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The ultimate Havana guide from where to stay to what to see in the Cuban capital

Getting around Havana can be expensive. Locals warn tourists not to take public buses (known as guaguas) because petty crime is rife. Instead, there are five types of taxis operating on different tariffs. The priciest of these are the classic, top-down cars from the 50s and 60s. Owing to infamous importing issues, Cuba is known for its cared-for classic cars, and local taxi drivers make the most of this, with eye-watering prices for tourists. A 10-minute ride along the Malecon can set you back 20CUC (£17) but you can negotiate down, especially if you speak a bit of Spanish. This also goes for yellow taxis (usually a little cheaper), bici taxis (around 4CUC/£3 for 10 minutes) and CoCo taxis (around 5CUC/£4).