Cuba a ‘paradise for gay tourism’, says travel organization

cuba-beach-1200x700_cCuba is becoming a hotspot for gay tourism since the easing of travel restrictions earlier this year – according to a gay travel organization, at least.

Mi Cayito Cuba, a web-based intermediary between ‘gay-friendly Cuban private initiative and clients around the world’ called the island ‘the new gay paradise’ in a recent social media post, reports Yahoo! Finance.

The website quotes Alain Castillo, director of Mi Cayito Cuba, as saying: ‘The island has great potential as a space for coexistence. We are open to everyone, we believe in a free and tolerant environment where respect is valued.’

He continues: ‘Changes in Cuba have become an incentive and have increased demand.’

The company is named after Mi Cayito, Cuba’s only gay beach, which can be found in the east of Havana.

Earlier this year, 20 members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington headed to Havana for a series of performances, following an invitation from Mariela Castro Espin, daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and one of the Cuba’s most prominent gay rights activists.
Jamie Tabberer, Gay Star News
August 5, 2015

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