The Caribbean outpost of communism that is Cuba holds an enduring fascination for the free world, redolent of glamour and gamblers, musicians, writers, and mafiosi. Written by informed residents, Time Out Havana highlights all the vibrancy, cultural richness, and architectural beauty of Havana. Here are authoritative reviews of where to stay including the rewarding casas particular (private homes) and play from colorful salsa joints to hip hop clubs. The city’s renowned cuisine is profiled, including classy cafés and the lively paladars (independent, state-sanctioned, family-run restaurants). Showcasing other Cuban destinations of interest, from beaches to barrios, this third edition features new sidebars, photographs, listings, updated maps, and a new culture chapter for context.