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Traveler Review: Visiting Cuba with Acanela was Amazing

Traveler Review: Visiting Cuba with Acanela was Amazing

Not long ago, Hugh Deery ventured to Cuba with Acanela Expeditions, spending time in cities like Havana, Trinidad, and Viñales. For him, visiting Cuba was an adventure unlike anything he’d ever experienced, so we asked him a few questions about his trip. Here’s what he told us.

Where to Stay in Cuba

Where to Stay in Cuba

Did you know Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean? Discovered by Christopher Colombus in 1492, Cuba is known for its amazing live music and dance scene. Cuba is also known for its world-renowned cigars, 1905s Cadillacs, and its powdery, white beaches.  Your visit to Cuba will likely begin with the capital city, Havana. So let’s take a look at some of the best neighborhoods and hotels to stay in while visiting Havana.

A Guide to Cuban Music and Salsa Dancing

A Guide to Cuban Music and Salsa Dancing

Cuba is often romanticised, with white sand beaches and the infamously vibrant and historical capital of Havana. Its resistance to modernisation makes travellers feel like they’ve entered a time portal… the magic of it is just undeniable. But what draws a lot of foreigners in is the spirit of the country and its people, both of which are heavily influenced by their love of music and dance.

The Easiest Ways to Get a Cuban Visa

The Easiest Ways to Get a Cuban Visa

Some of the most common questions I received after returning from Cuba was: wait, isn’t it illegal for Americans to travel there? How did you get the visa? Many myths are present regarding whether or not Americans can legally travel to Cuba. The short answer: yes you can, and it’s pretty simple. To visit Cuba when traveling from the United States, you need a visa (or tourist card - they’re the same thing).

Trinidad and Viñales: Off the Beaten Path in Cuba

Trinidad and Viñales: Off the Beaten Path in Cuba

The island of Cuba is so much more than just historic Old Havana. It’s packed with an abundance of things to see and do. If you have time during your stay, a day trip out to Trinidad, Viñales, or both would make your Cuba vacation unique and memorable. These towns both radiate beauty and history, yet they’re very different.

6 Common Cuban Scams and How to Avoid Them

6 Common Cuban Scams and How to Avoid Them

When participating in international tourism, you may be warned about common scams that tourists are exposed to. Before visiting Cuba, I had never been scammed, and while I was only there for only three days, I was conned twice. If you’re planning a trip to this gorgeous island, make sure you’re educated on what could happen, and prepared for any Cuban scams that may occur.

The Ultimate Cuba Travel Guide

The Ultimate Cuba Travel Guide

Have you been daydreaming about visiting Cuba? Before you book anything, here is an extensive Cuba travel guide. From what to pack to getting your visa, from how to get there to what to see, we’re sharing everything you need to know for a great Cuban experience.

The Best of Cuban Cuisine

The Best of Cuban Cuisine

They say that Cuba wears its history on its sleeve. And if history is the outerwear, the cuisine of Cuba is the heart and soul. A blend of Native American Taino (indigenous peoples of Cuba) food, Spanish, African, and Caribbean cuisines, Cuban food is not spicy, but it is filling and flavorful. Unlike most dinners that are served over the course of several dishes in turn, traditional Cuban meals are served with all items at once. 

10 Tips for Traveling to Cuba

10 Tips for Traveling to Cuba

Cuba is a lively country full of vibrant culture, rich history, stunning beaches, and unique cityscapes. A trip to Havana is like transporting back to another era; you’ll instantly be enchanted by this charming, colorful city. If you prefer sandy shores to steamy sidewalks, Cuba has you covered. There’s something for everyone, and with tourism only opening up in the past few years, this fascinating country is a coveted getaway destination. When traveling here, there are a few things you should know beforehand in order to make the most of your vacation. Keep reading to find out our ten tips for traveling to Cuba!

10 Travel Myths About Cuba

10 Travel Myths About Cuba

In 2016, a lot of changes were made to travel to Cuba.  President Obama's historic trip to Cuba opened the doors to many Americans who never realized they could ever travel to that small Caribbean Island of 11 million people.  We want to talk about the top 10 travel myths about Cuba - so you are well informed when you travel to this amazing country! (Maybe with us?)