Walking holidays & sightseeing tours in Cuba
Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492, colonised by Spain and then claimed by the USA before becoming independent, the largest island nation in the Caribbean has had a turbulent past. The 1950s saw Castro take over what then became a socialist state – successfully seeing off invasion by the USA at the Bay of Pigs.
Despite all this turmoil, the Cuban people have kept music and dance close to their hearts – life carries on to the backbeat of traditional salsa music and perhaps a glass or two of rum. Their beautiful island home has many other charms with coconut-palm-lined white sand beaches, the faded grandeur of colonial buildings and a rich soil that supports vast tobacco plantations.
While on a walking holiday in Cuba, head for Havana where 1950s cars cruise the cobbled streets, sip a mojito and see how long it takes for a friendly local to strike up a conversation – all part of the marvellous Cuban experience.