Is Cuba a great place to visit

One of the icons of Havana is the Malecon waterfront, which stretches eight kilometers from the port over several districts. It's a great place to take a stroll, for example to get your bearings after arriving on the island. Note, however, that there is no shade in the sun. In that case, postpone the walk along the Malecon to the evening, as the Cubans do.
 
It's a good place to get your pulse of the city upon first arrival. On this long, meandering walk along the sea, the habaneros fish, chat, play guitar and meet for romantic afternoons at sunset. Cadillacs and Buicks jerk by, hypnotic salsa or rega erythms boom from their souped-up stereos. Young men from nearby parts of the city come in small groups to jump off the rocks into the blue sea. Tourists mingle with guitarists, joggers and lovers. In between, the street vendors cavort with popcorn, fried noodles and roasted peanuts. The pregón, or street call, is a soundtrack of Cuban street life. The pregón of the peanut seller joins the calls of those who sell chicharritas de macarrones (fried macaroni). You can also find guarapo (fresh sugar cane juice) to quench your thirst.
 
When it rains, silver puddles of water collect on the malecon and the passing cars spray passers-by with salty water. When there is a storm, the palm trees blow in the wind and the sea is whipped and sloshes over the quay wall in huge waves. It's a recurring natural spectacle in the heart of Havana, the only place where the elements are so prominently displayed for a large audience.