Visiting Cuba and Havana

By Javier | Aug 13, 2019
Caribbean > Cuba > Havana

Havana is good place for having a excellent vacation, however there are a few things you must know.




There are two seasons in Cuba, one is the May to October rain many often and another season is better for visiting the island because is drier and fresher.


There are two currency CUP and CUC foreigner can use both

1 CUC = 1 USD = 24 CUP

It's better have your cash in CUC however there are some business that have the price in CUP.

Eating and drinking

Where to eat or drink in Havana isn't a problem because there are many restaurants and bars. Also, there are little restaurants that the Cuban people like, these are cheaper but doesn't have the same comfort.

Getting around

For moving in Havana you can use taxis or locals bus, the locals bus are very cheap but I don't recommend because also it are full, but I met many foreigner that have taked it and they survived.

Things to do

For visiting the city there are many places, some you can visit it walking, but others you need transport. You can do a Free Tour for knowing the city, it's very economic.

  • El Capitolio
  • El Castillo del Morro
  • Paseo del Prado
  • Barrio Chino
  • Museo de la Revolución
  • Callejón de Hámel
  • La Catedral de la Habana
  • Plaza de Armas
  • Plaza de San Francisco de Asís
  • Plaza Vieja
  • Plaza de la Revolución
  • Fusterlandia
  • Las playas del este
  • La Fábrica de Arte Cubano
  • Bosque de la Habana

These are my favorites places in Havana!

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Written by Javier
Hi,I am a guy I like to talk very much and meeting new people, my friends say that I talk very much. I'm studying at university, on my free time I like to get out with my friends, dancing, listening music, to practice sports, although I am a little bad , well very bad. Learning language is one of my favorites things, I think that each language is a new world. Also I like the history of my country, our culture, our art, I feel very proud of been cuban.

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