• Cuba
    • Havana
1 - 4 weeks

Program Details

City Exploring Dancing Sightseeing
Year Round
Guesthouse Host Family Hostel
Primary Language
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
Weekly price includes accommodation, breakfast & lunch, 15 hours intensive Spanish lessons in the mornings Monday to Friday, twice weekly professional dance lessons, three times weekly 'Discover Cuba' cultural excursions/activities, weekend excursions including to the beaches at 'Playas del Este' and a long weekend in Viñales Valley (4 week program only; or optional with 2 or 3 week program upon payment of a supplement).

Program support from our all Cuban local team 24/7 to help maximize your free time.

Cost of extra night – accommodation & breakfast USD 40

Cost of airport transfer – each way USD 40
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Meals Tour Guide
What's Included (Extra)

24/7 program support from our local team including welcome camino within 24 hours of arrival to get to know the local area and practical services such as money change, wifi services and cool bars & places to hang out

What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
What's Not Included (Extra)

Private taxi/airport transfer on arrival USD 40 each way. Dinner is not included but many options on your doorstep to provide for all budgets.

Dec 17, 2022
Feb 13, 2023
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About Program

One to four weeks full cultural immersion based in Old Havana, Cuba. Spanish classes are supplemented with dance classes, cultural tours and adventure activities to explore, enjoy and experience this amazing country!

Staying in a Casa Particulare in the heart of in Old Havana, Spanish language lessons take place Monday to Friday in the mornings, and in the afternoons you receive professional dance classes and cultural excursions. Weekend trips feature the beach and a two-night weekend road trip to Viñales (four week program only).

Accommodation, breakfast & lunch INCLUDED in licensed Casa Particulares; shared same sex dorm rooms with other program participants (couples or friends booking together automatically upgraded to private room with en suite/private bathroom) OR upon payment of a single room supplement you have the option to stay in another nearby Casa with your own room and private en suite bathroom.

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Program Highlights

  • Live in the heart of Old Habana and enjoy a full immersion into Cuban life – and a unique opportunity to really understand what makes this amazing country so special
  • Busy program includes accommodation, breakfast & lunch and Spanish lessons throughout, professional dance lessons and cultural activities
  • Start dates every week - ideally arriving Sunday/during the weekend... we are open 365 days a year!
  • 18+ program with no upper age limit (minors welcome if accompanied by an adult - this program is family friendly also!) - we welcome all ages & nationalities!
  • Program Managers and all Cuban crew will help you feel at home providing 24/7 support

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  • Instruction 4
  • Support 4.5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Cuba: A journey to myself

It was my first trip outside of Europe and by myself. I'm currently 28 years old and I never took a time off to travel and discover the world. This year I decided to travel to Cuba. My cousin went to Cuba three years ago and told me about the wonderful experience she had. I searched the internet for organizations that offer dance, culture, language and also volunteering and came across Corazon Cuba. Everything about the program appealed to me and the program seemed to include exactly what I wanted to experience in my three weeks. Which finally also proved to be true.La Habana or Cuba in general is completely the opposite of Switzerland, the country I'm from. I enjoyed the freedom and the warmth that was shown to me by all the locals and surprisingly by the tourists too. Can't be done, doesn't exist. Improvisation is on the agenda and no day is like the other. I could really live three weeks in the moment and enjoy every second without thinking about the next one. I have never lived so stress-free and relaxed as during these three weeks. I have met wonderful people from all over the world with whom I want to stay in contact. But more importantly, I have learned to know and love myself in a whole new way. I have made important decisions for my future life and realized what is really important to me in life. It was almost a bit of a "soul
journey" or retreat for me. And I fell in love with Cuba: its culture, its music, its flora and fauna…. simply everything. The hosts were fantastic. I felt like I was at home, although as I said, I have never traveled alone before and have never been outside of Europe. They welcomed me like a family member and they did this with all the residents. I found the stay so wonderful that I will repeat it soon. Any question or uncertainty they were immediately there to support me. So l actually did not travel alone at any second. I wish I had planned more time so that I could still travel around Cuba with the organization. Every weekend I spent at the beach. The beach and the sea in Cuba were simply breathtakingly beautiful and little filled. In the evenings during the week and on weekends, the salsa clubs were my to go place. I have never experienced so much emotion, passion and fire as at these salsa parties.
Furthermore in the house we often spent time together and I enjoyed this very much.
Cuba is a country where you can't do nothing by yourself, so don‘t be shy to ask the hosts for help, they are really happy to help. Everything is a bit more difficult and hidden, but it's even more fun when you've accomplished something. Don't be overwhelmed by the many impressions on the first day and connect with like-minded people so the start will be much easier. If you are willing to interact a lot you will get to know the country from all
facets and enjoy the most beautiful and free time of your life. My journey in Cuba had an extraordinary impact on my life, because I completely changed my professional development. I discovered a passion for traveling and learned that I don't need that much to live and be happy. I now have more self-confidence and dare to do much more in my everyday life at home. I also have become more relaxed. I‘m very grateful that the cuban people shared their country with me and I hope I left a positive Footprint there. I‘m sure I‘ll come back.

  • Dance and music every day
  • good-hearted people
  • no stress and time pressure
  • not ideal for foodies
  • it can be overwhelming first
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The most culturally enriching experience of my life

When I decided that I would like to travel to Cuba, I did not know where to start or what the best way to go about it was. Corazon Cuba presented the opportunity to live amongst a mix of people from all over the world, yet also spend lots of time with the most friendly Cubans who work in the casa and direct the programme. Lionel is so kind, helpful and lots of fun to be around, along with the rest of the team. I would recommend this if you are planning to go as a group and especially as an individual; primarily to feel secure in your travels and to minimise pre-travel anxieties but also to reside in a fun and culturally enriching environment. It made me a lot more confident during my time in Cuba and my time spent far more worthwhile. The programme involves Spanish classes in the morning (which feel more like a conversation about the culture & history of the country but en español) followed by an afternoon of salsa dance classes, which definitely came in handy on our nights out over there.

It was the perfect place for me to improve my Spanish; I was above basic level prior to coming, but not only do you receive grammar lessons, you are also immersed in the language from the moment you wake up to when your head hits the pillow! A few of my friends had little to no Spanish at all, yet left with the ability to have conversations with locals so do not let the language barrier put you off.

One thing I would say is to bring bug spray and antihistamines! I was quite prone to the bug bites and as Havana is a city, I underestimated how many I would unfortunately encounter :(

Cuba is the most culturally rich country I have ever visited, and Havana and the people of this city are beautiful, intelligent souls.

  • Secure casa/ environment and trustworthy staff/ aircon in bedrooms
  • Fun, diverse itinerary with very interactive Spanish lessons around a table as opposed to desk:board situation
  • Opportunity to build relationships with Cubans in the casa and on the program and other students - Opportunity to explore with people who grew up in Cuba
  • Shopping for personal items difficult - ie bring own loo roll when leaving house
  • Cooking own food is difficult as not a lot of food available bar what is given and in restaurants so don't come expecting shopping malls!
  • Bring all toiletries you will need for this trip prior to arriving
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