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What´s up Havana?

What´s up Havana?


The month of love is already on the way and lot of fun is waiting in Havana. New events, festivals and openings are getting trendy these days. Do not miss any of them!

The New Year spirit is old story: already in the second month of the year, and a very special one. Doesn’t matter if you are celebrating a wedding anniversary or you are the perfect single one, there is always lots to do to enjoy ourselves and more importantly, have a great time with our friends. Havana is the right place for it!

Cuban Salsa Festival


The venue is Comodoro Hotel, located on the West side of the city from 20th to 27th of February. Dance workshops will be amazing! Live performances will be a must: many bands, DJs, Cuban and international dance teachers, and concerts by popular Cuban dance music bands at the Metropolitan Park. All of the most important bands of popular music are already confirmed: Paulo FG, Los Van Van, Maykel Blanco y su Salsa Mayor, Adalberto Álvarez y su Son, NG La Banda, Alexander Abreu y Havana de Primera, Bamboleo, El noro y Primera Clase, Manolito Simonet y su Trabuco, Pachito Alonso y sus Kini Kini and Tania Pantoja.

19th Habano Festival

Cuban cigar is the best in the world. No one could deny that fact. Now, imagine being in the biggest festival of the best cigar in the world! Yes, we are talking serious business here. From February 26th to March 3rd the Habano tribute will be running at Palacio de las Convenciones.
The festival is not just about smoking cigars. Behind closed doors, in the factories’ tasting rooms, retailers are thinking of ways to defend their livelihoods against anti-smoking legislation. They know that they will probably end up selling fewer cigars. The week ends with an exclusive and full of luxury final dinner that will held in Pabexpo Centre.



26th Havana International Book Fair 2016

The 26th Havana International Book Fair 2016 will be held from February 9 to 29, with Canada as the Guest Country of Honor. Each edition of the Havana International Book Fair provides new reasons as to why it has become the most significant event in the Cuban publishing movement since its inception in 1982, and also the most unifying cultural event in the country. Besides offering a space for purchasing books and exchanging views with the authors, the Fair has become a place for exhibiting the dynamism and different facets of the cultural life of Cuba.

6th Cuban Harlists Rally

The Sixth International Harley Davidson Rally of Cuba will take place from February 9th to the 12th in Varadero, the most important beach resort of Cuba located in Matanzas province, just couple of hours from Havana. Like in previous events, this concentration is not organized by any specific motorcycle club, and all Harley Davidson owners in Cuba and abroad who wish to participate are invited, regardless of the club they belong to or the colors they wear. Motorcyclists riding other bike brands are also welcome to participate. So, if you are fan of riding or just a curious head you should go and take a look; who knows, you might end loving a classic Harley! It’ll show you a different side of Cuban spirit, probably the most fast and furious one!