Havana is the capital city of Cuba and one of the largest and most vibrant cities in the Caribbean. It boasts an old town area, a 19th-century district of densely packed, houses and narrow streets contrasting with the high-rise city center (Vedado). The sea wall, known as the Malecon, extends for 8km and is a popular walking spot. Havana's best beaches, the Playas del Este, are about 20km from the center.

Exploring la Habana Vieja is a must. The streets and alleys of this colonial-era city center have been perfectly restored. You can visit the plazas, churches, and forts here. The Calle Tacon market is great for souvenir shopping and a walk along the Malecon in the afternoon is a great way to finish the day. The Hotel Nacional is a good place to grab a cool drink and enjoy the setting sun from their "Compass Card" outdoor terrace.

Things to See and Do in Havana

La Habana Vieja - Old Havana
Walk along the Malecon - Sea wall
Tobacco factory tour
Plaza de la Revolucion - City square
Water sports Reef diving
Visit Museums
Go for a drink to the world's famous Floridita where
Ernest Hemingway just to go for Daiquiris all the time
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This Video offers a quick high lite of the main attractions that you should visit during your Havana Trip.
El Morro, Plaza de la Revolution, Gran Teatro, El Capitolio, Hotel Nacional, Playas Del Este, Havana Beaches,  Havana Museums, Art Galleries, Cuba Shopping, Cuban Beaches, Havana Nightlife and so much more from your Havana Holiday.
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HAVANA CUBA, is a wonderful exciting playground for the adventurous traveler. La Habana as the Cubans call Havana is the Caribbean’s largest and most fascinating city, its romantic atmosphere and infectious energy are the stuff of legend. Where else do you find vintage American cars running off old Russian Ladas, against gleaming colonial palaces, and revolutionary sloganeering drowned out by all-night discos and dancing till dawn?
Habaneros. people of Havana, love their city and it’s not difficult to see why. Amid the warm crystalline waters of the sparkling Caribbean, over 500 years of roller-coaster history have conspired to create one of Latin America’s most electric and culturally unique societies. The stomping ground for swashbuckling pirates, a heavily fortified slave port for the Spanish and a lucrative gambling capital for the North American Mafia, Havana has survived everything that has been thrown at it and still found time to innovate. At the forefront of modern Latino culture, Habana has spawned salsa and mambo, Havana Club rum and Cohiba cigars, mural painting and Che Guevara iconography…. Havana was and once again will be the Jewel of the Carribbean. Make sure you come and visit Havana Trips on your next Cuba Vacation.
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                  HAVANA NIGHTLIFE
Tropicana a world known cabaret and club in Havana, Cuba. It was launched in 1939 at Villa Mina, a six-acre (24,000 m²) suburban estate with lush tropical gardens in Havana's Marianao neighborhood.
feathered women and salsa greats on an outdoor stage. Calle 72 No. 4504 y Calle 43, Marianao. Tels: 20-5144, 20-4215. Tuesday to Sunday 9pm2am.
Turquino Calle L e/23 y 25. In the Habana Libre Tryp Hotel.On the top floor of a high-rise hotel overlooking central Vedado, high heeled Cuban ladies impress foreign tourists with their salsa and disco moves. Decor is 1970s disco. Cover's usually $15.
Cafe Cantante Mi Habana  Paseo y 39, Plaza de la Revolucion.
 (Teatro Nacional). Tels: 79-6011, 79-3558, 33-1357.Hot live salsa acts and disco music attract a young, jumping crowd.
Chan Chan  In the Marina Hemingway. 248 y 5ta Ave, Santa Fe, Playa. Tel: 24-4698.A new club on the water featuring traditional Cuban music and cuisine, with an emphasis on seafood. Named after musician Compay Segundo,"Chan Chan" to his amigos. Great for a relaxing night of cheek-to-cheek dancing alongside the yachts. Operated by Cubanacan Grupo. Open until 3am.
Club Imagenes Calzada No. 602 e. B y C, Vedado.Occupying the former shell of the prerevolutionary Le Vendome French restaurant since June 1998, Imagenes provides a cozy, air conditioned venue for dealmaking and social conversation. It features comfortable seating groups, soft lighting, a tapas menu and piano music by the borrowed maestro of the local symphony, Mario Romeu. Most drinks are $3, including traditionals like daiquiris and mojitos. There are seven champagnes and sparking wines, priced between $25 and $150 a bottle, and the rare 15-year Havana Club at $12 a shot. Featured tapas dishes include calamari, shrimp, vegetables in creole sauce, ham horns and asparagus salad. (1/98)
Club Jazz  Since opening in 1997, Club Jazz has served up world class music in an intimate underground (literally) club setting. There are nice touches, like Spanish olives served in a martini glass with paper wrapped toothpicks, but the real attraction is the jam sessions by some of Cuba’s greatest musicians, night after night, with an occasional drop-in from a visiting musician like George Benson.
Havana Café  This Hard Rock Café knock-off is where you might spot Matt Dillon sucking Cohiba Esplendidos with Naomi Campbell.
La Cecilia  5ta Avenida y 110. Tel: 24-1562.A large outdoors club featuring big name salsa stars, big bands and dance performances. Great sound system. Lively, attractive, well-mixed crowd. Expect a cover of around $15, depending on the act.
Parisien  Hotel Nacional. Tels: 33-3564 al 67. Friday through Wednesday 9pm-2:30am.
It is a fusion of Indoamerican, Hispanic and African cultures, that led to the Cuban culture.
Every day from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. the show starts at 10:00 p.m. and afterwards from 12:00 a.m. you can learn how to dance.
We also invite you to dinner at the hotel restaurant of your choice and then have fun at the Cabaret. Dine in the elegant "Comedor de Aguiar" restaurant or in the buffet "La Veranda" restaurant or enjoy creole food in "La Barraca" restaurant. You can also dine in the Parisien Cabaret.
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                              Havana Restaurants
Al Medina Oficios #12, La Habana Vieja. Tel: 63-0862.Located on a restored street in Old Havana, Al Medina serves up Middle Eastern food with a Cuban flair in a beautiful Colonial era mansion. (6/98)

Don Cangrejo  Calle 1ra e/ 16 y 18, Miramar. Tel: 24-4169.Daily 12 noon to 12 midnight. An enjoyable seafood restaurant overlooking the ocean. (7/00)

El Aljibe Calle 24 at 7th, Miramar.For less than $15, diners can choose from a plate of roast chicken con mojo (garlic sauce), roasted fish or combination plate of meat, chicken, rice, beans, salad, bread and house-made dessert. Portions are generous food is both tasty and authentically Cuban. Open noon-11pm. (6/98)

El Floridita Obispo 557 esq. Monserrate, Old Havana (La Habana Vieja). Tels: 63-1063, 63-1111, 63-1060.Famous Hemingwy haunt and home of the daiquiri serves dinners and blender drinks in a setting that hearkens back to simpler, festive days.

El Patio Colonial Plaza de la Catedral, La Habana Vieja. Tel: 33-8146.One of Havana’s prettiest courtyard fountains provides a backdrop to this romantic restaurant, located on an a plaza that’s an Old Havana landmark.

El Rancho Calle 19 y 140, Rpto. Cubanacan, Playa. Tels: 33-9346, 23-5838.Daily 12 noon to 12:30 am. In an exclusive neighborhood close to one of Fidel's compounds, the renowned Erasmus watches over one of the country's top restaurants. Everything about El Rancho is impeccable: the food, the service and the tropical forest setting. Grilled meats and fish take centerstage after warmups of avocado salads, shellfish and Cuban rum cocktails. Ceiling fans spin lazily beneath a grass roof as crickets and birds chirp. Expect to drop $30 to $50 per person. It's well worth it. (7/00)
El Tocororo Calle 18 No. 302, esq. 3rd, Miramar. Tels: 33-4530, 33-2209.A restaurant catering to the business crowd with beautiful gardens, impeccable service and tropical cocktails. Expensive by Cuban standards, it was once one of Havana's best restaurants, though quality has slipped with the departure of longtime chef Erasmus. The fish isn't as fresh as it used to be, and the kitchen runs out of ingredients. Specialties include the house appetizer, pechitos de camarones, and the grilled lobster entrée. (7/99)

La Bodeguita Del Medio Calle Empedrado entre Cuba y San Ignacio, La Habana Vieja. Tels: 62-4498, 62-5156.Home of the mojito, this world famous and much copied restaurant immortalized by Hemingway has served up classic, home-style Cuban dishes for 50 years. Open daily 11:30am-1am. (Cigar Friendly’s La Bodeguita del Medio webpage)
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Havana Hotels

Melia Cohiba Ave. Paseo entre 1ª y 3ª Vedado. Tel.: 333 636; Fax: 334 555.Havana's swankiest modern hotel, this five-star palace along the Malecon is a jet-setter's paradise with copious amenities, a huge, polished marble lobby featuring a 24-hour bar with lots of action. It has 342 double rooms nd 120 suites of various sizes; satellite TV; direct telephones; massages; sauna; gym; executive center; and 24-hour room service.

Havana Hotels


Hotel Nacional de Cuba 
 Calle O esq 21, Vedado, La Habana, Cuba. Tels: 78920-21, 78980-89, 3335-64; Fax: 33-5054.Overlooking the ocean from a perch atop Vedado’s cliffs, the five-star Nacional is grand, stately hotel with tropical courtyards, roving musicians and a star-studded international clientele. For those who like living large and lush in the Old World style, this is Havana’s numero uno address. Features two pools. *****
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