Havana Travel Guide
Travel to Havana and transport yourself back to the 50s. Beautiful old buildings, colourful vintage cars and stunning coastline are what you can expect in this fascinating city, the inspiration behind the Havana Collection.
WHAT TO DO
La Habana Vieja - Old Town
The 500 year old historic quarter, La Habana Vieja, is a must see. The Old town founded in 1519 is so beautiful it's no suprise it's been named as a UNESCO World Hertiage Site. Stroll around the amazing plazas and winding lanes to discover the amazing museums, galleries and cafes.
Hire a Vintage Car
After the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro banned the importation of American cars and mechanical parts. This has created one of the most iconic things in this city. Everywhere you look amazing 1950s cars fill the streets, so make sure to travel the city in style.
A trip to the Revolution Museum is also a must. With a history as rich as Havana's there is so much to discover and learn. The museum is located within what used to be the Presidential Palace, so you can't miss it.
El Bosque de le Habana
Escape the hum of the city in El Bosque, or The Forest. This incredible park is full of trees that are hundreds of years old. With vines that cascade from each tree, it feels truly magical.
Day trip to Vinales Valley
Take a day trip to Vinales Valley to explore where the tobacco for Cuba's famous cigars come from. Discover this beautiful area of Cuba on horseback and learn how to roll cigars and see how they're made.
WHAT TO EAT & DRINK
Much of life in Havana is built around socialising, drinking and salsa dancing, who can say no to that? So, make the most of the amazing bars dotted throughout the city.
Live like Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway was a big fan of Havana and you can step into his shoes by visiting his favourite haunts such as La Bodeguita del Medio and La Floridita. Rumour has it that the mojito was invented at La Bodeguita del Medio...
For Cuba's most well known spot for fine dining visit La Guarida. It's walls are covered in pictures of all the well known people who have dined there, everyone from Barack Obama to Paris Hilton. Yes, really.
Guess what this place is famous for? Yes, that's right the Mojito and we are BIG fans. With incredibly attentive service that will make you feel right at home, this cosy little place is just the ticket after a long day exploring the city. They often have live music, so once you've recovered you can get on that dancefloor.
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