UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cuba

Reading Time: 7 minutes If you want to experience Cuba’s two different sides, the urban and the rural, we’ve rounded up a list of places you must visit, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Continue Reading

Caribbean Paradise: Exploring Cuba’s Beautiful National Parks

Reading Time: 4 minutes Cuba is home to several beautiful national parks, which include biosphere reserves and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Many of these places remain largely well-preserved and untouched by mass tourism, so if you want to explore Cuba’s natural wonders, you’re spoilt for choice.

Continue Reading

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Baracoa

Reading Time: 5 minutes Whether you want to get off the beaten path in Cuba, explore some of the country’s most scenic rainforests, or just want to wind down in a quiet, non-touristy city, here are 5 main reasons why you should visit Baracoa.

Continue Reading

History, Music & Dance: Top Things to Do in Santiago de Cuba

Reading Time: 6 minutes If there’s one place in Cuba that is sure to steal your heart, it’s Santiago de Cuba. This bustling city is a melting pot of cultures, boasting a rich Afro-Caribbean heritage and a diverse music scene. The second largest city in Cuba, Santiago is regarded as the cradle of the Cuban Revolution and one of the most significant revolutionary sites in the country. Its colourful streets are pulsing with life – there’s music everywhere you go, and the city’s revolutionary spirit is still very much alive

Continue Reading

Off the Beaten Path in Cuba: 5 Amazing Things to do in Bayamo

Reading Time: 5 minutes Founded in 1513, Bayamo is one of the oldest cities in Cuba. It is also one of the largest cities in eastern Cuba (Oriente Province), which is the island’s lesser-explored region. Brimming with history and culture, Bayamo offers plenty of fun experiences. Whether you want to explore Cuba’s colourful past or enjoy Cuban cuisine and live music, here are 5 top things to do in Bayamo.

Continue Reading

Top 5 Things to Do in Camaguey

Reading Time: 4 minutes Camaguey is one of the most overlooked places in Cuba, yet this charming city has a lot to offer. Here are some of the best things to do in Camaguey.

Continue Reading

From Dancing to Snorkelling: 5 Activities in Trinidad Not to be Missed

Reading Time: 5 minutes From dancing to live music to hiking through lush green forests and exploring old sugar plantations, here are some of the best things to do in Trinidad.

Continue Reading

Exploring History, Art & Culture in Santa Clara

Reading Time: 4 minutes Visiting Santa Clara is a must if you want to learn more about the Cuban Revolution & explore local culture. Here are 5 great things to do in Santa Clara.

Continue Reading

How to Explore Cienfuegos Beyond the Main Plaza

Reading Time: 5 minutes Whether you want to spend a few days in Cienfuegos or visit the city on a day trip, there are several must-see attractions besides the famous historic centre.  Here are some of the best things to do in Cienfuegos.

Continue Reading

6 Amazing Things to Do in Las Terrazas

Reading Time: 6 minutes The beautiful nature reserve of Las Terrazas is often overlooked by visitors to Cuba. Nestled deep among the evergreen mountains of the Sierra del Rosario range, Las Terrazas lies between two major tourist destinations, Havana and Vinales. Despite being home to stunning scenery, a vibrant art scene and possibly the best coffee in Cuba, this small rural community remains a lesser-explored site, overshadowed by the popularity of nearby attractions. However, this is what makes Las Terrazas a truly hidden gem.

Continue Reading

Introducing Our New Assistant Travel Manager

Reading Time: 3 minutes Get to know our new Assistant Travel Manager, Helen, who started at Caledonia this month. She is excited to be heading out to Cuba next week!

Continue Reading

5 Must-Have Adventures in Viñales

Reading Time: 5 minutes Whether you want to smoke authentic Cuban cigars or venture into the Cuban wilderness, there are plenty of amazing things to do in Viñales. Here are our top picks.

Continue Reading
cuban farmer in tobacco field

Travel to Cuba from the US

Reading Time: 2 minutes Given the recent tightening of travel to Cuba from the US (announced on 4 June 2019), we would like to reassure you that you can still travel legally from the US to Cuba, or from a third country via a US airport to Cuba.   You can still have your dream trip in Cuba!  

Continue Reading

Exploring Havana Beyond the Guidebook

Reading Time: 8 minutes Want to get off the beaten path in Havana? From cycling through urban areas to taking music classes, here are 5 ways to explore Havana beyond the guidebook.

Continue Reading

8 Interesting and Little-Known Facts about Cuba

Reading Time: 5 minutes Cuba is known for its beautiful classic cars, world-famous revolutionaries and remarkable cigars, but there are many other things that make this Caribbean island such a fascinating place.Here are 8 interesting and little-known facts about Cuba.

Continue Reading
Taking dance classes in Cuba with Ballet Folklorico Cutumba

Taking Dance Classes in Cuba

Reading Time: 5 minutes Want to take dance classes in Cuba? Learn salsa, rumba and other Cuban dances with professional dancers from Ballet Folklorico Cutumba and learn to dance like a Cuban!

Continue Reading

Exploring Cuban Music in Santiago de Cuba

Reading Time: 6 minutes Music is the heart and soul of Santiago de Cuba. It fills the air day and night. You can hear music pulsing from open doors and windows as you walk through the city’s colourful streets, and on every corner you are likely to come across a group of musicians entertaining spectators with upbeat rhythms and hypnotic beats. Many passers-by stop to enjoy the music, while others sing along or move their body to the drum beats.

Continue Reading
green bird on a branch

6 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Eastern Cuba

Reading Time: 7 minutes Eastern Cuba is a hidden paradise. While the dreamy beach resorts of Varadero and the photogenic streets of Havana are teeming with tourists almost all year round, Cuba’s eastern region remains largely untouched by mass tourism. Here are six good reasons to visit eastern Cuba.

Continue Reading
Group of people on stairs, Santiago de Cuba

5 most frequently asked questions about Salsa holidays in Cuba

Reading Time: 4 minutes With almost twenty years experience of running Salsa holidays in Santiago de Cuba, we have had hundreds of people travelling with us over the years to learn how to dance salsa and other Cuban styles. Based on the questions we most get asked by people enquiring about our Salsa holidays in Cuba, we hope the following might be useful!

Continue Reading

Caledonia is recruiting!

Reading Time: 2 minutes Caledonia Worldwide has been operating since 1996 and is a small specialist tour operator focusing on cultural and educational travel. Over the last 5 years the business has seen steady growth, particularly for bookings to Cuba, and we are now looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team in our bright, sunny offices in Leith, Edinburgh.

Continue Reading