The Rural Havana

Nine of the 15 districts of Havana province are considered less urbanized: what we typically know as the countryside. In these regions you can appreciate the purest of the cultural traditions of our island: ways of cultivating local products, centuries-old traditions of gastronomy and the first forms of art. The landscapes of the Havana countryside as well as are spectacular.
All this journey can become a renewing, regenerating experience for you … A trip back to the purest!…


Nine of the 15 districts of Havana province are considered less urbanized. In these areas live the most genteel people who do not change the noise of the city for the greenness and purity of the trees. Country people always keep this sense of the genuinely Cuban.

In these regions we can appreciate the purest of cultural traditions, ways of cultivating local land-products, centuries-old traditions of gastronomy and ancient forms of art on the island, like pottery tradition.

The landscapes of the Havana countryside as well as its natural parks are spectacular

All this journey can become a renewing, regenerating experience for you … a trip back to the purest …

Activity summary

• We will visit natural parks in the outskirts and also in the city.

• We will admire views of landscapes, lakes and the unique green of the plains of Havana. We will breathe the most regenerating oxygen …

• We will visit a southern country town to touch the country-side life. We will also learn about the history, and ancient traditions of this old that was founded in the colonial period. As well as rustic forms of agricultural production, and exclusive agricultural activities linked to the cultural roots of the town …

• We will taste exclusive products of the local gastronomy

• You will learn about some fruits and tubers that you have probably never seen before, products from the field and fruits originating in the Caribbean.

• We had lunch in a country restaurant with the best typical Creole food.

In detail:

• We pick you up by car in your accommodation. Very early we will be setting course to the greener areas.

• After a short trip to the urban center we arrive to a beautiful natural park crossed by the most important river in the city. With the an exuberant and exotic vegetation it offers an spectacular panorama to get the most incredible photos ever taken. We will talk about the history of this unusual place…

• Follow this, we go to a local fruit market to browse around and see how local people purchase the freshest fruits and seasonal vegetables. You can buy your own if you please…

• We will continue our trip through Rancho Boyeros Avenue one of the most extensive avenues in the city.  Crossing several municipalities we will know about the particularities of each one.

• We will learn about agricultural production in controlled environments of urban areas that operates under a sustainable model based on natural product and bio-fertilizers.

• During our trip you will notice how the panorama gradually changes to a rural environment.  After 30 minutes we will arrive to the rural town: with the typical layout of the Cuban countryside towns: central park, church, little school … we will notice the feutures of country side life Cuba.

• We will approach the history and customs of the town.. We will know economic and agricultural subjects linked to its cultural roots. (Like the harvest of seasonal fruits).

• We will also know details of the local gastronomy: drinks and typical foods and their production. We will try some of those.

• We will continue towards an extensive natural park to contemplate beautiful views of natural landscapes in the area.

• We will get lunch in a ranch-restaurant to try Cuban creole food. Here we can taste the delicious Cuban seasoning: black beans, roast pork, tostones and the best options of the Cuban cuisine….

• Recharged with the best energy, the purest oxygen, in our lungs and nourished with the healthiest and tastiest food we return to the city, ready and fully recharged to continue our journey throughout the big Havana…