Manana 2016 will take place at the Heredia Complex, in Santiago de Cuba, which is widely regarded as the musical heart of the Caribbean. We have partnered with Caledonia Worldwide to organise your journey and to unlock the magic of the island for those of you heading out this May.



Santiago de Cuba is accessible by airplane and bus. The nearest international airport is Holguin, which is a 2.5 hour drive, although domestic flights from Havana can fly directly to Santiago. Caledonia Worldwide can organise full travel packages, including US & international tourist cards, flights, transfers and full island trips.


The main accommodation options in Cuba are hotels and resorts or casas particulares. A great casa particular will often be a fraction of the price and has the power to bring your stay in Cuba to life. Caledonia Worldwide can book accommodation across the island have reserved a great selection of casas and hotels in Santiago throughout the festival.



We have partnered with Caledonia Worldwide, an ethical travel company endorsed by the Cuban Ministry of Culture. They are specialists in the East of the island and can book international flights and accommodation, organise tourist cards, visas, airport transfers and create travel packages that include the whole of Cuba. Email or give them a call today to start planning your trip.

Telephone: +44 (0) 131 621 7721.


The focus of this project is on the musical heartland of Santiago de Cuba in the east of the island; a city deeply rooted in its West African, Jamaican, Haitian and Hispanic heritage. All of Cuba’s social, political & cultural revolutions originated here. Music is part of the city's soul.


The festival will be held at the Teatro Heredia directly in front of the world renowned, Plaza de la Revolución, designed by Manana ambassador Alberto Lescay. Heredia is a huge complex and we'll be using three stages as well as a selection of relaxation areas and bars.