Havana Tourism

Havana City is not only the capital city of Cuba, but a great vacation hotspot in the Caribbean, with crowds of tourists enjoying its goodness at any time of the year. Havana is the city of lovely buildings, pristine beaches, cigars and rum which makes it the perfect travel destination without a doubt.

The monuments are old and rustic, the cityscape is dynamic and modern, the markets are vibrant and wonderful and the museums are informative and lovely. In many ways Havana is hence a city with a lot of character. A wholesome tourist destination, Havana is sure to be on everyones travel list. And why not? The City of Columns has so much to offer.

Essential travel information and Havana tips for your visit

  • Do try out the local cuisine. It is simply wonderful.
  • Dress in loose cotton clothes. The weather is warm so black plenty of beach wear.
  • Always shake hands with a person while meeting them and look directly in people's eyes. You may be considered rude otherwise.
  • Moneywise be aware that the country has very strict tourism laws so withdrawing money will be tricky so take enough money and travelers checks.
  • Dont carry a lot of cash around with you while sightseeing. There have been cases of stealing especially in the markets and crowded tourist areas.
  • Dont take anything more than essentials to the beach since there aren't places to keep your stuff in and it might get stolen or misplaced.
  • Dont drink the water if you have a sensitive stomach. Stick to bottled water.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Havana

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  • Know the pollution level of Havana before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 62.5 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 38.89 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 72.22 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 47.5 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 41.67 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Havana for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Havana.

    • Burglary and Theft 35 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 24.04 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 16 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 61 (High)
    • Car Stealing 26 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 36.46 (Low)
    • Attacks 15.38 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 20 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85.42 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 72.12 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 30.77 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 8.65 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 42 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Havana is 75.29 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 71.72 (High)
    • Climate Index 89.86 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 63.79 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 47.5 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 45.06 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 50.35 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 41 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 2.82 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Havana

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.34 USD
    • International Movie per seat 0.4 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 56.81 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 30.08 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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