Cuba is not only known as the land of tobacco, but it also keeps lots of things to be discovered. Cuba is an exotic tourist destination, especially in its capital: Havana. In Havana, you could find a lot of cultural traditions that is unique. You could take a vintage train, meet Cuban farmer to learn about the mythical Cuban tobacco, watch ballet rehearsals, meet various artists in their private studio, and much more. For New Year, there are only a few parties in the street. The people of Havana usually spend their New Year Eve by having dinner in their house. However, lots of luxurious hotel in Havana provides special show for New Year Eve. In this article are compiled several best destinations to celebrate New Year Eve 2019 in Havana to experience the charms of Cuba.
Hotel Nacional de Cuba
Hotel Nacional de Cuba is one of the members of Grand Caribe hotel chain that have more than 85 years of experience in providing hospitality service. This hotel is also considered as an important historical site. The Santa Clara Battery and its two old guns in the garden of the hotel are listed in UNESCO World Heritage sites. For New Year Eve, Hotel Nacional de Cuba held a gala dinner that costs 180.00 CUC/Pax (1 CUC is compatible to 1.00 USD). It is a three-course dinner that includes wine, rum, champagne, and soda. The dinner starts with a hot Assiette Shrimps with Vinaigrette and Honey; Filet Medals at Green Pepper with Duchess Potatoes and Fried Vegetables for the main dish; and Sicilian Cassata with Chocolate Crests. The dinner will start at 9:00 PM featuring Christmas Cotillion with masks, Christmas basket, 12 Lucky Grapes, and much more. The hotel management also ensures for an unforgettable New Year Eve surprises.
Meliá Cohiba is another place that has been renowned for providing spectacular shows for New Year Eve in Cuba. Annually, Meliá Cohiba held a gala dinner with special menus that combines tastes of Cuban Creole, Asian Fusion, Italian Cuisine, and much more. Enjoy a three-course exquisite New Year Eve dinner accompanied with great music by top singers. In 2014 Meliá Cohiba invited Cuban top artists like Alain Daniel and Pablo Milanés. As one of the best destinations for New Year Eve in Havana, Meliá Cohiba is ready to surprise you.
Since 2005 Hotel Saratoga has fulfilled the need of a luxurious hotel in Havana. Located in the western part of the Old Havana, the hotel is surrounded by historical buildings. Being surrounded by historical buildings, you are also surrounded by options of cultural performances to be chosen: opera, ballet, exploration of Old Havana, and drinks at Floridita. For New Year Eve, Hotel Saratoga annually held a gala dinner. At this event, guests are served with champagne and five-course gourmet dinner start from 19:30 PM. Start from 23:00 PM until 02:00 AM. There are also open bar and sound of music accompanying the feast until the early hours.
Cuba has a unique New Year tradition. Around 31st December midnight, people heave a bucket of water out of the window to throw away bad things from the previous year. Another New Year Eve tradition at Cuba is having roasted pork and a little party like dancing.
For those who want to have a distinct New Year Eve party with Cuban at Havana, it is recommended to stay in Casa de Alexis y Marie at the Old Havana. This private lodging facility is strategically located in the heart of Havana’s historical area. Near this place, you could find a swimming pool, the old Square (La Plaza Vieja), Bodeguita del Medio restaurant, and so much more. Book early to have the best hotel for New Year’s Eve in Havana!