Let Havana's charm lead you to a world you thought were long gone. Enjoy the national cocktail Mojito made the right way, with local rum and fresh mint, and greet the cigar smoking ladies sitting in the stairways while strolling down the streets. The Cubans are friendly and welcoming people with a positive outlook on life. If you're able to impress them with some Spanish words, they might spontaniously invite you to a local salsa dancing party!
Transport in Havana
Accomodation in Havana
You can choose to stay at either exclusive resorts or cheap hostels when traveling to Havana. Additionally, there is the option of "home stay", where you get to spend the night at a local family's house. If you are traveling as a backpacker, wanting to experience the true culture while saving money at the same time, "home stay" is an absolute must. It's easy to find accomodation around the city, however you should book your first few nights beforehand, to avoid getting scammed at arrival.
Nightlife in Havana
You probably won't have the gastronomic experiences of a lifetime when traveling to Cuba, however an evening out in Havana will definitely not dissapoint you! Although there are countless bars and night clubs around town, you should not underestimate the experience of joining in on the latino rythms playing in the alleyways where the locals gather to party. There is never a closing time, night clubs close when the most perservering guest of the night eventually goes home. Last but not least, make sure you have time for a night out at one of the city's famous 50s style jazz clubs!
Prices in Havana
You will experience a wide price range on Cuba, depending on what you're after. However, as a backpacker you should manage with a daily budget of 20-25$ for food and accommodation.
Education and study tours to Havana
Did you know that KILROY can also help organise your study tour to Havana? Read on to learn more about how we can plan your study trip with the right academic content and interesting study visits in the city of your choice.