Articles tagged with Havana
Havana's new "5 star-plus" luxury hotels
Havana has recently witnessed the inauguration of three brand new hotels that some commentators have been referring to as ‘5 Star-Plus’, due to their high international standards. These are: Accor Paseo del Prado, Iberostar Grand Packard and Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski. They offer an ambience that aims at being a cut above the rest, especially through original interior designs and layouts.
Playas del Este, lovely beaches just 12 miles from Havana city centre
Known as "Playas del Este", or "Eastern Beaches", they are filled with fine white sand and crystal-clear waters. The coastline tends to be much less occupied than resort beaches, giving a more intimate ambience. They are very popular with locals from Havana, although most "Habaneros" only make the trip out to the beaches during the summer months.
Five fun facts about unmissable museums in Havana
When it comes to museums, one is spoilt for choice in Havana. At current count, Havana has over 50 museums, plus many places which are effectively museums in all but name. Havana is one of the cultural capitals of the world, and whilst the city’s nightlife is second to none, during the daytime the museums of Havana can provide equally memorable experiences.
Ten fun facts about Havana's famous "Malecon"
The Malecon (El Malecón in Spanish) has always been popular with locals and visitors to Havana. Day and night it attracts all walks of life, from families to philosophers, and acts as a long, relaxed recreational space that contrasts strongly with the narrow streets and hectic activity of the old city.
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