Sport in Cuba


Cubans are fanatical about baseball, boxing, volleyball and basketball, so a live game is a blast. For basketball, watch Havana’s team ‘Los Capitalinos’ at Sala Polivalente Ramón Fonst. Baseball is mainly at Estadio Latinamericano, the season running November to May. Havana’s ‘Los Azules’, The Blues, are the top dogs that every child likes to mimic. (You will also see a lot of baseball being played in the streets and parks with decrepit bats and balls.) For boxing, Sala Polivalente Kid Chocolate is electric. A boxing class at the shabby Gimnasio de Boxeo Rafael Trejo will be a full-on experience or we can arrange private boxing lessons with some of Cuba’s champion boxers. For a restful family day out with a sporting element, head to Club Habana where the expat community congregates. Once the Havana Biltmore Yacht & Country Club, it has a good beach with safe swimming, watersports, decent pools, tennis courts (coaches are available which we can arrange in advance) and a gym (as well as two restaurants and some boutiques).

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