AMERICANS CAN STILL TRAVEL TO CUBA LEGALLY 100%
AFTER ALL THE NEW REGULATIONS IMPLEMENTED JUNE 5TH 2019
All US Citizens and US Residents can still travel legally to Cuba under the OFAC license category SUPPORT FOR THE CUBAN PEOPLE. As a traveler you are required to provide support for the Cuban people and promote independent activity intended to strengthen civil society in Cuba. The traveler is required to engage in "Support for the Cuban People" activities consistent with a full-time schedule.
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SAMPLE ACTIVITIES SUPPORT FOR THE CUBAN PEOPLE
EXPLORE with us | CASA PARTICULARES IN YOUR STAY
Stay in Cuban at private homes and spend time with your hosts. Casas particulares today in Cuba are design for the traveler in all types, from luxury accommodations to standards. These homes are rented in its entirely or as private rooms. Rented out by locals in their homes, most hosts love chatting with their guests during breakfast or over a cup of Cuban coffee. Take advantage of this opportunity to get the inside scoop on the day to day real Cuba.
EXPLORE with us | DIFFERENT RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS OF CUBA
Choose, tour and visit from multiple local religious center through the island; a Catholic Church, a Greek or Russian Orthodox Church, a Protestant Parish, a Jewish Synagogue, a Muslim Mosque, an Afro Cuban Religious Center and learn about the charity work they all individually do. Religious institutions in Cuba provide all kinds of support to their local communities and with your visit to these institutions you are able to contribute to their good faith works and give back to the locals.
EXPLORE with us | PRIVATE BUSINESS IN CUBA
Shop for souvenirs in local privately-owned shops, art galleries and kiosks around different cities in the island. Giving your contribution directly to private entrepreneurs is a great way to support the Cuban people. Art lovers will find it particularly easy to do this as there are so many galleries in Cuba. Devote conversation time with the local owners and local artists to learn about their lives and their art.
EXPLORE with us | CUBAN PALADARES
Over two decades ago, the Cuban government allowed citizens to start opening their own private small seating restaurants and the locals nick named them paladares, after the name of a restaurant in a Brazilian soap opera that was playing on the state-run television channel at the time. Soon it became a success, and later more licenses were given by the State in order to privately operate these restaurants at a larger scale. Some of the most exciting and talented food of today in Cuba is being cooked at these local paladares, they complete globally and by seating at these the traveler is directly supporting Cuban entrepreneurs.
EXPLORE with us | CUBA’S RHYTHM AND MUSIC
Take dancing lessons and or just listen to music. Want to learn how to Rumba? Mambo? Cha- Cha, local dance and music instructors offer introductory classes that can fit into a traveler’s schedule, and you can easily find classes throughout the island. Our local Cuban travel experts can help you find an amazing class.
EXPLORE with us | CUBA’S ART and ARCHITECTURE
Take art lessons and or just admire the rich local architecture. Want to learn about the modern art movement of the 1930 – 1950 in Cuba ? Wish to explore and wander the streets of Colonial Cuba ? Explore the Spanish colonial architecture, eclectic XX century classical architecture of the island and / or the world renown modern movement of the 1950’s Cuban architecture, local art and architects instructors offer introductory classes with local specialized walking tours that can fit into a traveler’s schedule, and you can easily find these tours throughout the island. Our local Cuban travel experts can help you find a specialized guide per city of the travelers’ interest.
EXPLORE with us | CUBA’S CULINARY PALETTE
Take cooking lessons and or just simply sit back and enjoy the rich taste local food and drinks. Want to learn about the eclectic Cuban cuisine ? Wish to explore and wander the local food markets of Cuba ? Explore the Spanish colonial influence mixed with the Mediterranean, Creole and African ... an eclectic and unique one of a kind cuisine. Local food experts at various Cuban Paladadres are our private instructors who offer introductory classes with local specialized walking tours to the local markets, that can fit into a traveler’s schedule. Our local Cuban travel experts can help you find a specialized cooking class in any particular city of your interest while visiting Cuba.
EXPLORE with us | CUBA'S COUNTRYSIDE
VISIT LOCAL FARMS | Finca Agroecologica El Paraiso in Viñales. Visitors get a tour of the property and a luxurious lunch spread with fruits, vegetables and livestock grown on the farm
VISIT LOCAL COUNTRYSIDE FAMILY | VISIT AND TOUR VIÑALES – PINAR DEL RIO Tour their countryside fields on horseback, visit their private tabacco farm and engage one a one to one experience, learn how cigars are roll, how the local coffee is grown, and the local rum is prepare – taste the beauty of nature on your own
VISIT A LOCAL TOBACCO FARMS | Tour a local farm where you can learn in detail the planting, growth and making of Cuban cigars