Havana, Cuba is the capital city of Cuba—yes, that Cuba that made worldwide headlines by the likes of Castro and CheGueverra. However, once you visit Cuba you will find that this is a city of beauty, of serenity, and definitely a city reinvented for tourism. Havana is also a province and a port, and the commercial centre of the country. The two million residents living inside makes it the largest city in the Caribbean. The city’s recorded culture is not all that ancient, having been discovered in the 16th century by the Spanish in a mission of conquest. It became a city in 1592.
When you arrive in Havana, you will see right away that it is a large city, and really formed by three large areas: Old Havana, Vedado and the suburbs. This also where the Cuban government operates, not to mention the location of numerous businesses. About one million people come to Cuba annually and sometimes more. There has been a tourist population increase over the last ten years, a