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Visit a city street overtaken by odes to a community icon, Papito Valladares, who’s barbershop has gained international notoriety.

Entrance to Artecorte




Cuba’s most important plaza, featuring the José Martí Memorial and huge images of revolutionaries, Ché Guevara, and Camilo Cienfuegos.



2019 Marabana: Go For It!

Its 5 o'clock in the morning, I wake up excited. Today is the big day. Today, I push my body and transcend the doubts and jitters of my mind to run the Marabana - Havana’s annual marathon. I do my routine without changing a thing; it always brings me luck. I continue to prepare myself and there is only one thought on my mind, I’m already a winner, I’m in Havana!



Cuba Solo Travel: What American Travelers Need to Know

Solo travel is on the rise. According to Agoda’s Solo Travel Trends 2018 survey, 61% of respondents said they would prefer to travel solo as compared with 48% that said they would prefer to travel with friends. Whether travel is simply getting easier or destinations are becoming inspired or demystified through social media, solo travelers are not letting the fact that they don’t have a travel companion stop them from visiting the destination of their choice. 



Havana Upgrades for its 500-Year Anniversary

Cuba is gearing up for Havana’s 500-year anniversary with all the color and flair that Havana is famous for. For Cuban Minister of Tourism, Manuel Marrero Cruz, the anniversary is an opportunity to re-launch Havana as a tourist destination. Still relatively new as a player on the world tourism stage, Cuba will follow a well-worn path of cities using events such as the Olympics or the Football World Cup to promote and improve themselves as a tourist attraction.  



Clandestina: Homegrown Cuban Talent

Entrepreneurship on the island breathes stronger than ever. After waiting decades, small seeds of change are finally starting to bear fruit and uncertainty has given way to private enterprise. For many Cubans who have dreamed of owning their own business, the time is now. The businesses that have emerged since the initial boom back in 2013 have become solid and strong fixtures; establishing their own identity and market concept along with the undeniable grit that comes along with the Cuban spirit. Such is the case with Clandestina, the first urban clothing brand, homegrown on the island.