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Playa Neighborhood

Playa is the northernmost municipality in Havana. “Playa” means beach in Spanish, and along the waterfront you can still find designated swimming areas. These are called balnearios, and they are located on the seaside Primera Avenida (First Avenue).

Playa Neighborhood
Playa Neighborhood
Playa Neighborhood
Playa Neighborhood
Playa Neighborhood
Playa Neighborhood
Playa Neighborhood

This area also covers Quinta Avenida, which is known for its embassies. Near the western end of the Playa you can see the Hemingway Marina, where Ernest Hemingway used to keep his fishing boat.

On the eastern border of Playa you can visit the Metropolitan Park and Almendares Park, both of which border the Almendares River. These parks are shady and green, and offer boat rentals if you’d like to paddle down the river. At the Almendares Park you can see a performance at the amphitheater, and play mini golf. If you have children with you make sure to look for the dinosaur statues and stop by the playground.

Playa Neighborhood HIGHLIGHTS

Moments to look forward to

On the trail of Hemingway in Cuba
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On the trail of Hemingway in Cuba

Swim in the East Beaches
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Swim in the East Beaches

Cannon Shot Beyond the Bay
Havana

Cannon Shot Beyond the Bay

Afrocuban Heritage and Regla Museum Tour
Havana

Afrocuban Heritage and Regla Museum Tour

Fusterlandia
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Fusterlandia

Tasting a Habano Cigar
Havana

Tasting a Habano Cigar

Fortifications of Colonial Havana
Havana

Fortifications of Colonial Havana

Accommodations

Incredible Stays

La Terraza de Mayra
La Terraza de Mayra
La Terraza de Mayra

La Terraza de Mayra is a two-bedroom apartment in a quiet area near the Miramar neighborhood.

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Casa Ernesto 6620
Casa Ernesto 6620
Casa Ernesto 6620

Casa Ernesto en Miramar is a spacious home in the Playa neighborhood. Ernesto, your host, can leave the house all to you, but is happy to interact and offer useful advice.

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Casa Ondina
Casa Ondina
Casa Ondina

Casa Ondina is a three-bedroom apartment in Playa. In the surrounding neighborhood you can find shops, restaurants, and cafes.

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Guaro’s House
Guaro’s House
Guaro’s House

Guaro’s House is an independent one-bedroom apartment. This cozy casa particular has an excellent view of the Havana waterfront.

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