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La Habana, the capital of Cuba, is a compelling city. Enjoy your stay in the city, with the many faces. I advise you to make contact with the locals on the streets. Cubans are open and friendly and city is a safe place – one of the safest in Latin America. The Cubans will welcome you as a friend … and yes, of course they will try to sell you 'street cigars' (counterfeit brand cigars) with the classic question "Hey, my friend, where are you from? Hola, from Canada? I have a friend in Canada. Do you smoke? I have some very good and cheap cigars from my brother who works in a cigar factory …!!!" Don't limit your city trip to the well known tourist attractions: the Capitolio, the Cathedral, The Hemingway Trail, etc.

Discover the real city....read the tips below

Havana Cuba trip to Parque Lenin

ENJOY THE HORSE RIDE IN THE LENIN PARK I would like to suggest the following Havana tips:

Tip 1: MAKE A FERRY TRIP TO "LA REGLA"

La Regla is located across the bay from Old Havana City. This lesser known destination.......read more about the Havana La Regla district

Tip 2: DISCOVER PARQUE LENIN – THE LENIN PARK

Parque Lenin is a large park (750 ha) at the Southern edge of the city and a popular .....read more about the Lenin Park

Tip 3: TAKE A RIDE ON THE CAMELLO

The "Camello", Spanish for camel, is a Cuban invention. It's a hybrid, a combination of a truck and a bus in.....read more about the Camel Bus

Tip 4: THE "CANONAZO" – THE CANNONADE CEREMONY

A lesser known event is the CANNONADE CERMONY held each night at the La Cabana fortress. Soldiers dressed in 18th century........read more about the Havana Cannon Ceremony.

Tip 5: CALLEJON de HAMEL

A small alley in Habana Centro has become a place where Afro Cuban art and Santeria rituals are practiced. The alley has become a real tourist venue, best time to visit the place is on sundays.....read more about Callejon de Hamel


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