The incredible cars in Cuba are one of the first things that come to mind when you think of the country. Anyone who presumes they’re just a tourist draw to be found in the commercial areas is wrong – from outer Havana to inner Cienfuegos the cars were relics of art and a regular sight on the roads. Coming back to the Toyotas and Fords of London has been a big come down.
Driving down the Malecon in a soft top beaut like this is an absolute must when you visit Cuba, and only around £20 for an hour. The taxi drivers will take you on a tour of the city which includes a look around super fancy Miramar and time for a few snaps in Revolution Square and John Lennon Park in Vedado.
You can order the Gran Cars from your hotel reception, but you’ll have no control over which one you get. Thankfully we ended up with the red Chevy below. This first yellow one was to be our final taxi ride in Havana and took us to the airport, again for just £20. We picked him up in the street and he was happy enough to take our suitcases in the boot, which by that time were full to the brim with rum.
Which one’s your favourite?