Tino,
Havana Local Hero

I'm a cynical romantic living in Havana for 9 years now. Love it! I want to share my love and knowledge of this amazing place.

(58 reviews)

My Havana:

Slowly we will descent into the 'real' Cuba. Old Havana is beautiful but underneath the make-up there is a different layer. Centro is the most interesting part of town for ... Slowly we will descent into the 'real' Cuba. Old Havana is beautiful but underneath the make-up there is a different layer. Centro is the most interesting part of town for me. It’s less civilized and even a bit raw… We should at least spent a day there! I’ll take you off the beaten track. On your third day in Havana you will not see any sandals above short cargo pants anymore ☺ . I've been living in Havana in winter for 8 years now. Love it! And will make you love it too! Remember: Havana is extremely safe... Will make you do and see some stuff that seems odd :-). But it is always safe! + More

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Culture

Romance

Food

HighLights

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58 reviews:

Henk van Hilten

Perfect tour thru Havana!


Rasmus Geertsema

The thing with Cuba is that you have to go with the flow in order to enjoy it- as nothing in Cuba goes the way ... The thing with Cuba is that you have to go with the flow in order to enjoy it- as nothing in Cuba goes the way you'd expect. However, going too much with the flow will not bring you anywhere- or in trouble. Hence, your actions should have a general direction. For me, that's where Tino's guide came into the picture. Following his advice I ended up at the most beautiful places, and in the most surprising situations. I could avoid the tourist traps and develop an idea about what is, for me, the real Cuba. Not all his tips work as described, and neither shouldn't they- it's Cuba. But without exception Tino's tips will guide you to the right place within the labyritnh of Cuban life, which will surpise in all ways imaginable. When I ran in to some trouble during the trip Tino offered great advice and help! Altogether, I would recommend TIno's guide for the following reasons; a) if you know what you want from Cuba, the guide will help you find it b) Cuba can be overwhelming in that there are many hustles going on, the guide and Tino will give you a source on which you can completely rely, and c) it's simple economics: Tino's guide will save you more money from tourist traps than the guide costs. Thanks a lot Tino!
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Kees van Westerlaak

Tino reageerde zeer snel en stelde een haalbaar plan samen met een aantal van de leukste highlights van Havana. Was zeer geïnteresseerd in wat wij ... Tino reageerde zeer snel en stelde een haalbaar plan samen met een aantal van de leukste highlights van Havana. Was zeer geïnteresseerd in wat wij wilden en paste daar zijn voorstel op aan. De commentaren van Tino bij de voorgestelde highlights waren soms hilarisch maar altijd relevant. Een restaurantje dat hij heeft aanbevolen hadden we zonder deze insiderstip niet zelf gevonden, maar was een echte aanrader. Voor die € 7,- per dag is dit absoluut een toegevoegde waarde voor je bezoek aan Havana!
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Nici

The 'off the tourist route' itinerary was great. We got to see a little of the 'real' Havana and experience it a little. The on ... The 'off the tourist route' itinerary was great. We got to see a little of the 'real' Havana and experience it a little. The on site assistance was brilliant and everything Tino arranged for us worked like clock work. Tino is knowledgable and the advice in CubaConga is truly indispensable. Thanks Tino! It could have been a very different trip if we hadn't found you!
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Bernhard

Hi Tino, Havanna and Kuba was a great and impressing experience. We went to Vinales, Playa Larga, Topes de collantes, Trinitad and finally to Varadero. ... Hi Tino, Havanna and Kuba was a great and impressing experience. We went to Vinales, Playa Larga, Topes de collantes, Trinitad and finally to Varadero. A pitty for us was that we missed our connection flight in Paris (Air France... ... !?!?) so we lost one whole day in Havanna. :´( We did the whole bike tour (the bikes were really good), which was good, but we had issues with all the car exhausts. We had watery eyes and a sour throat after that day. All your other tips were very good, but we didn't visit all. Thanks a lot! Regards from Austria, Bernhard.
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Aart Koers

De tips van Tino hebben ons geholpen om van Havana te genieten. Een bijzondere stad. In tegenstelling tot Tino, vonden we Museo de la Revolucion ... De tips van Tino hebben ons geholpen om van Havana te genieten. Een bijzondere stad. In tegenstelling tot Tino, vonden we Museo de la Revolucion (geschiedenis) en Bellas Artes (Cubaanse kunst) erg de moeite waard.
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Bruno Thirifays

It was very good en wel explained, great way to discover/rediscover Havana. Thx Tino for the reactive response!


Steven de Bruin

We loved having a non-committal daily itinerary, one that we could deviate from when we wanted to. The itinerary allowed us to see things we ... We loved having a non-committal daily itinerary, one that we could deviate from when we wanted to. The itinerary allowed us to see things we would never have seen if we had followed the normal touristic routes. Plus there was no longer the need for the daily desperate search for a good restaurant.
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Michiel

We loved our first tripUnique experience and Tino really provided us was a personalised trip!


marcoiannella

Absolutely great! I found tripUniq the day before leaving, which made me a tad nervous that I wouldn't be able to get my itinerary in ... Absolutely great! I found tripUniq the day before leaving, which made me a tad nervous that I wouldn't be able to get my itinerary in time since this was all last minute. Plus, also knowing that WiFi could have been scarce. Tino delivered, and the details were great. We covered so much in the two days he provided for us, and his personal notes to each point of interest were a great addition. We all know it can be overwhelming reading, and reading trying to learn and fit in all the things and/or events you want to accomplish while on vacation. Do yourself a favor, if you're going to Cuba, definitely ask Tino.
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Boyd Davis

Tino opened the door to Havana in a way that we could not have had happen another way. An amazing trip thanks to a great ... Tino opened the door to Havana in a way that we could not have had happen another way. An amazing trip thanks to a great guide. Muchas gratias!!!
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Craig

Tino is great. We contacted him with only a matter of 2-3 days before our trip and he put together an itinerary quickly. His tips ... Tino is great. We contacted him with only a matter of 2-3 days before our trip and he put together an itinerary quickly. His tips easily saved us more money than the cost of hiring his services. One example was arranging a driver and transport to Vinales. Tino lives there, part-time, so he knows what things should cost and how it should be done. So we got a great deal and I didn't have to haggle or worry about a thing for that trip. You can't put a price tag on that. Well I guess you could, had we done a Vinales trip from a resort, we would have paid 2-3x the cost. We were also surprised and welcomed to Tino's home and met his family. This isn't part of the TripUniq package. We were fortunate to see how Cuban's live and had a wonderful time! Thanks Tino! Hope to see you in the future!
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Jos de Lange

Great Havana-tips Tino! We've been using them almost all, had a great walk through the city. Next time will definitely get in contact for a ... Great Havana-tips Tino! We've been using them almost all, had a great walk through the city. Next time will definitely get in contact for a follow up. Thanks and best regards, Jos
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Amy

Some descriptions where so vague that we didn’t know what to think. Overall we really liked it and got to see some places we wouldn’t ... Some descriptions where so vague that we didn’t know what to think. Overall we really liked it and got to see some places we wouldn’t have seen without the app
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Christa van Veldhuizen

Tino showed us the best side of Havana. His guide was very useful. I will surely recommend his guides :)!

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