Its culture and music will combine to make your holiday unforgettable. And thanks to its beaches and its climate, you can completely switch off from your daily routine and take a well-deserved break.
The cultural wealth of Havana will soon become evident as you stroll through its streets and admire its colonial past, evidenced by the city's stunning castles, cathedrals, mansions and museums.
HAVANA, THE CAPITAL OF CUBA
Havana is the capital of Cuba and the largest city in the Caribbean. Its historic quarter, Old Havana, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982. You'll come across more than 900 historical monuments in this area.
That said, your trip to Havana wouldn't be complete without soaking up the Caribbean's best music, dance and theatre shows, all found here on this fascinating island. This city is home to the world's best ballet schools and dance companies.
Havana is a city that inspires and pays homage to writers in equal measures. You'll find bookstores, art galleries and fantastic film and comedy clubs everywhere you go.
And if you're looking for some peace and quiet, Havana boasts more than fifteen kilometres of stunning beaches (check them out from the plane window!) and expansive coral reefs which are perfect for diving.
DISCOVER A FASCINATING CITY
Havana boasts a wealth of attractions for all types of tourists. Here are some of the must-sees during your trip to Havana.
ARCHITECTURE OF HAVANA
If you're a lover of architecture, you simply cannot fly to Havana without visiting some of these places: Old Havana, with a wealth of Baroque, Neoclassical and Art Deco architecture; Plaza de Armas, built in 1520 and the oldest square in Havana; Plaza de la Catedral, home to some stunning Baroque buildings; Paseo del Prado, a boulevard with a definite European feel; and El Capitolio, a classic Havana monument noted for its replica of a 24-carat diamond embedded under the dome. This spot marks Cuba’s Kilometre Zero, the cartographic centre from which distances to any other point on the island are calculated.
LIFE IN THE CITY OF HAVANA
If you like a buzzing city atmosphere, you'll love the fantastic shops in Havana, as well as the wonderful cuisine at restaurants such as El Aljibe and La Bodeguita del Medio. Havana is also home to some amazing nightlife, with must-visits including Cabaret Tropicana, famous worldwide for its show, and El Floridita, where you can savour a daiquiri in its birthplace.
BEACHES IN HAVANA
Crystal-clear waters, white sand and an incredible seabed for diving and snorkelling: everything you'll need to make your trip to Havana outstanding.
WATER SPORTS IN HAVANA
From Havana you can set off on a wonderful day of sailing along the Cuban coast. If you're a fishing lover, you can discover the marine wildlife found here, accompanied by a professional crew.
ECOTOURISM IN HAVANA
In Havana you'll discover some incredible natural landscapes. Parque Lenin, for example, is a huge park with swathes of woodland surrounding a man-made lake. And the National Botanical Garden is home to an array of lush tropical vegetation.
If you're travelling as a family to Havana we recommend a trip to the National Aquarium, where your kids will marvel at the stunning marine animals, including dolphins. You can also visit the National Zoo where rhinos, lions and hippos are just some of the major sights.
ARTS IN HAVANA
On your trip to Havana, you can pay a visit to the National Ballet School, the largest in the world. You can also admire the art of the Spanish Ballet of Cuba, which is based at the Gran Teatro de La Habana. And if you like rumba, you can dance alongside the National Folklore Ensemble of Cuba in the courtyard near the dance studio. Havana also boasts some incredible museums housed in fascinating buildings. The National Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of the Revolution, the City Museum and the Royal Partagás Tobacco Factory are just some of the museums that you shouldn't miss once you've arrived in Havana.
FESTIVALS IN HAVANA
Below are the dates of the city's most important festivals, so you can plan your flight around them and soak up the amazing atmosphere. 1 January: Triumph of the Revolution; 2 January: Victory Day; 28 January: Anniversary of José Martí's Birth; 19 April: Victory at the Bay of Pigs; 25 to 27 July: Festival of the National Revolution; 8 October: Anniversary of Che Guevara's Death; 10 October: Festival of Cuban Culture; 28 October: Anniversary of Camilo Cienfuegos' Death.
HELPFUL HINTS FOR TRAVELLING TO HAVANA
When you're booking your flight to Havana, check out these helpful hints for travellers. All visitors must have a valid passport in their name and the corresponding visa. The official currency is the Cuban Peso (CUC). The departure tax at international airports in Cuba is CUC 25, which has been included in the price of the ticket to Havana since 1 May 2015.
Havana is six hours behind Madrid in the summer and five hours behind in the winter. The power supply at most hotels in Havana is 110 volts and sockets take US-style plugs with two flat pins. Some hotels may take European-style 220-volt plugs with round pins. We recommend taking your own adaptor when you travel to Havana.
At Evelop we strive to do everything possible to make sure you have a wonderful holiday in Cuba. That's why your Evelop flight will be the perfect start to your once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Havana, a unique destination with picture-postcard beaches and breathtaking sights, awaits you with open arms.