Cayo Saetia, a blessed little islet off the coast of Holguin is the wildest place in Cuba and the only in the Caribbean where you can enjoy an African safari experience. From free-roaming ostriches, zebras and antelopes to superbly preserved forested lands and a rich underwater world, this is our guide to discovering the most unexpected of Cuban places.
Finca Tungasuk, an organic farm on the outskirts of Havana, offers its clientele a level of relaxation and quality of food that’s hard to compare with other Cuban establishments. The proprietors provide a totally organically produced menu straight from their farm, and when the ingredients are prepared by a chef who was professionally trained in Paris, the results are sumptuous and unique.
Cuba is currently being roused from its gastronomical slumber by waking up to the sunny morning of a foodie revolution. Recent government reforms and regulation relaxations have given Cubans easier access to long sought-after ingredients previously unavailable, and they’re digging out old recipes of haute cuisine long forgotten since the Golden Age of the early 20th Century. As a country well known for its revolutions, here’s one you can finally get your teeth into.
Last week Cuba welcomed the arrival of the King and Queen of Spain, who flew to Havana for an official 3-day state visit that also included a stop in Santiago de Cuba. The royal visit coincided with the occasion of Havana’s 500th anniversary so the timing couldn’t have been more ideal or emblematic.