Even if you haven’t seen Cuba’s capital before, it’ll seem almost familiar when you arrive. It’s one of those iconic cities where recognisable imagery greets around every corner.

Vintage Pontiacs roll past Soviet-style tenements adorned with Che Guevara murals, Mafioso-funded hotels line congested boulevards, while baroque colonial mansions mix it up with Art Deco theatres and crumbling 18th century churches. Nowhere is Havana the same, five centuries of history interwoven among the streets; mixed and shaken like a mojito.

Despite its eclectic looks, it’s the experience of the Caribbean’s largest city that makes it so unique. The verve and swagger is extraordinary with African and Caribbean rhythms, Spanish and American influences running through the city’s veins. Havana doesn’t feel like the tourist attraction that it is, but an authentic city with an everyday drama played in technicolor vibrancy.

But you can never escape history in the city that was once the gateway to the New World and the most important port in the Spanish Empire. Especially in the harbourside old quarter of ‘La Habana Viela’, framed by 17th century walls built to guard against frequent attacks by swashbuckling buccaneers. A cobblestoned time warp, this Unesco-listed district houses some of the finest colonial architecture, including grand old hotels.

Havana is a flawed but beautiful city that exudes energy and resembles no other city in the world. The team at Lightfoot believe everyone should try to visit here at some point! Our Cuba specialists know the city really well, and we’ll use our own experience to tailor your luxury holiday to Havana to your requirements and make it an unforgettable trip!

Havana Itineraries

Classic Cuba

Cuba Beaches, Havana, Cuba

Cuba has always held the imagination of intrepid travellers, and there is no better time than the present to visit. Situated in the beautiful Caribbean, the capital Havana has been declared…

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Havana Properties

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Hotel Saratoga

Havana, Cuba

Hotel Saratoga is luxury boutique hotel is superbly located on the corner of Paseo del Prado and Dragones in Old Havana, in Cuba’s historic capital, 15 km from the international airport. …

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