Baseball Tours in Cuba
Cuba is widely considered to be the one of the greatest baseball country’s in the world. With an MLB star studded list including, Yasiel Puig, Yoenis Cespedes, Cuba is an absolute baseball hot spot. ProActive travel is offering the opportunity of a life time, to travel to this paradise and engage in cultural as well as athletic activities.
The Cuban National Series is the primary domestic amateur baseball competition in Cuba. Formed after the dissolution of the Cuban League in the wake of the Cuban Revolution, the Series is a part of the Cuban national baseball system.
The Cuban baseball league system is not a single baseball league; rather it is a structure of leagues and series that are governed by the Baseball Federation of Cuba and culminate in national championships and the selection of the Cuba national baseball team.
Cuban National Series
The National Series generally runs from November through April with a schedule of 90 games per team in the regular season. The series is then followed by 3 playoff rounds culminating in a championship. This series has been played each winter since 1961-62. There are 16 teams organized in a West League and an East League. The top four teams from each league advance to a playoff, with the winner crowned in April. Two teams have dominated the National Series in recent years: Industriales and Santiago de Cuba.
The Super Series is usually played from May through July with a schedule of about 28 games. The series is followed by a playoff between the two top teams. Its teams are selected from the best players of the National Series. In turn, the Cuban national team is selected from the players in the Super Series. The players are amateurs and play for the provinces in which they reside. All of the provinces in Cuba are represented by teams.
Cuba High-A Level competition: D1 Level College Team
3 Day Snapshot from Our Itinerary
Begin in the Old City
AM: Start your day in La Habana Vieja. Visit the Plaza de la Catedral, the Plaza de Armas, Plaza Vieja, and Plaza de San Francisco. Be sure to tour the Museo de la Ciudad, the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, and any other attractions that catch your attention. Have lunch at La Bodeguita del Medio.
PM: As the day cools down, take a stroll on the Malecón. La Fontana -- For dinner, visit the alfresco dining area of La Fontana, a paladar known for its parillada and creative dishes.
Pinar del Rio: Cuba's Natural Side
AM: Heading two hours west from Havanna is picturesque Pinar del Rio. This region is known for its baseball, its natural beauty, and its tobacco. This region grows the best tobacco in Cuba; used to make its world famous cigars.
PM: Have your first game against a local Cuban baseball team in the early afternoon and enjoy a friendly meal together afterwards.
Head to the Beach
AM/PM: Head to La Cayería del Norte, where you will find a handful of large, luxurious resorts on some of the finest beaches in Cuba. Be sure to stop for a bit in the tiny, colonial-era town of Remedios on your way. There's excellent snorkeling and scuba diving, as well as numerous opportunities to indulge in other watersports.... Or you can simply relax.