Havana is Cuba’s capital and is quite a famous place being a part of most songs and movies exuding passion, sexiness and nightlife; but what does Havana really have that people are fascinated to. Explore the streets of Havana and discover for yourself what it is to love in this city. Include these 5 fun and quirky must-dos on your Cuban itinerary.
RIDE THE FAMOUS COLORFUL VINTAGE CARS
In every depiction of Havana, may it be in the movies or posters, it’s almost certain that there will be one or two of these famous colorful vintage cars. So take a classic car tour and spin in the city center on a classic top down convertible. Time stood still in Cuba since 1950’s that was when Americans left so there are quite a few of these vintage but still highly functional vehicles here available for rental or tours.
SIP MOJITOS AND OTHER COCKTAILS
What is nightlife without cocktails and drinks. The infamous mojitos were invented here and it’s no doubt that cocktails in Havana are nothing but the best. The nightlife here is just one you shouldn’t miss and the mix of the vibrant atmosphere and overflowing cocktails are something that should be on top of your bucket list.
GET LOST IN THE STREETS OF OLD HAVANA
La Habana Vieja is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is rightfully so, because it is the heart of Havana. Colonial buildings lining the streets, Spanish plazas and squares dotting the city, and lovely restaurants and little trinket shops are just a summary of the good things you’ll see if you stroll this old city. You can happily roam the streets that are free of automobiles and check out Plaza Vieja, Plaza de Armas, Catedral de San Cristobal and so much more.
BE ERNEST HEMINGWAY FOR A DAY
The famous American writer, Ernest Hemingway, was in love with Havana, but who wouldn’t, right? He frequently visits La Bodegutia del Medio and La Floridita for a drink or two (or more) so much so that on the latter, you’ll catch a statue of him at the end of the bar with his namesake.
WATCH THE SUNSET IN MALECON
You shouldn’t miss strolling this 8 km paved coastal road and the best time to do it is during sunset. Walk with the locals and catch one of the best views of the sunset here. The view of the colonial ruins, the sound of the crashing waves, the lovely sunset colors are just a pure bliss in this rather busy nightlife city.