CubaPLUS Testimonials

CubaPLUS Magazine

  • This house is stunningly beautiful, extremely well cared for, and very comfortable. Attention to details, top level furnishings, rooms compete with suites in Melia Habana for style, comfort, and quality at 1/3 the price. 5 star, 100% recommended!! Esta casa es increible bonito, muy bien cuidado, y bastante comodo. Atencion a cada detalle es prioridad, lo mejor muebles, los habitaciones son comparables a un Suite en hotel Melia Habana por estilo, confort, y calidad, todo por 1/3 el precio. Yo lo recomiendo 100%, 5 estrellas para mi!!
    Andras Szabo
  • Our Cuba Experience I mentioned to my wife that for our wedding anniversary I would like to do something unique. I said I would like to take her out for a really good Cuban sandwich and a Mojito. She of course asked me where I wanted to take her, I replied "Cuba". Our planning started months before departure and we heard all kinds of negative comments about visiting this 'country of turmoil' to our South. I have been to all 50 states, over 30 different countries including Tahiti and other Society Islands. I have sailed the Caribbean as well as most of the Eastern seaboard and Gulf of Mexico. Our trip to Cuba has topped all of those places. The reason being is that we had heard so many negative things and when we were now actually in Cuba, talking and visiting with the real Cuban people, the truth about the other side of this country was amazing! We stayed at the Melia Cohiba in Havana, This is a first class accommodation and the amenities are fantastic. Across the street is the 8 mile long Malecon, the walkway overlooking the Atlantic and Straights of Florida. While during the day our schedule was filled with visiting organic farms and Paladins, our evenings were on our own. We walked the Malecon to mingle with young Cubans, playing real instruments and dancing and having a good time. This was at 1 am! We felt absolutely no fear or hostility and we even walked to see a show by the famous Buena Vista Social Club with three of the original members! In the following days, we visited with children at schools as well as music studios and small fishing villages. We enjoyed seeing all the old vintage American automobiles and talked with several owners that explained due to the lack of access for parts, many of the vehicles were 'hybrids'. Meaning they were kept running using parts of other countries autos. During the day we watched some kids baseball games and kickball. We enjoyed the fact that there was a lack of 'electronic devices' being used and the kids were being raised as a family unit. We visited several artist's studios as well as revolution square and understood more about what shaped this country, it's people, and it's leaders. The fort across from the entrance to Havana Harbor stages a ceremony every evening at 9pm. The colonial background and history are a welcome sight as the cannons thunder, signifying the closing of the city gates and closing of the harbor to protect the Cuban people from Pirates and intruders. Nowadays the closings are not needed but the ceremony has taken place every evening since 1868. It is tradition. We also visited the site of Cuba's capitol building which was built in 1929 and resembles our own countries 'White House'. The time my wife and I had in Cuba was just a small taste of history, beauty and real island people. Our plans are to visit more of this country and especially with the people that live here. There are many tourist areas with white sandy beaches, warm, crystal clear water and water sports like sailing and fishing. We tend to visit more local spots so as to meet and enjoy the locals and families in their everyday lives. We have questions of them and they ask questions of us, this is our communication and contribution toward a better world. Yes, we did have our Mojito and Cuban sandwich, but we got a lot more than we ever imagined, we will return- and soon. Dennis and Nancy Kirk
    Dennis and Nancy Kirk
  • La sensacion de encontrar una estrella fugaz en el firmamento es similar a la que experimentamos cuando una buena publicación se nos muestra, en medio de tanta baja calidad editorial y mal gusto abundante. Esa impresión inolvidable me causo el descubrimiento, la primera vez, de la revista Cubaplus, cuya impronta se debe a la imaginacion y el esfuerzo de un verdadero visionario, el sr. Dominic Soave, y su talentoso equipo de trabajadores, que como buscadores de tesoros, encuentran y descubren verdaderas joyas y las pulen hasta llevarlas a artículos inolvidables y recreaciones de colorida, profunda y trascendental realidad como la cubana y americana.

    El que esto escribe es el primer agradecido por tales bellezas de páginas y letras, pues a esa semilla editorial, debe una exposición que tendrá lugar en la lejana China, y el interés de The Kessler Collection de Estados Unidos para realizar un proyecto en conjunto. Yo espero, con sinceridad y humildad paciente, que los próximos años sean los mejores para esta publicación ya legendaria, pues el futuro es la posibilidad infinita, el resplandor ignoto en cada grieta del camino. Bendiciones a las páginas de esta revista que son como escenas sueltas de la vida de la naturaleza y de un pueblo siempre memorable.

    Adrian Pellegrini del Riego
  • Sounds fantastic! Which venues are the events going to be held at and how do I get tickets?

    CPM: This year the event will be held on Teatro Nacional, Karl Marx, Sala Avenida y Casa del Alba Cultura where music lovers can buy their tickets.

    More information at: http://www.paradiso.es

    Nilesh Sanghvi
  • -Lets go to cuba ..something I have always been inteeestrd in before McDonalds wrecks it ..etc, etc. so any trips coming up???let us know. Thanks, Kristin and Mike. We are spending most of our time in the lower columbia river on puget island where we have a home, come on down.

    Lets go to cuba
  • Hola, ME ENCANTA EL SÚCHELI !!!, pero no lo he visto MAS en las tiendas, sale de nuevo al mercado cubano??? donde puedo adquirirlo???, Gracias de antemano, Saludos.

    Yadira
  • I'll be there!

    Lendy

CubaPLUS VacationRental

  • Thank you for your and your colleague's help to be able to spend really nice 18 days in Cuba. We are very glad to meet cuban people and to see Cuba and the cities we could visit. The people in the casa particulares was very kind and helpful everywhere. We needed their help especially in case of the car rented by us. Finaly we changed the car in Habana with the help of Luis, but Ricardo in Cienfuegos and Marias husband in St Clara also gave us very useful assistance at the agency of the local Cubacar. In Habana in the house of Zeny y Luis we spent super time, they were kind and helpful, the flat is nice, comfortable and clean. We advise to stay there anybody who has a rented car. In Vinales "Pupi" was kind and her food were excellent, the room is good and clean. Zunilda in Matanzas was also kind to us, the breakfast was good and sometimes too much. Zunilda every evening did conversation to us, so I could practice my poor Spanish. Marias "habitacion" in St Clara was also nice, she speaks Spanish too fast, so I asked to repeat several times and requested "hablar despacio". The hostal in Trinidad is a small hotel, the room and the food is good, but we didn't feel to be the members of the family. Hortensia y Ricardo in Cienfuegos were very nice to us and very helpful. We were speaking a lot. Luis in Habana can speak English quite well so it was a disadvantage for me not to be able to practice my Spanish. We liked Cuba, the sea, the playas, the cities and not last the people. Please convey our thanks to the above mentioned persons, because we do not know their direct e-mail addresses. Thank for your assistance, best regards Sophie and Laszlo
    Sophie and Laszlo,
  • Great house to rent!! I stayed at this house last year. I am glad to see it listed. The house is really great and very private and close to beaches and Varadero. Amarilis does a great breakfast. I highly recommend this rental house...very clean, private, comfortable and all the decor it brand new. Giant patio on second floor as well. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CASA AMARYLLIS...a whole house for the price of a room. 5 stars******
    DJ Sanders, 2016-02-07
    Related to: Casa Amarilis
  • We had a wonderfull time at Tony's B&B in Playa Giron! Nice,quiet clean place. Breakfast and dinner were very tastfull. Tony and Mary are very kind people and we were very welkome. Love iT!
    Maria, 2016-11-26
    Related to: ¨Tony´s B&B ¨
  • THIS IS EXCEPTIONAL HOUSE I RECOMMENDED PERFECT PLACE NEXT TO THE OCEAN THE OWNERS ARE VERY FRIENDLY IT IS A CLEANING HOUSE GREAT SERVICE IT IS ON THE BEST LOCATIONS AT VARADERO GREAT PRICES SO GO AND ENJOY A NICE VACATION WITH THE BLUE WATERS AT VARADERO
    ISABELL, 2017-01-12
    Related to: Casa José y Elaine