Out In Cuba: Gay Cuba Tour Operator

Author: , May 5th, 2016

Out in Cuba

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Out In Cuba offers LGBT travelers Cuba from a locals perspective. We are gay owned and operated and come to you from Healdsburg Ca. We have been offering LGBT friends and guests wedding and travel concierge services here in wine country for the past 6 years.

We are Cuban by marriage and have spent extensive time in Cuba vetting and experiencing this great culture. Travel and culture are our passion. We have four LGBT tour guides in Cuba to welcome you upon your arrival. We offer exclusive custom designed tours of Havana and Cuba.

Unlike other tour companies that offer you “GAY” tours, we are gay and understand the special needs of our community. Our goal is for you to have a secure and stress free visit to this great island. Call us – we are a bit ole fashioned in our hospitality.

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Gay Friendly Bed and Breakfasts, Hotels, and Vacation Rentals in Cuba

Gay Cuba

Author: , April 17th, 2016

Cuba

We all have been reading the buzz around visiting Cuba. The questions we all have are:

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  • Is it really legal to go?
  • Can I go with my lover/partner/spouse and feel comfortable traveling as an LGBTIQA couple?
  • Can I travel single and have a great time?
  • Is it still affordable to visit Cuba?
  • Is Cuba safe?

The answers are all a definite yes!!!!

IMG_1891Thanks to the new loosening of travel restrictions from the USA and the recent advances in LGBTIQA equality…now is the time. To experience the architecture and energy of Havana is amazing. Music comes at you from ever cafe and corner. The architecture is both crumbling and being restored and is amazing.

The best and most secure way to visit is to have a Gay tour guide to show you around. Be sure to book a hotel or ” Casa Particular” that is gay welcoming. A “Casa Particular” is usually someone’s home that they have restored to rent to people from outside of Cuba. Not only are you living with and having breakfast with locals but they can also offer you all kinds of ideas on travel through out the Island.

Cuba - Sydney

Photo by Sydney Coatsworth

If gay politics and issues are your thing then Outincuba also employs one of Cuba’s most active LGBTIQA activists that can show you how the great strides in equality are happening today. Below you will find a list of some great resources for info on traveling to Cuba. Remember that you are not going to lay around on the beach… you are going to experience and learn about one of the worlds most vibrant and interesting cultures.

Working with a gay owned tour and travel company is the best bet that you will find all the rooms you have reserved and also find the best gay welcoming locations to spend your hard earned free time and money.

Charles Kimball of www.OutInCuba.co has Cuban family in Cuba and has spent time there vetting guides and locations that are LGBTIQA friendly and welcoming. The tour guides will meet you with a smile and welcome at the Havana airport and walk you through changing money and off you go in an old 50s taxi to your new home in Havana. Your guide and new friend will take you on a walking tour of Old Havana. If you would like to see “Gay Havana” by night then go out and experience the LGBTIQA culture from a Gay perspective.

Last photo by Sydney Coatsworth

LGBT Travel to Havana

Author: , May 25th, 2015

Havana - Washington Blade photo by Michael K. Lavers

The dance floor of Humboldt 52, a gay bar near the Hotel Nacional and Havana’s oceanfront promenade known as the Malecon, was packed around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Rum and Blue Sky, the drink special, were flowing freely as the DJ played Cuban reggaeton and American and European pop songs.

It was not at all clear to me what to expect once I arrived in Cuba, especially since I had never been to the island before and everyone seemed to offer their solicited and unsolicited insight as to what things are actually like on the ground. No es facil (“It’s not easy” in English) is a phrase that has already come to define my experience thus far in Havana.

I have yet to obtain a cell phone to communicate with local sources because the state-run telecommunications company wants more than $180 for a phone that I will use for a week. The slow wifi network at the Hotel Nacional prevents me from logging onto the Washington Blade’s website and I was nearly doused with something resembling stewed carrots that someone threw from their balcony in Old Havana as I walked underneath it.

By Michael K. Lavers – Full Story at The Washington Blade | Cuba Gay Travel Resources

Image by Michael K. Lavers

Gays in Havana

Author: , June 7th, 2014

Gays in Havana - Alain the Sojourner

Cuba, I reckon, would be the next gay destination. It’s a gay-friendly country and bisexuals abound. It’s safe, too. I was told that “straight” men do it for the money, out of their jobless situation. Life in Cuba is hard, so can you blame them? Find a job? What job? Though education in Cuba is free but many university graduates couldn’t find one. But, don’t ever think everyone there can be bought. Nice people are everywhere.

In Old Havana, I was followed four times by four different men who have gaydar more functional than mine. It turned out all of them were not gays. They don’t even call themselves bisexuals. They’re still straight, they believe. According to one, “I’m not gay. I’m top”. I was appalled at the brutal frankness of their approach. They didn’t beat around the bush. After exchanging niceties, they asked me what I wanted and they named their price (write me in a comment below if you wanna know).

By Alain – Full Story at The Sojourner | Cuba Gay Travel Resources

GayTravel.com’s Sexiest Cities List

Author: , December 11th, 2011

Here they are in no particular order….

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: It’s no big surprise that Rio makes the list; the city plays host to one of the worlds sexiest events in the world “Carnival” which attracts over 750,000 sexy people to the streets of Rio. The second largest city in Brazil and the 3rd largest metropolitan area in all of South America Rio is home to approximately 6.3 million people and its residents are really living the life. Being the most visited city in the southern hemisphere Rio is known for its natural setting and beaches like Samba, Bossa Nova, and Blaneario to name a few.

Buenos Aries, Argentina: Located on the western shore of the estuary of the Rio de la Plata Buenos Aires is well known for its sex appeal. I mean who doesn’t find a Matador sexy?! Aside from running the bulls the Buenos Aries nightlife is unbeatable with pub crawls, festivals, and live music galore, once the sun goes down the city really comes to life. If nightlife isn’t your thing don’t worry you can get your sexy on at one of Buenos Aries beautiful untouched beaches.

Miami, Florida: Some may argue that Los Angeles or Las Vegas might rival Miami but let’s face it the city’s spicy Latin flare and beautiful art deco backdrop make it the sexiest city in the U.S. On any given day you will see a diverse mix of sexy people adorning the city’s beaches, boardwalks, and bars. And when you are the birthplace of such hot celebrities as Wilmer Valderrama and Eva Mendes it’s nearly impossible to not radiate sexy!

Full Story from GayTravel.com

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Cuba for Gay Travelers

Author: , August 18th, 2011

Cuba Gay TravelA new revolution is quietly brewing in Havana, Cuba which could make it the next great gay travel destination. Only two hours from Atlanta, the gay scene in Havana is beginning to sizzle after years of repression. Raul Castro’s daughter, Mariela, has even participated in a gay rights march and Brokeback Mountain has been seen on government television.

While gay life is still largely underground, one of the most amazing scenes occurs every night in Havana starting at about 11:00 pm where La Rampa Street and the Malecon, an ocean front walk, intersect. On weekends you’ll see hundreds of guys strolling, chatting, and playing guitars all night until the sun rises. Talk to the right people and you’ll get an invitation to one of the private home parties that pop up in different locations throughout the week.

If you would like a small splurge, head over to the basement of the National Theatre on a Friday or Saturday night for their cabaret/dance party. You’ll see hundreds of young Cuban men looking as if they had just stepped out on a runway.

Full Story from Fenuxe

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