He liked alcohol, tropical fruits, beautiful women, and fishing. No wonder the famous American writer Ernest Hemingway succumbed to the charms of Cuba. In the 1930s, he regularly stayed in room 511 of the Hotel Ambos Mundos. Left untouched after his departure, the room where he wrote one of his greatest masterpieces, For Whom the Bell Tolls, can now be visited.
A few steps from the hotel, be sure to try the famous daiquiri of the Bodeguita del Medio, a delightfully old-fashioned bar where Hemingway liked to hang out. Sugar, rum, and lemon: this was the novelist's favourite cocktail.
Finally, don't miss the Finca Vigía, the home he acquired in 1939, now a Hemingway museum. To be sure not to miss any stage of your Hemingway pilgrimage, take one of the guided tours.