11 places in Havana to hit on Saint Valentine’s Day
Every year, with the imminence of February, Saint Valentine revisits lovers of all latitudes. In some cities like Havana, passion is always in the air, especially on the second month of the year when mild temperatures and beautiful sunsets invite visitors and locals to unleash desire and be carried away by romanticism.
It’s a local tradition to go out on the night of 14th February so in the capital of Cuba there’ll be much to do. Here’s our recommendation of 11 fantastic places:
With a powerful magnetism stands the Café del Ángel, right at the back of the Church of the same name. This is a fantastic spot to declare love or propose, inspired by the love story of Cecilia Valdés, that sumptuous “mulata” who fell for poor violinist José Dolores Pimienta, instead wealthier candidates, descendants of the nobility of the 19th Century.
Here you will be possessed by the aura of walking through cobble-stone streets, and enjoying of one of the most beautiful urban landscapes in Latin America. If the sea is key in your plan of conquest, then cross the tunnel and anchor in the Divina Pastora. There won’t be a better plan than a romantic dinner watching Havana sparkle from the distance.
It would be equally rewarding to stay home, celebrating in the 1950s atmosphere of Habana Café at Meliá Cohiba or in the complicity of cocktail champion bar Siboney at Tryp Habana Libre. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste “Adán y Evan” the star-drink of the house.
For lovers we also recommend Habana Blues, a kind of art pub that combines good food with poetry, piano, ballads, bolero and even tango. Music enthusiasts will also enjoy of Jazz Café or Café Miramar, intimate spaces with good jazz, blues, and other romantic tunes.
Eleven places to fall in love with Havana now more than ever. Have you made your pick yet?