One of the largest and most vibrant cities in the Caribbean, Cuba’s capital Havana is a kaleidoscope of ice-cream coloured colonial architecture, live salsa performers, vintage American cars, and 14 kilometres of glittering coastline. Habana Vieja (Old Havana) is the original colonial city and was declared a UNSECO heritage site in 1982. Habana Vieja’s narrow streets of cobble-stone are well-worth a stroll down. Packed full of buildings centuries old, including the Plaza de Armas and the Plaza de la Catedral, as well as the Parque Central and numerous museums make it an ideal starting point for your tour of Havana. Another perfect path to wander down is the Malecón. Havana’s boulevard is a popular meeting point for visitors and locals alike, and at sunset, is simply stunning.
After sunset, you can always take in the zest of a cabaret show or head to the famous Tropicana Nightclub. Anyone with a love of literature should spend an evening sipping mojitos at the Bodeguito del Medio or the Havana Floridita bar, both treasured haunts of the writer Ernest Hemingway. For entertainment on a Sunday afternoon, amble over to Callejon de Hamel where leading Cuban bands perform live rumba sessions.