Top 5 Things to do in Havana Cuba!

With Cuba opening up to the world, tourists have been visiting Cuba and its capital, Havana, in droves. If you’re visiting Cuba, do check out our post on What you need to know before you visit Cuba so that you’ll be prepared on your next visit there. There are actually many things to do, attractions and travel experiences in Havana Cuba. In this post, we’ll reveal the Top 5 Things to in Havana Cuba!

Top Things to do in Havana Cuba – 1. Take a Ride in 1950s Vintage Cars

You can only buy a Cuban car with cash
Ride and Take Photos with 1950s Vintage Cars

Due to a restriction on ownership of foreign cars, many locals still own cars that were around since the 1950s. This is why vintage 1950s cars can be found readily in Havana, Cuba. They’re everywhere! However, things are starting to change and car ownership rules have been relaxed in recent days. So, make use of the opportunity to visit Havana soon! A ride in one of these cars from the airport to the old town in Havana costs approximately $25USD.




Top Things to do in Havana Cuba – 2. Dine at Los Nardos

Entrance of Los Nardos opposite Capitol Building Havana
Entrance of Los Nardos opposite Capitol Building Havana

Los Nardos is a group of restaurants located opposite the Capitol Building in Havana. Prices are affordable with pork chop rice at 4.50 CUC (~$4.5USD) and the meat Paella at 6 CUC (~$6USD). Service is prompt and the ambience is classy as well. Great price for location, service, ambience and food!

Top Things to do in Havana Cuba – 3. Enjoy Ernest Hemingway’s Favourite Drinks in Style

2bearbear enjoying views of Havana with Mojito & Daiquiri
2bearbear enjoying views of Havana with Ernest Hemingway’s favourite Mojito & Daiquiri

Ernest Hemingway spent several years in Havana and often stayed at the Hotel Ambos Mundos. Here, you’ll be able to visit his room as well as some rotating exhibits from this Nobel Prize winner. Thereafter, head to the roof top bar and enjoy his favourite drinks of Daiquiri and Mojito while admiring views over Old Havana. Cocktails are cheap as well at 3 CUC (~$3USD) each.

Top Things to do in Havana Cuba – 4. Take an Open Top Bus Tour

Open Top Bus Tour Havana Cuba
Open Top Bus Tour Havana Cuba

Yes, the tourism in Havana Cuba is so developed that there’s even an open top bus ride around Havana. During the bus ride, you’ll go past attractions such as the Malecon sea wall, Jose Marti Memorial and Revolution Plaza. You’ll also visit the new townships in Havana and have a glimpse of how locals live in Havana. The Habana bus tour takes about 1.5 hours to complete and costs 10 CUC per person. The best place to board the bus would be at Central Park (in front of Hotel Inglaterra).

Top Things to do in Havana Cuba – 5. Take home a Cuban Rum

Cuban Rum, Cuban Sandwich and Cuban Coffee
Cuban Rum, Cuban Sandwich and Cuban Coffee

We don’t usually drink rum. But we’ve got to say that Cuban rum is really quite good! The bottle even comes with a dispenser so that you can pour out the rum just like a bartender. We brought the rum to Cancun and finished it in 2 days…that says alot for beer fans (go Tiger Beer!) like ourselves.

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