Revolution to Evolution
Some of our most memorable moments from this Caribbean island.
Cuba originally was inhabited by indigenous tribes the most famous of which are the Taino. They were the first people to be seen by Christopher Columbus as he landed on the beach of Cuba in 1492.
For one of our journeys we visited the Taino Indian village, where not only did we meet Christopher Columbus who has in fact now opened his own bar! To the villagers whom we met up with after a cooling drink.
At the waters edge you get an opportunity to see a archaeological dig where hundreds of items have been found that were either made or used by the original people of this island. It’s a fascinating step back in time that’s laced with a lot of fun.
A land of historical surprises, that surpasses anything you could imagine.
There is so much to see and do around Holguin where we were based, here are a few excursions you should look out for when you go!
Santiago de Cuba, Full day city tour.
Speed Boat trip
Taino Indian Village
4x4 off road adventure
Santiago de Cuba
The area is now the resting place of Fidel Castro. The Cuban communist revolutionary and politician who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008.
The city itself was the Spanish colony capital on the island. It was also where the revolution began. On a fateful day, July 26, 1953, the Cuban Revolution began with an ill-prepared armed attack on the Moncada Barracks by a small contingent of rebels led by Fidel Castro.
Castillo del Morro is a fortress on the coast of the Cuban city of Santiago de Cuba. About 6 miles (10 km) southwest of the city centre, it overlooks the bay. This building now hosts a piracy and naval exhibition.
We learnt so much from our trip to Cuba, it’s difficult to put into words. The people are very warm and friendly and have lived a life that anyone from the west could not even begin to fully understand. This is a journey full of experiences and one you should make given the opportunity.