Compare Cheap Flights to Havana, Cuba
Step back in time and experience the unique culture of Havana, Cuba. Search the latest airfare deals on Webjet, find a flight that suits your budget and start planning your trip to the Pearl of the Antilles.
What are the best things to do in Havana?
Walk along the Malecón
If you’re looking to take in all the sights, smells, and sounds of Cuba after arriving on flights to Havana, take a walk along the Malecón. This street and popular landmark runs for eight kilometres (five miles) along Havana Port. A seawall makes up one side of the Malecón, historic and colourful buildings line the other, and 1950s-style cars journey along the road in between. The Malecón is one of the most popular gathering places in the city and the perfect spot for people watching between your return flights to Havana. While the portside street is always beautiful, it becomes especially scenic in the golden glow of sunset.
Explore Old Havana
While holidaying on flights to Havana, take a step back in time in Old Havana. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is the city’s most central neighbourhood and is home to many of Havana’s top tourist attractions and restaurants. This makes it an ideal area to reserve accommodation when you book tickets to Havana. Throughout Old Havana, there are winding laneways and dozens of landmarks to discover, many of which date back to the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. While visiting Cuba on cheap flights to Havana, spend time in Old Havana to see Plaza Vieja, Plaza de San Francisco, Castillo de la Real Fuerza, and more.
Santa Maria Beach
A trip to the Caribbean isn’t complete without one or two beach days. There are ample beaches to discover between return flights to Havana; Santa Maria Beach is a crowd favourite. Known locally as Playa Santa Maria del Mar, this beach is 30 minutes from Old Havana by car. Hop in a 1950s convertible taxi, and head to Santa Maria Beach to experience another side to Cuba than the bustling city. The beach boasts soft sand, palm trees, and a long stretch of clear blue water. While visiting Santa Maria Beach on cheap flights to Havana, get out on the water by renting kayaks and paddleboards, then end your day at one of the beachside bars or restaurants.
What are the best restaurants and cafes in Havana?
Casa Mia Paladar
Casa Mia Paladar is a family-run restaurant that instantly makes its diners feel at home. It’s owned by three siblings, and the restaurant is located in their childhood home. In addition to incredible Cuban cuisine, Casa Mia Paladar boasts stunning views across the Malecón and Havana Port. While holidaying on flights to Havana, visit this spot for popular Cuban dishes such as pineapple shrimp, lamb Casa Mia style, and smoked pork sirloin in a tropical fruit sauce. If you’re hoping to eat at Casa Mia Paladar between your return flights to Havana, be sure to book in advance – it’s one of the city’s most popular restaurants!
Immerse yourself in local culture while holidaying on flights to Havana by digging into some delicious and authentic Cuban food. Buenaventura serves traditional cuisine in a laid-back setting that mimics a backyard terrace. The restaurant specialises in fresh fish, with incredible dishes such as lobster in chilli sauce with tropical fruits, whole grilled red snapper, and grilled shrimp served inside a pineapple. At night, Buenaventura transforms into a lively spot for dinner and drinks, and there is live music too. If you’re curious to try a Cuban cigar when you book airfare to Havana, each restaurant guest is offered one for free at the end of their meal.
Head to El Cafe in Old Havana to enjoy their all-day breakfast offerings. The cafe serves good coffee, delicious meals, and sandwiches made with homemade sourdough. Try a pulled pork sandwich with orange marmalade, pancakes with fresh fruit and honey, or an aubergine BLT. While a lot of Cuban cuisine can be meat-centric, El Cafe’s menu includes some dishes with a veggie twist, making it the ideal spot for vegans or vegetarians who book airfare to Havana.
What should I pack for Havana?
With its location in the Caribbean, Havana experiences beautiful temperatures year round. Whether you book tickets to Havana in summer or winter, bring warm weather clothes, including shorts, t-shirts, swimsuits, sandals, and sunglasses. Since Cuba gets so sunny, a strong sunscreen is also essential.
Several plug types can be found across Cuba, so you may want to pack a universal adapter for your cheap flights to Havana. Cuba uses plug types A and B, which are common in North America, as well as plug types C and L, which are typically found in Europe.
For the best conversion rate, consider changing AUD into Cuban pesos before your flights to Havana. Otherwise, you could purchase local currency at Jose Marti International Airport (HAV) once you arrive into Havana.