Street Art, Rumba and Che: Things to Do in Havana Cuba
One of the world’s most irresistible cities, there are plenty of things to do in Havana Cuba, says Hugh Clayson. Here are some ideas to help you get the most…
Cuba assaults your senses on arrival. The island, with a population of 11 million people, is situated in the Northern Caribbean where the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean meet.
The country has become a sough after holiday destination in recent years, especially at resorts, such as Varadero or Guardalavaca where guests can spend time on beautiful golden sands. For those who want to venture further afield there is the town of Trinidad and the neighbouring UNESCO World Heritage Site Valle de los Ingenios. The 150-square-kilometre Parc Nacional de Vinales is a must for the discerning traveller.
Havana is the most populated city in the country and its fascinations are endless from its fading, atmospheric mansions from colonial times, to its salsa music on every street corner and vintage cars. Tour the old harbour, el capitolio, old Havana and the Museum of the Revolution or just walk along the wonderful Malecon. Just soak up the atmosphere in your spare moments.
Cuban cuisine is a blend of Caribbean, African and Spanish dishes. For cocktails try a Cuba Libre or an Havana Cooler and imagine you are Hemingway or Che in their pomp.