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Popular  2nd Annual FIESTA EN EL SOL : Cubas adventure film and sport festival ; Nov 14th - Dec 4th ,2014 CUBA
practising groundhandling on small hill behind tropicoco hotel, perfect training location.
practising groundhandling on small hill behind tropicoco hotel, perfect training location.
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Best deals for hotel prices if going air only and best kitesurf school, oldest in Cuba , contact LORENZO in Havana by email. very professional and reliable...

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kite de varadero. Custom tours/lessons available near hotel Tropicoco. email lpaciello@travelnet.cu,


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PRICES TO CUBA FESTIVAL FROM VANCOUVER include 8 or 14 days , all taxes, meals, accomodation, open bar/drinks , festival films, activities and entertainment. We are looking at all inclusive from Vancouver around $900for 8 days double occu...pancy, big rooms, two double beds, add 200 for Single rooms . 14 days all inclusive approx $1460 to hotel Tropicoco over festival times. BOOK BELOW WITH OUR VANCOUVER TRAVEL AGENT JUREK ...

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MISSION STATEMENT
"Fiesta en el Sol" Ethical Adventure Travel , Extreme Sports and Film Fest . Nov 14 -Dec 4th, 2014 .

To host a second annual , three days of adventure sports demonstrations and an adventure trade show, the first ever such multisport festival in Cuba. The event will be complimented by three nights of international and Cuban adventure films. With the venue's regular local evening music and culture presentations before and after the film festival. The goal is to unite several fringe adventure sports under one common festival to facilitate networking between the participants and promote the new wave of adventure tourism in Cuba. We also hope to bring back to life or revitalize the entire “ Playas Del Este “ region, so near Havana, with a new adventurous spirit for individual sports and their genre of films.Then, the festival goes on the road to Vinales , where we have film screenings arranged until early December when the Latin American Film Festival starts in Havana.


VIDEO TRAILER FOR 2013 FESTIVAL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RA1fpjCNFfI

VIDEO PRESENTATION AFTER 2013 FESTIVAL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAbbsR6VPnk

WHERE

We have three locations for hosting our adventure film and sport festival ;

1 NOV 14- Nov 17th Situated 30 minutes east of Havana's historical centre. This spacious 188 room hotel sits directly across the street from the beautiful “ playa del este “ beach. Many sporting activities are available close to the hotel.
There are 2 restaurants and 4 bars. The Tropicoco is the perfect venue, having a large open room with stage, movie screen,and full audio visual facilities. It's spacious reception areas also provide ample room for trade show tables and booths throughout the hotel.2VINALES

2. NOV 22-26 Aerothlon, run. paraglide, mountain bike relay race in Chiambas, , prov. Ciego de Avila , Cuba , Also a 1ookm record is hoped to be broken there at that time. See www.aerothlon.com


3. NOV 27- DEC 13 departures from Varadero/Havana ; VINALES approx. Nov 25 - Dec
Vinales is the sporting and nature capital as far as adventure goes in Cuba. It is a UNESCO heritage site, a National Park . After the initial screenings and festival at hotel Tropicoco we take the films and activities on the road to Vinales.


I ADVENTURE SPORTS EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Featuring demonstration and participation in 5 flagship sports.

1 Kitesurfing and kiteflying
Near hotel or short drive away.
2 Paragliding/Paramotoring
A perfect training hill is located behind the hotel.
Kiting done on the beach.
Paramotoring on beach.
Longer excursions to Pinar Del Rio and Vinales available from participating outfitters.
3 Rockclimbing
Local rock climbing bluffs within 45 minutes drive.
Longer excursions to Pinar Del Rio and Vinales available from participating outfitters.
4 Skin/Scuba Divi
Various skin and scuba diving excursions/rentals available from hotel.
5 Mountain and Road Biking
Road and mountain bike trails , races and locations available near hotel . Excursions available .

Besides the five featured sports, other activities such as beach volleyball, soccer, sailing, swimming, skydiving, trekking, horseback riding and other activities and side trips are welcome. Lying on the beach is very popular too while enjoying various Cuban musicians coming by to play.

THE AEROTHLON ; A new event combining running, paragliding and mountain biking is being staged in Cayo Coco Cuba. The event originates in Mexico. This is another exciting photography and videography opportunity. More on;

Here is a video trailer https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=665233323542366&set=vb.100001671143777&type=3&theater

II ADVENTURE SPORTS FILM FESTIVAL

Three nights of films already subtitled in Spanish will be presented by www.Inkafest.com Mountain, adventure and environment films from Peru, Latin America and abroad. Other films from similar festivals including Canada and Poland will compliment the film line up. A competition will be announced for various categories of films entered such as best film in water sports, air sports, biking sports, climbing, and environmental awareness.
As well as a call for entries to find the best of Cuban adventure film.
An outdoor venue outside the hotel TROPICOCO would also be an excellent option. This way regular Cubans from Havana such as schools and Universities could attend the event outside, while TROPICOCO all inclusive guests would have their own screenings inside. We have found an existing outdoor Theater that could be refurbished and used if power is available or a screen set up near the hotel itself.

III ADVENTURE TRAVEL / EXTREME SPORTS TRADE SHOW

3 days of networking at an adventure trade show. Travel companies and adventure outfitters from Cuba and abroad will have the opportunity to set up tables and booths throughout the lobby and various areas of the roomy Tropicoco Hotel . Travel agencies and outdoor outfitters are welcome . The trade show is free to everyone booked in as part of an all inclusive stay at the Tropicoco Hotel.

IV GEAR POOL DONATION bring old bikes, outdoor gear for donations to Cubans.


THE FESTIVAL IS FREE TO ATTEND:

The film festival, trade show and access to all sporting activities is free to all those booking in to the hotel Tropicoco during the event. A special airfare and accomodation price will be available to festival participants according to amount of rooms and plane seats booked by event patrons. The films are free although donations are welcome. Donations taken will again be given out to various Cuban sporting clubs and associations to improve the quality of adventure sport and tourism in Cuba. A second outdoor venue is also possible outside for general public.

THE ORGANIZERS , MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS

The organizers have spent the last two years doing several trips to Cuba, setting up the event , accomodation, meal bargains both at The Hotel Tropicoco and Vinales , acting as “ Fixers “ and putting all Cuban local assistance in place. In addition we have an alliance with PURO FILMS , www.purofilms.com a Canadian/Cuban production company with offices in Havana and Vancouver whose goal is to facilitate film and video production for productions wishing to shoot in Cuba. The organizers speak fluent Spanish, English, French and Polish and will assist you with any translation needs.

WHY CUBA IN NOVEMBER

November is one of the worst weather months for rain , sleet and snow in Canada and Europe.
Cuba is already a very popular sun destination to Canadians especially with one million Canadian visitors a year visiting the island. With the addition of a three day film and sports festival to a beautiful beach setting in late November we hope to fill the Hotel Tropicoco and share these sports and films with the local population and active visitors.

The Havana's “International Festival of New Latin Cinema” gets underway three days later and is available for cross promotional opportunities with the “Fiesta in the Sun and Adventure Film Festival.”

The sports chosen are already well organized with their own associations and clubs having held their own events in Cuba already. Each participating sporting club or association will be promoting the event through its own members, websites and press contacts.

The Hotel Tropicoco is already one of the best bargains in Cuba. The venue's existing clientele already matches perfectly this sort of event – a sporty adventure travel oriented group.

The organizers have consulted with and judged at various festivals in Canada, Peru and Eastern Europe. As filmmakers attending the mountain adventure circuit, many similar events to the one proposed at The Tropicoco have been witnessed. These events are all long running, sustainable, and very successful.

Vinales, two and half hours south east of Havana, the third stop for the event, is a UNESCO Heritage site , a Cuban National Park and an outdoor lovers paradise making it also an ideal location for filming and photographing Cuban sports, nature and landscape.


Upload date:   February 13, 2014 5:50 PM

part of the crew from Nov/Dec 2013 , Tropicoco hotel in background
part of the crew from Nov/Dec 2013 , Tropicoco hotel in background
with friends paragliding Vinales Dec 2013
with friends paragliding Vinales Dec 2013
getting to Vinales in an old Willy was a gas
getting to Vinales in an old Willy was a gas
kitesurfing rocks all along the Cuban coast
kitesurfing rocks all along the Cuban coast
mix biking with skin and scuba diving
mix biking with skin and scuba diving
Havana is only 20 minutes from Tropicoco hotel , and so are the sights
Havana is only 20 minutes from Tropicoco hotel , and so are the sights
there is great arts and music entertainment at night
there is great arts and music entertainment at night
Vinales at its best
Vinales at its best
great skin and scuba diving nearby
great skin and scuba diving nearby
Vinales is a UNESCO Heritage site and National Park
Vinales is a UNESCO Heritage site and National Park
the beach scene is awesome , with real Cubans from Havana , not just tourists at most All Inclusives
the beach scene is awesome , with real Cubans from Havana , not just tourists at most All Inclusives
more scenes from Havana, the Hotel Nacional, home of the Latin American film fest
more scenes from Havana, the Hotel Nacional, home of the Latin American film fest
Tobacco Country near Vinales
Tobacco Country near Vinales
great mountainbiking behind TRopicoco as well
great mountainbiking behind TRopicoco as well
paramotoring around the Tropicoco beachfront
paramotoring around the Tropicoco beachfront
meet the CUBAN AIRFORCE , paraglide community
meet the CUBAN AIRFORCE , paraglide community
and just some very pristine beaches , right out the door of the Tropicoco
and just some very pristine beaches , right out the door of the Tropicoco
We hope to bring the AEROTHLON from Mexico to Vinales, Cuba
We hope to bring the AEROTHLON from Mexico to Vinales, Cuba
This years dates Nov 14-Dec 4th , 2014
This years dates Nov 14-Dec 4th , 2014
Cuba Climbing, photo Yaroby
Cuba Climbing, photo Yaroby
perfect paraglide training hill behind hotel Tropicoco
perfect paraglide training hill behind hotel Tropicoco
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