About Us

CUBA CANDELA is a true travel aficionado specializing in hand-crafted experiences. We cater to an international clientele seeking unique, personally curated and private journeys, throughout the beautiful and enigmatic island of Cuba.


A Message from Our Founder

A Message from Our Cuban Friends

What does CANDELA mean?

In Cuba, candela can take many meanings, depending on tone and context. Candela can quite simply be used as an affectionate greeting, something similar to "Hi, sweetheart". Or it can refer to a particularly tasty plate of food. It can be an expression of wonder and awe, and it can be used to describe someone who is energetic, decisive, bold, or ambitious.

But we like to think of candela in the more literal sense—as a candle, a source of illumination bringing awareness to an island largely undiscovered by Americans, along with the warm welcomes unique to the Cuban people.

CUBA CANDELA seeks to shed light on Cuba by connecting Americans and Cubans through licensed people-to-people travel programs to Cuba, sparking a cultural connection long overdue.