La Habana

La Habana

Things to do - general

La Havana is the capital of Cuba and its main touristic destination. It gruops togheter 15 municipalities. Its inauguration date is officially recognized as November 16, 1519 as San Cristóbal of Havana Village. To defend it from the frequent pirate attacks, the Metropolis (Spain) undertook the building of the most complex and powerful defensive system in the Americas of the 16th to the 19th centuries. Today, those old fortresses are admired by the locals and tourists. The architectural constructions of the capital’s Historic Center and its system of fortifications were dedeclared a World heritage Site in 1982, since they were considered a model of a type of structure that ilustrates an important historic stage and an excepctional example of a traditoinal human settlement, representative of a culture. Another exceptional places of Old Havana are The Capitol, a similar construction to the White House and the Christ, a giant sculpture of Jesuscriste. The ministries, national State and government bodies, diplomatic misions, foreign firms, the principal hospitals, research institutes and cultural, sports and commercial institutions are concentrated in the capital. The tourist infraestructure is supported by the country’s largest hotel plant (24%), close to 80 establishments with some 15 000 rooms; a wide complementary network of around 200 restaurants and innumerable commercial establishments in addition to the Hemingway International Marina, the Tatará Nautical Base and the three international scuba diving centers. The capital receives almost 50% of the foreign tourists who visit Cuba, mainly through José Martí International Airport, the country’s principal airport. Havana is very popular for its rich cultural life and recreative options.

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Languages spokenSpanish
Currency usedCuban Convertible Peso
Area (km2)726.75 km2

Sports & nature

Havana has beautiful beaches at the east of the city like Tarará, Mégano, Santa María del Mar, Boca Ciega and Guanabo. It has more than 15 kilometers of coastline bordering it, making it a destination always freshened by sea brezzes during the day and by land breeze at night. Tourists we can practice nautical modalities like diving, between other options. To the west, a green lung formed by the suburban Lenin Park, National Zoo and BotanicalGarden offer a natural world.

Nightlife info

Havana night is undoubtedly one of the city's major atributes. More than 50 nightspots, among them Gato Tuerto, Salón Rojo, Parisién Cabaret, Copa Room, Turquino, Habana Café, the Music houses, la Zorra y el Cuervo, etc. And a special mention for one of the most famous cabarets in the world: Tropicana, "A Paradise Under the Stars", on whose stages outstanding show business figures have performed since the 1940s. Also, the city offers theater shows, concerts, o simply visit the famous Malecon.

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Culture and history info

Havana, Cuba's principal cultural hub, is the venue of almost a hundred museums and the same number of art galleries. The Musuem of Fine Arts exhibits in the Cuban Art and Universal Art buildings its own valuable collections and temporary exhibitions. Colón Cementery, a National Monument and the island's largest cementery, is considered one of the most famous in the Americas ant the world. Also protagonists are dance -National Ballet of Cuba, Danza Contemporánea, National Folklore Group, Danza combiantoria- and theater; diverse companies perform in almost 50 theaters, halls and movie theaters, concentrating the best of the island's stages, like the Grand Theater of Havana, the Karl Marx, National, mella, El Sótano, Hubert de Blanck, etc. Very interesting are the Bodeguita del Medio, a very popular place in all world, and Floridita's Bar, where the northamerican writer Ernest Hemingway drunk the Daiquirí famous cuban coctel. Havana's principal squares are the Plaza de Armas, Cathedral Square, Plaza de San Francisco, and the Revolution Square "José Martí" that it has witnessed important popuar rallies and events.

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Casa Verde Private Villa with Swiming Pool

Casa Verde Private Villa with Swiming Pool

Calle San Ramón 664, Celimar, La Habana, Cuba., La Habana
Price from 160
Modern house with all comforts, 3 bedrooms, two doubles and one single, all with private bathroom, k More info
El Bosque

El Bosque

49b Street, Playa, Havana, La Habana
Price from 105
El Bosque Hotel is adjacent to the Forest of Havana, a green strip of exuberant and beautiful vegeta More info
H10  Panorama Habana

H10 Panorama Habana

Calle 70 y 3ra, La Habana, La Habana
Price from 124
The hotel is located oceanfront in the Miramar embassies area, near the famous 5th Avenue and very c More info
Hostal El Meson de la Flota

Hostal El Meson de la Flota

Calle Mercaderes No. 257 e/ Amargura y Teniente Rey, Habana Vieja, La Habana
Price from 83
El Meson de la Flota looks like a Spanish Tavern, with a carved wooden fence window, large wooden ba More info
Hostal Valencia

Hostal Valencia

Calle Oficios No. 53 esq. a Obrapía. Ciudad de La Habana, La Habana
Price from 83
Heaving open the heavy wooden door behind which Hostal Valencia is nestled feels like coming home (b More info
Hotel Ambos Mundos

Hotel Ambos Mundos

Calle Obispo No. 153 esq. a Mercaderes. Ciudad de La Habana, La Habana
Price from 97
You may think you’ve gone wrong, stepping into the salmon-colored corner building that is the Hotel More info
Hotel Armadores de Santander

Hotel Armadores de Santander

Calle Luz No. 4 esq. a San Pedro. Ciudad de La Habana, La Habana
Price from 97
Like a lighthouse, the Hotel Armadores de Santander stands as a beacon and symbol. A beacon because More info
Hotel Beltrán de Santa Cruz

Hotel Beltrán de Santa Cruz

San Ignacio 411 entre Muralla y Sol, Habana Vieja, La Habana
Price from 83
The boutique Hotel Beltran de Santa Cruz – the former mansion of a marquis – would make the perfect More info
Hotel Conde de Villanueva

Hotel Conde de Villanueva

Calle Mercaderes No 202, Esq. a Lamparilla.La Habana Vieja, Cuba., La Habana
Price from 97
The Hotel Conde de Villanueva offers nine rooms behind its merry red and green façade in the heart o More info
Hotel El Comendador

Hotel El Comendador

Calle Obrapía No55, Esq a Baratillo, La Habana
Price from 97
The Hotel Comendador has stood for centuries near Plaza de Armas, amidst the winding streets running More info
Hotel Florida

Hotel Florida

Calle Obispo esq. a Cuba. Ciudad de La Habana, La Habana
Price from 97
Behind its 4-meter (or so) carved wooden doors, Hotel Florida is a world apart. A graceful Art Deco More info
Hotel Los Frailes

Hotel Los Frailes

Calle Teniente Rey No. 8 e/ Mercaderes y Oficios. Ciudad de La Habana, La Habana
Price from 83
Steps from the Plaza Vieja and just two blocks from the Plaza de San Francisco de Asis (two of Havan More info
Hotel Marques de Prado Ameno

Hotel Marques de Prado Ameno

Calle O'Reilly esq. a Cuba, Habana Vieja, La Habana
Price from 97
Standing in the 18th-century courtyard of this home once belonging to a noble family, it’s not hard More info
Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Hotel Nacional de Cuba

0 Street, 21 corner, Vedado, La Habana, La Habana
Price from 195
Superbly located overlooking the Malecón, with extensive gardens to take the sea air, the Nacional i More info
Hotel Palacio del Marques de San Felipe y Santiago de Bejucal

Hotel Palacio del Marques de San Felipe y Santiago de Bejucal

Oficios 152 esq a Amargura, Plaza San Francisco de Asis, La Habana
Price from 152
Behind almost every Old Havana façade there are surprises and wonders hiding. The baroque frontage o More info
Hotel Palacio OFarril

Hotel Palacio OFarril

Calle Cuba 102-108 entre Chacón y Tejadillo, Habana Vieja, Cuba., La Habana
Price from 97
Arturo O’Farrill, pianist and director of New York’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra was guest of ho More info
Hotel Palacio San Miguel

Hotel Palacio San Miguel

Calle Cuba No 2, esquina Peña Pobre, La Habana Vieja, Cuba., La Habana
Price from 97
Where most other hotels of the Habaguanex chain are deeply nestled in the narrow alleys of Old Havan More info
Hotel Park View

Hotel Park View

Calle Colón esq. a Morro. Ciudad de La Habana, La Habana
Price from 83
Hotel Park View is exactly what it implies, a hotel overlooking a park. Built in 1928 as an American More info
Hotel Raquel

Hotel Raquel

Calle Amargura, No. 103 esq. a San Ignacio, Havana Vieja, La Habana
Price from 97
A shaft of honey golden light shines through the dome into the lobby of Hotel Raquel, illuminating t More info
Hotel Santa Isabel

Hotel Santa Isabel

Baratillo St. number 9 between Obispo and Narciso Lopez Sts., Arm Square. Old Havana, La Habana
Price from 152
A palace built for the Havana aristocracy (who must have known the first three rules of real estate: More info
Hotel Saratoga

Hotel Saratoga

Paseo del Prado No.603, esq. Dragones, La Habana, La Habana
Price from 375
There are few hotels in Havana where the front door miraculously swings open – the Saratoga is one o More info
Hotel Tejadillo

Hotel Tejadillo

Tejadillo, No. 12 esquina a San Ignacio, Habana Vieja. Ciudad de La Habana. Cuba., La Habana
Price from 97
In the street of the same name stands Hotel Tejadillo, made up of three houses from the 18th, 19th a More info
Hotel Telegrafo

Hotel Telegrafo

Prado 408 esq Neptuno, Habana Vieja. Ciudad de La Habana. Cuba., La Habana
Price from 97
A century ago, the press called the Hotel Telégrafo one of the city’s – and region’s – most modern h More info
Kohly

Kohly

Calle 49a, Playa, La Hababa, La Habana
Price from 78
The Kohly hotel is in 28A and / 49A and 49C in Kohly, Playa municipality, Havana, next to Havana For More info
Meliá Cohiba

Meliá Cohiba

Ave. Paseo entre 1ª y 3ª Vedado, Havana, La Habana
Price from 142
Located in Vedado, a modern district in Havana, facing the sea, only 50 meters from the famous Malec More info
Meliá Habana

Meliá Habana

Ave. 3Era. E/ 76 Y 80 Miramar, Havana, La Habana
Price from 134
Modern, elegant and comfortable, the Meliá Habana, located opposite the Miramar Trade Centre and alo More info
Memories Miramar Habana

Memories Miramar Habana

Av 5ta e/ 70 y 72, La Habana, La Habana
Price from 124
An ideal hotel for families, incentive groups, business people and honeymooners located on Fifth Ave More info
Starfish Montehabana

Starfish Montehabana

70 Ave. / 5ta y 7ma, Havana, La Habana
Price from 110
Hotel ideal for families and groups long stays. It is located in the unique area of Miramar in Havan More info
TRYP Habana Libre

TRYP Habana Libre

Calle L e/ 23 y 25, Vedado, La Habana, La Habana
Price from 110
Considered the most “superlative” hotel: the tallest, the best located, the most rooms, the biggest More info
City, Nature and Beach Program

City, Nature and Beach Program

Cuba, La Habana, Cayo Santa María, Cuba
Price per person from 2,825
15 days / 14 nights – groups from 8 to 12 persons –  doubles room DAY 1: LA HABANA Recep More info
Classic Cuba Program

Classic Cuba Program

Guardalavaca, Baracoa, La Habana, Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad, Pinar del Río
Price per person from 2,975
15 days / 14 nights – grups 8 to 12 persons – doubles Room DAY 1: LA HABANA Reception a More info
Jeep Safari Program

Jeep Safari Program

La Habana, Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Varadero
Price per person from 4,407
15 days / 14 nights – groups from 2 to 3 persons per jeep –  doubles room DAY 1: LA HABA More info
Wonders of Western Cuba Program

Wonders of Western Cuba Program

La Habana, Varadero, Pinar del Río
Price per person from 1,750
8 days / 7 nights – groups from 8 to 12 persons –  doubles room   DAY 1: LA HABANA More info
Geely Emgrand 718

Geely Emgrand 718

Price per day 93
Car typeIntermediate
Max people5
Door count4
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes
Geely GC-6

Geely GC-6

Price per day 76
Car typeEconomy
Max people5
Door count4
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes
Peugeot 2008

Peugeot 2008

Price per day 104
Car typeSUV
Max people5
Door count5
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes
Peugeot 301

Peugeot 301

Price per day 90
Car typeEconomy
Max people5
Door count4
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes
Peugeot 508

Peugeot 508

Price per day 131
Car typePremium
Max people5
Door count4
TransmissionAutomatic
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes
Peugeot Expert Tepee

Peugeot Expert Tepee

Price per day 173
Car typeMinivan
Max people9
Door count4
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes