This web-site is designed to educate, encourage and finally invite you to experience another side of Cuba. While almost 1,000,000 Canadians visit Cuba each year, almost all, if not 99% of these visitors book trips to Cuba’s All Inclusive hotels in the beautiful and sandy beach areas of Varadero, Holguin, Cayo Coco, Cayo Santa Maria and Cienfuegos as well as few more who either stay or make a one day detour to Havana.

While the above destinations and format are perfect for most individuals, couples and families that love sun, beach, sea, luxury, the company of other tourists and great food, this site is intended for those that wish to experience a much different, unique, genuine and cultural break from the Canadian daily grind.

By taking our suggested detour you will gain access to, and benefit from Cuba’s wonderful people, villages and very friendly culture. While this flexible package with a long list of options may not be for everybody, if you enjoy learning and being exposed to a different way of thinking and living perhaps the following arrangements and options may be of interest to you and your friends .

Geographically, the area suggested spans largely 30 kilometers from Guanabo to Havana (with the small exception of a day outing to Matanza some 100 KMs away from Guanabo0 . The corridor is located in the north/western area of Cuba and provides multiple different opportunities to enjoy the hustle and bustle of a large city to the quieter and gentler setting of Cojimar (a small fishing village nestled along a large, fortified bay) or the unique town of Guanabo (which is a summer holiday for thousands of Cubans from Havana).

So for example, if you and a friend are looking for a one week getaway and a thorough Cuban experience your schedule could range from or be your own blend of:

Example 1:

  • Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

    • On and off through the day rotate between the beach, a pool and bar/café

    • Nights out dancing, partying and meeting wonderful Cubans.


Example 2:

  • Day 1:

    • A day shopping /eating and night on the town in Havana

  • Day 2

    • A day at the beach and night dancing/listening to Cuban music in Guanabo

  • Day 3

    • The day walking about and dinning in Cojimar, and returning to either Havana or Guanabo

  • Day 4, 5, 6

    • You decide as to whether Havana, Guanabo or Cojimar

    • Or even a longer full day tour out to Matanza (shopping, waking about shopping and possibly world class baseball) with small pint stops at a few fishing villages along the way.

Or for those staying two weeks, perhaps a combination of Examples 1) and 2) plus a day (and night) in Matanza,

The point is, there is something for everybody from relaxing all day long, partying all night and taking a small and quite different and very Cuban affordable outing each day. And, if you wish, and in an effort to lower the costs, we will do our best to partner you with a couple of like-minded international tourist.