Whether for business or pleasure, all those who travel to Cuba will be able to get to know its charms, its immense culture, and live new adventures. In addition, they will be able to delve into its beautiful nature and fraternize with its people.
There are many ways to explore Cuba and we like to travel to Cuba in a different and creative way to enjoy experiences in the authentic Cuba.
From our travel agency specialized in Cuba we approach the local population through their cultural, artistic and business initiatives, and from here, we design innovative experiences.
We get off the beaten track and offer special routes, excursions and themed private city tours to discover unique places and genuine people.
Our objective is none other than to awaken your emotions and show you the great human, cultural and heritage wealth of Cuba, and also to support local initiatives that we understand to be unique, due to their attractiveness, innovation or social depth.
We are travel designers, designers of tailor-made experiences by excellence; that is to say, everything that interests you or you have longed to know and explore in Cuba you only have to propose it and we will study it and design it according to your budget.
We will always look for the right collaborators within our wide network of specialized local suppliers who will make you feel very well cared for and guided.
In our different and alternative trips to CubaIn addition to everything you will discover, contact, dialogue and learning with Cubans who carry out activities or have interests similar to yours will prevail.
This will make the experience of traveling to Cuba even more unforgettable!
What trips, thematic routes and specialized guided tours do we organize to Cuba?We have extensive experience in traveling around the island, so firstly we always suggest our most popular circuits and from there we are including all the specialized thematic activities that you are interested in doing.
We already have multiple themed guided city tours where, while you enjoy the main tourist attractions of Cuba, we put you in contact with local groups from the most diverse fields, from architecture to gastronomy, art, music or even graphic design and crafts.
We're not typical we like to innovate and design new routes.
And if your passions do not fit into any of these specialized themed tours, well then we design new routes for you, we have the resources and experience to do it, and what's more, we love challenges!
Private routes and personalized tours for all types of travelers
We adapt tours for all types of travelers, such as couples looking for romantic experiences on the island or even to celebrate their honey moon,
Groups of friends eager for adventure, student groups in an end-of-year trip, families with children, groups of adults priorizing comfort and a fully prearranged trip.
Professional groups and associations with common interests to broaden knowledge in a specific branch and also ?tourist? around the island, groups of entrepreneurs, etc
The fact that you are, for example, architecture professionals or doctors attending a Congress, does not mean that you may also be interested in dance, music or nature and adventure tourism.
At CubaUnique we start from the fact that Cuba is unique and diverse at the same time, and this is exactly how we like to prepare your trips: unique and tailored to your needs, although full of variety and surprises!
1 Adventure and nature routes in Cuba
For lovers of nature, adventure and ecotourism, who prefer to spend more time exploring the mountains, valleys, rivers, beaches and other natural beauties of the Cuban geography, we also have multiple and interesting experiences and circuits around Cuba.
Are you a fan of caving, hiking, climbing, fishing, bird watching or adventure tourism in general, or do you just like to enjoy a beautiful natural landscape?
We suggest that you dare to live with us Incredible nature experiences in western Cuba, or that you make up your mind to get to Baracoa, a natural paradise in eastern Cuba.
Our more adventurous expert guides will lead you by the hand through unique corners to enjoy nature in Cuba, to share, for example, your passion for exploring new routes and endemic species of Cuban flora and fauna.
We would also like to discover unexplored areas such as the Abra de Canasí, in the province of Matanzas or Bacunayagua, both destinations very close to the Havana, on the route to Varadero.
If you are a fan of diving, we recommend the best diving spots on the island or why not, dive near to a wrecked ship @Havana.
2 Historical routes, heritage and architecture of Cuba
Actually, Cuban history and cultural heritage are regularly included in each and every one of the excursions and city-tours that we organize from our travel agency to Cuba.
Both in more popular tours such as the one of the Old Colonial Havana or Modern HavanaAs in other more specialized topics, the underlying idea is always to get to know Cuba well, while enjoying your interests, which is why we are always open to all kinds of personalized requests.
As an actual example, anna and michael, a young Spanish couple contacted us to organize their honeymoon in Cuba, they wanted something different, to enjoy Cuba and its people, but at the same time to learn about the history of the Cuban revolution and all those destinations and corners that were significant somehow at that time.No sooner said than done! The result was an interesting tour of the entire island of Cuba that you can see in greater detail in this blog post. A unique honeymoon in Cuba
We also prepare interesting architecture tours, guided by specialists in the subject, ranging from colonial constructions to the most modern, in more relevant cities such as Havana, Cienfuegos, Trinidad or Santa Clara, and in others less explored ?but equally seductive on an architectural level? like Remedios or Camagüey.
3 Creative routes of Cuban art and crafts
Art is in the DNA of Cubans. Therefore, if you are passionate about art, it is almost obligatory in Cuba to explore galleries, workshops and studios of local artists.
And that is precisely what we do, we organize routes where we show you the overview of visual arts in Cuba, both from a more institutional vision of art and from more alternative and independent proposals.In short, it is about knowing about the creative process of these artists from the inside, talking with them and enjoying good art.
In Havana we recommend the art route through Old Havana and the city-tour of visual arts in Vedado.
And here to whet your appetite we leave you with some interesting recommendations on what to see of art and architecture in Havana
Cuban crafts have a very solid trajectory also, so we cannot stop recommending a tour of artistic projects of quality crafts.
Projects that range from urban communities to artisan workshops to learn from within the techniques of artisan production.
4 Creative routes of Cuban fashion design and goldsmithing
In recent times, spaces dedicated to the commercialization of proposals for projects have emerged, especially in Havana. made in cuba design, aimed at a contemporary client, local or foreign, who is interested in the history behind the piece and its creator.
We propose tours where a local designer will guide you through the most outstanding currents and the most outstanding names within the panorama of cuban design.
In Cuban design it is common to find the use of recovered materials and alternative procedures, fused with artisanal processes that fascinate today's costumers.
Routes where we value visual proposals as complementary as the fashion design and goldsmithing, with avant-garde initiatives that right now lead the design scene in Cuba.
In this link we leave you some brushstrokes of fashion brands that are standing out in the current scene.
Stay tuned because we will continue to discover new very interesting brands little by little!
5 Creative routes of graphic design, graffiti and industrial design
Especially within our Guided tour of graphic and industrial design in Havana It is interesting to take a tour of the traditional method of serigraphy, since a large part of the Cuban posters remain faithful to the influence of the heyday of the Cuban poster - the 60s and 70s-.
Within this group, the designers of cuban posters who assume communication with a rather poetic perspective and a visit to the Higher Institute of Design (ISDI), the Artefacto Design gallery or the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (ICAIC) cannot be missed.
And without a doubt, it is unthinkable today to talk about graphic design and not mention the Cuban Graffiti and take a tour of interesting urban art and street art projects such as San Isidro: Art District, an open-air gallery full of colors and dynamism with the vocation of becoming a SoHo of contemporary art in Havana.
6 Cultural routes of music, salsa, ballet and Cuban rhythms
Cuban artistic talent is recognized worldwide, therefore, if you are fans or professionals of music and dance, you will also find a thematic trip dedicated to these arts very attractive.
Know from within the Cuban art schools; dialogue with musicians and dancers; visit the headquarters of some of the classical or contemporary dance companies most recognized nationally and internationally.
Get to know Havana to the rhythm of music and and assist a rehearsal of a jazz music or the staging of a choreography by Mi Compañía (a contemporary dance company founded by the Spanish woman based in Cuba, Susana Pous), are just some of the many experiences that we include.
In this type of thematic trips we include visits to special corners such as the hammel alley, where you can learn more about religion and folklore in Cuba from the ritual dances and the rumba.
Of course, if something characterizes Cuban dance is salsa, its flavor and more traditional rhythms have transcended borders.
you can discover Cuba through the sauce, or just join the route of Havana and salsa where by the hand of a professional dance teacher, you will enjoy Cuban rhythms such as rumba, salsa, mambo, son or chachachá?
7 Gastronomic routes in Cuba
We love to discover traditional Cuban cuisine for you, and that is why we include it in all our organized trips to Cuba.
To that purpose, we always offer our travelers a Leisure and Gastronomy Guide updated by provinces with our best selection of paladares and restaurants in Cuba.
We know the most exclusive places where you can enjoy not only food, but also the best panoramic terraces in Havana.
We also know the simplest restaurants where to get a good, nice and cheap bite.
If you have a more artistic point, we recommend restaurants art galleries where you can also delight the view.And if you are a true gourmet tourist or a passionate foodie, let yourself be accompanied by an independent guide and chef from a well-known Havana palate to discover Cuban culinary art on our route Havana and gastronomy
8 Routes and photographic trips to Cuba
Cuba is a unique island frozen in time and impregnated with a suggestive magical realism to be seen behind the lens.
A unique and extremely picturesque island due to its contrasts, colors, styles and the way the sun shines on its old ruined buildings and palatial mansions, vintage tuned cars, lively streets, symbols, smiles, its green lightful nature and its turquoise seas….
At CubaUnique we prepare suggestive and exciting photo safari for expert photographers on complete itineraries of 10-12 days to get to know a large part of its most charming corners and enjoy the best panoramic views of the island.
If you are just an amateur, you can join our photographic tour of havana, where a photographer and professor from the School of Creative Photography of Havana will accompany you to discover the most photographic corners of the city.
9 Solidarity routes and trips to Cuba
Many travelers want to immerse themselves in the social reality of Cuba and want to get involved in community projects that allow them to live with its people and in some way contribute to helping them.
There are different ways to be a solidarity tourist in Cuba and contribute helping a little. A very simple way is by visiting socio-cultural community projects.
In our guided tours in Havana, we include stops in very interesting local projects, for to the impact they have achieved in improving the conditions of the inhabitants of their environment and in promoting arts and culture.
Urban and cultural projects that are also very picturesque places that are well worth a guided tour. For example, the aforementioned San Isidro Urban Art District, Callejón de Hamel, fusterlandia, Colón Cultural, Proyongo, Muraleando or ArteCorte.
Another way to be a solidarity traveler is to travel supporting small Cuban entrepreneurs, the network of private entrepreneurship that is taking off in Cuba.
10 Routes with local Cuban flavor: rum, tobacco, cigars and Afro-Cuban religion
Cuba is known worldwide for its rum and cigars. But it does not enjoy this fame for free, rather it has been the result of years of experimentation and hard effort on the part of professionals from both branches.
If you are interested in learning more about the history of these two essential products of the island's economy, we organize special tours where you can talk and learn with sommeliers or tours with Habanos experts with senior category.
Taste, for example, 5 Habanos brands to live unforgettable experiences in Havana.
Combine themed tours about rum from Cuba with very tasty culinary experiences in which you will taste typical dishes of Cuban cuisine.
Western Cuba is the cradle of the famous tobacco plantations where the raw material of Cuban cigars is grown. We like to include excursions to the tobacco fields of Viñales to enjoy peasant farms where they will show you their cultivation methods and offer you coffee made in the traditional way.
The presence of strong African traditions in Cuba is undeniable. African-based religions, Practiced for centuries in Cuba, they have merged with aboriginal and Spanish myths and beliefs to give rise to what is now known as afrocuban religion.
Do not miss our tour of Havana and Afro-Cuban religion to discover the very interesting universe of Cuban Santeria, its ancestral ceremonies and its practice in today's Cuba.
eleven Tourism of cultural events and business in Cuba
In Cuba there are many interesting events every year cultural events as well as sport events:
International Film Festivals, jazz festival, ballet festival; Art Biennale; sport fishing tournaments, etc.
Also specialized congresses on Medicine, or professional events such as Havana International Fair (FIHAV), among others.
At CubaUnique we organize all the details of your trip and combine them with the best selection of leisure activities so that, during your stay on the island, you and the people who accompany you can enjoy the many attractions of Cuba.
And if you are on a business trip in Cuba the same, who said that work and pleasure were at odds? Nothing like drinking a mojito after a meeting or relaxing in the afternoon lying on the sand of a paradisiacal Cuban beach, don't you think?
So, if you are thinking of traveling to Cuba, be sure to contact us or be inspired by our recommendations for travel to Cuba without complications and to know about evolution of the Covid-19 situation in Cuba
We suggest some of our most popular organized tours most popular, and, if it is not what you were looking for, we design your personalized trip, and above all, we suggest that you let yourself be carried away by our advice to Live the authentic Cuban culture and enjoy your passions with our specialized thematic routes.
Article written by Gabriela Rodríguez, an independent guide to Cuba.
Video produced and edited by Javier Ernesto Hernández-López.