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 172
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

70 st. and 3rd. Avenue, Miramar, La Habana
Price from 264
The hotel is located oceanfront in the Miramar embassies area, near the famous 5th Avenue and very c More info
Hotel Comodoro

Hotel Comodoro

3rd. Street and 84 avenue. Miramar., La Habana
Price from 116
The 4-star Hotel Comodoro, facing the sea, and in the exclusive neighborhood of Miramar, is located More info
Hotel Mercure Sevilla

Hotel Mercure Sevilla

55 Trocadero St. Old Havana, La Habana
Price from 330
Mercure Sevilla hotel, one of the most emblematic of Havana, for its architcture, its geographical p More info
Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Hotel Nacional de Cuba

0 Street, 21 corner, Vedado, La Habana, La Habana
Price from 416
Superbly located overlooking the Malecón, with extensive gardens to take the sea air, the Nacional i More info
Hotel Saratoga

Hotel Saratoga

Padro corner Dragones, Old Havana, La Habana
Price from 1,184
There are few hotels in Havana where the front door miraculously swings open – the Saratoga is one o More info
Iberostar Parque Central

Iberostar Parque Central

267 Agramonte, La Habana
Price from 360
This elegant hotel next to Parque Central is a 6-minute walk from the National Capitol and a 14-minu More info
Kohly

Kohly

Calle 49a, Playa, La Hababa, La Habana
Price from 138
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

Paseo Avenue, Vedado, La Habana
Price from 320
Located in Vedado, a modern district in Havana, facing the sea, only 50 meters from the famous Malec More info
Meliá Habana

Meliá Habana

3 rd. Avenue and 76 st., Miramar, La Habana
Price from 320
Modern, elegant and comfortable, the Meliá Habana, located opposite the Miramar Trade Centre and alo More info
Memories Miramar Habana

Memories Miramar Habana

5th. ave. between 70 st and 72 st, Miramar, La Habana
Price from 228
An ideal hotel for families, incentive groups, business people and honeymooners located on Fifth Ave More info
NH Capri

NH Capri

21 rt. Street, Vedado, La Habana
Price from 278
This elegant tower hotel is a 6-minute walk from the nightlife options of the Vedado district, less More info
Starfish Montehabana

Starfish Montehabana

70 Ave. / 5ta y 7ma, Havana, La Habana
Price from 208
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

L and 23 st, Vedado, La Habana
Price from 234
Considered the most “superlative” hotel: the tallest, the best located, the most rooms, the biggest More info
City and Nature

City and Nature

Viñales, La Habana, Trinidad, Cienfuegos
Price per person from 1,045
7 days / 6 nights – groups from 8 to 12 persons –  doubles room This package can only be More info
City ​​and Nature (variant house for rent)

City ​​and Nature (variant house for rent)

Villa Clara, Viñales, La Habana, Trinidad, Cienfuegos
Price per person from 1,012
7 days / 6 nights – groups from 8 to 12 persons –  doubles room This package can only be More info
City, Nature and Beach Program

City, Nature and Beach Program

Viñales, La Habana, Cayo Santa María, Trinidad, Cienfuegos
Price per person from 1,969
13 days / 12 nights – groups from 8 to 12 persons –  doubles room This package can only More info
Classic Cuba Program

Classic Cuba Program

Viñales, Guardalavaca, Baracoa, La Habana, Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad, Cienfuegos
Price per person from 1,881
15 days / 14 nights – grups 8 to 12 persons – doubles Room This package can only be requ More info
Jeep Safari Program

Jeep Safari Program

Villa Clara, La Habana, Trinidad, Cienfuegos
Price per person from 1,848
8 days / 7 nights – groups from 2 to 3 persons per jeep –  doubles room This package can More info
Wonders of Western Cuba Program

Wonders of Western Cuba Program

Viñales, La Habana, Varadero
Price per person from 1,210
8 days / 7 nights – groups from 8 to 12 persons –  doubles room This package can only be More info
Geely Emgrand 718

Geely Emgrand 718

Price per day 85
Car typeIntermediate
Max people5
Door count4
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes
Geely GC-6

Geely GC-6

Price per day 62
Car typeEconomy
Max people5
Door count4
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes
Peugeot 2008

Peugeot 2008

Price per day 94
Car typeSUV
Max people5
Door count5
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes
Peugeot 301

Peugeot 301

Price per day 83
Car typeEconomy
Max people5
Door count4
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes
Peugeot 508

Peugeot 508

Price per day 110
Car typePremium
Max people5
Door count4
TransmissionAutomatic
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes
Peugeot Expert Tepee

Peugeot Expert Tepee

Price per day 149
Car typeMinivan
Max people9
Door count4
TransmissionManual
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes