Shopping in Cuba

PUBLISHED: JANUARY 17TH, 2019

Cuban Cigars are the best in the world and something to be savored for true aficionados, whether that’s by buying them from Partagas factory shop outlet or having one rolled for you personally on a tobacco farm in Viñales. The island is, obviously associated with rum. But forget Havana Club. Cuba Private Travel can take you in search of the 25-year-old aged variety.
 
Havana is quite literally the last place in the world to go shopping for designer labels and any kind of brand but what if you forsake all this and go for true originality instead? We can show you the places where there is beautiful handmade leatherwork and exquisitely hand-stitched guayaberas amid the market tat. We can find the Murano glassware buried in the junk store. Political tomes are sold amid the bougainvillea-drenched beauty of the Plaza de Armas, but we can take you deeper into vintage books territory – seeking out private dealers in their homes. Poster prints of classic Cuban films are found at many a souvenir store but we will unearth proper revolutionary posters for you.
 
We can take you right into the studios of the most interesting contemporary artists to see if their art wins you over. A small, off-the-radar selection of interesting shops sells rare books and stunning Cuban memorabilia from the colonial era to the early days of the revolution.
 
Please visit our dedicated information website to find out more about shopping in Cuba

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Cuba Private Travel is one of the most experienced luxury private travel companies on the Caribbean island of Cuba. Our owner and managing director is the respected local expert, Irish born Johnny Considine, who lives in Havana and has more than fifteen years experience arranging vacations in Cuba.
 
We hope that exploring the travel ideas on our website will inspire you to come and visit the beautiful island that we know and love...

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The Cuba Private Travel team has access to the very best in Cuban art, music, literature, dance, environment, history and architecture as well as Cuba’s most outstanding beaches and accommodation. By listening to you, the independent traveller, we are able to create tailor-made travel itineraries for your vacation that take you to the heart of Cuba’s culture, landscape and people. Cuba Private Travel’s bespoke itineraries are fully U.S. Treasury Department compliant and include access to personal guides, experts, interpreters and, of course, a 24-hour concierge.
 
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