3 DIY drinks that will bring Havana home to you. If drinking were a fine art, then Cubans would be the Van Goghs of the craft. After Prohibition outlawed alcohol in the U.S. in 1919, Americans smartened up and fled to the heat-filled haven of Havana to imbibe—and discovering the Cuban cocktail scene as a result became the ended up being the happiest accident of America’s outlaw on giggle juice.
A music capital by any standard, Havana lives up its long, boisterous nights, just as it pulsates throughout its sunny, steamy days. There is salsa cubana, rumba and jazz, with long withstanding institutions entertaining since decades.
La Rampa runs along Havana’s main thoroughfare, 23rd Street, descending from the bustling M street intersection, home to Coppelia Park’s ice cream parlor and the famous Cinema Yara, to the Malecón, Havana’s five-mile winding ocean wall.
With its unparalleled culture and unique history, Cuba has no shortage of riches for which people from all around the world flock down to the isle. But perhaps its biggest wealth lies within its rich biodiversity and its extraordinary preservation efforts, a top priority on the island.
The largest island nation in the Caribbean, an archipelago of more than 4,000 islands, Cuba counts on an extraordinary array of landscapes in which rare and unusual species are to be found - in remote jungles, mysterious caves and dazzling reefs.
Havana is a city where colonial fortresses lie adjacent to neoclassical buildings and art deco hotels. It is an architect’s and art historian’s paradise. And, as many of Havana’s older buildings begin to deteriorate, people in the preservation and restoration fields certainly have their work cut out for them!