The central point for the festival will be the Melia Cohiba Hotel, located beside the Malecon in the modern neighbourhood of Vedado. All of our classes during the week will take place in or around the Melia Cohiba hotel and all of the buses for our afternoon and night time activities will leave from in front of the hotel.

Vedado is a fantastic neighbourhool with nightlight, theatres, hotels and restaurants. All private houses (Casa’s particularles) offered by the festival will be located within a radius of less than 5 blocks around Melia Cohiba Hotel to ensure that participants can easily work each day to the festival location.


Hotel Meliá Cohiba

It is located in front of the Havana coast, just 50 meters from its famous Malecón, next to Hotel Riviera, in front of Galerías Paseo center. Address: Paseo and 1st street.


Riviera Hotel

Its extraordinary location near the capital's boardwalk makes it one of the favorites for foreign visitors, especially because it retains as few the classic style of the 50s.
Riviera Hotel Located in Paseo and Malecón Street, Vedado, in front of Havana's Malecón. With a four-star service, 20 floors and 352 rooms, it has one of the best views of Havana hotels.

Habana Café

Located in the heart of Vedado, at the end of Paseo Street and in front of the Malecón, Habana Café is an elegant party room installed on the ground floor of the Meliá Cohiba Hotel, which hosts excellent live performances.
Its original ambience mixes contemporary design with the recreation of an atmosphere that takes us to the 50s.

Casa de la Amistad

It is located in the central of Vedado, on Paseo Avenue in Havana, in the building that at the beginning of the 20th century Juan Pedro Baró ordered to build in honor of his beautiful wife Catalina Lasa, in front of the Cardiovascular Hospital. Address: Paseo e/ 17 and 19.

Salón Rojo

It is located in the heart of Vedado, closed to Pabellón Cuba, next to Capri Hotel, in the same street of National Hotel. It is a distinguished party room with the presentation of popular groups and audiovisual projects. This attractive place dates from the 50s and -among other reasons- has been famous for the performances of Cuban musician Benny Moré. Address: 21st Street e/ N and O.


It is a night center and restaurant located at the beginning or end of the Malecón Habanero, in the residential area of Vedado, right at the junction of the Almendares river and the sea and at the exit of the 5th Avenue tunnel. Address: Avenida Malecón e / 20 and 22, Vedado.


Chévee is located in the Metropolitan Park, next to Almendares River. It is one of the most popular nightclubs in Havana. El Chévere has a excellent dance floor and it is an authentic oasis in one the most central neighborhoods of Havana, Miramar. Address: Margins of the Almendares River, 49th Street and 28th Avenue, Kohly Miramar, Almendares, Havana.