LGBT Travel. Holidays to Cuba
Cuba welcomes visitors regardless of orientation andoffers LGBT travellers a hugely positive, warm and friendly travel experience
Whilst same sex travel is no different, we understand that there are a few additional considerations when arranging an LGBT holiday in Cuba, and our experienced specialists are on hand to work with you to fine tune your travel plans.
Cuba welcomes visitors regardless of orientation and despite some public perception, offers LGBT travellers a hugely positive, warm and friendly travel experience, not to mention incredible beaches, historic cities and beautiful countryside.
For those clients interested in Cuba’s LGBT scene, we can arrange meetings with key members of the community where you can learn how the LGBT community is at the forefront of many rapidly changing developments in Cuba.
Many visitors don’t know that the daughter of Raul Castro, Cuba’s current president is Mariela Castro-Espin, who has been an activist for Cuba’s LGBT community for more than ten years. The organisation campaigns for LGBT rights and is active throughout the island. Mariela’s involvement with the organisation creates much interest from around the world.
In Havana and further afield there is a thriving LGBT social scene with an ever-increasing number of recognised bars, cafes, restaurants and late-night music venues popular with the LGBT community.
Whether you want to book a relaxing honeymoon, a vibrant city break, or an exciting and memorable self-drive holiday, we have it covered.
Bespoke Tailormade Holidays
Many of our clients prefer an entirely bespoke journey to Cuba,
meticulously crafted around their interests
LGBT Travel to Cuba. Sample Itineraries
For those looking for a LGBT-friendly holiday, we’ve hand-picked seven destinations that should give you plenty of choices to organise something really special. How you mix them is entirely up to you.
Some of our clients prefer a longer stay by the beach; others prefer to skip Varadero altogether to spend more time in Trinidad or the Cayos. The unspoiled beaches of Cayo Santa Maria are increasingly popular. Trinidad is such a charming colonial town surrounded by verdant mountains and the sea, that is not uncommon our clients ask us to make the arrangements for them to stay there a few nights and enjoy the lively town culture. Vinales boast the best of Cuba’s countryside. And Santiago de Cuba is, in many ways, the cradle of Cuban culture.
When you speak to us, we can discuss your interests and expectations and suggest the best itinerary based on your plans for this trip
LGBT-friendly holidays we’ve created for our clients in the past include some of the following variations
- Havana + Varadero
Havana + Cayo Santa Maria
Havana + Trinidad + Varadero
Havana + Vinales + Trinidad + Varadero
Havana + Vinales + Las Terrazas + Trinidad + Santa Clara + Cayo Santa Maria
Continue reading our recommended accommodation and experiences in each destination. These include our top-recommended lgbt-friendly resorts and activities we think you will love.
A walking tour of Old Havana tailored to your interests with a dedicated English-speaking guide
Learn how to make authentic Mojitos, Daiquiris and Cuba Libres and more at your own cocktail making class in an authentic Old Havana bar
Classic culture with tickets to the world famous Cuban ballet or opera in the heart of Old Havana
An evening to remember with the world-famous Buena Vista Social Club
Discover the historic sights of Havana in your chauffeured Old American car tour
Benefit from our specialist recommendations to dine in fantastic unique restaurants and local bars and music venues
Experience a fantastic day cruising the clear blue waters off the coast of Varadero, where you will stop for snorkelling and lunch.
Visit the sugar cane and citrus fruit plantations close to the UNESCO preserved Zapata national park. See the steam locomotive workshop at the former sugar mill and gain an insight into the history of Cuba’s involvement in Sugar cane production, the slave trade and the present situation with sugar production, which is a vital ingredient in Cuba’s famous rum!
A tailored walking tour of Trinidad perhaps with a stop at the home of ‘La Canchanchara‘ a delicious refreshing cocktail made of rum and honey
Visit the beautiful mountain of Topez de Collantes, swim in the cool pools of a water fall and experience lunch at a local farmer’s house
Immerse yourself in history with a personalised walking tour of this UNESCO preserved small city
Enjoy nightly Al Fresco music and dancing at Casa De La Trova
Take a day on the Caribbean Sea with a cruise to the island of Cayo Blanco
Head to the mountains and meet local farmers, swim in the cool pools and take a guided trial through the beautiful landscape
Snorkel and sun-bathe at the beautiful island of Cayo Jutias and dine on the fresh seafood catch of the day
Experience a tobacco tour and see behind the scenes of how one of the world’s most luxury products is produced, and learn the whole process of how tobacco is grown, enjoy a delicious lunch at a sustainable organic farm
Watch the sun rise over the Valley on your early morning trek or horse ride
Enjoy the thrill of a birds-eye view over the Las Terrazas community on the largest zip wire ride in Cuba
Take an early morning walk to the summit with its monument to Che Guevara
Enjoy the best possible Cuban coffee with Martha at her friendly coffee shop
Buy avant-garde art directly from the local painters in their studios
Relax and read a book by the cool pools of the Rio San Juan
Hotel La Moka