Arriba! Get set for a spectacular show of samba, sass, feathers and fiesta as Liverpool’s ultimate carnival experience heads to Cardiff this month. It’s time for Alma de Cuba on Tour!
Get set for the 22nd September as the Cuban-inspired bar and restaurant sambas into the Welsh capital for two magnificent events filled with Latino-themed celebrations.
The legendary night out experience in Liverpool distills the soul of Cuba into a Friday night fiesta for everyone, with dazzling dancers, decadent drinks and a carnival atmosphere.
And now, Alma de Cuba is heading to The Exchange Hotel for two knock-out events, bringing the Samba Afternoon Tea and a magnificent Cuban night carnival to our historic hotel in the city centre. Here are five reasons to join in the fun and get involved with Alma de Cuba on Tour today….
1. Learn to shake your tail feathers with Alma’s famous samba dancers
Alma’s incredible samba girls are packing up their tail feathers and taking the train to Cardiff. Legendary in Liverpool for bringing the heat of South America to the heart of the city, these carnival queens will be shimmying and shaking all night long.
Prepare to be dazzled by their exotic costumes, with feathers, jewels and gemstones galore and follow their lead for some lessons in samba dancing from the gorgeous Latino ladies.
As you tuck into delicious sweet treats, delicate finger sandwiches and freshly baked scones for the Samba Afternoon Tea, Alma’s spectacular girls will entertain you with their incredible moves. And you can catch them again for the night-time extravaganza as they take to the stage in a whirl of feathers, feisty-ness and fiesta-vibes.
The samba dancers are the heart of the Alma de Cuba party – you can’t miss them!
2. An unmissable carnival atmosphere
Friday nights in Liverpool at Alma de Cuba are famous for their decadence and debauchery and the Cardiff date will be no different.
Step into the ‘Soul of Cuba’, as Alma’s dancers take you on a journey through the carnival. With Latino music, fiesta vibes and plenty of feathers shaking all over the place, Alma is set to bring Mardi Gras to Cardiff for one day only.
If you’ve ever wanted to enjoy a South American carnival without the plane trip, this is your chance. There’s no party quite like it.
3. Experience the famous petal drop
Wait until the clock strikes midnight for the climax celebration at Alma’s legendary carnival nights. The famous Alma de Cuba petal drops unleashes a riot of colour to keep the party going into the early hours.
And for the Cardiff night party, thousands of flower petals will shower down onto party-goers as we celebrate bringing the fiesta to the Welsh capital. You’ll be able to dance under a rain of petals from the heavens, as the beautiful grand hall is filled with flowers. Ask anyone – there’s nothing like it!
4. An extravagant afternoon tea like no other
Forget what you know about tea parties: the special Samba Afternoon Tea is one of Alma’s most popular events and it’s easy to see why.
Tuck into delicious sweet treats, delicate finger sandwiches and freshly baked scones against a backdrop of electric carnival atmosphere as Alma’s girls entertain you with some majestic moves and samba dance lessons.
For only £29.95 per guest, you’ll get a delicious afternoon tea, live entertainment Samba-style and, of course, a glass of fizz on arrival to ensure your afternoon fiesta is a sparkling affair!
5. Your chance to enjoy the historic interiors of The Exchange Hotel
The historic Exchange Hotel will set the scene for the Alma extravaganza and we don’t think there’s a better place to host the carnival celebrations!
Situated in the heart of Cardiff Bay, the heritage building is the perfect location for a fiesta, and we can’t wait to host both Alma events in our beautiful grand hall – a decadent venue for a decadent day of celebration.
Why not book a suite at the hotel, so you don’t have to worry about getting home at the end of the night? Our luxurious suites come with opulent facilities, including ultra-comfortable double beds, spa baths and flat screen TVs, ensuring you’ll get a good night’s sleep after the excitement and entertainment of Alma de Cuba on tour.
Book Alma de Cuba on Tour Today
Whether you want to samba as you sip your tea or take the fiesta on until the early hours, tickets for both our Alma de Cuba on Tour events are available now.
For only £29.95 per guest, our Samba Afternoon Tea at 1:30pm on the 22nd September includes a full afternoon tea, including sweet treats, finger sandwiches and freshly baked scones, a glass of fizz on arrival and live entertainment.
And head down to The Exchange from 7pm on 22nd September for a night of spectacular samba vibes. With free entry from 7:30pm it’s set to be a night of unmissable carnival party, including the famous petal drop and live entertainment from the samba girls. If you’ve already bought your Samba on Tour ticket, you will now be upgraded to a VIP area free of charge and an inclusive drink. If you would like to book the VIP area, tickets cost £15.
To book, visit our events page today or call 02920 107050 and our friendly team will get your booked in for an unmissable Alma de Cuba night in Cardiff!