Getting around Havana

Havana is the top destination for tourists and travelers in Cuba. Havana City is the smallest of the Cuban provinces but is the most populated, with more that 2 million habitants. It is also the main base for the government of the country, and so the various ministries are based in the city.

Public transportation in Havana is not a good option to getting around the city. We strongly recommend that you use taxis to move around the city. Other option is to stay in a central location (Old Havana or Vedado) since you could walk to most of the interesting places of the city.

If you are interested in staying in the beaches of Havana, please be aware that the beach area is at about 20 km from the center of the city, and you will need to take taxis to move between the city and the beach. So, plan in advance your main interest, or split your stay in two, taking different accommodations for each part of it.

The city is divided into 15 municipios (municipalities) but we will focus here in the most important from a tourist point of view, i.e. the ones with interesting places from a historic, cultural, architectonic or recereational point of view.