Lifestyle

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15:  Singer Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony arrives at Universal Music Group's 2016 GRAMMY After Party at The Theatre At The Ace Hotel on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Cojimar’s Camila Cabella’s “Havana” hits Number One

Camila Cabello is single-handedly putting the word “Havana” on practically everyone’s lips (while swaying their hips). With her infectious Top 10 hit...

Art

Georgina-2

A Papier-Mache Tribute to Elderly Cubans

By Paula Henriquez HAVANA TIMES — I recently went back to see the artist Georgina de la Cruz. She welcomed me in her... Read more

 

habanarte2015_0

Habanarte 2015: the whole art at once

For the second time, art fair Habanarte will take place in Havana, between September 3rd and 13th. Read more


Baseball

Screen Shot 2017-08-27 at 5.21.49 PM

Beisbol 2017-2018: Play bol!!

Many visitors to Cuba like to catch a baseball game as part of their trip. The 2017-2018 season got under way on... Read more

 

Serie 53 de beisbol equipo Las Villas Freddy Asisel Alvarez

The Cuba Baseball Series may be coming to a TV screen near you!

The unlikeliest of saviors may just well be Cuba’s National Baseball Series. Read more


Cinema

Four Seasons in Havana will transport you back to the city

If you are a diehard Cubaphile like myself you likely have an insatiable appetite for all things Cuban and all people Cubano... Read more

 

New WHAT’s ON for May 2016

See the entire May edition of What’s On including articles, schedule and more. Just click on the this guitar to go directly to the... Read more


Cruising

bb1a2504-copy

Cultural Exchange Yacht Chartering in Cuba

The Moorings has announced new crewed cruisingcatamaran charters coming to Cuba in 2017. Read more

 

fanthoim5

Carnival Adds Two Cuba Cruise Dates in Fall 2016

Fathom is the only U.S. cruise line sailing from the U.S. to one of the most desired destinations in the Caribbean. Read more


Dance

IMG_1667 copy

Dancing the Hora in Cumanayagua

The theatre company TEATRO DE LOS ELEMENTOS lives, creates and thrives on a pristine working farm nestled in the gentle foothills of... Read more

 

Yadira Montero, Danza Contemporanea, Compas-13

Danza Contemporanea de Cuba’s beautiful Compás

Founded in 1959, Cuba’s leading contemporary dance company Read more


Fashion

DSC00054

Trendy shopping at Clandestina

Up to now, Havana has not exactly been a shopaholic’s dream. Sure you can head to Plaza Veija and pick up last season’s... Read more

 

Karl Marx theatre Havana

Havana Film Festival

Background & history: During the first two weeks of December, a virulent plague takes hold of Havana. Immunization is impossible and there´s... Read more


House & Home

luxury casa particulare Havana Cuba

Tag: , ,

Staying in luxurious private houses in Havana

the private rental market has not so much gone up market (there are still plenty of affordable family hosted casas) but an up-market segment has developed that competes with the best that the hotel segment has to offer Read more

 

Permuto swap

REAL ESTATE PROPERTY IN CUBA: BEFORE AND AFTER NOVEMBER, 2011

On November 2nd, 2011, partial modifications to the General Housing Law were published in the Official Gazette of the country, which represented a major achievement in terms of property rights in Cuba. Read more


Literature

11223478_841456265939205_8356729381666313184_n

The 2017 Havana Book Fair honours Canada

Since Cuba enjoys the highest literacy rate (99.8 per cent) in the Caribbean it should come as no surprise that one of... Read more

 

From the left: Carlos Varela (singer), X Alfonso (FAC), Karen Dubinsky, the author, and Susan Lord, Queen’s Film Study Professor

“Cuba beyond the Beach: Stories of life in Havana”

Cuba Beyond The Beach: Stories of Life In Havana By Karen Dubinsky Published 2016 by Between The Lines, $24.95 CAD A book... Read more


Music

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15:  Singer Camila Cabello of Fifth Harmony arrives at Universal Music Group's 2016 GRAMMY After Party at The Theatre At The Ace Hotel on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Cojimar’s Camila Cabella’s “Havana” hits Number One

Camila Cabello is single-handedly putting the word “Havana” on practically everyone’s lips (while swaying their hips). With her infectious Top 10 hit... Read more

 

1W4A3713 copy

La Zorra y el Cuervo serves up Havana jazz

I was not a hipster chasing Billie Holiday between Harlem jazz clubs in the 1940s but, if I had been, I am... Read more


People

ana-de-armas-e188f1b12048ab3e8245e7935d2d8b61d82cc6e7

A Cuban actress invades Hollywood

Pop quiz: What does the newly-released blockbuster film ‘Bladerunner 2049’ and Havana, Cuba have in common? Answer: Cuban actress Ana de Armas.... Read more

 

elio-0001

Terry Fox Marathon of Hope 2017 in Cuba

The twentieth edition of the Terry Fox Run, hosted on Saturday, March 18, in Havana and other Cuban cities, saw thousands of people... Read more


Photography

A photographer’s view of Havana

VisitCuba is proud to present another set of photographs from Cuba.  Each time we receive a new album of photos, we get... Read more

 

Photo by Jeff Melnick

Off to Cuba for the love of photography

Jeff Melnick loves photography! He thinks nothing of hopping on a plane and heading off to some exotic location at the click... Read more


Places to stay

DSCF2808 s

Top 5 Things To Do When Visiting Cuba

Cuba is a beautiful tropical resort that offers many things to do. Whether your goal is to find somewhere serene and relax... Read more

 

Royalton_Cayo_Santa_Maria_Pool-171629811119

Royalton Cayo Santa Maria in Cuba ranked the #1 Top All-Inclusive Resort in the World

Cuba’s Royalton Cayo Santa Maria resort has been voted the number one 'All Inclusive Resort in the World' Read more


Poetry

DSCN0838 lower

Tag:

the International Day of Poetry – Havana celebrates all over

Poetry can be a natural condition in Cuba, an island with a rich cultural life and a profound literature. That’s why the... Read more


Politics & Embargo

Dryfoot-3

“Wet foot dry foot” ends.

As of Thursday January 12, 2017 the US administration has repealed a measure granting automatic residency to virtually every Cuban who arrived... Read more

 

cuba-maribu

Artisanal charcoal – first legal Cuban export to the United States

Artisanal charcoal will become the first legal Cuban export to the United States in decades under a deal between Cuba’s government and... Read more


Sports

azucar4-1

Cuban boxer Ultiminio “Sugar” Ramos dies at age 75

This past week, while hurricane Irma was bearing down on Cuba, another lesser but still powerful force, legendary Cuban boxer, Sugar Ramos,... Read more

 

bb1a2504-copy

Cultural Exchange Yacht Chartering in Cuba

The Moorings has announced new crewed cruisingcatamaran charters coming to Cuba in 2017. Read more


Theatre

wsj

Memories of Havana’s Mella Theatre

Because of my age, I wasn’t able to attend the worldwide premiere of the play El Circulo de Tiza Caucasiano (“Der kaukasische... Read more

 

Yadira Montero,Gotas de Agua sobre Piedras Calientes,Carlos Días-14

Carlos Díaz’s Teatro El Público for the public

Carlos Diaz, the renowned director of the Teatro El Público theater company wanted to be an actor since he was a child. Read more