Havana

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Sip rum cocktails or enjoy a cigar on a terrace overlooking the intriguing Old Town while you contemplate the history of this newly accessible Caribbean city.

For more than 50 years, Havana has been virtually closed to visits from U.S. citizens. Take advantage of the increasing access to Cuba to visit this fascinating city and see its preserved history, unique traditions and developing sophistication.

Begin an exploration of Old Havana with a ride in a vintage car or horse-drawn carriage. Admire historic landmarks built in the early 1900s. See El Capitolio, which served as the government center until Cuba’s revolution in the late 1950s. Its large dome may remind you of the U.S. Capitol.

Walk to the National Museum of Fine Arts, an impressive building completed in 1953, with collections focused on Cuban art from the 17th century to modern times. A five-minute stroll north is the Museum of the Revolution. Spend enough time here to understand the reasons that Fidel and Raúl Castro and Che Guevara led guerrillas in overthrowing the Batista presidency, as well as the aftermath of revolutionary actions.

Head toward the inner waterfront along Havana Port and the Canal de Entrada. See the large Baroque cathedral made from coral at the Plaza de la Catedral. Listen to music as you have lunch at a café near Old Square. Enjoy empanadas, seafood or traditional Cuban beans and rice. Return for an evening cocktail. Daiquiris, mojitos and other drinks made from local rum are particularly tasty in this tropical setting. Finish with an authentic Cuban cigar or traditional flan.

La Fábrica de Arte Cubano, offering eclectic art, music, food and drinks in a converted cooking oil factory, is a popular spot for visitors and locals. Bordering the bay, Malecón features a lively promenade with beautiful ocean views. Come here to watch a sunset or join a youthful crowd celebrating through the night.

Havana lies at the northern point of the island of Cuba. Book your stay well in advance as hotel rooms fill fast. Be sure you comply with current travel restrictions when you arrange a flight to Havana’s international airport.

Where to stay in Havana

Hostal Doña Amalia Cuba
Hostal Doña Amalia Cuba
3 out of 5
Calle 188 #28509, Entre 285 y 289, Reparto Baluarte, Municipio Boyeros, Havana, Havana, 19220
The price is CA $55 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 2
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly B&B in Havana. Enjoy free parking, breakfast, and WiFi. Popular attractions Lenin Park and ExpoCuba are located nearby. Discover ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (54 reviews)
"This hostal is DELIGHTFUL.The home is just beautiful. It is very well maintained, the accommodations are very comfortable, and the rooms are spread out in a yard filled with large fruit trees. It is an idyllic setting with terraces with small tables and chairs and even a porch swing.The breakfast ..."

Reviewed on Jun. 22, 2022

Hostal Doña Amalia Cuba
La Villa Teresa
La Villa Teresa
Patrocinio 251, e/ Cortina Y Juan Bruno Zayas, Havana, Havana, 10500
The price is CA $96 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Stay at this business-friendly B&B in Havana. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the breakfast and the WiFi in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (31 reviews)
"Jenny and silvio great people the made our stay very comfortable besides arranging transportation and good suggestions to visit and eat We were glad to stay there I’ll will do it again to stay if I ever go back to this beautiful country Thank you all"

Reviewed on Jun. 21, 2022

La Villa Teresa
Alahabana Boutique Hotel
Alahabana Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
Calle 13 No.7818 #78 y 80, Playa, Havana, La Habana, 11300
The price is CA $103 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly B&B in Havana. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (136 reviews)
"Tony was an excellent host, really helpful, friendly and welcoming. The property was clean, well kept and the staff were helpful, efficient and friendly. They really made our stay in Havana a pleasant one. Thank you very, very much"

Reviewed on Apr. 4, 2022

Alahabana Boutique Hotel
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Luxury Neptuno Apartment
Luxury Neptuno Apartment
3 out of 5
Neptuno #1003, apto. 30, entre Espada y Hospital, Havana, 10600
The price is CA $88 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Stay at this 3-star aparthotel in Havana. Enjoy free parking, WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (11 reviews)
"Everything was fine no complaint"

Reviewed on Mar. 4, 2022

Luxury Neptuno Apartment
El Candil Boutique Hotel
El Candil Boutique Hotel
5 out of 5
Calle 2 No 457 e/19 y 21, Vedado, Havana, 10400
The price is CA $189 per night from Jul 23 to Jul 24
Stay at this 5-star luxury vacation home in Havana. Enjoy free breakfast, free parking, and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (102 reviews)
"This place was phenomenal! I felt like I was home. Everyone who worked there was super friendly and helpful. Breakfast was great and dinner at your request was Delicious. Rooms were spotless and beds super comfortable. Staff go out of their way to make your stay Problem free. I highly recommend. ..."

Reviewed on Jun. 23, 2022

El Candil Boutique Hotel
La Reserva Vedado
La Reserva Vedado
4 out of 5
Calle 2 No. 508 e/21 y 23 Vedado, Havana
The price is CA $295 per night from Jul 3 to Jul 4
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly vacation home in Havana. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (48 reviews)
"The property is beautifully restored, the staff are fantastic overall a great stay!"

Reviewed on Feb. 16, 2022

La Reserva Vedado
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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