Havana

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Sip rum cocktails or enjoy a cigar on a terrace overlooking the intriguing Old Town while you contemplate the history of this newly accessible Caribbean city.

For more than 50 years, Havana has been virtually closed to visits from U.S. citizens. Take advantage of the increasing access to Cuba to visit this fascinating city and see its preserved history, unique traditions and developing sophistication.

Begin an exploration of Old Havana with a ride in a vintage car or horse-drawn carriage. Admire historic landmarks built in the early 1900s. See El Capitolio, which served as the government center until Cuba’s revolution in the late 1950s. Its large dome may remind you of the U.S. Capitol.

Walk to the National Museum of Fine Arts, an impressive building completed in 1953, with collections focused on Cuban art from the 17th century to modern times. A five-minute stroll north is the Museum of the Revolution. Spend enough time here to understand the reasons that Fidel and Raúl Castro and Che Guevara led guerrillas in overthrowing the Batista presidency, as well as the aftermath of revolutionary actions.

Head toward the inner waterfront along Havana Port and the Canal de Entrada. See the large Baroque cathedral made from coral at the Plaza de la Catedral. Listen to music as you have lunch at a café near Old Square. Enjoy empanadas, seafood or traditional Cuban beans and rice. Return for an evening cocktail. Daiquiris, mojitos and other drinks made from local rum are particularly tasty in this tropical setting. Finish with an authentic Cuban cigar or traditional flan.

La Fábrica de Arte Cubano, offering eclectic art, music, food and drinks in a converted cooking oil factory, is a popular spot for visitors and locals. Bordering the bay, Malecón features a lively promenade with beautiful ocean views. Come here to watch a sunset or join a youthful crowd celebrating through the night.

Havana lies at the northern point of the island of Cuba. Book your stay well in advance as hotel rooms fill fast. Be sure you comply with current travel restrictions when you arrange a flight to Havana’s international airport.

Where to stay in Havana

Alhabana
Alhabana
3 out of 5
304 Concordia, Havana, La Habana
The price is $58 per night from Feb 20 to Feb 21
$58
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Havana. Enjoy free breakfast, free parking, and WiFi. Popular attractions Hotel Nacional de Cuba and San Rafael Boulevard are located ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (74 reviews)
"Staff were very good"

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2023

Alhabana
Alahabana Boutique Hotel
Alahabana Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Calle 13 No.7818 #78 y 80, Playa, Havana, La Habana, 11300
The price is $82 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
$82
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly B&B in Havana. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (173 reviews)
Family away from home!
"Our stay at the Alahabana Boutique Hotel in Havana was absolutely fantastic! We stayed for 9 nights in total, and we were sad to leave. The rooms were comfortable and equipped with an in-room refrigerator, a strong AC, and a large, hotel-quality bathroom. There is a rooftop patio where you can have ..."

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Alahabana Boutique Hotel
Art Boutique Havana
Art Boutique Havana
4 out of 5
Calle Habana 155, Old Havana, Havana, La Habana, 10100
The price is $97 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10
$97
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10
Stay at this 4-star B&B in Havana. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (158 reviews)
"Excellent location for this wonderful Bed and Breakfast. Hotel Staff was phenomenal. Helped to arrange transport to and from airport, tours, restaurant advice, etc. Walking distance to all of the highlight sights in Old Havana!! Great vacation spot!!!"

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Art Boutique Havana
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Hostal Mercybedbreakfast
Hostal Mercybedbreakfast
2.5 out of 5
360, 21, 2nd Floor, Apt. A, Between Los Presidentes & H, Vedado, Havana, Havana, 10400
Stay at this vacation home in Havana. Enjoy breakfast, WiFi, and room service. Popular attractions Hotel Nacional de Cuba and Avenida de Los Presidentes are ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"Mercy is a very attentive and communicative host. The area is very safe, great for transportation and a pleasure to walk around."

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2023

Hostal Mercybedbreakfast
El Candil Boutique Hotel
El Candil Boutique Hotel
5 out of 5
Calle 2 No 457 e/19 y 21, Vedado, Havana, 10400
Stay at this 5-star luxury vacation home in Havana. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (128 reviews)
"Yanetxy, Guiorma and team were excellent and very helpful. And helped make the weekend trip a restful treat (the Sunday massage was fantastic). We made the mistake of traveling with CAD as our cash stash (thanks Google). Don't. USD is more liquid. Team El Candil helped us navigate this loss of ..."

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

El Candil Boutique Hotel
Havana Dream Centro Habana
Havana Dream Centro Habana
202 San Martin, Havana, La Habana
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Havana. Enjoy WiFi, in-room massages, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Hotel Nacional de Cuba and San ...
Havana Dream Centro Habana
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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