Jun 18, 2019 - Jun 19, 2019
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Where to stay in Havana
The Cuban capital of Havana has truly taken off as an international tourist destination thanks to a heady mixture of colorful architecture and a vibrant culture that is impossible to ignore.
Havana can be visited all year long and visitors are never short of things to see and do across the city's fifteen districts, including the most famous areas of Plaza De la Revolucion, Centro Habana and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Havana, which together boast an abundance of cultural and architectural interest. Walking the famed Malecon is also a must thanks to the buildings which fringe the crashing waves of the Gulf of Mexico and the cruising vintage cars with their white-walled tyres.
Visitors will find all sorts of accommodation choices in the city. The capital consists of national and international hotel chains with a selection of properties ranging from two to five star hotels and restaurants offering the best international and Cuban cuisine.
Although the temptation may be to rent a car in Havana, particularly if exploring more of the country, there are plenty of other options for getting around the city. Buses, taxis and horse-drawn carriages are readily available, while the hop-on/hop-off tourist buses are not only a good way of learning more about the city they are also a great way to see the city in just a matter of hours. Three routes and more than 60 stops means you can dictate your own pace and itinerary.
Hotels in Havana
A luxurious five-star hotel and a Havana landmark, the Hotel Nacional de Cuba has been the home for visiting celebrities since the 1930s. Blessed with a regal beauty, old fashioned styling and art deco touches, the imposing building is located across the road from the waters of Bahia de la Habana around 3 km from Old Havana. Guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast, three restaurants, three bars, two outdoor swimming pools, a tennis court and a fitness room with a sauna.
2. Hotel Plaza
The Hotel Plaza is another favorite from the city's portfolio of traditional older hotels and is located in a triangular-shaped property dating back to 1895. Among the hotel's amenities are three restaurants, three bars and a solarium, while the courtyard and a lively lobby provide a throwback to Havana's past.
The Be Live Havana City Copacabana is a budget choice in the Cuban capital that is set on a sea wall overlooking the Gulf of Mexico just five minutes on foot from the Acuario Nacional de Cuba and 6km from Havana Central railway station. As well as a complimentary daily breakfast, the hotel also offer a natural swimming pool, gym and selection of dining outlets.
This information is correct as of February 2018
The people, art, architecture, history is what you NEED to go to Havana for. It is truly a beautiful city
Havana is absolutely incredible. I recommend you avoid the government-owned restaurants and attractions. They are so much engaging (and yummy) than the family owned shops and restaurants. Stay in an Airbnb and engage with the locals! Bring some toiletries, i.e. toothpaste, deodorant, ben gay, yep you read that right, so you can give it to individuals or an institution that will insure it goes to the right people! Enjoy and GO TO CUBA!!
Havana is my favorite city of all time, and I’ve been to almost 20 countries. It’s extremely (extremely) affordable, and the people are so beautiful & kind. You can find good music anywhere, make lasting friends, and attempt to understand a totally different culture. One of the best parts (as a tourist) is the lack of internet. Don’t expect to have WiFi anywhere. I highly recommend a trip with one or two friends who are ready to have an adventure and meet the completely unique city of La Havana (you should speak Spanish to some extent!!)
Cuba is fun if you are one who can completely disconnect. If not i wouldn’t recommend because it feels like you are going back to 1950s. Cars are preserved, no Uber or lyft. I also do not recommend for solo travel for women. Overall though it’s a beautiful place.