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Gibara Film Festival, off the beaten track in Cuba

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The Gibara Film Festival is off the beaten track in Cuba, in a small friendly town located at the end of a winding road heading northeast from Holguin. We have been intent on visiting this small town for several years after hearing about the popular annual film festival hosted...

In search of the real Cuba: A tailormade trip around La Isla Bella

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Are you looking for a more culturally immersive holiday? Val recently travelled to Cuba on a tailormade holiday organised by Caledonia. Read on to find out more about her trip in search of the real Cuba and why escaping the from the gates of the beach resort is more rewarding.
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International Choir Festival Cuba – a musical adventure of a lifetime

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If you love to sing and love to travel to exotic locations, this is the trip for you!  Santiago de Cuba, the second city of Cuba nestling in the foothills of the Sierra Maestra mountain range, is the undisputed home of choral music in Cuba and hosts this well respected choir...
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Why visit Cuba? The connection between Cuban culture and music

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Are you ready for a cultural adventure in Cuba? Read our latest blog post by Patty who along with her husband Bob, took a tailormade trip to Cuba arranged by Caledonia. Both musicians, they became immersed into the world of Cuban music and fascinated by it's presence in everyday...

Learn Spanish in Havana: more than just learning a language!

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Have you ever fancied going on holiday to Cuba and learning Spanish? Read our guest blog post by Val who enrolled on a Spanish course in Havana and gained much more than a new set of language skills!
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“Cuba Music Holiday: The Trip of a Lifetime!”

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Interested in diving into the world of Cuban music? Bob and his wife Patty recently joined our Cuba Music Holiday in Santiago de Cuba. Both passionate musicians, their visit proved to be an experience of a lifetime. Read on to find out more about their trip...
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5 essential travel apps to download for a trip to Cuba

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With internet access scarce in Cuba, check out our top 5 pick of offline travel apps which can help you on your Cuban holiday to navigate around the country, it's economy and culture.
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Why did I book a dance holiday when I had never danced before?

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Ever fancied going to Cuba to learn salsa from scratch? Read on about Leanne's trip of a lifetime and her experience as a complete beginner in Cuban dance.
A view of lush green landscape in Viñales Valley, Cuba. Small, red roofed farm huts sit at the foot of a group of towering limestone structures

Western Wonders: Exploring Central and Western Cuba

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Tempted to explore the Central and Western regions of Cuba? Our newest team member Caron shares her experience of La Isla Bella.
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Last two places on July Cuba dance holiday!

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Last two places left for our Cuban dance holiday in July coinciding with annual Carnival in Santiago de Cuba! Direct flights from London Gatwick to Holguin included, 18 July - 1 August (14 nights), single room accommodation, half board meals, dance lessons, nights out and...
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Planning a holiday to Cuba? Return flights from just £399 return including taxes!

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Planning a holiday to Cuba? Virgin Atlantic have just announced their Easter weekend sale on flights to Havana with return fares starting as low as £399 return including taxes.
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When is the best time to go to Cuba?

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There are several factors to take into consideration when considering when to go to Cuba, including flight costs, weather conditions and special events and festivals. The following is intended to guide you with some useful information about when is the best time to go to Cuba.
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Fast & Furious with Chanel – celebrity culture comes to Havana

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Fast and Furious with Chanel supermodels dressed to kill in Havana, hot on the heels of other international superstars, making Cuba the most fashionable backdrop of the year
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December in Havana

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December in Cuba, forget Rudolph and think movies and jazz. You might imagine a Cuban Christmas to be non-stop merriment and mojitos, yet the festive season here is a relatively recent phenomenon. From 1959-1997 it didn’t officially exist: the island’s Revolution was atheist.