The island's annual Carnival extravaganza is an explosion of sound, colour and movement – an exciting multi-day celebration combining pageantry, parades, competitions, shows, good food, rum and fun

Fancy Mas..AKA Pretty Mas

which is a parade of male and female masqueraders of all ages dressed in beautifully designed costumes by local and foreign designers and they’re accompanied by Traditional Mas players such as Short Knee, Wild Indians, Viecorps (as we say ‘VEHCO’) and much more.

On the Monday Masqueraders competing in the Fancy Mas competition, parade in their costumes or traditional wear, from Melville Street to the National Stadium, making their way across the stage, whilst being cheered on by spectators and evaluated by the judges.



The Caribbean nation of Cuba is well-known for its vibrant and rich culture that is a complex mixture of different influences and factors. Due to the Cuba's rigid communist history, the development of the country has been set back. Though conveniences such as Wi-Fi are now available, they are not widespread as is typical of most Western countries. It is still difficult to find access to things in stores due to ongoing trade embargoes. These embargoes are also one of the reasons why Cuban cuisine can be satisfying but bland. 


Only 103 miles away from the United States, the largest island in the Caribbean has lived through a complicated estrangement from its nearest neighbor since 1961. What Americans call “the embargo,” and what Cubans call “the blockade,” has arguably done more to shape Cuba’s present as its 1959 revolution. Since President Obama lifted many of the longstanding travel restrictions for U.S. citizens when he restored diplomatic ties with Cuba in 2015, Americans are now able to experience a country. Cuba has 10 international airports. The largest by far is Aeropuerto Internacional José Martí in Havana. The only other sizable airport is Juan Gualberto Gómez International Airport in Varadero. ​

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Do a vintage car tour Join the winter Carnival in Havana Horse riding in the valley of Viñales Hiking in Viñales Learn how to roll cigars in the tobacco plantations Snorkel or Dive in the Bay of Pigs Do a cacao tour in Baracoa Culture