Havana (and Cayo Santa Maria) nights
Throughout your people-to-people experience, you’ll likely be traveling between towns large and small. Though all quintessentially Cuba, they each tout their own personalities.
Havana, alive with salsa-inspired energy, is as pretty as a postcard. Guitar strumming, sun-kissed locals play their songs while the sun ricochets off the pastel-toned buildings. Salty breezes and an indescribable spirit follows you everywhere you go in this richly historical seaside gem.
Cayo Santa Maria is where you’ll get your beach fix. Bleach blonde sands, iridescent waters and plenty of shopping are a welcomed break in your busy itinerary.
Trinidad, a perfectly preserved Spanish colonial settlement, is where you’ll really start thinking you hopped on a time machine instead of a plane. Prominent mansions fill the area, a product of huge sugar fortunes from the 19th century. Winding cobblestone streets and horses act as one of the main modes of transportation, and you might just forget cell phones and Facebook exist.