Category Archives: CARIBBEAN

Why Backpacking in the Caribbean is more Sustainable than Cruising

Backpacking in Caribbean

The Caribbean is truly one of the most beautiful regions in the world, without a doubt. It’s a bucket list destination for many people. And rightfully so! The islands that make up this region, are like a little slice of heaven: The climate is gorgeous for much of the year. The islands are diverse in […]

6 Spectacular hikes in Cuba you should add to your bucket list

El Yunque mountain is one of the best hikes in Cuba

Cuba might not be the first country you think of when you hear hiking. However, the small Caribbean island has several mountain ranges and 10 national parks, whereof 2 are UNESCO sites. This means that there are plenty of opportunities to go hiking in Cuba, both short walks and longer treks. I really enjoyed the […]

La Batata hike – discover Cuba’s underground river and cave system

La Batata hike

Do you want to discover Cuba off the beaten path? La Batata hike is one of the undiscovered gems of Topes de Collantes National Park in Cuba. The hike rewards you with its pristine river and a hidden natural cave system. Most tourists go to the nearby Vegas Grande waterfall and miss out on this […]

Things to bring to Cuba and other ways to support the locals on your trip

Things to bring to Cuba

Cuba is a wonderful travel destination with incredible white-sanded beaches, breathtaking waterfalls, pastel-colored houses, vintage cars, and super-friendly locals. But how is it to live in this intriguing country? After spending time with the locals, I found the answer quickly to be confirmed over and over again. The answer is “impossible”. With low wages, high […]

El Nicho waterfalls – all you need to know to explore this gem

El Nicho waterfalls

Covered up in lush green jungle the crystal-clear river runs by the footpath and forms the odd swimming hole to cool down in. The path joins the river where two impressive waterfalls show their strength and invite you in for a refreshing swim. You are at El Nicho waterfalls in the outskirts of Topes de […]

The Real Cuba – as told by locals

I was in a stranger’s house and just about to leave when the host’s friend looked me straight into the eyes and said: “I shot and killed three policemen. I sat in jail for eight years and was sentenced to death.” I froze. My eyes widened! Did I hear that right? He repeated himself. I […]

Vegas Grande waterfall – a magical getaway

Vegas Grande waterfall front image

Geckos singing out loud competing with the vivid songs of birds echoing between the trees in the dense jungle. Towering trees tangled up in lush green plants and wildflowers wrap the narrow trail down to Vegas Grande waterfall, one of the most beautiful hikes in Cuba. Early in the morning, the squeaking sound of bats […]