Mojita cocktails and Cuban coffee
The Flor de Tabacos Partagas is the original cigar factory started in 1845 where you can visit and find the famous cigar of Cuba including Churchill’s and Lusitania’s where you can enjoy your purchases in the bar. No holidays in Havana would be complete without a visit to a traditional rum distillery museum. You can observe the whole process from start to finish and sample the unique brews and cocktails in the Havana Club bar as traditional Cuban music plays in the background. Cuban cuisine has been influenced by Spanish, French, African, and Portuguese cultures. Typical Cuban dishes include Moros y Cristianos (black beans and rice), picadillo (minced beef and rice) and soups made with plantains. The mojito cocktails are renowned in Havana however each bartender adds their own twist on the cocktail. When the sun goes down the bars and nightclubs come alive with the sound of salsa lingering in the air while the rum flows free.
The cultural life is more than music and ballet, classical music and cinemas all play an important part in Havana’s nightlife. The accommodation in Havana mainly consists of hostels, bed and breakfast and luxury hotels. The Plaza de la Catedral is a stunning square which fills with handcraft markets at the weekend. Also markets on Tacon and on the Malecon, near the Riviera Hotel hold handicraft markets with souvenirs including traditional dolls, jewellery and musical instruments. Rum and Cuban coffee can also be purchased at Casa del Tabaco, or at the factory Real Fabrica de Tabacos Partagas. So get ready to hit that salsa beat and book your holidays to Havana at Latedeals.co.uk
Places to Visit
Walk along El Malecón
– Stroll along El Malecon which is very popular with locals and tourists, running along the main streets of Havana and offers stunning views over the bay
– Old Havana is a UNESCO protected World Heritage Site, this 500 year old quarter is awash with cobbled streets, plazas and Baroque churches
– Meander between the Plaza de Armas and Plaza de la Catedral or stay at Hotel Ambos Mundoswhere where Ernest Hemingway stayed during the 1930s and where he began to write For Whom The Bell Tolls. Hemingway’s room has been preserved pretty much as it was when he was a guest – and is now open as a museum