For those looking to experience Cuba without the tourist crowds, then the picturesque little town of Cienfuegos is an absolute must. Because of its close proximity to Trinidad, which is just a stone’s throw away, many visitors mistakenly overlook this charming settlement in favour of its bigger neighbour and miss out on a real experience. For although you won’t find many tourists here, the city is still very lively with locals and is known as the cleanest and most well-looked after cities on the island. Colourful facades and French colonial architecture greet you as you wander the main street, Prado, which runs through the whole city and ends at the beautiful Malecón. Most of the town’s nightlife takes place along this esplanade, which leads to a small peninsula where the city’s biggest hotel, Hotel Jagua, is located. In the historic centre of the city you’ll find the Plaza Mayor, with its fantastic church, city hall, ‘Tomas Terry’ theatre, the Casa de la Cultura, all of which have been renovated over the past few years.
Of course, Cuba is also a country with a fascinating past. Its decades-long history of turmoil, change, perseverance and revolution makes it one of the most interesting countries in the world. The US Embargo alone is enough to spark curiosity, and when you consider that this modestly-sized island is the only nation in the Americas to resist the influence of the United States, you can’t help but feel impressed. In 1962, for example, the presence of Soviet missiles on the island annoyed its superpower neighbour so much that it almost triggered a nuclear war – and yet, still - Cuba resists. And it’s this defiance that is at the very heart of Cuba, defining it as a nation, a culture and a people.
For good reason, every step in Cuba feels like a forbidden delight.
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Itineraries on Iphones!
Today we officially launch our new system whereby all our customers have the option to have their travel documents delivered to their phone or tablet using the Vamoos app. It includes interactive maps, real time weather forecast plus of course our famous destination guides. Currently available on iphone and ipad and soon to follow on other devices. If you are travelling this summer don’t forget to ask us
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We’re looking for people to take two mins to vote for Fleewinter in this years Guardian Travel Awards! Just click on the following link – http://www.global-research.net/guta/start.asp and under tour operator type in ‘fleewinter’ and rate our performance! You can pretty much ignore all other boxes and click submit at the end! Thank you so much!
Guardian Travel Awards 2014
This year we are in the running for the Guardian’s ‘Best Small Tour Operator’ Award and we would REALLY, REALLY, REALLY like to win! So provided you think we deserve it, we would be so grateful if you would take 2 minutes to fill out the following questionnaire – http://www.global-research.net/guta/start.asp
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1. Scroll down to the Tour Operator section and type Fleewinter into the ‘specify other’ box
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3. Then click through to the last page (ignoring the other questions if you wish).
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