Havana is an extraordinary and breathtaking city to visit. Since the start of the year and the easing of US–Cuban relations, it has become a far more accessible destination.
Getting to the city
The main airport in Havana is around 45 minutes from the center of town. You can easily pick up a taxi. If you bargain with the driver, you can get yourself a good deal.
Where to stay
Havana has a range of places to stay, including local apartments; a casa particular, where you stay in a local family’s home; and traditional hotels.
What to eat
The city has a wide variety of restaurants to enjoy, and it’s not difficult to find somewhere affordable and good to eat. If you’re looking for something local to try, you can sample the ropa vieja, which is stewed lamb or beef; the excellent seafood, including lobster and shrimp; or the Sloppy Joe sandwich, which was first invented in Havana. All of these choices can be washed down with a relaxing mojito.
Fit in some sightseeing
There are plenty of sights and attractions to pack into your vacation. Some of the ones that are worth seeking out include the El Capitolio Building; the Museo de Bellas Artes; the Museo de la Revolucion; and the Plaza de Armas, which is Havana’s oldest square. You should also make time to relax on the area’s glorious beaches. Playas Del Este is one of the best and is only 20 minutes away from town.