Havana Travel Guide
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- 98%Luxury Travelers
- 89%History Buffs
- 89%Adventure Travelers
- 89%Local Culture
Member Reviews (75)
- HavanaJul 05, 2012
extremely friendly and joyous people. only if they find out you speak spanish, they will most probably ask you to spend dollars they earned in whatever ways in the intershops for them, because they are not allowed to purchase there. Cubans are being given very small rations of food, just basic clothes (like a pair of shoes and a skirt or trousers once a year). they are really HAPPY when they are given a perfumed soap or a piece of chocolate, or a nail polish, things everyone in non-communist countries take for granted. an extremely beautiful and exciting place though.
- HavanaMember ofFoodiesLuxury TravelersTrendsters+ 1Jul 05, 2012
La Habana should be on every tourist's list when in Cuba. This city is absolutely fabulous with its many old buildings (that unfortunately are not being restored for the most part - what a shame). Old Habana is gorgeous and charming with its many little alleys and places to enjoy daiquiris and mojitos. Day trips from Varadero are easy and convenient. Old cars everywhere and lots of attractions to visit. A must!
- HavanaMember ofBudget TravelersFamily TravelersSpiritual SeekersJul 05, 2012
La Habana es un lugar muy hermoso, especialmente la Habana vieja. La comida es sabrosa y puedes encontrar varios restaurantes a precio bien económicos. Una de las cosas que mas me gusto de este lugar es la estrutura colonial española de la Habana vieja, se da un parecido al viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Havana is a beautiful place, especially the Old Havana. The food is tasty and you can find several good restaurants to economical price. One of the things I like about this place is the Spanish colonial structure of Old Havana, this place look like the old San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- HavanaJul 05, 2012
Make no mistake, times are hard in Cuba. Cuba has been frozen in time for the last 50 years. As a result, Cubans have struggled through countless bouts of famine, rations, and crises. The economy collapsed with the fall of the Soviet Union and has been in a downward spiral ever since.
The older Cubans believe the Socialist propaganda they read in the papers. They seem completely unaware that the world has evolved since 1960. They argue about world events from decades ago and assume that mobile phones and the Internet are simply science fiction.
The architecture is timelessly breathtaking and is evidence of its storied history. However, the houses and apartments have been washed away by time, exposing the real Cuba.
Yet despite the relentless challenges, the people endure. Music carries the Cuban people just as it has for decades. Havana moves to a collective Salsa beat which puts a smile on the face of even the poorest Cuban.
And they work with what they have. You won’t hear a single complaint that once again it’s a pulled pork sandwich for lunch and rice and beans for dinner.
But the younger generation is excited for the future. They stand up tall, realizing they posses something special. They know that the time is getting close now and they are ready to reveal themselves to the world.
- HavanaJul 04, 2012
Havana is like a museum--time stopped in the 1960s, and the architecture is amazing. Half of it is crumbling to bits, but the time-warp effect is still strong. I loved all the old-style coffee places, and the old hotel on the malecon, which was so mod it hurt, even if half the lightbulbs were gone. I know it's not great to love a city for this (ie, not all that great for the Cubans who actually live there), but it's hard not to.
- HavanaJul 04, 2012
La Habana is clearly the heart and soul of Cuba. From the historic monuments to the remnants of the Cuban revolution, la Habana is like a beautiful postcard from the 1950's. Cuban people are kind-hearted, friendly and have a contagious smile. El Capitolio, the coco taxis are not be be missed and Old Habana is definitely a worthy stop-over.
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