A New Experience in San Pedro: Havana Night at Alaia Belize

by Dion Vansen

Picture it: it’s Friday night and you’re looking for that special place to meet with friends to enjoy some cocktails and a new experience in town. With so many places to pick from, one stands out particularly suited to welcome the weekend in San Pedro, Belize. It all takes place at the Piano Bar inside the majestic Alaia Belize south of downtown San Pedro. Alaia’s ‘Havana Nights’ is the latest entertainment scene on the island on Friday evenings, right after dinner, from 9 pm to midnight. The setting is a tropical moment with Cuban performers and classic-Cuban-inspired mixology cocktails like no other in San Pedro, Belize. 

The locale

The Cuban-themed atmosphere in the air-conditioned comfortable setting at the Piano Bar is relaxing and ideal to enjoy some unique drinks and quality time with friends and family. It’s here that live performances transport you to that enchanted atmosphere of Cuba. At the Piano Bar, take your seat and enjoy the best Cuban duo in town, who will serenade your evening with acoustic melodies.

Live music

Havana Nights at Alaia Belize features Lena the flutist and Amaurys the guitarist. These talented musicians will keep you entertained and humming to their musical numbers. Lena’s flute skills and moves will keep you entertained, and with the combination of the guitar, you may even want to get up and join her! Its no doubt that such entertainment by this duo blends rhythms and percussion instruments of Cuba for a classic musical night. Lena and Amaurys are also open to requests. 

No cigars, but great Cuban drinks

As you may know, Alaia is part of the Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel brand and as such, no smoking is allowed at the property. You may say no Cuban night is complete with the famous cigars, well, the special cocktails during this evening will make up for it. Some of these even come with the tobacco touch that lovers of the leaf may be longing for. 

The special cocktail menu 

Head to the bar or ask your server for the specials of the evening. If you are a cigar aficionado, go for the Cuban Almond Cigar cocktail; it has the rich sensation of freshness and tropical flavors connected to premium tobacco. To get more in the mood try the Havana Old Fashioned or the Old Cuban Mix. El Presidente and Rum Cool Mule are other choices at this unique Havana Nights at Alaia Belize. However, a favorite would be the Havana Floridita. This cocktail greets your palate with a shower of fresh tropical flavors leaving you with lingering notes of nuttiness and some cacao.  


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These cocktails will indeed add to your Havana Nights experience, only at Alaia Belize. It is a cool option to start the weekend full of flavor and good music. Reservations are currently recommended, but not required. 

All images via Dion Vansen.

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