Havana, Cuba Travel Guide

Amazing food, vintage cars, classic establishments and baseball — here are Travel Channel's picks for Cuba.


Activities
The Malecon
The main attraction of downtown Havana is the Malecon, a 5-mile promenade that offers magnificent views of the city and ocean. Countless vendors and restaurants can be found along it.
skyline, havana, cuba, tourists, residents, malecon sea wall, afternoon
Photo by YinYang / Getty Images
  • Havana, Cuba

The Malecon

The main attraction of downtown Havana is the Malecon, a 5-mile promenade that offers magnificent views of the city and ocean. Countless vendors and restaurants can be found along it.
Havana, Cuba
Francisco Donatien Cigar Factory
Get up close and personal with the sweet-smelling cigars of Cuba. Tour the factory, and don’t forget to visit the gift shop inside.
Photo by Ashley Gilbertson
  • 157 Calle Antonio Maceo
  • Pinar del Rio, Cuba

Francisco Donatien Cigar Factory

Get up close and personal with the sweet-smelling cigars of Cuba. Tour the factory, and don’t forget to visit the gift shop inside.
157 Calle Antonio Maceo Pinar del Rio, Cuba

Hotels
Hotel Nacional de Cuba
A 1930 landmark in the middle of Havana, the Hotel Nacional de Cuba is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take advantage of the hotel’s beautiful gardens, swimming pool, salon and historic tours.
hotel nacional de cuba, havana, coast, ocean, palm trees, blue sky
Photo by altrendo travel / Getty Images
  • Calle 21 y O, Vedado, Plaza
  • Havana, Havana 1400 Cuba

Hotel Nacional de Cuba

A 1930 landmark in the middle of Havana, the Hotel Nacional de Cuba is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take advantage of the hotel’s beautiful gardens, swimming pool, salon and historic tours.
Calle 21 y O, Vedado, Plaza Havana, Havana, Cuba
Phone: 53-7 836 3564
Melia Cohiba
Stay at the luxurious, 5-star Melia Cohiba hotel, located on the beautiful Bahia de la Habana (Havana Bay).
Photo by STEPHEN ROSE
  • Avenida Paseo between Calles 1 and 3
  • Havana, Cuba

Melia Cohiba

Stay at the luxurious, 5-star Melia Cohiba hotel, located on the beautiful Bahia de la Habana (Havana Bay).
Avenida Paseo between Calles 1 and 3 Havana, Cuba
Phone: +53 7-833-3636

Restaurants & Bars
La Floridita
Popular in large part thanks to Ernest Hemingway, who frequented the bar, La Floridita serves some of the best daiquiris in the world — according to the author and other regulars. Visitors come just to see the life-size statue of Hemingway.
Photo by Ashley Gilbertson
  • 557 Obispo esq. a Monserrate
  • Havana, Cuba

La Floridita

Popular in large part thanks to Ernest Hemingway, who frequented the bar, La Floridita serves some of the best daiquiris in the world — according to the author and other regulars. Visitors come just to see the life-size statue of Hemingway.
557 Obispo esq. a Monserrate Havana, Cuba
Phone: +53 7-867-1299
Santy's
A visit to Santy's is worth the effort it takes to find the little seafood shack in Havana, which serves up some of the best sushi in Cuba.
Photo by Ashley Gilbertson
  • Calle 240A
  • Havana, Cuba

Santy's

A visit to Santy's is worth the effort it takes to find the little seafood shack in Havana, which serves up some of the best sushi in Cuba.
Calle 240A Havana, Cuba
Phone: +53 5-286-7039
Espacios Tapas Restaurant
Capture the pulse of Havana late at night at Espacios Tapas Restaurant. Order great food and specialty drinks, such as a Cuba libre. The restaurant is open all night long.
Mariana Van Zeller and Michael Voltaggio at dinner in Cuba as seen in Breaking Borders
  • 513 Calle 10 between Avenidas 5ta and 7ma
  • Havana, Cuba

Espacios Tapas Restaurant

Capture the pulse of Havana late at night at Espacios Tapas Restaurant. Order great food and specialty drinks, such as a Cuba libre. The restaurant is open all night long.
513 Calle 10 between Avenidas 5ta and 7ma Havana, Cuba
Phone: +53 7-202-2921

Transportation
Jose Marti International Airport (HAV)
Cuba’s largest and busiest airport is Jose Marti International (HAV), located about 9 miles southwest of Old Havana.
  • Avenida Van Troy
  • Rancho Boyeros
  • Havana, Cuba

Jose Marti International Airport (HAV)

Cuba’s largest and busiest airport is Jose Marti International (HAV), located about 9 miles southwest of Old Havana.
Avenida Van Troy Havana, Cuba
Phone: +53 7-266-4644
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