Bodeguita del Medio

Say Cheers!

When exploring the island, one thing you’ll have to indulge in is the national drink -- the mojito! You can find this excellent rum-based cocktail in virtually every restaurant, cafe, bar, and bodega across the nation of Cuba. When you’re in Havana, drop in at Bodeguita del Medio, where they’ve been serving locals for over 80 years.

Rumors has it that Ernest Hemingway would indulge in his evening mojito right here at Bodeguita De Medio, but alas, this is likely just a rumor.


Maybe Hemingway didn't hang outh at Bodeguita, but lots of other writers and artists have popped in for their own Cuban rum cocktails over the decades, including Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Marlene Dietrich, Francis Ford Coppola, among others. 

Over the past year, travelers have been heading down to Cuba in steadily increasing numbers -- with no slow-down in sight. In fact, tourists flocked to this gorgeous Caribbean island in record numbers: Cuba’s tourism board reports that the island saw 4 million visitors in 2016!

And why not? With untouched beaches, authentic cuisine, a lively music and dance culture, friendly locals...there are endless reasons why traveling to Cuba should be on everyone’s list for where to go next.

Book your flight to Cuba now to see this gorgeous country in living color, and in the meantime, check out our list of things to explore when you get there.


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