Parque Zoológico Nacional
The stables in the northwestern corner of Parque Lenin are run by environmental agency, Flora y Fauna. At the time of writing they were...
Club de Golf la Habana
The club lies between Vedado and the airport. Poor signposting makes it hard to find and most taxi drivers get lost looking: ask locals...
Legalized under Raúl Castro’s reforms, the chicos who gallop around Park Lenin’s northeast entrance on horseback offer their mounts for...
Once celebrated for its architecture (a modernist structure that incorporates the ruins of an old sugar mill), Las Ruinas is now, like...
Parque Zoológico Nacional information
Lonely Planet review
Let's face it: you don't come to Cuba to see elephants and lions, do you? The Special Period was particularly tough on the island's zoo animals, and a visit to this park on Av Zoo-Lenin in Boyeros, 2km west of the Parque Lenin riding school, only bears out this fact.
Though the zoo grounds are extensive and some fauna such as rhinos and hippos roam relatively free, the park is hardly the Serengeti, and many of the animals languish in cramped cages. A trolley bus tours the grounds all day (included in admission price).