From the faded charm of Old Havana to the stark "Plaza de la Revolucion", Havana is the must-see of the Caribbean. Music floats out from every courtyard, those famous fifties American cars lumber down cobblestone streets, and you know you are experiencing a place like no other.
This was once the darling of American gangsters, who exported gambling and crime. Today their legacy includes some splendid hotels where time has stood still since the revolution, and the casinos are now dazzling nightclubs.
We've matched up some of those legendary hotels (plus a sampling of the ultra modern), with some of our favourite beachfront all-inclusives in Varadero. Experience the best of both worlds, with a fascinating 2 in 1 vacation in Cuba.
Flying time from:
Toronto: Approximately 3 hours 30 minutes.
Montreal: Approximately 4 hours.
Calgary: Approximately 6 hours.
Vancouver: Approximately 6 hours.
Cuba tourist cards are supplied & validated with vacation packages. Some restrictions apply to tourists 18 years & under, when travelling without parents.Note: Some hotels require credit card imprint upon check-in for any incidental charges. Hotel check-in is typically between 3pm and 4pm. If your flight arrives early, it is a good idea to pack essential items in your carry-on luggage (i.e. bathing suit, suntan lotion, medications, etc.), so you do not miss any valuable vacation time.