As we enter a new decade that takes us deeper into the 21st century, the old city of Havana is undergoing another revolution, upgrading the 1950s “nostalgia cool” to a more modern “chic” right at home in 2020. This is a hip city where there’s a whole new world of opportunity for millenials and hipsters.
Finca Vista Hermosa – a wholly organic, rural experience a stone’s throw from Havana’s bustling city centre
You don’t have to venture beyond Havana to enjoy a rural experience in a countryside setting where you can sample fresh organic food and take in the most glorious views. Finca Vista Hermosa in Bacuranao, found within the little-trodden municipality of Guanabacoa, is a fresh of breath air for those seeking a drastic change of scenery and a respite from Havana’s hubbub.
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.