Salsa Festival in Havana have been finally announced and it all happens in a few days! Now is the time to find a Havana casa…

The Cuba conundrum – JetBlue cut backs and American Airlines jumps at the opportunity to add more Cuba flights

By Susana Corona Cruz Casas particulares in Cuba have taken a bad hit with the announcement of further travel restrictions in place for American citizens and residents. But not all U.S. travel companies are scaling back their business activity in…

Cuba’s holiday industry faces further drop in U.S. visitors after Trump’s new travel restrictions

It’s not great news for casa particular owners. Trump continues on his ruthless quest to curtail travel to Cuba for U.S. visitors and the latest move has been to cancel charter flights to nine Cuban airports (not including Havana), adding…

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…

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