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Travelling to Cuba

So, you’re going to travel Cuba. That’s fantastic! A Cuban vacation is very exciting. There’s so much to see and do. The white sand beaches are beautiful and the turquoise water is clear and warm. Don’t forget to swim in the water and look for starfish and see the stunning coral reefs. Don’t forget to stroll the cobblestone streets and listen to the wonderful Afro-Cuban and Latin music and enjoy the antique cars. Don’t forget to dine on the delicious cuisine and sip the homegrown coffee.

If you haven’t already, it’s wise to contact a Cuban Private Travel Agency and have them arrange your lodging.

Where are you staying? There are many hotels, lodges, and all-inclusive resorts in Cuba that offer fantastic accommodations. There is, however, an interesting, cost-saving alternative you might want to consider.

But, don’t forget, should you still want luxury, your Cuban Private Travel Agent can still arrange for you to stay in that resort penthouse!

“Que Bolaa”

The friendly people of Cuba often say “Que Bolaa” to ask “what are you doing?” “how are you going to have fun?” and “what are you going to do?” When a visitor is asked “Que Bolaa,” they are no longer a visitor, but a native – a resident – one who belongs. It’s as Cuban as rum and cigars (“Puros”).

When United States President Barack Obama arrived on the island, he said “Que Bolaa” in order to connect with the people. Such is why “Que Bolaa” Cuba Travel chose the expression for their agency.

“Que Bolaa” Cuba Travel

“Que Bolaa” Cuba Travel, as the expression naturally suggests, treats the Cuban traveler as a Cuban native. It aims to show the traveler Cuba just as the residents know and love it. While “Que Bolaa” Cuba Travel will show you tourist sites, it will also show you the sites only the residents know and love.

Private Homestays /Casa Particular

A Private Cuban Homestay or “Casa Particular”, in simple terms, is a Cuban bed and breakfast. Local families provide lodgings to vacationers in their homes. No two Homestays are alike and each offers vacationers something fun and unique. Staying with a local family, for many travelers, often results in the nicest way for them to enjoy the country. Many hosts speak English, are gourmet cooks, and know exactly where you should go to enjoy Cuba – not just the usual “tourist” sites. Best of all, a Cuban Homestay / Casa Particular is extremely affordable – many are a mere percent of the cost of a hotel.

There are a few some downsides. Meals are served at certain times and if you miss them, that’s it (but, you can always eat out). Bathrooms may be limited and you might have to share them. And, they’re not as luxurious as a fancy hotel and lack the amenities hotels and inclusive resorts offer. That’s it, however, and the extreme costs savings benefit for some may outweigh these mere negatives.

Cuba Top Tours Excursions

There are also tours and excursions to enjoy. “Que Bolaa” Cuba Travel can plan ahead of time for you and such is recommended in order to make things easier and also avoid carrying cash. As well, if you don’t speak Spanish, having the agency arrange round trip tours and excursions is very helpful as most of the locals only speak that language. Some of the top tours and excursions include:

  • a two day excursion in Habana (Havana), where you can see the glorious baroque architecture, tour Habana’s Historical Center, see the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, Plaza de Armas, La Bodeguita del Medio, and a host of other fascinating places. To be in touch with the Cuban reality.
  • an excursion to Varadero Vinales, one of Cuba’s most stunning areas. A tour of Varadero Vinales includes a visit to a Habana Cigar Factory and a tobacco farmhouse, a stop at Los Jasmines viewpoint, and horseback riding through Vinales.
  • an excursion to Santa Clara, Trinidad, and Cienfuegos. In Santa Clara, there’s a visit to the hero Che Guevara’s mausoleum. Then, it’s onto Cienfuegos – the Pearl of the South, which is a World Heritage Site. Then, it’s onto Trinidad, which lies between the Caribbean Sea and the Escambray Mountains. Charming Trinidad is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And, then there’s an overnight excursion to Nicho Trinidad, which includes the waterfalls in the El Nicho mountain range.