As they say in Havana: Cuba es La Habana, y lo demás es paisaje (Cuba is Havana, the rest is landscape)! It must be said that the inhabitants of the Cuban capital are proud of their city, and there is reason to be proud of it. Anyone travelling to Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean, for the first time, does not return unscathed from their stay in Havana, generous, jovial and offbeat. To begin with, its architectural heritage is exceptional: the picturesque Habana Vieja district is the largest colonial complex in Latin America, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Between its modernist palaces and baroque churches, improbable American cars from the middle of the last century transport tourists and Cubans to the popular districts of Centro Habana or to Malecón, a seaside promenade lined with ancient hotels with decayed facades. There will also be good encounters in the more modern areas of the Vedado and Miramar, with orthogonal routes and where the festival is in full swing as soon as night falls: cuba libre, cigars and salsa cubana are on the menu. But beyond these celebrations, what we remember from a stay in the Cuban capital are the Havanese themselves, who have a contagious joie de vivre. Havana's tourist guide offers you some orientation elements in the alleys and alleys of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

What to visit La Havane?

When to go to La Havane?

When to go to Havana? In July and August, temperatures are hot and humid. It is also a summer holiday for Cubans and many tourists. There is a large crowd on the paradisiacal beaches as well as in Santiago de Cuba and in the capital where the carnival takes place. If you decide to discover the city at this time of year, know that you will not be alone in enjoying the summer excitement! The best time to travel to Havana is from March to June: although warm, the city's temperatures are more pleasant than in summer. In general, avoid the month of October when the risk of hurricanes is highest. The island was regularly hit by storms at that time. When to go to Havana? December and January, the beginning of the dry season, are also pleasant periods, with spring

How to go to La Havane? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Havana is a highly touristic city, so there are many tour operators offering tours there. Generally, trips to Cuba are designed for groups (small or large) and include flight, accommodation, meals and access to the main tourist sites. Thematic tours are also planned according to the year's calendar: salsa courses, Havana marathon, history and heritage, gastronomy, etc.

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From Europe, a flight to Havana is not cheap, but if you do it well in advance you can find round-trip tickets for 600 €. For the rest, as with most travel, anticipation will help to avoid unnecessary expenses, especially when it comes to booking accommodation. Cubans being very welcoming, it is very easy to meet people in Havana.

To get around Havana, the most important means of transport is the car. Except in the city centre, where people walk very well, taxis will be used to get from one neighbourhood to another: official taxis, private taxis or underground taxis. Bicycle taxis also travel around the Cuban capital, as do coco-taxis, motorized tricycles with a yellow shell whose rounded shape is reminiscent of a coconut.

Prepare for your trip La Havane

Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

When to go to Havana? In July and August, temperatures are hot and humid. It is also a summer holiday for Cubans and...
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Weather forecast

Due to the tropical climate, there are two seasons in Cuba: the dry season, which runs from December to May - Havana'...
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Budget

The country lives under the dual currency regime: the Cuban Peso (CUP) is the national currency used by the lo...
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Formalities

To travel to Havana, two documents will be required: a valid passport and a tourist card (which is valid for an entry...
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Health

No special vaccines are required to travel to Havana, except for the updating of conventional vaccines (diphtheria, t...
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How to travel by yourself?

From Europe, a flight to Havana is not cheap, but if you do it well in advance you can find round-trip tickets for 60...
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How to get organized?

Havana is a highly touristic city, so there are many tour operators offering tours there. Generally, trips to Cuba ar...
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Getting around

To get around Havana, the most important means of transport is the car. Except in the city centre, where people walk...
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