Ride in a classic car

A ride in a classic car is one of the highlights of Cuba

You can’t miss the classic cars in Cuba, which are mostly used as taxis. So it’s easy to hitch a ride in one of them in the capital of Havana but also in the country, and it’s relatively cheap too.

Ever been in a black-and-white 1959 Chevrolet Belair? Or a Plymouth from the forties? In Havana you will find that many taxis are classic American cars from the forties and fifties.

Famous Cuban classic car taxis in Havana. ©Corno van den Berg

Tips for a tour in a Cuba classic car

It’s quite an experience, because they are remarkably well maintained. You might hear a creak or a squeak here and there, but that’s part of the fun. In Havana there are special tours in classic cars.

A tour through the old town with many stops and a chat with the driver really completes this unique experience. Hail a cab and ask for a tour.

A Cuba classic car in the city of Viñales. ©Corno van den Berg

Make sure you agree on a price before you head off, so you don’t get taken for a ride – well, the wrong kind of ride. Then, sit back and enjoy.

One of the over 10,000 classic cars in Cuba. ©Corno van den Berg

Hire a classic car

Incidentally, you also have the option to get behind the wheel of a classic car in Havana. At various places in the city you can steer with a guide sitting next to you. This is usually very short, but a unique experience.