It has been over half a century since Americans were legally able to travel to Cuba for tourism reasons. That is changing though. While there are still some travel restrictions, Cuba is fast becoming much more accessible and thousands are beginning to plan their trip. Just a short trip from Florida, its relative isolation from much of the rest of the world has left it a much larger step back in time. If you are considering planning a trip to Cuba using one of the new reasons for legal travel, the question begs, what to do once you arrive? Jandar Vacations reviews a few of the many great things you may want to see and do when you arrive.
First and foremost you need to dance in the streets. Not just to celebrate, but because this is a common everyday occurrence here, and what better way to celebrate being on vacation then by dancing? Dancing takes place at the Callejon de Helms typically every day, several times a day. There is plenty of live music to have you feeling the groove. The peak of dancing in the streets here is on Sundays at noon. Don’t be surprised if a friendly Cuban offers to teach you the actual dance moves.
Probably one of the most coveted of the cigars is the Cuban. This may be because they are difficult to get. While you are here though, you can not only have one, but learn how to roll your very own. The tobacco used in the cigars cone from the Cuban countryside. The crops are transported to what is known as habanos. You can take a tour of the habanos with a guide and learn how to roll your own cigar all on the same tour.
With all the press that you have recently seen on Cuba you might have noticed that they have quite the collection of vintage cars that are cruising their streets. One of the best ways to take in the city is by car, and a convertible one at that. Who hasn’t always wanted to drive around town in a vintage convertible? You have the option of hiring a car and a driver to take you around the city and the surrounding areas, or you can just rent the car and be your own tour guide.
This is just the start of a great American love affair with Cuba. Hopefully you will be back many times, and if perhaps this is your only opportunity to come here you will be getting the best feel for the city by just sticking to this short list and maybe being carefree about the rest, it is the island life after all.