Havana's double-decker buses are a great way to get around the city or go to Playas del Este or the Marina Hemingway. You can ride the bus for five CUC - convertible pesos. That's about $6 U.S., which includes the Cuban government's 10 percent surcharge on American dollar currency exchanges.
For that price, you can get on and off the bus as many times as you want. Taxis generally charge more for comparable rides.
I shot these photos along the route from the Habana Libre Hotel in Vedado to the Hotel Inglaterra in Old Havana. This is Calle 23 - 23rd Street - heading toward the Malecón.
There are three routes:T1 - from the Alameda de Paula near Plaza Vieja to Plaza de la RevolutionT2 - from Plaza de la Revolution to Marina HemingwayT3 - from Alameda de Paula near Plaza Vieja to Playas del EsteCuba Maniaks posted more details on the bus routes.
Traveling east along the Malecón. The buses were introduced in Havana in 2007. An August 2008 Associated Press article on the buses is posted on the Cuba Journal blog.
Turning onto Paseo del Prado and heading toward Parque Central.
A passenger steps off the bus at Parque Central.