Activities

Marlin fishing

Marlin fishing requires a great deal of skill and body strength since marlin are very large, strong fish that are also very fast swimmers.

Foods and Drinks

The perfect example of street food: dough is fried till it is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and sprinkled in sugar.

One would hardly think of Cuba food when thinking of pizza. However, even an Italian like me can enjoy a take away pizza from one of the “holes in wall”. Pizzas are cooked in small charcoal ovens and served really hot, and they cost less than $1,00 USD.

Ripe plantain that are slowly cooked in oil till they become caramelized: they are soft, sticky, juicy and delicious.

In Cuba, cooks fry yuca in large chunks, which is fine for a side dish. But when I started playing with yuca as an appetizer for my parties at home, I came up with French fry–sized yuca fingers, more delicate and attractive and also easier to handle, like the yuca fries I had seen in other Latin American countries.

Tostones are twice-fried plantain slices. They are most commonly known as tostones (in Puerto Rico, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Venezuela).

Hotels and Resorts

Showcasing a terrace and views of the city, Paseo 206 Boutique Hotel La Habana is located in Havana. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.

Showcasing an outdoor pool and year-round outdoor pool, Sanctuary at Grand Memories Varadero Adults Only - All Inclusive is located in Varadero in the region of Matanzas. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.

This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Showcasing an outdoor pool and water sports facilities, Hotel Playa de Oro is located in Varadero. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

With this many rooms, Roc Santa Lucia is sure to have one that's right for you. Showcasing a year-round outdoor pool and playground, Roc Santa Lucia is located in Playa Santa Lucia in the region of Provincia de Camagüey. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.

Showcasing a terrace and views of the garden, Boutique Hotel 5tay8 Vedado is located in Havana. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.