Do the Rumba
Most major cities in Cuba have a “Casa de la Trova”, a state-run music salon dedicated to folk music, but in a musical city such as Santiago
de Cuba, this is a must-visit. The “troubador” music scene has been prominent in the country for the last half-century—in fact, many members of the Buena Vista Social Club formed part of the movement. The Casa de la Trova’s relaxed atmosphere attracts tourists and Cubans alike. If you really want to see Santiago de Cuba’s music scene in action, dance the congo at the city’s legendary Carnaval in February.