Most of the colourful, lively city of Havana is dilapidated and derelict, but this somehow adds to the unique charm of Cuba’s capital, especially its historic old town, Habana Vieja, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Tourists on holiday in Havana throng the narrow streets, dodging bicycles and “old school” 1950s automobiles, while localsmore
Juliette Mann. Date of travel: Jun 2005
The grand and crumbling architecture of Havana is a photographer's delight - make sure you take some black and white film and spend a whole morning/late afternoon wandering the streets of the old and central town. The people are fascinating too...
Rob Downes. Date of travel: May 2005
Loved Havana - walking around the old and central city, sitting on the steps of the Capitolio and people-watching, the cars, the music - it was a fantastic place to visit. But also enjoyed getting out to the smaller towns where the vibe is much more relaxed and laid-back. Some of the museums in Havana are really worthwhile, like the Revolution Museum, which gives a good background to Cuba's history if you don't know it already.
May P. Date of travel: Jul 2004
The small fishing village of La Boca, just outside of Trinidad, is one of the most stunning locations in Havana. The sea, the mountains and lashings of luscious greenery, it's the perfect loaction to get away from the hustle of Havana. I stayed in a privately owned accommodation, called Sonia's Place. The window opened up on to a breathtaking view of the sea and the mountains. The best thing about this location though, is that it is not over run by tourists. Instead, you are greeted by a friendly crown of holidaying Cubans who just want to drink, eat and dance until the sun comes up. The perfect Cuban experience. Tour Operator: Independent
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