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7 Fun Support for the Cuban People Activities
Yes, Americans can still travel to Cuba independently, but only under 11 specific travel categories. One of the broadest is “Support for the Cuban People.” Under this category, travelers are required to keep a full-time schedule of support the Cuban people activities. For more details on the category, visit our article on travel to Cuba with the Support for the Cuban People category. And keep reading for seven Support for the Cuban People activities; once you do, feel free to message us with questions you might have.
Support the Arts
Admire the mosaics at Fusterlandia. Artist Jose Fuster took inspiration from Gaudi and Brancusi and transformed his neighborhood of Jaimanitas into a beautiful work of art. His work covers fountains, bus stops, offices, and more throughout the neighborhood. You can buy his work and the work of other artists when you visit.
Chat Up the Locals
Stay in casa
Eat at Privately Owned Places
Eat meals at
Learn About Popular Cuban Products
Learn how cigars are made in Viñales. The Viñales Valley is one of the most beautiful areas in Cuba. It’s filled with tobacco plantations and you can even visit some of them to learn how cigars are made, from tobacco plant to ready-to-smoke.
Enjoy Music and Dance
Take dancing lessons from a local instructor. Want to learn how to salsa? Rumba? Mambo? Instructors often offer introductory classes that can fit into a traveler’s schedule. You’ll probably have the most options in Havana, but you can find classes throughout the island. Our Cuban travel experts can help you find an awesome class.
Explore the Great Outdoors
Go birding at La Belén in the Sierra del Chorrillo Mountains. This reserve is just outside of Camagüey and home to species like the Cuban parakeet and zunzún. Get a local guide (our Cuban Heroes can help you find one) to help you spot them and teach you about the area.
Check Out Some Museums
Visit the Casa del Cacao in Baracoa. This small city is now the center of chocolate production in Cuba. Visit the museum at Casa del Cacao to learn all about chocolate production in the area. Finish off your visit with a stop at the cafe for a luscious cup of cold chocolate.
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