For those who were born and live in Cayo Hueso, this is one of Havana’s most valuable contemporary and historical sites. At first glance, it's like many others in Havana — full of bustling energy, everyday sounds, and stunning architecture in decay. Yet this is a neighborhood like no other, it's the birthplace of Cuban rumba and filin. In addition to Afro-Cuban religions, Cayo Hueso is the home to some of the most important rumberos, musicians, composers, and creatives in the world.
Looking out in every direction from our location at the heart of the barrio, we’re surrounded by the origins of iconic, cultural change makers like Chano Pozo, Félix Chapottín, Elena Burke, Moraima Secada, Juan Formell, Los Zafiros, Joseíto Fernández, César Portillo de la Luz, Omara Portuondo, and other iconic artists. This was also the birthplace of Eusebio Leal, the beloved historian who conducted the restoration of Old Havana and made it one of the Wonder Cities of the World. We’re honored to be part of the community of Cuban entrepreneurs who value this intrinsic history. Together we’re dedicated to preserving the music and cultural legacy of Cayo Hueso by making Tribe Caribe a thriving cultural space with unmatched hospitality in our 11-room boutique space full of stories to tell.