Discover CUBA before it’s too late! You should see the REAL Cuba and feel the difference from the modern world! CUBA has an amazing food culture, beautiful beaches and friendly people!
This one was filmed slightly different but we go off of the vibe when there and this just felt right since we were there for such a short time. I hope you enjoyed 🙂
What to see in HAVANA, CUBA if you stay for only 3 days
Tips for having a great time in Cuba:
– Take out as much cash you think you will need for the entire trip! On a higher end we would spend about 100 CUC per day on drinks, taxis, tours, food etc. It definitely adds up and goes quickly so be sure to budget!
– We filled out/purchased our Visas and certification at the airport. We flew with Delta so make sure you confirm that you can do that the day of with your airline.
– Download this app! Trust me it will save you in so many ways. The map on here is amazing and its all “offline” (Just type in “Cuba” in the app store on your phone and its the green one, looks like this) : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.triposo.droidguide.cuba
Where we stayed in Cuba – try local homes at Airbnb
This is where we stayed in Cuba: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/15752806
*Amazing place. Super nice couple that rents it. They gave us a phone that works with their numbers in case and everything is super secure. Great location too! It is great to stay at local homes while on holiday, so you will get a taste of how real lives could be in your holiday destination!
Places we went to in Cuba
– Plaza De La Cathedral: This is perfect for a photo-op plus it has an inlet street with the Cafe I mentioned and a bunch of resturants
– Plaza Vieja: Super pretty, definitely go here for lunch. Great views and a ton of restaurant options with live music.
– Parque Central / Paseo Del Prado: This is definitely a must see! You will find the Capitol building, great hotels with rooftop views and a plethora of classic cars to look at or pick one to ride in.
– Museum of Revolution: This is a great way to cool off and kill some time. It was once home to Presidents and is beyond beautiful as it was designed by Tiffany & Co.
– Hotel National: This is a super fancy hotel with amazing views! We stopped to check it out as a lot of our famous favorites have stayed there. It’s definitely a taxi distance away from Old Habana though.
Hotel Inglaterra- This is an amazing rooftop bar with an incredible view! I had my share of sangria’s here 🙂
Floridita- One of Hemingway’s must stop for a Daiquiri. I really loved these but keep in mind they are 6 CUC a piece compared to 3-4 CUC most other places.
La Bodeguita De Medio- Hemingway Bar #2. This was his go-to spot for Mojitos! Beware this is a tourist trap and you might be drinking your mojito on the street depending on the time of the day.
Cafe De O’Reilly- This was our go-to for breakfast and morning coffee. Try the Cafe Bombon, it was my favorite.
La Guarida- We found this to be our favorite spot. The restaurant requires reservations, but if you forget like us, you can go up to the roof for amazing sunset views and the best food we had the whole trip!
Some Awesome Cuba Tips
– The internet – and communication in general – is hard to come by in Cuba. Searching for Cuba tours and activities while you’re there will be difficult and costly. We booked a small group tour with Cuban Adventures before we left and it proved to be the best decision.
– The classic cars you see are Taxis and cost more than the regular cars. You can however rent one for around 20 CUC for an hour city tour. Definitely worth it. Plus they make for great photos 😉
– If you are staying in Old Habana, the entire area of Habana Vieja and everything I mentioned is super walkable.
-It’s a good idea to tell your bank you are going to Cuba – this could be a good thing to do every time you leave your country anyway, but one of our top Cuba travel tips it that it’s even more important for this destination. If your bank thinks your cards are being used without your consent, they will cancel them on your behalf and leave you stranded.
– Make sure you have a credit card that works! Since MasterCard is American it has never really worked in Cuba though with changes happening all the time, more and more American companies are working with Cuba now. VISA is usually ok. But take out cash in advance! Don’t let the economy stuff bother you while you’re on holiday! We recommend to take Euros or GBP Sterling with you – these get the best exchange rate.