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Support for the Cuban People

Varadero, Cuba

Experience hosted by Cynthia Afro

3.5 hoursHosted in Spanish and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Free cancellation
Full refund at least 7 days before the experience starts or within 24 hours of booking.
Up to 10 people
Includes transportation

What you'll do

Is it difficult to live as a Cuban?
Well, come and discover it with me and you will know the truth about everything. We will meet in Cárdenas city, 12 km from Varadero, and I will explain you the achievements and unique setbacks of our country, from the way the education and health care systems work in our country, 'til the way of living of Cubans regarding the family economy. Get to know from the hand of a cuban,the reality of the day to day. Our first stop will be a local green market and a ration store to show you how cubans do their shopping due to low budget constraints. Then we will take the main transport (a horse carriage) and we will make a tour through the city like a cuban would do.
We will walk through the streets to show you all the historical and hidden places of the city so you can interact with the locals and appreciate all the contrasts of the environment and the cultural elements that enhance the life in this community. We will continue our tour this time with the purpose of enjoying and tasting the different street snacks that make Cuban life unique while we exchange ideas and discuss the current situation of the country and its future. At the end of the day, you will have a broader perception of the economic, cultural and social conditions of daily life, and you will understand that the most beautiful thing about Cuba is its people.
Is it difficult to live as a Cuban?
Well, come and discover it with me and you will know the truth about everything. We will meet in Cárdenas city, 12 km from Varadero, and I will explain you the achievements and unique setbacks of our country, from the way the education and health care systems work in our country, 'til the way of living of Cubans regarding the family economy. Get to know from the hand of a cuban,the reality of the day to d…

What's included

  • Transport
    Private Taxi,this is not included and the cost is around 30 until 40usd

Meet your host, Cynthia Afro

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 6 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have traveled to several countries but I can asure life in Cuba has no equal, I love living here. Since I started hosting 20 years ago I've always shown to foreigners the real meaning of being Cuban, fact I've reflected several occasions on the thematic tour “Support for the Cuban People”. My experience as a entrepreneur and economist graduated from Havana University has provided me with a unique vision about my homeland current situation. My purpose is to share that vision so visitors from all over the world can understand and enjoy a little piece of Cuba, the “stuck in time” island.
I have traveled to several countries but I can asure life in Cuba has no equal, I love living here. Since I started hosting 20 years ago I've always shown to foreigners the real meaning of being Cuban, fact I've reflected several occasions on the thematic tour “Support for the Cuban People”. My experience as a entrepreneur and economist graduated from Havana University has provided me with a unique vision about my homeland current situation. My purpose is to share that vision so visitors from a…
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Thu, 1 Jul
£20 per person
09:30 - 13:00
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Sat, 3 Jul
£20 per person
09:30 - 13:00
£20 per person
Sun, 4 Jul
£20 per person
09:30 - 13:00
£20 per person

Where you'll be

Esquina Cuba.
Studio 55
Center Parc
Cristobal Colon Park
Center town
Bar La Esquina.
Bar Don Ramon
Aparthotel Acuarius

Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Claudia
January 2020
La experiencia de Apoyo al Pueblo Cubano fue lo que esperaba y más. Visitamos la ciudad de Cárdenas donde Cinthia, Bill y Greta esposa de Bill nos esperaban. No dieron un recorrido por la ciudad, caminamos y Bill quien es una enciclopedia ambulante nos habló de la interesante historia de Cárdenas. Nos invitaron un rico café y conversamos de tantas cosas y en verdad que mi pareja y yo conectamos con ellos tres y la pasamos muy bien. Me encantó visitar el mercado donde pudimos comprar algunas cosas que necesitábamos y Bill quien es Chef nos dio la receta para cocinar un pescado con sazón y naranja agria el cual por cierto nos quedó exquisito y hemos adoptado la receta. Visitamos la casa de Gastón un ilustre pintor, escultor y demás talentos que posee y agradecemos nos haya abierto las puertas de su hogar y admirar algunas de sus obras e historia. Gastón rehabilitó la calle donde vive la cual antes al parecer era un lugar peligroso y no deseado, pero transformó con su arte la calle y fachadas de las casas con símbolos significativos para las personas que ahí habitan. Hicimos dos recorridos en coche (carreta le decimos en México) y fue como retroceder el tiempo. Durante nuestra visita a Cuba realizamos varias experiencias a través de Airbnb y esta definitivamente fue una de nuestras favoritas, porque pudimos conocer la parte de Cuba que no ven muchos turistas y sobre todo conocer a personas tan maravillosas como Cinthia, Bill y Greta, en verdad los adoramos y no pudo haber mejores personas que ustedes para hacer este paseo, saludos de Claudia y Luis
La experiencia de Apoyo al Pueblo Cubano fue lo que esperaba y más. Visitamos la ciudad de Cárdenas donde Cinthia, Bill y Greta esposa de Bill nos esperaban. No dieron un recorrid…
Gilles Jr
September 2019
By far the best experience on Airbnb I've done so far. I highly recommend this adventure when you will be in Varadero/Matanzas/Cardenas. The historical tour was awesome and the time at the bar also. We got great stories out this. Really awesome night !
By far the best experience on Airbnb I've done so far. I highly recommend this adventure when you will be in Varadero/Matanzas/Cardenas. The historical tour was awesome and the tim…
Natalie
May 2019
Provides a unique experience and up close look thru the eyes of someone who is a member of the community. Host was very friendly and welcoming. This tour focused more on the tour of the community and included drinks, which was great, but the emphasis was not on the creation or history of cocktails.
Provides a unique experience and up close look thru the eyes of someone who is a member of the community. Host was very friendly and welcoming. This tour focused more on the tour o…
Ana
January 2019
Ayer fue el cumpleaños de mi amiga y contratamos está experiencia para hacer algo diferente en la zona de Varadero. Fue fantástico!! Cynthia y Jade super atentas, una aventura genial. Ortiz el mejor anfitrión!! Nos llevó por muchos lugares de Cárdenas y tomamos cócteles típicos de Cuba, además de una preciosa tarta de cumpleaños!! Estamos muy agradecidas y esperamos volver pronto para repetir. Muy recomendable!!! Muchas gracias.
Ayer fue el cumpleaños de mi amiga y contratamos está experiencia para hacer algo diferente en la zona de Varadero. Fue fantástico!! Cynthia y Jade super atentas, una aventura geni…
Ed
November 2018
What a great experience and host! It is an excellent way to see places you would probably never find as a tourist and with a fun group. Yanira and his friend Eduardo had been superb host, they even arranged a surprise flan and sparkler at midnight for my birthday, a very cool way to start a birthday with new friends. Thank you so much!
What a great experience and host! It is an excellent way to see places you would probably never find as a tourist and with a fun group. Yanira and his friend Eduardo had been sup…

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    09:30 - 13:00
    £20 per person
  • Tue, 6 Jul
    09:30 - 13:00
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  • Wed, 7 Jul
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  • Thu, 8 Jul
    09:30 - 13:00
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  • Sat, 10 Jul
    09:30 - 13:00
    £20 per person
  • Sun, 11 Jul
    09:30 - 13:00
    £20 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Please keep on mind that since this one is a experience people to people any help will be welcome