Welcome to Havana, Cuba
Under the influence of the weather and the global powers the idea on which the present-day Cuba slowly fades. It is the right time to visit the magical island before it disappears forever. And Cuba is slowly but surely changing. Once it was ruled by Fidel Castro, and today the impact of America is becoming stronger and stronger. Therefore, somehow we think that in a few years you will not be able to enjoy these things, and it is the right time to take advantage of them now! Havana is the capital city, largest city, province, major port, and leading commercial centre of Cuba.
Where is Havana?
Havana lies on the northern coast of Cuba, south of the Florida Keys, where the Gulf of Mexico joins the Atlantic Ocean. The city extends mostly westward and southward from the bay, which is entered through a narrow inlet and which divides into three main harbours: Marimelena, Guanabacoa, and Atarés. The sluggish Almendares River traverses the city from south to north, entering the Straits of Florida a few miles west of the bay.
What to do and see in Havana?
Walk down the Old Havana
There are many things in the capital of Cuba which are impressive, but aimlessly wander the streets of Old Havana, which is under UNESCO protection – and, there is something about it, without is not worth to return home.
Drink a mojito at the bar where it is invented
The La Bodeguita del Medio is one of the most famous bars in the country, thanks in part to well-known clients like Allende, Neruda and Hemingway, and partly because it invented Mojito their place is found even in the James Bond of 2002, working title „Die Another day“.
Smoke Cuban cigars
Perhaps you are not a smoker and you probably think that smoking Cuban cigars are only for the elite. Part of this is the true, but when you are here, visit the cigar shop La Casa del Habano, which is located near the station. Also, if you time here applied in February, enjoy the annual festival of cigars.
When you see this place, you will not be surprised why there is under the protection of UNESCO – a. The many frescoes and houses decorated with fine china and crystal attracts many tourists who are constantly walking through the narrow streets.
More than 50 years after the Revolution, Che is still in Cuba favored and popular, so are frequent murals with his image. But the monument in Santa Clara, is a magnificent thing, but who loves Chea, should enter this place in the route of his journey.
Che youngest son, Ernesto, offers motorcycle tours for visiting the whole of Cuba on Harley Davidson. Who likes engines, should not wait!
Vedado, the residential area to the west of Central Havana, is home to early 20-century mansions that were once stunning family estates and are now crumbling palatial structures. Habana Vieja, the downtown city center, is also full of amazing colonial-era buildings, and other parts of town are full of brutalist 1960s and ’70s architecture that are interesting in their own right.
Dive into the depths of the sea
You know that big beautiful see you only see on TV? Well, in Cuba it really exists. Diving is wonderful here, and in the rich waters it is best to enjoy the beaches or Giron Maria La Gorda.
Ask any Cuban which countries contributed most to the democratization of music and they’ll tell you, “the United States, Brazil, and Cuba.” Visit the famous club La Zorra y El Cuervo, or just stop into the Association of Cuban Writers and Artists, and you might find a Grammy winner on the sax.
Where to eat in havana?
Small businesses are cropping up all over Cuba’s streets and many new entrepreneurs are focusing on street food. Try pork hamburgers, fruit milkshakes, and coconut pies.
Do you like art and museums?
From art galleries to a beer museum, Havana’s “Old Plaza” has tons of culture going on. The outdoor cafes are a great place to spend an afternoon. This is definitely one of the more touristy activities on this list and it’s really funny.
Even if your trip doesn’t line up with Havana’s annual ballet festival, you should see a dance show anyway. The National Theatre houses many of the island’s preeminent performers, but a stroll down Linea Avenue will provide you with a host of theatrical options.
Visit Ernest Hemingway’s house, Finca Vigía. Hemingway lived in the house — which is now a museum — from 1939 to 1960, and wrote most of For Whom The Bell Tolls there.
Visit the Museo de la Revolución. Housed in a former presidential palace, The Museum of the Revolution is one of Havana’s most popular attractions.
If you like nature
Hike the highest point on the island of Cuba: Pico Turquino. At 1,974 meters, Pico Turquino provides a very challenging hike for outdoor adventurers and those whose salsa legs can stand a little more heat.
Varadero is Cuba’s most illustrious resort town, and with over 3,000 miles of coastline, you can have your pick of beach spot, from bustling locales near Havana to hidden gems on the island’s less-frequented stretches. The beaches near Havana are a more affordable day trip, as are the beaches in all the provinces.
All in all, for sure Cuba is a synonym for music, laughter, humor, and difficulty. It’s so much in one. Havana is a paradise on earth. Walk along the famous boardwalk Malecon and drinking mojitos somewhere along the way is something that should not miss. Travel to Cuba, visit Havana and have fun.