Quick Guide to Havana
Holidays in Havana are unique as Cuba's capital city is like nowhere else on earth. It's a place to eat, drink and salsa, to wander amidst the melee of modern buildings, colonial architecture, big 1950's vintage American cars and cigar smoking locals, and to absorb the laid back atmosphere.
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How To Get To Havana
Holiday packages to Havana have become more and more popular with many of the long haul tour operators featuring it in their programme. Holiday flights have become much more frequent from Europe even though there is still very few American tourists travelling to the island. Hence you will find many European hotel chains prevalent within Havana and none of the big US names.
When taking your flight to Havana you will arrive into José Martí International Airport, which is 25 km south west of Havana. Flights are with both charter carriers or scheduled airlines. If you are flying indirect you will more than likely fly via a European city (most likely Madrid) and not the US (like with many other Caribbean islands). Car hire from Havana Airport is easy to arrange. All the cars are modern although those wishing to experience a ride around Havana in one of the iconic vintage cars can arrange a ride from hotels in the city. Alternatively, arrange a transfer to your hotel from the airport - ask the firm you book your holiday package with, they can sort this out for you
What To Do In Havana
Havana holidays offer a wonderful mix of things to see and do. From the rum and cigar factories to the impressive Cathedral de San Cristobal there is something for everyone. Walking around the city you can take in the colonial architecture, some of which is restored and some shows off its faded grandeur, or watch the locals go about their business as if still living in the 1950s. Elsewhere, you can visit the Museum of the Revolution or shopping in the artisan market, and whatever you do, Havana is all atmosphere.
Where To Stay In Havana
From big hotels to private apartments to rooms in hostels there are places to stay to meet everyone's needs and budgets. People looking to arrange cheap holidays to Havana can rest assured that there is plenty of inexpensive accommodation to choose from. Even rooms in larger hotels near old Havana are very reasonably priced. Havana holidays do not have to be expensive.