Filled with stunning architecture, welcoming people, and a culture like no other, Havana is the heart of Cuba. As a traveler, there is a wide variety of amazing things to do in Havana. Whether you’re a foodie, sea lover or a history freak, this buzzing capital city has a unique experience waiting for you.
If you are considering a trip to Cuba and starting to think about the must-see attractions and things to do in Havana, this article could help you out. At Espíritu Travel we are a team of people who know Cuba inside and out. We’re passionate about this country, so we want to share its wonder with as many travelers as possible. So, grab a paper and a pen, here is a bucket list of the best things to do in this city developed by our local experts.
Hop in a vintage American for a ride along Malecón
Classic cars in Cuba can be seen anywhere, but specifically in the capital. Visiting Havana gives you a chance to step back in time and enjoy classic autos from the 40s and 50s driving around almost every single corner of the street. One of the best things to do in Havana is to enjoy a unique ride in a vintage American convertible along the emblematic Malecón.
Get lost in Old Havana
Even if you are not planning on staying in Havana for a long time, experiencing Old Havana is something that should be on your bucket list. Old Havana is the historic center of the capital city. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982, this beautiful area of the city covers a wide range of authentic architectural treasures from different periods. Our ‘Long weekend in Havana’ schedule is a great option if you are short on time but still want to discover all the must-see attractions of Havana such as Old Havana.
Fall in love with Cuban cuisine
One of our favorite Havana things to do is to experience the local culture through its traditional gastronomy. Ropa Vieja, roast pork or Cuban sandwich are just some of the local delicacies that you should definitely try. To have an authentic experience, we recommend you to eat in a private family-run restaurant also known as “paladar”. Our ‘Havana & Varadero’ schedule guides you through all the best places to fall in love with Cuban cuisine. So, if you are a foodie, you should definitely check it out!
Embrace salsa dancing
Havana is all about rhythm. The capital city comes to life with music, and salsa is a thrilling part of Havana’s culture. Even though you will see people dancing on every corner, one of the best things to do in this city is to head to a local club. Diablo Tun Tun or La Cecilia are two of our favorite nightlife options!
If you prefer to enjoy music and dance from the comfort of your seat, you can also visit the classic Tropicana Cabaret for an exceptional show. We promise you they won’t disappoint you!
Do you want to plan a trip to Havana but don’t know where to start? Espíritu Travel can help you. Let us know what kind of trip you are dreaming of and your preferred things to do in Havana, and we will take care of the rest. If you need to get some inspiration, you can also check out the trip ideas to Cuba section on our website.