Nightlife in Eastern "La Habana", Havana (Self Guided)

Havana is one of the capitals of nightlife in the Caribbean. Coming to Havana and taking a tour of its bars and nightclubs is a must. If you want to understand the city, you have to feel the heat of its night. Take this tour and experience some of the best places to spend a wonderful night out.
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Nightlife in Eastern "La Habana" Map

Guide Name: Nightlife in Eastern "La Habana"
Guide Location: Cuba » Havana (See other walking tours in Havana)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Author: kane
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Monserrate Bar

1) Monserrate Bar

Monserrate Bar is well-known for the cocktails sold there and most of all, for their reasonable prices. A typical Havana club, where you can enjoy a drink, without paying tourist prices. The bar focuses on a traditional and simple atmosphere. If you get hungry there are some meals available.
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La Lluvia de Oro

2) La Lluvia de Oro

The best-known feature of La Lluvia de Oro is the live performances. Because of the live music, the reasonably-priced drinks and small snacks available, La Lluvia de Oro is a favorite place for locals and is almost always crowded. You can feel the rhythm of Havana immediately, if you're experienced and prepared for it.

Operation hours: Daily 10:00 am- 12:00 am.
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Bodeguita del medio

3) Bodeguita del medio

The Bodeguita del medio is a 100% must when thinking about clubs and bars to visit in Havana. This is the best place to feel the traditional, typical Cuban atmosphere. Opened back in 1942, it was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway, Salvador Allende, and Pablo Neruda. Bodeguita del medio is also known as the birthplace of Mojito.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday 09:00 am - 19:00 am
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Cafe Paris

4) Cafe Paris

Although named Café París, this club is not French, but Cuban - the huge quantities of rum, live music and crowds that are prone to spontaneously dance or sing, make it so. The prices are as to be expected from a Cuban pub, but the service is laid back, so be patient and enjoy your rum. Partake in a dance or two while waiting for your next drink to arrive.
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Taberna de la Muralla

5) Taberna de la Muralla

Taberna de la Muralla may not be the most Cuban-style place you can visit in Havana, but it's definitely a place you must visit while in the city. Here, you may find the best beer around, it's produced on site and its quality is the main feature of Taberna de la Muralla. While enjoying this home brew, visitors may choose to sit on outside benches simply laid out on the cobblestones. The grill in the yard works well and you can order a meal that you'll see cooked just in front of you.

Walking Tours in Havana, Cuba

Create Your Own Walk in Havana

Create Your Own Walk in Havana

Creating your own self-guided walk in Havana is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Old Town Walk

Old Town Walk

Old Town of Havana is a perfect place to feel the Spirit of Cuba. This part of the city has a unique atmosphere and history. The city was founded by the Spanish in 1519. Thousands of tourists visit it each year. UNESCO proclaimed it a world heritage site. Take this astonishing walking tour in the middle of Old Havana.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Christian Churches of Havana

Christian Churches of Havana

Discovered and conquered by the Spaniards, Havana has turned into a major religious center of Catholicism in the Caribbean. Although a communist regime is in power at the moment, many of the churches, cathedrals, and other religious buildings are preserved and still give a glimpse of the religious heritage of Havana.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Clubbing in Havana

Clubbing in Havana

The nightlife in Havana is rich and diverse. Clubs and cabarets are an important part of this city. Havana has a lot to offer - from the famous cabaret Tropicana to the simplest but authentic cabarets. Take a sip of rum and enjoy a show, or go to a Western-style bar and dance until dawn. Feel enticed by the rhythms of Rumba and Bolero - these are some of choices available to you here in Havana.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Cultural Walk in Havana

Cultural Walk in Havana

Havana is both the official capital of Cuba, and the cultural capital as well. Many galleries, cinemas, theaters, and music shops offer visitors a taste of the local culture - which is a mixture of native habits and ways along with those of the Spaniards, and later, U.S. influence. The following tour will take you for a short walk which will summarize it all.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Havana City Center Walk

Havana City Center Walk

The city of Havana was founded in 1511. Today, Havana is the capital of Cuba and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Havana is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean region. Almost perfect weather conditions makes it a great spot for taking a vacation. This walking tour will help you explore the center of Havana.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Museums of Havana

Museums of Havana

Havana has a rich history and was once the Spanish center of power in the Caribbean and South America. Later, it became the center of art, architecture and military power in the region. The museums in Havana can show you much of the city's history.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km

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Whether you are in Havana for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Havana has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Havana, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.