Beaches, salsa dancing, and joyful people make Havana one of the best places to be, period. Cuba’s hub for tourism might have had a turbulent past; however, nothing beats the feeling you get by mingling with some of the happiest people on Earth. There’s nothing better than lounging on the Caribbean’s most gorgeous beaches and sipping cocktails under a hot Cuban sun.
This glorious island got stuck in the 50s with the rise of Fidel Castro. The smell of sea water, colourful buildings, and old cars give this city a character like no other in the world. Simply put, Havana is one of the most beautiful cities, with the most gorgeous people, and tireless energy.
For a gorgeous seaside experience, walk along El Malecon, an 8 km walkway that borders the Bahia de la Habana. Also check out some of the iconic open-air markets for a little shopping and take a walk around Old Havana. Palacio de Los Capitanes Generales offers breath-taking views and features unique artefacts and magnificent Suban architecture.
When in Havana, you can’t forget about the delicious foods and refreshing beverages. Try some local authentic food including fresh potato chips, homemade churros, or some ice cold coconut milk. When night-time comes around, take in a show at Gran Teatro de La Habana, a gorgeous local theatre, or take a stroll on some of the beautiful beaches.
Free Tours Havana
With so much to do and see, walking tours a great way to fit a lot of attractions into a shorter period of time. Go from museums to markets within minutes, and make the most of your time in Havana.
The Cuba City Tour offers the unique experience of immersing yourself in the Cuban culture. Centered in the historical area of Havana, the tours run at various times throughout the day and last approximately two hours. See the palace of the first Cuban government, and visit a Jesuit school visited by Chivas and Fidel Castro. End the tour at a beautiful park and take in the amazing architecture that surrounds it.
Havana Free Walking offers tours daily at 11 AM. The tours, lasting approximately two and a half hours, meet at La Fuente de la India. Specialised tours include night-time walking tours and Havana food tours, focusing on the local cuisine. Plaza Vieja is a beautiful, colourful square in Havana and one of the highlights of the tour. Enjoy the architecture and the local culture.
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