CUC: Cuban convertible peso
Holidays in Havana are a perfect choice for a getaway jam-packed with culture, vibrancy, history and tradition. Where days are spent wandering the cobbled walkways of the Old Town and soaking up the atmosphere in sun-soaked plazas. And evenings encompass rum-fuelled salsa bars and impromptu live music jams. The atmosphere in Cuba’s capital city is unrivalled and hotels in Havana offer cosmopolitan comfort and a place to put your feet up after a full day of sightseeing.
Amidst the fascinating architecture and revolutionary history, there’s a side to Havana that’s 10% stereotypical, 90% cultural heritage. Chunky brown cigar in one hand and a rum daiquiri in the other, and you’re set to embrace some of the most legendary aspects of Cuba’s capital. An interesting morning can be spent exploring a traditional factory and watching the fast-fingered employees sorting and rolling tobacco into one of the Caribbean’s most recognised icons.
Come afternoon and a trip to the celebrated El Floridita Bar, better known as one of Ernest Hemingway’s drinking holes, rewards with a photo by a gold statue of the writer himself and a taste of his favourite cocktail. Then as night draws to a close, make your way to one of the main Cuban entertainment hotspots. It’s up to you whether you choose a larger-than-life cabaret extravaganza or head to one of the many authentic bars where tourists and locals mingle over traditional music and rum. Either way, you’ll end the night with memories of Cuba that you’ll never forget!
Havana’s varied past and tempered history has contributed to the diverse city that stands today. Strolling through both the old and new areas of the city offers an insight into the rise and fall of a country, but also serves an alluring atmosphere that fascinates like nowhere else in the world. Crumbling baroque buildings stand side by side with elegant colonial constructions that have been restored to their former glory. Cobbles pave the narrow alleyways that meander towards inner town squares flagged by striking churches or monuments. And amidst it all you’ll stumble across charming courtyards, colourful shops and museums displaying artefacts from the revolutionary days or markets selling souvenirs. There’s no place quite like it – and it’s a city that could be explored for days and days.
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