Fancy a trip to Havana? Ninety miles from the tip of Florida you can find this colorful capital of Cuba. This tiny island nation is located in the Caribbean. This makes Havana deserving of your visit due to its tropical climate and breathtaking beaches. So grab your mojito and let’s talk about Havana.
The only way to reach Havana is by plane. Once you arrive at Jose Marti International Airport you can easily transfer to your where you’re staying by taxi. You can hail a cab easily once you exit the airport. They are lined up outside ready to take you where you need to go.
Most visitors entering Cuba need to obtain a visa, a valid passport, and proof of departure. Visas can be purchased through travel agencies or authorized airlines.
Cuba utilizes 2 currencies. For tourist, the Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC) also known as “cooks” is used for currency exchange. The Cuban Peso is only for locals. CUCs are available at the airport or hotel.
American credit and debit cards are blocked from being used in Cuba. If you are coming from another country, check with your bank if your card will be accepted during your visit.
Checkout La Plaza de la Revolución- Tour the 31st largest square in the world where Cuban political rallies or celebrations are held. Fidel Castro also addressed the locals at this square.
Visit Hotel Nacional- This Spanish influenced hotel has been visited by musicians, politicians, and actors dating back to the 1930s when the door opened. Head to the bar and sip on one memorable mojito splashed with both light and dark rum.
Take A Tour In A Classic Car- Get a quick tour of this lively city in one those vintage cars they are known for.
Dine at La Guarida- Head to one of the most popular restaurants in Cuba. Many celebrities have frequented this restaurant that puts a modern twist on Cuban cuisine. Don’t leave without heading to the rooftop bar for a panoramic view of Havana.
View Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro- Step outside of the bustling city and swing by the fortress guarding Havana.
Stroll the Malecon - Walk along the the Malecon, otherwise known to the locals as “the living room.” Take in the sea breeze along your walk. Be careful not to get soaked with the waves crashing against the seawall!
Walk around Old Havana - No trip would be complete without exploring Old Havana. Go admire the multicolored mansions and and locals dancing salsa in the streets.
Visit La Floridita- Cruise by Ernest Hemingway’s old stomping grounds and the birthplace of the daiquiri.
Travelling along the north coast of Cuba from Havana to Varadero we will know El Malecón and two of The Cuban engineering wonders: the tunnel of Havana bay and the Bacunayagua Bridge, we will dive in the cold and crystalline waters of Saturn cave and as a final climax we will enjoy and swim into the warm waters of Varadero beach.
Starting from the Aptofive Hostel in Nuevo Vedado neighborhood, we invite you to take a car trip through out the Malecón. During our trip along the boardwalk we'll feel the throbbing of Havana's life. We' ll revive a time of corsairs and pirates, walls and closing of doors: in short, we will live a unique and unforgettable experience.