The LGBTIQ Paradise Rainbow festivals will be in hotels in Cayo Santa María

The LGBTIQ Paradise Rainbow festivals will be in hotels in Cayo Santa María

HAVANA, June 3 Cuba will host two festivals dedicated to the LGBTIQ community in hotels on Cayo Santa María during the months of July and August with the aim of promoting “inclusive tourism” on the island.“Love and fun in all its forms” that is the announcement for the new Paradise Rainbow Festival that will take place from August 19 to 25, 2024 at the Memories Paraíso Hotel, in Cayo Santa María.

The event proposes “a full week of parties, shows and fun,” according to the program promoted by the Travel Trade Caribbean publication.

The festival is part of the policy of the Blue Diamond hotel company with the objective of “renewing its offers in Cuba with the Resonance brand.”

In this sense, the commercial director of said chain, Rafael Villanueva, explained to the  media that “we are going to locate it (Resonance brand) in Varadero and Cayo Santa María, where we will bring young people over eighteen years of age.”

According to the manager, the brand has two concepts, the first would be “Music, aimed at those young people who are looking for the heart, animation, different parties, an international DJ calendar, that is, an audience that until now “I didn’t come to Cuba.”

In the second case, there is “Blue concept, for the segment that seeks wellness, yoga, relaxation. I think it is going to be something very new in the country,” said Villanueva.

The event aimed at the LGBTIQ community will have as its first proposal, after welcoming clients, an opening with the Fantasía Arcoíris Show, with a drag queen theme.

Subsequently, there will be games that include prizes for a week’s stay at the hotel for two adults, as well as other activities such as themed breakfasts, pool parties, Cuban afternoons, and a carnival, to choose the star, among other proposals.

Cayo Santa Marca will also host another event dedicated to the LGBTIQ community from July 31 to August 4. This is the Spartacus Art & Music Festival, whose complete package offers nine days and seven nights of all-inclusive accommodation in several hotels, including The One Gallery Beachfront Art Resort, which will host the main activities of the event.

According to Xabier Álvarez Pombo, one of the owners of the Galician travel agency Turidove that organizes the event, around 3,000 foreign visitors are expected to participate in the festival, in addition to the Cuban public.

Álvarez Pombo also clarified that although it is a festival for the LGBTIQ collective, it is also aimed at the entire community, since it is an “integrative event, even designed for families.”

For the moment, it has only been announced that they are waiting for “a top-level artist, closely linked to the LGTBIQ community in Latin America” who could perform at the festival.