Category: Backpacking

  • Mosquitoes in Cuba

    In our experience Cuba has less mosquitoes than other popular tropical holiday destinations, like Costa Rica or Colombia. Nonetheless, in Cuba, as in any tropical country, there are plenty of insects at any time of the year. In Cuba, as in any tropical country, there are plenty of insects at any time of the year. […]

  • Birdwatching in Cuba

    Cuba is a perfect place for trekking, practicing nature photography and of course birdwatching. If you don’t normally enjoy birding, maybe just escaping the noise of Havana in the countryside for a day sounds appealing. It’s up to you how you spend your holiday, but if it is in Cuba: why not taking a birding […]

  • Top 5 endemic birds to spot in Cuba

    Cuba is an island, similar in land area to England. The natural beauties of the archipelago are worldwide recognized. Hidden rivers, astounding white sand beaches, majestic and prehistoric mountains, and fauna as diverse as the country itself are some of the local natural luxuries. One of Cuba’s riddles is its wondrous birdlife. In fact, the […]

  • From Havana to the countryside in search of Seboruco

     Seboruco (literally “big rock” in Cuban slang) is a hill 678 meters high, located in the Sierra del Rosario. This land belongs to the biggest mountain range in the west of Cuba: Guaniguanico. Although I have never been to the hill, I have visited the village of Seboruco. The truth is that the peak is […]

  • Loma El Taburete: nature and history

    Loma El Taburete (Hill of the Stool) is a hill 460 meters above sea level. It is located on the mountain range Sierra del Rosario, more precisely in the municipality of Candelaria, within the province of Artemisa, Cuba. This location is very close to the community of Las Terrazas, a very famous one amongst the […]

  • 5 Best Hikes around Havana

    Havana is a big city. Even on a long vacation, you will feel like there is never enough time to visit all the landmarks. There are plenty of things you can do in the city centre. But, what about the outskirts of the city and the lands beyond the limits of the capital? Those who […]

  • How to backpack Cuba on a budget

    Cuba is one of the fastest growing travel destinations in the world. That being said, it is an island of paradoxes: despite the average salary being less than $50 a month, Cuba can be surprisingly expensive. If you want to understand, read why Cuba can be surprisingly expensive for tourists.  In this article will guide you on backpacking Cuba if you are on […]