Visiting Havana and Varadero, Cuba

Destination Amazing Cuba

Visiting Havana and Varadero in Cuba, was a family trip.  Cuba is located where the northern Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Less than four hours from Canada, the minute you arrive, you feel as if you’ve been transported back to the 1950s. 

The country with a complicated, yet fascinating history. For years, the trade embargo prevented US citizens from visiting the Caribbean Island. But in 2016, everything changed when the restrictions were lifted.


And although the rules changed yet again in 2019, visiting the mysterious island is not impossible. Before you, Havana and plan a visit, make sure to check on the regulations and restrictions in place, as things are subject to change.

Canadian easy to travel there, USA you have to look for information. 

Why not visit on your next vacation?



The history of Havana is truly fascinating, and in it, you can find interesting museums, impressive restoration projects, and a magnificent artistic and cultural heritage. Paintings, murals, Cuban music rumbas, the wonderful feeling in the fun Havana streets, and the colorful murals will delight your senses.

With classic convertibles lining the streets, crumbling Spanish facades, and live street music on every corner, it’s no wonder it has become so popular with tourists from all over the world.


You will discover, behind every corner, all that this wonderful city can offer: from the street

One of the more attractive aspects of Havana is to see how everyday life pans out in the city: happy children playing baseball in the street, street troubadours, a group of people doing maintenance on a Plymouth from 1955 in the middle of the street…and above all, enjoying life.


Castillo de la Real Fuerza Castle

The Castillo de la Real Fuerza Castle is a great sample of military architecture during the Spain’s rule over the Caribbean. It is located in the Plaza de Armas Square in Ols Havana facing the sea. The Castle, as well as the rest of the old city’s fortifications, has been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The Castillo de la Real Fuerza Castle is the oldest fortress still preserved in all the Americas. It was built between 1558 and 1577, in the same location where a fort was destroyed by French pirates in 1555.


If Only 48 hours in Havana: You should visit

1*Castillo de la Real Fuerza Castle

2*Old Havana  is located in the east of the city, facing the bay, is the supposed masterpiece of the city, located where the town was initially founded. This the historic center of the city, a fantastic place to stay to learn about the purest Havana tradition. It is a very safe and quiet area, surrounded by picturesque sites such as monuments, museums, churches, etc. During your stay here you can enjoy the magnificent colonial heritage that makes Havana a museum city.

3*The Havana Club Rum Museum is right in front of Havana harbor. This museum offers an interesting guided tour exhibiting the complex rum-making process in old machines. This tour is available in Spanish, English, French, German and Italian. It explains the entire process, from the manufacturing white oak barrels to the rum’s fermentation and ageing process, as well as a scale-model copy of a sugar mill



Good To Know

*Safety: I never felt unsafe there. Cuba is generally safer than many other countries. Petty theft, especially at the beach or in hotel rooms, can be common, but small preventative measures work wonders. The same goes for pickpocketing.

*Be careful walking or sitting on the beach, peoples want to sell you everything from jewelry to clothes to oil. They are very persistent.

*Tipping is not a necessity, but a peso for the bartender is courteous. -Drinking is free

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