Like stepping into a novel, balmy Havana is an irresistible melting pot of all the Cuban clichés: crumbling colonial grandeur, classic cars, salsa, cigars, and of course, the legend of Hemingway. The spirit of Havana is infamous – and utterly infectious.
Having sampled Hemingway’s cocktail of choice, it’s well worth visiting the author’s spiritual home, Finca Vigía, just out of town. Wander around museums of pre and post revolutionary art in Habana Vieja, the colourful historic centre; stroll down the Malecón, the 8km-long beachfront strip where Habaneros hang out from dusk until dawn; and at night catch a lively cabaret show in the notorious Club Tropicana.
Havana is a must for any luxury Cuba holiday, whether it’s a city break or incorporated into a longer trip. Opt for a Havana and beach holiday to combine culture with relaxation: we recommend the beautiful white sand beaches on the Northern Cayes. Take a look at our sample itineraries for some inspiration and contact us on 020 7337 9010 to start planning your bespoke Havana holiday today.