Travel Blogs from Havana
... t so much fun. There wasn't too much in Vinales; an extremely ugly mural and some caves. WE got a taxi to do both of there, which took up about half the day. Out at the caves, they take you on a boat through 1 of the caves. It is short, only about 10 minutes, but worth it. It is quite a nice place to wander around, or you can hire bikes and cycle around the plantations. The houses here reminded me of noddy houses from the children's story, so cute and bright! ...
... gave the impression of former grandeur. Now men were involved in all kinds of welding projects including cart repair and a sculpture of the human body. In the melee, there was a bike mechanic who tightened the spokes with a proper spoke wrench and had the wheel true in minutes.
We successfully got the bikes back into their boxes and headed out for the one thing we had yet to do—take a ride in one of those old American cars. We didn’t have ...
La Patronata, the Ashkenazie (and main) synagogue in Havana is located in Vedada, about a mile from our hotel.The synagogue fell into disrepair after the revolution when the vast majority of Cuba's once vibrant Jewish community left for the United States and Israel; for the last thirty plus years it has been has been restored and maintained by the Joint Distribution Committees (aka El Joint) of first Canada and then the United ...
... a music tour and he even invited me to a jazz Cuban concert, which I accepted straight away. We spent most of the night talking about art, music and revolution, while smoking one of my cigars, we then walked to his hotel to catch the tour and go to the concert, we got lost but soon found ourselves with the rest of the tour. We then headed to the concert, which I enjoyed so much, listening to a different kind of jazz, from the usual one. Definitely a night to remember. After this I ...
... their pictures taken, but by now I have learned the tricks and know who to select and how to approach them.
Safety factor: 9
Thrill factor: 6
Cuisine factor: 6
Budget factor: 9 (no 10? -> airport exit tax = 25$ and taxis from and to the airport = 20$)
But I seem to be missing one point, which was missing until now:
The SOCIAL(ist) factor: 10!
Some facts, tips ...
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. Vedado. La Habana, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $55
- Would definitely recommend...
- Amazing views; Great Cuisine
- Great Hotel in a fantastic location in Havana
Ave 3era, e/ 76 y 80, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $160
- Above average hotel
- Could do better....
- Great hotel, even with a toddler
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
Trocadero 55 e Prado y Zulueta Habana, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $100
- GREAT STAFF!!!
- Grace and elegance among ruins
- Good, but...
3rd Ave and 70th St, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $70
Prado 603 esquina Dragones, Havana | 4 star hotel
- Great hotel, good location
- Saratoga hotel, Havana - Great!
- Good blend of modern and traditional
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
Ingnacio Agramonte 267, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $69
- Could be better.
- Hotel Plaza
- Perfect location
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 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
Av 3ra y Calle 84, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $65
- The pool is wonderful
- Comodoro OK.
- Dont do it
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 Amargura 103 esquina a San Ignacio, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $79
- Great place !!
- Great Base
- A Gem in Old Havana!
Calle Obispo 153, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $70
- Ambos Mundos
- Avoid Terrible Ambos Mundos @ $180
- Leaky with cockroaches
Calle 1ra. e/ 44 & 46, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $95
Teniente Rey No 8, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $70
Calle Baratillo 9, entre Obispo y Narciso Lopez, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $160
- It was Good...
- Splendid, elegant worn grandeur
- A mixed bag
5 Avenue Between 72 and 76, Miramar, Havana | 4 star hotelfrom $100
- Nice hotel, location a bit too far out!
- Best food in Havana
- Thumbs up
Calle 70 entre 5ta a y 7ma Ave., Havana | 4 star hotel$81 average
3ra Ave. y 74, Havana | 3 star hotelfrom $65