Cuba’s capital is one of the world’s most vibrant and colourful cities. Through hundreds of years of trade and political upheaval, the city has become one of the great melting pots of world culture.
When you first step foot in Havana, you’d be forgiven for thinking you have travelled back in time. Hundreds of American cars from the 1940s and 50s chug their way past a backdrop of fading colonial splendour. The retro vibe of Havana has come about as a result of the trade embargo enforced by the USA in 1961, leaving the country with an elegant charm unlike anywhere else in the world.
Yet don’t be led to believe that Havana is living off its former glories. Venturing across the city you’re likely to find some of the most passionate, positive and fashionable people you could ever hope to meet. Unsurprisingly, the city has a strong revolutionary quality which keeps the atmosphere fresh and open to the latest trends. What’s more, even in one of the world’s last outposts of communism, the residents aren’t afraid of indulging themselves in the odd all night party. Viva Cuba!
Sitting quietly on Cuba’s east coast, Guardalavaca combines understated Cuban charm with modern luxury, for a quintessential Caribbean paradise. 20 kilometres of bleached white sands and the bluest of blue oceans lie alongside lush rainforests, waterfalls and rustic fishing villages.READ MORE