About Havana Cuba

About Havana Cuba
Havana is a popular destination for recreational travelers. Watersports and tropical beaches make Cuba a haven for active travelers, with a wide variety of activities in Havana, Cuba's largest city.

History

The official legal name of Havana is Ciudad de La Habana. It's the largest city in the Caribbean and the capital of Cuba. Conquered by Spanish colonists in 1510, Cuba has a rich Spanish cultural influence and is located 90 miles south of Key West, Florida.

Sportfishing

Resources for fishermen in Havana can be found at the Marina Hemingway in Jaimanitas and at Marina Tarara in Playas del Este. Boat rental and equipment are available, as well as local fishing guides.

Jogging Trails

Havana's Parque Lenin has jogging trails that showcase beautiful views of the 650 hectare Jardin Botanico Nacional, with native cacti and tropical plants as well as lakeside rowboat rentals and horseback riding.

Scuba Diving

The waters off the coast of Havana are home to coral reefs, shipwrecks and colorful sea creatures. Water depth is up to 25 meters and temperatures are pleasant all year.

Bicycling

Roads in Havana aren't maintained well. Potholes and uneven surfaces make bicycling difficult. Additionally, there aren't facilities for bicycle rental in Havana. If you choose to bring a bicycle, make sure it's locked well. Bicycle theft is common.

Swimming

Most Havana hotels offer swimming. The Club Habana has a large guest pool that's very popular, and the waters off of the coast are comfortable for swimming.

Article Written By Lisa Russell

Lisa Russell has been a freelance writer since 1998. She's been published in "Rethinking Everything Magazine," "Playdate" and "Home Educator's Family Times." She has a professional background in education, cosmetology and the restaurant industry. Russell studied early childhood education at Antelope Valley College, and is pursuing a degree in law.

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