The island of Cuba is the largest country in the Caribbean, and Havana is the largest city. Located at the entrance of the Mexican Gulf, 106 miles/ 170 km east of Cancún, Mexico, Cuba has excellent beaches, mountain landscapes and forests areas.
The population is a little over 11 million, of an attractive mix of mulattos, whites and descendants of Spanish, of outgoing personality. Havana, with a population of 2.2 million habitants, is located at the entrance of a magnificent bay in the northwest portion of the island. Old Havana (La Habana Vieja), declared in 1982 by the UNESCO, World Patrimony of Mankind, is its colonial centre.
The Hotel Saratoga is located at a privileged intersection in the Old Havana, the corner of Paseo del Prado and Dragones (famous in the decade of the 30?s for their outdoor activities, gastronomy services and live music), in front of the famous Partagás Cigar Factory. The Fraternity Park, with its beautiful palm trees, is at the other side of Paseo del Prado. The hotel is of neoclassical style, with a central atrium, large windows of French window shades and an ample porch.
The interiors of the building have a dazzling design that combines the classic with the contemporary.
The weather in Cuba is subtropical, with predominance of wind currents. The dry season extends from December to April, with temperatures from 22ºC and 26ºC during the day, cooling down during the night, especially in the months of December and January. The hottest season is from May to August, with temperatures reaching the 30ºC, the nights are hot and with higher relative humidity. In the months from September to November the temperature freshens a bit, with some occasional rains.
Cuba has 11 international airports. Havana receives direct flights coming from Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico and Europe (including Italy, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom). Every visitor needs a Visa, which can be obtained through travel agents and tourism operators or upon arrival at the country (although this option might take longer). The international airport José Martí is 16 miles/ 25 km southeast of Havana.
Tabla de distancias
(km) 15 Playas del Este 5 Plaza de la Revolución 20 Aeropuerto Internacional "José Martí" 21 Expocuba 20 Centro Histórico 17 Pabexpo (Ferias y Convenciones) 0.1 Parada de Autobús 22 Zoológico Nacional 21 Jardín Botánico Nacional 15 Palacio de las Convenciones 0.9 Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes 0.2 Gran Teatro de La Habana 0.1 Capitolio Nacional 1 Museo de la Revolución 1.5 Terminal de Cruceros 0.2 Fábrica de Tabacos Partagás 5 Biblioteca Nacional 9.5 Clínica Internacional "Cira García" 3.5 Hospital "Hermanos Ameijeiras" 2 Malecón de La Habana