7 Instagram Accounts You Must Follow Before Travelling to Cuba

Havana | © Pedro Szekely / Flickr
Photo of Jack Guy
27 April 2018

Following Instagram accounts can inspire you to visit new places, or to visit the featured locations to take some amazing photos of your own. Here are the top Instagram accounts you should check out before taking a trip to Cuba.


Photographer Michael Petit focusses on the Cuban people, the old American cars and the architecture of Havana. His compositions are beautiful and his feed manages to capture the diversity of Cuba.


This community feed aggregates posts from photographers who either live on the island or have visited it. It’s home to varying styles, as you would expect, but it’s all the better for it. Take a look if you want to see photos from all around the island.


One for beach fans, this account focusses on the idyllic stretches of sand that make Cuba such a sought-after destination. Perfect for cold winter days when you just want to get away, even if you can do it only mentally.


Patrick Oppmann, CNN’s Havana correspondent, is well worth following for his journalistic feed. You’ll get a good idea of some of the stories unfolding in Cuba, and he’s got a good eye for a shot, too. The is one of the best Cuba accounts to follow if you are interested in current affairs.

View from the FOCSA building today in Havana.

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Street photographers will love this feed, which focusses on shots of regular daily life in Cuba. There are plenty of photographs of residents going about their everyday business, and shots of magnificent crumbling architecture in Havana.

#habanawalkers‬ #lahabana‬ #habana‬ #cuba‬ #streetphotography‬

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This documentary filmmaker is based in Havana, and documents her life there on her Instagram. It’s a riot of bright colours, big smiles and beach scenes.

Tarde. Calle Compostella // #havana #havanamotion #cuba

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Photographer and tour guide Kenna Klosterman runs this amazing feed that provides a window into life on the island. The focus is on daily life, but there are shots of tourist attractions, too.

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