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Caracol Catering to Visitors’ Tastes

The Caracol Commerical Company S.A. was created in 2004, aiming to promote Cuban products and introduce them to world markets via tourists visiting Cuba. Belonging to Department of Tourism, its shopping centers are distributed throughout the country, in and outside hotels in the main tourist areas. Its stores offer a wide variety of typical Cuban products, among them many brands of rum, tobacco and coffee as well as assorted souvenirs.

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Touring the tobacco fields of Vuelta Abajo Cuban tourism’s best offer

Text & Photos: Roberto F. Campos

As the 16th Habanos Festival draws near, a trip to the tobacco-growing region of the western Cuban province of Pinar del Río is a must: these fields are a very special attraction, and not just for cigar lovers, but also for any traveler who is interested in this country’s history and culture. And every year, participants in the Habanos Festival— some 1,000 people from 80 countries—tour these tobacco fields and chat with growers. 

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Cuba Cruise

By Dominic Soave

Would you like to explore Cuba and experience the diversity of its riches like no other traveller before you? Cruising on Cuba Cruise offers a unique opportunity to experience the history, landscapes, and culture of Cuba in a comfortable and seamless travel environment. It really is the best of both worlds.Cuba Cruise has worked closely with local tourism partners in Cuba and has created one of the most in-depth and exciting ways to travel to this enchanting Caribbean island. Docking at a new port every day, travellers can marvel at fabled colonial cities, wilderness nature preserves, and of course, some of the most beautiful beaches in all the world.

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Tourism´s Best Year in Cuba

By: Graciela Guzmán

In a world beset by economic turmoil forcing people to check their bank accounts twice before taking a trip, Cuba's tourist attractions have proven their value during the recent 2011 economic crisis by attracting the greatest number of visitors that the island has recorded in recent decades.

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Dream vacations in Cayo Coco

Vacationers who enjoy nature, like water sports and other forms of healthy recreation, appreciate good music and delight in sampling a variety of foods, dream of an option like Cayo Coco, a quiet corner of the Cuban geography where a beautiful landscape is permanently on display given the contrast of the sea’s intense blue and the green of its ecosystem.

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Cayo Santa María

A sea that displays all possible shades of blue serves as backdrop for a Cayo Santa María laden with greens. This sanctuary of natural beauty is located to the north of central Villa Clara province, some 300 km east of the capital, Havana.

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Cruiser, Finds Caribbean Treasure in Cuba

By: Luz Marina Fornieles / Photos by PUBLICITUR.

Tropicana Cruises will be operating the first around Cuba cruise with weekly sailings with embarkation and disembarkation in Havana and in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

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Hemingway’s Dreams in Cuba A bust and heartfelt emotions in Havana. Part I

By Roberto F. Campos

Travelers from around the world are perpetually fascinated by the enduring imprint of United States novelist Ernest Hemingway on the Cuban capital. A well-known fi gure for Cubans, especially for those in Havana, Hemingway has become part of the cultural identity of the island. One of his phrases, “I am a sato (common) Cuban,” is fi xed in Cubans’ deep remembrance of this famous man, this lover of adventure, fi shing and hunting.

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Matanzas, the Cuban Athens

By Ciro Bianchi Ross, Photos by Prensa Latina

Standing at the Catalonian´s Hermitage (Ermita de los Catalanes), one can see the entire city of Matanzas. It sits beside a calm turquoise bay on undulating hills that are crossed by three rivers and wrapped in a bluish fog, especially at dawn. It is said that Matanzas is the least Cuban of the island’s cities, and certainly its architecture sets it apart.

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The Allure of the Cuban Sea

Photos by Publicitur

As if lifted from a canvas, Varadero beach captivates at first sight. This most fascinating beach of the Cuban archipelago is a major tourist magnet, not only for its amazing fine white sand, but also for its transparent water. Cuba's "Blue Beach" - almost 20 kilometres long- is located on the Hicacos Peninsula on the northern coast of Matanzas Province.

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For Eduardo Mederos, manager of the specialized tourism agency, Amistur, all the tourists the agency has brought to Cuba in 15 years have received an authentic sense of Cuba’s reality.

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On Time, Secure and Comfortable

By Mercedes Ramos

AIR CANADA, the premier airline In Canada and 14th largest worldwide, is a synonym of punctuality, safety and comfort both within and outside the nation. The company was recently commended by the Cuban Tourism Ministry for its Important contribution to tourism development In the country. Amada Díaz. Air Canada representative In Cuba, has been performing her office responsibilities and attention to clients by flying to and from the island for more than a decade.

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Wine-flavoured Cuban Tourism

Cuban cuisine experts have alerted that to develop first-class tourism on the tropical island it is necessary to opt for the presence in local markets of better and more important wine brands, which in their opinion would give a big boost to this industry which is in a sharp upward spiral.

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Travel Tips for Canadians

By: John H. Kim

Cuba is a big and diverse island and it is a great idea to visit more than one locale. From the cobblestoned streets of colonial Trinidad to empty beaches on the Cayos on the north coast to the lush green and tobacco fields of Vinales, there is so much to see.

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Travel tips for Canadians

On a recent flight from Havana to Toronto, I sat beside Dennis, a retired commercial pilot who was visiting Cuba for the first time. He had chosen Havana to experience Cuban culture and to see the sights in one of the biggest cities in the Caribbean.

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