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

    • Air Pollution 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 48.33 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 41.07 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 66.07 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 48.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 33.93 (Low)
  • How safe is Havana for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Havana.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.46 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 27.69 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 21.04 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 29.58 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.2 (Low)
    • Attacks 21.14 (Low)
    • Drug offense 19.59 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 83.66 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 73.52 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.63 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10.81 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 39.34 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Havana is 80.16 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 71.43 (High)
    • Climate Index 89.86 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 61.56 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 47.5 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 42.26 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 49.44 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 37.19 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 2.28 (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 0.35 USD
    • International Movie per seat 0.9 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40 USD

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

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