Travel Blogs from Havana
... all the animals and how many of them there were! Such an amazing place.
From Galapagos our original itinerary had us heading up to do the Lost City trek in north Colombia but we were over treks and the heat and mosquitos so we ditched that idea and decided to head up to Cuba. For those who know me well, you'll know how I love my Cuban music (lots of Christmas "lunches" have been delayed by Buena Vista Social Club being on repeat and the family ...
... locate the location of our planned evening entertainment, a Buena Vista Social Club show at one of Havanas cultural centres; a beautiful building with an open terrace and the perfect place to spend our last evening. We further drowned our sorrows in the Havana Club rum museum tour, where we were told the history and shown the process of Cubas famous rum. After a top up in the portside bar next door, our penultimate stop of the day ...
... stuff here. James had revolving vegetables for lunch - probably meant stir fried. Had a fantastic coffee. Saw a great cigar museum. Visited the three bars Ernest Hemingway made famous and all this set amongst a lot of renovation. The first we have seen. All being done by the government and turning the old buildings into hotels mostly. Tried to buy a SIM card for the phone today as it just isn't working. Had to queue outside the telephono shop and were let in when an ...
... crime is rampant in some parts of the country. The moral of the story is that by paying in cash, we flew to Cuba for one fifth the price quoted online.
We were understandably excited and all the more so because our good friends Craig and Sutton planned to meet us in Havana a few days after our arrival. An inauspicious beginning, however, turned our excitement into apprehension. Upon arrival at the airport in Havana, we were quickly singled out and asked to step ...
... area of Cuban, located inland in the north west of the country, filled with green landscapes and colourful flora. Many travel by horse and carriage and the town has a true feeling of old Cuba. The area is famous for its beautiful mogotes, the round toped green mountains unique to this area of the country. We take a tour of the area and visit local tobacco plantations, visiting the outhouses holding drying leaves, and fields lined with rows after rows of tobacco plants. It ...
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Other places to stay in Havana
Neptuno, esquina Prado y Zulueta, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $100
- Great location and hotel
- Stay at the Parque Central
Tlalpan Sur/South, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $140
- Best hotel ever
- Needs Improvement
- An historic beauty, worth every penny
Calle L e/ 23 y 25, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $55
- Would definitely recommend...
- Amazing views; Great Cuisine
- Great Hotel in a fantastic location in Havana
Trocadero 55 e Prado y Zulueta Habana, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $100
- GREAT STAFF!!!
- Grace and elegance among ruins
- Good, but...
Ave Paseo entre 1 y 3, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $190
- Top Hotel and not too far from Old Havana
- Good Cohiba
- Watch out for long distance calls
Ave 3era, e/ 76 y 80, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $160
- Above average hotel
- Could do better....
- Great hotel, even with a toddler
Prado 603 esquina Dragones, Havana | 4 star hotel
- Great hotel, good location
- Saratoga hotel, Havana - Great!
- Good blend of modern and traditional
5 Avenida e/ 72 y 76 Miramar, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $100
- Nice hotel, location a bit too far out!
- Best food in Havana
- Thumbs up
3rd Ave and 70th St, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $70
Ingnacio Agramonte 267, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $69
- Could be better.
- Hotel Plaza
- Perfect location
Paseo del Prado No 416 , Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $66
- Beware of type of room given
- Be warned
- Das inglaterra war sehr schön und gediegen
C/ Calzada 110, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $80
Tlalpan Sur/South, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $50
- Cheap but not so cheerful
- Well, if you do not have any other option...
- Pro's and cons
Calle Amargura 103 esquina a San Ignacio, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $79
- Great place !!
- Great Base
- A Gem in Old Havana!
Av 3ra y Calle 84, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $65
- The pool is wonderful
- Comodoro OK.
- Dont do it
Calle Obispo esq. a Cuba. Ciudad de La Habana, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $140
- Already needs a refresh
- The best.....
- A little expensive but very nice
Tlalpan Sur/South, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $50
Tlalpan Sur/South, Havana | 2 star hotelfrom $90
- Loved Havana City
- El mejor hotel que he estado
Calle Obispo 153, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $70
- Ambos Mundos
- Avoid Terrible Ambos Mundos @ $180
- Leaky with cockroaches
Teniente Rey No 8, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $70
Calle 1ra. e/ 44 & 46, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $95
Calle Baratillo 9, entre Obispo y Narciso Lopez, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $160
- It was Good...
- Splendid, elegant worn grandeur
- A mixed bag