There is nowhere in the world like Havana, a city trapped in time that captures the imagination like no other. From the dazzling Spanish colonial architecture of the Old Town, to the spectacular dilapidation of Havana Centro, Faded glamour meets careful colonial-era reconstruction with a backdrop of irresistible color. It's a city of sturdy survivors and great musicians rock indefatigably to the syncopated beat of the rumba.
Deprived of the consumer-driven trappings of other less colourful metropolises, Havana remains characterful, safe, and packed with a plethora of interesting museums. For history buffs there's the living breathing essence of UNESCO-sponsored Havana Vieja; for beach bums there's the sun-splashed tranquillity of Playas del Este.
While you're spending some quality time in the city, walk El Malecón, the walkway bordering the ocean; visit Old Havana and the Cathedral de San Cristóbal; and listen for salsa music, open-air bazaars and parties that last all night.