La Havane

A mythic town of Latin America, La Havane has slowly been shaped by its 500 years of fascinating history to become the cultural and historical pearl it is today. Founded in 1515 by the conquistadors, the Cuban capital has been a place for pirates, a fortified port for Spanish slavery, a town of prized gambling by the North American mafia and the communist revolution theatre.

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WHAT TO DO:

Why not go back in time and continue your visit on the town in beautiful Cadillac from the 50's. The Colon Cementario, one of the largest cemeteries in the world, is a veritable museum in the open air. It's at this same place that Korda captured the Guerrillo Heroico, the famous photo that inspired the iconographies of the Che. Want some space? The Revolutionary plaza and John Lennon Park are places that will satisfy your needs. Cuba also has its classics. The epicureans certainly want to buy the Partagas cigars after visiting the plant. A tour around the Havana Club plant permits you to demystify the fabrication processes of famous brand rum.

WHAT TO SEE:

La Habana Vieja, the old part of town, seems to be a place designed for taking the pulse of the metropolis. Start by taking a walk on Malecon, a large avenue around the bay, before heading down the streets that will reveal a magnificent architecture of baroque and neoclassical buildings. During your visit, you can discover the Capitolio, an extraordinary replica of the capitol in Washington, and the Revolutionary Museum, located in the ancient presidential palace of dictator Batista. On the banks of the canal, a number of fortresses are visible, one being the Castillo Del Morro, an admirable construction. Close the loop by going to the National Hotel of Cuba where many world renowned artists have stayed such as Frank Sinatra. Relax and enjoy the view of the bay while enjoying the taste of a refreshing mojito.

THINGS TO DO:

La Havane offers a unique cultural and nocturnal life which has long been the envy of major cities around the world. A cabaret show is definitely a must-see. After all, it's La Havane who's popular for salsa and mambo! The famous Tropicana Club vibrates from the catchy rhythms of Cuban orchestras. For dance fans, Capri, Caribe, Copa and the Parisien are other clubs worthy enough. So, throw yourself into the fray and let the effervescent life of La Havane take you!

ELECTRICITY:

110 V.; 60Hz.With American outlets. However, some hotels have 220 V.

MONEY:

*Please note that CUCs do not have any value outside of Cuba, so we recommend that you change small amounts depending on your needs. Please bring Canadian money to change into local currency (Convertable Cuban Pesos or CUC) once in destination. There are no cash machines available on the island. In terms of credit card use, please refer to your issuing bank, also please note that credit cards issued by an American Bank will not be accepted in Cuba. The Tourist Card is handed out on the flight to Cuba and the cost of this tourist card is included in the price of your vacation package, so no extra costs to add.

TIPPING:

Local tourist industry workers largely depend on tips to get by. Giving a dollar to tour guides, hotel security guards, bus drivers and the thoughtful restaurant personnel is highly appreciated. In fact any one you encounter that goes out of their way to make your stay more enjoyable deserves a tip. Tipping can lead to that special advice or extra help when needed.

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La Havane's Travel guides

Club Acuario Travel guide
Club Acuario
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Practice all inclusive to visit Havana. Warning***. No beach at this hotel. Shuttle daily to Havana. Food ok for a 3 *. … (More on Club Acuario)


Copacabana Travel guide
Copacabana
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Renovated room excellent service, clean and comfortable friendliness of staff no


Hotel Kohly Bosque Travel guide
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Hotel Nacional Travel guide
Hotel Nacional
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Hotel very well located on the malecon, beautiful sea view, clean and caring staff. the staff is very nice, the … (More on Hotel Nacional)


Hotel Quinta Avenida Habana Travel guide
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A good 4 stars by the standards of Cuba located in Miramar. Located in the plush embassy district, this hotel offers … (More on Hotel Quinta Avenida Habana)


Iberostar Parque Central Travel guide
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The overall experience is very positive. The food is pretty good. To compare what we find in the city of … (More on Iberostar Parque Central)


Islazul Caribbean Travel guide
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well ok for the price, sometimes insist a little if there is a problem, but basically is c very well … (More on Islazul Caribbean)


Islazul Colina Travel guide
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Melia Cohiba Travel guide
Melia Cohiba
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everything is very professional except CADECA. where you change money


Melia Habana Travel guide
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We are very pleased with our experience at the Melia Habana The service is impeccable, the staff always willing to … (More on Melia Habana)


Mercure Sevilla Travel guide
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The hotel's location is ideal for visiting Old Havana, the Capitol and surrounding museums. The Malecon is also very … (More on Mercure Sevilla)


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For my first trip I was satisfied I was from January 29 to February 5, 2013 at low prices. Osmani server very professional … ... (more)

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Very nice hotel, staff courtoi, conveniently located near the Bay of Havana. Spacious rooms (ceiling 20 feet high!) Clean, 17th century … ... (more)

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