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.

(70 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

Local

70 reviews:

Ilonka

Naast de leuke wandelroutes die Tino voor ons heeft gemaakt, hebben we ook heel veel gehad aan al zijn tips en weetjes. Geen enkele vraag ... Naast de leuke wandelroutes die Tino voor ons heeft gemaakt, hebben we ook heel veel gehad aan al zijn tips en weetjes. Geen enkele vraag was hem te veel! Zijn service gaat verder dan alleen het afleveren van zijn trip guides.
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Siegfried Willems

Great guy who knows everything about the Cubans and Cuba!


Thomas Kusters

He showed us the other side of Havanna and the real side of Cuba!


Karen Margrethe Andersen

First - Thanks you. You did a grelt job. We just didn’t follow it, so it is actually not possible to give top rating. The ... First - Thanks you. You did a grelt job. We just didn’t follow it, so it is actually not possible to give top rating. The casa in Ayesteran was a little far away and noisy - situated on the corner of highly traficced streets. But the lady was very nice and the place fine and well equipped. And the showet was fantastic aften the other showets we had experienced in Trinidad and Guanabo.
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J Cornelius

Tino was great. He gave us a lot of tips on where to go and what to do. Super nice guy and fast with messages ... Tino was great. He gave us a lot of tips on where to go and what to do. Super nice guy and fast with messages and updates.
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Johan

Hehe eindelijk een reactie van ons. We vonden de voorbereiding van de Cubareis de leukste ooit. Dat kwam vooral door jouw boek Cubaconga en de ... Hehe eindelijk een reactie van ons. We vonden de voorbereiding van de Cubareis de leukste ooit. Dat kwam vooral door jouw boek Cubaconga en de andere gesprekken en informatie over Cuba. De route die je voor ons had uitgestippeld door Havana was erg afwisselend. Helaas viel de tweede dag (fietsen door Havana) door regen in het water maar met de auto hebben we nog wat gezellige terassen bezocht. We komen graag nog eens terug, mede door de gezellige contacten met jouw en enkele locals. CU Johan en Margreet
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Anne

Tino is a great guide and very helpfull! I woud recommend him to everybody who visits Havana.


Michiel loeber

A very nice daytrip full of different spots and little stories


Patricia Sélis

We loved Tino's comments on every day reality in Cuba. This helped us very much to have realistic expectations and it all turned out to ... We loved Tino's comments on every day reality in Cuba. This helped us very much to have realistic expectations and it all turned out to be true! In one day we had a complete overview of Old Havana with highlights and off the beaten track places. It was a fantastic experience which made us feel "at home" immediately.
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Jos van der Poort

Hoi Tino, ik heb jouw voorstel deels gevolgd. Ik heb de fiets gehuurd bij Ruta Bikes, Calle 16 esq. 13 in Vedado. Uitstekende fietsen, zelfs ... Hoi Tino, ik heb jouw voorstel deels gevolgd. Ik heb de fiets gehuurd bij Ruta Bikes, Calle 16 esq. 13 in Vedado. Uitstekende fietsen, zelfs met slot en helm (desgewenst). Het is misschien goed in het vervolg te vermelden dat Havana best heuvelachtig is. Ik heb me daar in elk geval op verkeken, mede gezien de temperatuur en vochtigheidsgraad op de dag dat ik ging fietsen. Verder prima trip.
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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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