Cox & Kings

The Sunday Telegraph - Travel - - Cuba -

(020 3642 0861; coxand kings.co.uk) of­fers a seven­night pack­age to San­ti­ago de Cuba from £2,370 per per­son, staying in casas par­tic­u­lares (fam­i­ly­owned guest­houses). The price in­cludes re­turn in­ter­na­tional flight with Vir­gin At­lantic, re­turn do­mes­tic flight, four nights’ b&b in San­ti­ago, three nights’ b&b in Havana and private air­port trans­fers. Vir­gin At­lantic (0844 209 2770; vir­gin-at­lantic. com) flies from Lon­don to Havana twice a week from £609 re­turn. in­te­rior room (0053 22 65 3021; hote­les­cubanacan. com; from 44 con­vert­ible pe­sos/£34). Hostal Raúl & Kathy Su­per, top-notch casa par­tic­u­lar with su­perb ser­vice, run by Kathy, Raúl and Fidel (0053 22 62 4472; paqba.com/en/web/ hostal­raulykathy; morel. barca@gmail.com; from 25 con­vert­ible pe­sos/£20). Hoyos takes place June 2429 each year, fol­lowed by the in­vasión (a conga to com­mem­o­rate the War of In­de­pen­dence) on July 18. Casa de la Trova Authen­tic mu­sic venue where all the son greats play (0053 22 65 2689; Calle Here­dia 206). For other mu­sic haunts, see pro­mo­ciones.egrem.co.cu.

Casa de la Trova at­tracts all the son cubano greats

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