By Joanna Allen at Allen Batista Travel, Inc
Havana, Cuba, a once forbidden city for American travelers, has become much more accessible thanks to the “People to People” visa. Old Havana, Vedado, and the new suburban areas make up what is today regarded as "the Key to the New World" and are three separate metropolises merged into one. Every neighborhood has a unique characteristic that comes to life at night when the cultural side of the city is shown.
What are the activities to do in Havana? is a typical question that everyone has while making travel plans. Assume that the weather will constantly be hot due to its tropical environment.
Bring lightweight clothing, and have your dance shoes or sandals on hand. Simply relax and take pleasure in the easy going Cuban way of life. Americans will discover the good value for their money and you can have the finest vacation of your life.
For this Havana Sightseeing Tour Package, Allen Batista Travel, Inc. has teamed up with De Rumba A Cuba.
Traveling To Havana
To travel to Havana, Cuba, you must have a "People to People" visa and health insurance.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Cuba's tourism sector was shut down entirely in March; however, it has since reopened its borders to foreign visitors. Travelers from all nations who have completed their vaccinations are eligible to enter Cuba with a standard visa. A Cuba Tourist Card is required for all visitors coming from the US, Canada, and the UK.
The procedure varies depending on your starting point. Some nations can purchase them online before departure, and the majority of U.S. Airlines sell them.
The currency exchange rate in Cuba is 24.00 Cuban Peso/USD.
Before listing the top activities to do in Havana in a single day, we thought it would be useful to discuss the recommended mode of transportation. Since many of the major sights are concentrated in the city's center, you may easily view them on foot by taking a round tour around Havana. However, you'll need a vehicle for the well-known strongholds, El Malecon, Fusterlandia, and other sites that are a bit farther afield.
Here are highlights of the Havana Sightseeing Tour Package
1. Travel To Old Cuba
The historic center of Havana is Old Havana, a once-tiny Spanish settlement on the Caribbean. Unquestionably, this UNESCO neighborhood is one of Cuba's most authentic and affluent areas. One of the nicest things to do in Havana would be to explore this area. The Old Havana delights the present contemporary generation while preserving the grandeur of the past.
When you visit ancient Havana, you get to experience the variety of activities you may do there. You will be happy to see the magnificent façade that time has tarnished. In addition to the array of arcades in the Andalusian style, the shedding baroque architecture is quite noticeable. Elegant ancient churches and neoclassical buildings are adorning the squares, from the major Plaza de Armas to the Cathedral Plaza.
The splendor of the Spanish conquistadors' architectural legacy from the 16th century made the City of Havana an alluring tourist destination in the New World.
2. Day Trip To Viñales
Viñales is a fantastic supplement to your travel plans for Cuba. It is incomparable to the crowded streets of Havana, the brightly painted homes in Trinidad, the beaches in Varadero, or indeed anywhere else! Visit Viñales for a thorough analysis of Cuba's diverse topographies and sceneries. What not to miss during your day trip to Viñales is listed below.
· Visit a 'finca" (farm) to learn the history of tobacco farming
· Learn how sugar cane is pressed to make sugar
· Enjoy an organic farm to table lunch
· Savor regional rum and local coffee
Viñales has a ton of interesting and enjoyable things to do, so it's no wonder that it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cuba.
3. Museo de Bellas Artes – Enjoy Contemporary And Fine Art By Cuban Artists
The Cuban National Museum of Visual Arts ('Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes' - MNBA), located in Havana, houses a collection of over 30,000 works of art that documents the island's artistic development from the 17th century to the present. These works include paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings, prints, and installations.
Despite displaying traditional Cuban architectural features, the Arte Cubano building adheres to rationalist architectural principles by having moveable panels and free plants that make it easier to change the exhibition spaces.
The Museo de Arte Cubano's three exhibition floors make it simple for visitors to move around it without being crowded and enjoy the uncommon and unexpected inventiveness of these out-of-the-ordinary Caribbean artists.
4. Travel In A Classic Car
Are you interested in antique cars or just want to tour Havana in style? You should cross that desire off your bucket list right now. The vintage vehicles in Havana are the real deal. The classic cars are timeless classics that are still very dependable and fun to drive.
For a few hours, we personally advise leasing a vintage vehicle with a driver (a convertible if you're feeling swanky). It's a fun way to explore Havana, especially for avid car lovers.
5. Revolution Square
One of the biggest public squares in the whole globe is Plaza de la Revolución. Numerous significant events took place there during the Cuban Revolution, and it has since been altered with a variety of monuments and artifacts. The José Mart Memorial and the enormous building paintings of the liberation fighters Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfuegos are among the top attractions in this area. It also features a theater, a library, and other significant government buildings.
The square is a sizable area that may be explored on foot while admiring the monuments and learning about the stories behind each one. The rows of vintage 1950s automobiles that are waiting to transport visitors to different parts of Havana are another great picture opportunity at Revolution Square.
6. Cathedral Center Plaza
Havana Cathedral may be found at Plaza de la Cathedral. The cathedral, which is very likely the most opulent building in Cuba, has hosted three popes and previously housed Christopher Columbus's bones. It has a lengthy history that dates back to 1748. View the church from a distance before approaching it closely to observe the fossils that have assimilated into the structure's stone walls. Although its gloomy inside is more amazing than its outside, you should nevertheless see both.
Spend some time exploring the cathedral in its entirety, but don't ignore the other parts of the area. It's a location with plenty of intriguing people, vibrant old buildings, and sometimes live events and music.
7. The Revolution Museum
Cuba is home to several tales, monuments, and other reminders of the Cuban Revolution. We strongly encourage a visit to the Museum of the Revolution to acquire insight into this significant historical event and to better understand the nation and its people. You'll undoubtedly pass by the museum's opulent facade on your strolling tour. There are several sculptures and memorials outdoors in addition to a disused tank.
Either stroll by the museum and get images of the ornate building, or go inside to learn more about Cuba. If you have time, it's worth investigating for an hour.
Experience The Active Nightlife In Havana
You have a lot of alternatives if you want to experience Havana's diverse nightlife after finishing your one-day schedule. You're going to find plenty to keep you engaged all evening long, whether you choose to sip drinks and enjoy live music in a relaxed setting or prefer to dance to the music in an exciting club setting.
One of the finest things to do in Havana for a memorable trip is to dance on the city's streets, which is an unforgettable experience.
Don't worry about your dance ability. Get up and dance the night away with the welcoming locals. It would be the best time to make new acquaintances and have a good time.
Undoubtedly one of the most well-known activities in Havana is night time street dancing. Old-fashioned dance favorites such as Salsa, Rumba, Cha-Cha, and Damson are still popular today, but Hip-Hop and Rap dancing are the newest trends.
Havana Social Club and Havana Buena Vista Club
Any music enthusiast visiting Havana must attend a tribute performance to the Buena Vista Social Club at Legendarios del Guajirito before leaving the city or the island. The very greatest method for becoming lost in the roots of Cuban music, without a doubt!