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Santa Lucia beach to host Sabor a Cuba Festival Next Week

For the delight of locals and foreign visitors enjoying sunny Cuba holidays in Santa Lucia next week, the popular Cuban beach resort in Camaguey will be hosting the Sabor a Cuba Festival, an all-dancing cultural event to be held from 13-17 February 2012.

Santa Lucia beach to host Sabor a Cuba Festival Next Week

Those lucky enough to be enjoying sunny Cuba holidays in the powdery white sand beaches of Santa Lucia next week are in for a culturally-enriching treat as the popular beach resort becomes the venue and hosting stage of the 19th edition of the annual Sabor a Cuba Festival, to be held between 13th - 17th February next week.

This fun, all-dancing, all-singing festival and carnival will be packed with exceptional dance performances where participants representing various Cuba hotels in Santa Lucia will compete in a series of categories ranging from Best Dance Choreography (for Cuban comparsas - a traditional street dancing parade), Best Chariot, Best Animation Team, Best Show and the Most Beautiful and Smartest Siren, who will be picked out among the crowd as part of the day's beauty contest, where the prettiest female dancers will compete.

Organised by the Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR), this yearly event is an authentic Cuban fiesta, giving foreign visitors a unique opportunity to absorb the island's culture during their Cuba holidays in Santa Lucia Beach and participate in one of country's most vibrant street parties.

 Cuban comparsas - a traditional street dancing
Image by: worldtraveller5, on Flickr

The festival will be o-sponsored by MINTUR and Cubanacan Group, will be a true Cuban fiesta, full of flair, music and dance with nautical sports, various performances and fine Cuban gourmet food stalls. The participating Cuba hotels in Santa Lucia will be batting up to scoop up prizes awarded to the winning team in the above-mentioned categories with rewards that include a seven-day free hotel stay for two and more.

The colourful event will also pick out the winning Santa Lucia hotels in the Best Dinner and Best Lodging Awards category among the participating hotels run by Grupo Cubanacan in Santa Lucia Beach and which include: Amigo Caracol Club, Amigo Mayanabo Club, Brisas Santa Lucia and Gran Club Santa Lucia.

The Santa Lucia beach expands 110 km north of Cuba's eastern province Camagüey, the third largest Cuban city located 900 kilometers east of Havana and south the Old Bahamas Canal.

 Cuba, St Lucia Beach
Image by: worldtraveller5, on Flickr

Its tranquil waters are inviting and idyllic for the practice of scuba diving in Cuba, fishing, boating, submarine photography, parasailing, water skiing (wakeboards, water-skiing, kneeboarding, and wake surfing) paddle sports, and so much more. The only four hotels in the Santa Lucia beach strip provide sun-seekers in search of the ultimate relaxing Cuba holiday experience with plenty of space for cruising boats and for anchoring, as well as a recreational host of on-land activities and entertainment options.

All these attributes and many more are what make Santa Lucia holidays so popular among tourists around the world, but especially among visitors from Europe.

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