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Car rental in Havana can be done reasonably cheaply – take advantage and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime...
Car hire in Havana is a good idea considering it is the largest city in the whole of the Caribbean and also Cuba's capital. Havana can be divided up into three separate districts: the old town, the newer suburban area and the Vedado district. The old town is full of narrow streets and winding roads, making it a little less appealing for driving, although there are many places to park your hire car if you are hoping to visit the old town for evening entertainment or shopping at the local market.
Vedado is an easier place to drive. It is friendly and is fast becoming Havana's nightlife centre as well as being home to the oldest cigar factory in the world. This is a must see for anybody travelling to Havana.
Cuba's climate is consistent throughout the year, with temperatures averaging 27C in January and February and around 32C in July and August. The Cuban hurricane season runs from September to November, a period to avoid. However, Havana is usually less affected when a hurricane strikes than other parts of Cuba.
If you arrange car hire for your Havana trip you'll find yourself driving alongside the US manufactured cars that were popular in Cuba before the Revolution in the 1950s.
For cheap car hire in Havana look no further than TravelSupermarket. We’ll find the best deal for you. Book you rental in advance to find the cheapest prices and then collect your vehicle from Jose Marti International Airport as soon as you arrive.
Havana has plenty going for it, but there’s a whole lot of Cuba to see beyond the city limits...
Havana is a remarkable place to visit. From the architecture to the cars, there are few places like it on Earth. Touring the outskirts will be the launch pad of great memories for years to come.
One unusual sight to check out is the graffiti of the suburbs. In most countries it wouldn’t be considered a celebrated attraction, but Cuba has collaborated with a host of international artists – including Britain’s Banksy – to produce some wonderfully elaborate murals.
A two-and-a-half-hour drive east to Santa Clara takes you to the Che Guevara Museum. This offers a fascinating insight into the life of the man who led the Revolution that reshaped Cuba just a few decades ago. Guevara is worshipped by Cubans, and this superb museum and memorial will perhaps help you to understand why.
Head for most ports on the north of the island and you can try your hand at one of Cuba’s favourite pastimes – fishing. The proximity of the Gulf Stream makes Cuba a great destination for anglers who are almost guaranteed a good catch on one of the many charter boats.
Cuba is as famous for its beaches as it is for cigars, rum and old-fashioned cars. And while there are plenty of beaches to enjoy close to the city, an hour’s drive west will be rewarded with some truly stunning seaside delights. The horseshoe bays of Mariel, Cabanas and Bahia Honda are stunning places that are off the beaten track and ideal for day trips from Havana.