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Experience Havana

Fast facts
  • Follow in Hemingway's footsteps and dicover the Havana of the 1950s
  • Explore charming cobblestone streets and colonial courtyards
  • Visit iconic bars like El Floridita for a taste of the local Cuban flair

Ernest Hemingway once said that “in terms of beauty, only Venice and Paris surpass Havana.” The American author, who wrote several of his famous novels in Cuba, spent 22 years of his life in Havana. You can still visit his haunts today, including La Bodeguita del Medio where his signature drink of a mojito was said to have been invented. Visitors today are still entranced by reminders of it more than makes up for in charming, cobblestone streets, colonial courtyards, and the taste of Cuban cuisine, a true melting pot of flavours, cultures, techniques, traditions, spices and histories. Other highlights include the Spanish colonial architecture of the Plaza de la Catedral, the twisted old streets of Habana Vieja, the imposing Plaza de Revolucion and the sweeping coastal views of the Malecon.

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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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Sunwing makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein and cannot be held responsible for changes, errors or omissions. Please note that all pricing listed is subject to change with or without notice.

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