FOOD & DRINK
Havana is a feast for your senses. With so many places to eat and drink, it can be hard to find Havana’s real gems — authentic restaurants and bars where the locals go. We can arrange for you to try some of Cuba’s finest rum-based cocktails, then enjoy a traditional Cuban meal in one of the city’s liveliest restaurants. With innovative menus and organic, locally sourced ingredients, and service with a flair, this will be an unforgettable gastronomic experience.
MUSIC & DANCE
Cuba’s musicians and dancers are famed the world over for their passion, rhythm, and flair. Their performances are influenced by everything from Spanish guitar to reggae, salsa to jazz, and as the sounds crescendo, you can’t help but get up on your feet and dance. With our music and dance experience, you can learn the steps and get in the swing, accompanied by a live band. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in Havana’s living culture, and to meet a few of Cuba’s most creative souls.
It’s time for a trip to the past! Step back in time, and indulge your nostalgia with a ride around the city in one of our vintage cars. Though long gone from the streets of America, these stylish icons of motoring — many of which date from the 1950s and ‘60s — are still well preserved in Havana. Your knowledgeable driver will point out many of the city’s historic sites as you cruise the city’s streets. The cars themselves make for memorable photo opportunities.
ART & ARCHITECTURE
Havana’s visual heritage is amongst the richest in the world, and uniquely well preserved. On this guided tour you’ll visit some of the art deco masterpieces which punctuate Havana’s skyline, as well as older buildings built by the Spanish. There will also be the chance to visit Cuban artists in their workshops and galleries, to learn about their creative influences and techniques, and to purchase their work directly.
Enhance your time in Havana with one of our specially crafted cultural experiences, from walking tours to dance classes, to a drive in a vintage car and, of course, the chance to try the finest Cuban cigars. To find out more details about any of our experiences, and for current pricing and availability, please contact us.
Cuba’s cigars are famed around the world for their quality, and even if you are not a smoker, you can enjoy our Cuban cigar experience. In Havana you will visit a cigar factory to learn how this legendary product is made, and what it is that makes Cuban cigars to superior to the competition. Your guide will then take you to one of Havana’s most respected purveyors of cigars, where you can make your selection without the hard sell of a tourist store.
Havana is a party city, and the Cubans love to dance the night away, often until the break of day. The hottest spots to see and be seen are constantly changing, but with our nightlife guide you will always be right on trend, and guaranteed a night to remember. Expect imaginative cocktails and cold beers, live music and even livelier dancing. Soak up the night time atmosphere of Havana, and party with its coolest residents.
Cuba’s santeria practices are little understood by outsiders, but their spiritual roots date back hundreds, if not thousands, of years, and half a world away. With our santeria experience you will be able to spectate at, and even participate in, an authentic santeria ritual. This is not a ceremony laid on for tourists — it is a real-life religious event — and your guide will explain in detail what is happening, and the significance of each act.
At La Petite Havane we cater for your body, mind, and soul. We can arrange for experienced masseuses and beauty therapists to visit you at the hotel, ensuring a relaxing experience in the privacy and comfort of your room. We only invite the most professional therapists, and work with them closely to create an ambience and experience which will leave you refreshed and energised.