Cuba is the largest of the Caribbean Islands with over 300 of the finest beaches.
Cuba's unique and joyful culture derives its roots from Caribbean, African, and Spanish traditions.
You will find wonderful colonial churches, palaces and museums; formidable Spanish castles; intriguing revolutionary monuments; sizzling 1950s style night-clubs; colorful craft markets and second hand book markets.
San Cristobal de La Habana (Havana's historical name) was founded in 1519.
Cuba & La Habana
You will be overwhelmed by the wealth of historical monuments, the boisterous friendliness and hospitality of Cuban people, the beautiful countryside and the rich Caribbean cuisine.
Only one and a half hours away from Havana lies the nature park Varadero, which is famous for its beaches and its crystal blue water. Also a perfect destination for a day trip is the national park Zapata, and the colonial cities Trinidad and Cienfuegos.
After a long day you should check out one of the street cafés or restaurants, maybe Ernest Hemingway's favorite bars: Bodeguita del Medio or Floridita?
By night the city is filled with typical Caribbean music. Wherever you are you will get automatically involved in Cuban nightlife.
It is still the Cuban business center and the most beautiful and interesting former Spanish colonial complex in the Americas. The old town centre has been declared world's cultural inheritance by UNESCO.
A must see is the Catedral de La Habana, its two clock towers still stand out high over the city.
Next to the cathedral you will find the Palacio de los Marquesas de Aguas Claras built in 1760.
The most famous restaurants of La Habana are the Floridita and the Bodeguita de Medio.