Category: Insider’s Tips

  • Guide to Ciénaga de Zapata and Bay of pigs.

    Ciénaga de Zapata is one of the six biosphere reserves in Cuba, located 150 kilometers southeast of Havana. This natural park is the wildest, most untamed region in the Caribbean. It is one of the best ecotourism destinations in Cuba.   The park contains extensive and varied ecosystems. Crocodiles, flamingoes, deer, jutias and the rare manatee […]

  • When is the best time to visit Cuba?

    People come to Cuba for many reasons, most of them I dare say come for the pleasure of the weather and the clean air. “Why Cuba?” you might ask, well “Why not? It’s gorgeous!”. So to answer the question: there’s not a wrong time to come to Cuba. The feeling when you go to the […]

  • The Habano Festival: History and tradition

    Among the many things that attract people to Cuba, the Habano culture is by far the most alluring of them all. According to field experts, a Habano is nothing less than the best cigar you will ever taste in your life. And you can do it, if you come to El Festival del Habano, also […]

  • How to visit Cuba (from your home)

    Coronavirus is nowadays all over the news. The whole world has been affected by this virus and we are all concerned about it. This is definetly not the time to travel; but what if you find a way to travel without leaving your home? Those who are eager about travelling to Cuba can use the […]

  • How to eat cheap in Havana, Cuba

    In Cuba, there is a big variety of places to eat, which can be extremely expensive, as well as surprisingly cheap. For low-budget traveler in Cuba, as well as people who simply want to experience Cuba from the point of view of the local people, the best option is street food. In Havana there are […]

  • Insider’s Guide: LGBT Tourism in Havana

    German Miguel studied sociology and is now a successful BnB and entreprenuer. He has many years of experience in helping gay tourists explore the LGBT culture in Cuba. Now he shares with us his favourite tips! You can book a stay at his place on his website or German, tell us about yourself! I […]

  • KNOW THIS before staying in a Cuban Airbnb

    Airbnb is one of an online platform for travellers to find and book lodging all over the world, providing countless options of houses and apartments for rent. In 2016 Airbnb opened up in Cuba, and by now there are hundreds of accommodation offers in every city of Cuba available for booking on the site. No […]

  • Insider Guide: Welcome to the Cuba Conga

    The WhyNotCuba team spoke with one of the most secretive travel bloggers in Cuba, the person behind the underground Cuba travel guide. He also offers bespoke itineraries at TripUniq. This is what we found out. We love your blog and it has interesting information but why is it anonymous? Well, Cuba is a socialist state […]

  • ArtHaus Guide to the Havana Biennale

    ArtHaus Havana is a beautiful colonial villa that houses the an independent artist residence. This is their outsiders guide to the Havana Biennale: independent artist events that are not included in the official programme. They are mostly in Spanish, but the language of art is universal. Everyone is welcome. Thursday 11 Abril: Expo: From a […]

  • Best apps for visiting Cuba in 2019

    Nowadays we take our smartphones with us everywhere we go, use them all the time, and most of us probably can’t imagine our lives without them. These devices have actually proven themselves very useful, providing a variety of different tools at the reach of a hand anytime you want. Travelers are no exception: in recent […]