With a population of 11 million people and the main language being Spanish, Cuba, has been a culturally rich location despite its political boundaries. Famous for its Latin and vibrant culture, Colonial architecture and bright colors, Cuba is a beautiful mesh of a fun and lively environment.
STAY: The best place to stay while in Cuba is renting a beautiful old Colonial style home on Airbnb, or being hosted by a family.
SHOP: Make sure to check out the flea markets in Havana, the capital of Cuba, to find vintage and one of a kind authentic memories.
EAT: Cuba’s Latin inspired food is nothing short of incredible. Our favorite places to eat are; La Cocina de Liliam, El Cocinero, coffee at Ivan Chef Justo, and El Aljibe. Always order a classic arroz con frijoles, rice and beans are the traditional plate. You can’t ever go wrong by ordering Maduro’s, Ropa Vieja, Vaca Frita. Don’t forget to try their mango and papa fruit juices!
SEE: Cuba is notorious for its beautiful landscape of mountains and beaches. Alejandro de Humboldt national park and Viñales Valley are incomparable for nature views.
DO: Famous for Cuban cigars, visiting a factory in Viñales is a must do experience. You can roll up your own tobacco in freshly cut leaves, and learn more about their work. Manglito Beach near Baracoa is breathtaking.
PACK: Packing really light is the ideal way to go, as it is hot all year long. The culture is really casual and understated, so leave your bling behind.
HIS: A solid colored crew neck, Vince t-shirt, a pair of vintage Levi 511's, Nike trainers, and a members only jacket for the night. Our Miansai picks for him are the M24 watch with black leather, Journal with Rope in Asphalt and the Fish Hook bracelet in sterling silver.
HERS: A loose fitting ATM shirt, a simple pair of Frame denim jeans, Adidas trainers for walking, and a Theory Pullover sweater for when it cools down. Our Miansai picks for her are the M12 Swiss Rose White on Steel Leather, Miansai Journal with Rope in Sahara, and the Mini Modern Anchor on Leather Rose.
GETTING AROUND: Just jump on a taxi, the drivers are all super friendly and have really great stories to share about the places and culture of Cuba.
VISIT: Get the most out of your trip to Cuba and plan your visit in November and March. The best way not to get stuck in the rainy season is to avoid going in May to October.