Tag: Cuban History

  • 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 […]

  • Everything you need to know about Cuban cigars

    Cuban Cigars – History, Heritage, Production & Smoking on the Island Cuban cigars are world-renowned for their quality and taste. They play an integral role in Cuba’s history and development. Cuba has been shaped by cigars. And cigars have been shaped by Cuba. The history of the Cuban cigar and the impact on the social, […]

  • Famous Cubans

    When foreigners think of Cuba, they often imagine the country’s famous beaches and beautiful green landscapes. Others think of rum, cigars, salsa, and other things the country is famous for. But these are not the only things that make the country special. The main reason the country may feel proud about are its citizens. Cuban […]

  • Baseball: Cuban national sport

    If you ask Cuban men about their favorite sport, most of them will answer: baseball, or as it is sometimes called in Cuba, pelota. Baseball matches are important events in all the cities of the country, and most locals follow the National Baseball Series. From a very young age many of the Cuban children play […]

  • Mobsters in Havana: a brief history of the Cuban Mafia

    It is hard to believe that the Cuba we know now once was flourishing with nightclubs, casinos, cabarets, and bordellos, and was basically called the Las Vegas of the Caribbean. However, it is true that during the first half of the XX century the American mafia openly operated in Cuba, and even arranged their activities […]

  • 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 […]

  • Cows in the socialist Caribbean: the truth about beef and Cuban history

    The image of cows cropping on fields is not often seen on while traveling in Cuba. You can see some fields with cows on it along the roads, but they are not an important part of the landscape. Neither it is frequent to see beef on the tables of Cuban people, although they have not […]

  • 23 Interesting Facts about Cuba

    The most important interesting fact is that Cuba is a melting pot of different cultures and influences with a fascinating history. Although there are hundreds if not thousands of interesting facts about Cuba, here are a few you might want to know before you travel to the island nation. 1.  The official name of Cuba […]

  • Why does Cuba have so many vintage Cars?

    Vintage cars in Cuba are part of daily life with most classic cars being used as taxis. Some of them look brand new, painted in vivid colours and transport tourists around at prices beyond Cubans reach (25-50 CUC per hour). Those that are less well maintained are used as collective taxis or ‘taxi colectivos’ as […]