8-Things You Must Do In Havana

By Jetlagged_Roamer | Feb 24, 2020
Caribbean > Cuba > Havana

Me At La Guarida

Me At La Guarida

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.

How To Get There?

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.

Streets Of Havana

Streets Of Havana

What Are The Requirements To Enter?

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.

What Is Their Currency?

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.

What To Do In Havana?

La Plaza de la Revolución

La Plaza de la Revolución

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.

Hotel Nacional

Hotel Nacional

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.

Classic Cars In Havana

Classic Cars In Havana

Take A Tour In A Classic Car- Get a quick tour of this lively city in one those vintage cars they are known for.

Pork Medallions At La Guarida

Pork Medallions At La Guarida

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.

Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro

Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro

View Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro- Step outside of the bustling city and swing by the fortress guarding Havana.

Malecon

Malecon

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!

Old Havana

Old Havana

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.

La Floridita

La Floridita

Visit La Floridita- Cruise by Ernest Hemingway’s old stomping grounds and the birthplace of the daiquiri.

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Hi, my name is Chrissy! I love to travel over the world and provide travel tips and guides.

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