People often report that visiting Cuba is like stepping back in time, with old-school cars and a laid-back retro vibe. But now that visitation embargos between the US and Cuba have been lifted, there’s never been a better time to visit this unique island – before the masses of tourists descend. The first stop on your Cuban agenda? Well, it’s gotta be this nightclub in a cave.
Disco Ayala, or La Cueva, is a dance club build inside a natural cave in Trinidad on Cuba’s south coast. The disco is located on the outskirts of town, about a 10 minute walk from the city centre and behind a church on a hill.
It’s an unlikely pairing: the music (top 40 bangers) and its location (a cavernous hole underground), but it certainly doesn’t deter the locals – this place hosts thousands of partygoers each night, with many newbies hearing about it only by word of mouth.
The cave is actually 30 metres underground – you have to traverse a few staircases to actually get in – but once you’re there, it’s electric: there are five dance floors, three bars and cabaret acts performing until 3am. Oh and did we mention this place has all you can drink mojitos?
Yeah this looks awesome.
(Lead image: James Emery/Flickr)