JetSet Destinations: Cuba

Since policy changes in early 2011, Cuba is now more accessible for American travelers than ever.  The treasury department is once again granting “people-to-people” licenses; not to be mistaken; it is still ‘illegal’ for ordinary American travelers to hop on a plane bound for Cuba. Although many have gotten around this by catching a flight from another country, with expanding licensing measures, typical tourists can easily visit Cuba legally when traveling with a licensed operator (Jet Set works closely with a few!).

A culturally intriguing Caribbean island that has been isolated from much of the world for centuries awaits the curious traveler.  Still stuck in the 1950’s, Cuba has a long way to go before it reaches the status of a stable tourist destination. Where hotel, dining and service standards fall short, the people, music and art fulfill.  With extremely friendly and welcoming locals, Old Havana is the vibrant and lively neighborhood that draws visitors in.

You’ll learn Cuba’s rich history by visiting the Plaza de la Revolucion, the cemetery of Christopher Columbus, the Miramar area, Morro Castle, strolling through the Malecon (great local arts and crafts market), and the Museum of Captain Generals.  Visit Ernest Hemingway’s favorite hang-outs through Old Havana including La Bodeguita del Medio where Mojitos were first “discovered” and the Ambos Mundos Hotel where he lived in the 1930’s.

Another important stop: Havana’s Club Rum Museum where you will learn everything about Cuban Rum and taste the many varieties. Beyond the streets of Old Havana, we recommend visiting Trinidad, Santa Clara, Pinar del Rio, Las Terrazas; and for the beach: Varradero, for bone-fishing and pristine, untouched waters.

Travel to this new frontier is quite affordable and we can assist with your Cuban Visa and travel Affidavit, charter flight from Miami, and all necessary arrangements.

To discover the colorful vibrancy of Cuba, please contact Lauren Maggard: