A taste of Cuba

Eoin Walsh 05 July 2017
Cuba was always a destination I wanted to visit ever since I was a kid. I managed to convince a friend of mine that we should go because of his fondness of cigars. Cuba is the largest and most interesting island in the Caribbean. We decided to go at the end of April the weather is dry and hot. The plan was to spend 2 weeks in Cuba and check out as much as we could in that time frame.

Upon arrival, we took a transfer from the airport to our hotel in Havana. We stayed in a fabulous hotel called Iberostar Parque Central. The location couldn’t have been better as we were right in the centre of the old town. We took a tour in one of classic cars from 50’s and took in the sights and sounds of city.

After a few days in Havana we rented a car for our road trip. The first stop was Santa Clara which is famous for the Cuban Revolution. We visited the Che Guevara Mausoleum which is the resting place for the famous revolutionary leader. There is massive bronze statue which is adjacent to the Museo Historico de la Revolucion. It really gives you a great incite to the history of the country. We also visited a cigar factory and bought some Cohibas to show off when we got home.

The next stop on the road trip was Trinidad which is in the south of the island. Known as pearl of the south, this was my favourite place by far. The cobblestone streets and live Cuban music in the main square gave it real character. As we walked down the street in the evenings, locals would invite us in to their homes for dinner. After plenty of delicious food and a few mojitos we ended up in an underground nightclub which was actually in a cave!

We rented bikes and cycled to the beach to go snorkelling in the warm Caribbean Sea.