Experience Havana

Fast facts
  • Soak in the history of Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore charming cobblestone streets lined with classic American cars
  • Visit iconic bars like El Floridita, a favourite of famous author Ernest Hemingway

The Cuban capital of Havana is a vibrant city rich in culture with a fascinating history dating back to the 16th century. Lined with cobblestone streets, picturesque architecture and classic American cars, you’ll feel like you’ve travelled back in time as you explore all that Havana has to offer. History buffs can explore the revolutionary sites of New Havana like Revolution Square and the majestic monument to national hero Jose Marti. The district of Old Havana was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is home to famous landmarks like the Museum of the Revolution and El Capitolio. Morro Castle is a must-stop on your Havana getaway, a fortress that was designed to protect the city from pirate attacks and which now offers sweeping views of Havana’s bay. You can explore the city through famous American author Ernest Hemingway’s eyes – who called the city home for over 20 years – by visiting his local haunts like La Bodeguita del Medio in Old Havana, where the famous mojito cocktail is said to have been invented. Experience Havana’s emerging culinary scene at one of the local restaurants before soaking in a spectacular sunset alongside locals at the Malecón seaside esplanade.

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Travel tips

National language: Spanish

Currency: CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso) . We recommend travellers bring CAD (Canadian Dollars) to exchange to CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso) at their resort. Please avoid bringing damaged or ripped bills for exchange.

Language notes: Hola! While the local language is Spanish, English is widely spoken in resorts and tourist areas.

Voltage: 110V

Travel tips: Canadian devices use 120 V and will work with 110 V. Many resorts have 120 V plugs. For older devices, items using motors or heating (heated beauty tools, electric toothbrushes) and three-prong plugs we recommend bringing an adaptor with voltage conversion.

What to pack: Don’t know what to bring? Don’t worry. Click Here for a full checklist to print and refer to when packing for your all-inclusive vacation in Havana.

What to buy: A cuban fedora is a cool and stylish pick to bring a litte piece of Cuba back home with you. Miniature classic cars and aromatic Cuban coffee also make great souvenirs.

Getting around: Your local Sunwing Experiences representative will handle your airport transfers, providing you with round-trip transportation from the airport to your resort and back. To discover all the incredible things to do and see, Sunwing Experiences will take you on a range of exciting tours and excursions.

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