WhyNotCuba: a blog about Cuba, by Cubans.

  • Guide to Gibara

    For most of the year, Gibara is a small sleepy fishing town in the province of Holguin. If you go visit for most of the year, it is easily possible that you’ll be the only tourists in town. However, this changes for a week every year with the Gibara Film Festival. The festival has grown […]

  • How to be a digital nomad in Cuba (2019)

    Being a digital nomad in Cuba is challenging, but depending on the nature of your work it is possible. It mostly depends on your internet needs: the more internet you need the more difficult it will be. You’ll also have to be patient, and be armed with a good VPN. Will I need a VPN? […]

  • Where to stay in Havana

    To visit Havana, the capital of Cuba, is considered a Wonder City of the World, and simply is a marvelous place. Many people who have already visited Cuba, return here again and again only to spend more time in the county’s capital, wander its streets and immerse themselves into the colonial atmosphere of Havana. However, […]

  • Best old car tours in Havana

    One of the distinctive characteristics of Cuba is the abundance of old vintage cars made in the 50s and earlier. For a Cuban, this is just a part of his or her everyday life, but tourists always marvel at the magical feeling that these cars bring to the city. Therefore, it is a must-try experience […]

  • 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 Booking.com. German, tell us about yourself! I […]

  • MogoteArt: an artistic home in Viñales

    The MogoteArt boutique hotel was recommended to us by a journalist who had visited the site in the aftermaths of the meteor impact in Viñales. You can still see the site where the meteor hit the ground at the entrance of the hotel. Why is the place called MogoteArt? Well, one half of it is […]

  • Varadero Travel Guide

    Varadero is one of the most beautiful beaches in Cuba and, perhaps the whole world. It is located on the 20 kilometers long Hicacos Peninsula. In this peninsula, aside from the obvious beautiful beaches everyone needs to spend some time at, there are plenty of activities you can enjoy during your vacation. There are also […]

  • Guide to Viazul bus Cuba

    Cuba has many bus lines, but the biggest difference is who the clients are. Viazul buses are mainly meant for tourism and are relatively modern air conditioned European/Brazilian/Chinese buses. On the other hand, Astro buses are only for Cubans (you will be asked to show ID). Like many things in Cuba, getting a bus ticket […]

  • 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 […]

  • American travel to Cuba after June 2019

    On the 4th of June 2019 the US State Department announced a new policy regarding travel to Cuba in line with the announcements made by John Bolton in April 17. The Treasury and Commerce Department also made subsequent announcements. What was announced? We read the entire Treasury release so you don’t have to. Here are […]