Little Havana is at the heart of Miami. The history and ethnic landscape has invariably evolved from the native Tequesta Indians, to the British Bahamians that settled here, to the enterprising Jews of the 1930s and 40s, to the Cuban exile families of the past 50 years. Little Havana is a constant metamorphosis. According to experts, “mosaic” is the new term to replace “melting pot”. A heritage of so many bloodlines and traditions. As they are always blending and evolving, we take it a step further and identify it as a “kaleidoscope”. Our team is a part of this brilliant vibrancy. We are fully immersed, engaged, and excited to share it with you.



Little Havana Tours holds the highest standards when it comes to joining their elite team. Each guide must demonstrate in-depth, accurate knowledge of the history and heritage of Little Havana within the larger context of Miami and Cuba history, and have a genuine interest for sharing that history. All guides are fully bilingual (English/Spanish), they both work and live in the neighborhood, and they are fully immersed in all cultural aspects.

Dr. Miguel Valentin

Dr. Miguel Valentin

Tour Guide

Dr. Miguel Valentin, aka Dr. V, is proudly a Jersey-Rican. Born in New Jersey with Puerto Rican heritage, Miguel is passionate about all things Miami.

His career spans many sectors from education (teaching elementary to graduate level), sales and marketing; he also served in the US Army for six years, and as a clergy for 20 years. As part of a religious program, he studied Greek and Hebrew and has volunteered as a board of director for Christian organizations.

Starting off as a struggling student Miguel worked his way to earning a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership. Today Dr. V primarily works as a motivational communicator and empowers leaders to discover untapped talents, reach new potential and to make their highest contributions as servant-leaders.

In his spare time, Dr. V enjoys leading cultural tours to share his heritage and passion for traditions such as food and Latin music and dancing.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Latin American Culture
  • Cuban, Puerto Rican food
  • Latin dancing