The Telegraph includes Havana in its Top 10 Best Cities for a Warm Winter list

Posted: 21-Nov-18 11:59

As temperatures keep dropping in the northern hemisphere, the online edition of The Telegraph's Travel sections explores what they deem to be the top ten best destinations to escape the winter's frosty weather. Travel writer Chris Leadbeater lists the top ten best cities for a warm winter season this year and one of them is sultry, ever-sunny and year-long beach perfect Havana. Needless to say, we couldn't agree more!

The Telegraph includes Havana in its Top 10 Best Cities for a Warm Winter list

With the UK on blizzard warning and the chill factor going up a notch, we can’t be blamed for dreaming of warmer climates and sunny cityscapes or even better, alluring beachscapes. There’s something surreal about spending Christmas on a sun-kissed tropical beach or discovering city sights against the backdrop of bright sunshine and clear skies while wearing light, breezy summer clothes. Which is why The Telegraph’s online travel section recently published a list of what they considered to be this year’s best getaway destinations for a warm winter escape.

Chris Leadbeater’s Top 10 Best Cities for a Warm Winter list encompass a wide variety of beautiful destinations around the world, from glamorous Dubai to colourful Cartagena in Colombia, vibrant Rio de Janeiro in Brazil to cosmopolitan and foodie-magnet Buenos Aires in Argentina.

Sitting pretty at number eight on the list is Havana, which Leadbeater recommends for its romantic appeal, which he asserts has not diminished in the least despite the island’s recent political changes, Raul Castro stepped down as president last April and for the first time in over half a century the country is being ruled by a non-Castro family member.

The author praises the island’s capital as an essential stop on any Cuba holiday and says its timeless beauty and time-warped allure remains as beguiling as ever. Highlighting its glorious, despite also somewhat faded, colonial architecture, Leadbeater says it offers the perfect combination of enriching sightseeing with some downtime by the beach, and yes! Havana has some seriously pretty beaches. To top it all off, all of Havana is in celebration and will be for most of next year as it celebrates the lead-up to its 500th anniversary on 16th November 2019.

Indeed, we agree with all these points and reasons to see and experience Havana this winter although we would add to Leadbeater’s comments on the city’s colonial architecture that the Cuban capital’s architecture is so rich and varied, including so many different styles that it is a design lover’s ultimate paradise.

In case you needed another incentive to start planning your winter Cuba holiday to Havana today, let us let you in on another not-so-secret attraction of her: the excellent music and intoxicating salsa dancing! Where better to dance your winter blues away than with an upbeat and flavourful Havana stay!

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