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Key West Sunset Champagne Cruise
"Meet your crew at Key West’s historic seaport to start your sunset cruise aboard the Marquesa a 69-foot (21 meter) catamaran. Key West is known for its otherworldly sunsets and while most crowds watch it from Mallory Square you can be out on the open water relishing the sea breeze in your hair. As the Marquesa opens her sails grab a glass of provided sparkling wine homemade sangria
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Key West Tall Ship and Crawl
"Experience this salty adventure by land and sea. On the piratical tall ship you can help raise the red sails or relax and watch the unfurling of the awesome Crimson sheets as you take in the sights of the Historic Seaport Sunset Key Christmas Tree Island and seize a view of Fort Zachary Taylor State Park from the safe harbor of the Gulf of Mexico. This will not be your average sail nor your average crawl. This tour is a great afternoon of food tasting drinking and sailing presented with a hint of Piracy. The Caribbean flavors will be showcased with a good variety of surf and turf tastings to fill you up and of course some stellar choices of drink will be included. Join us for an unforgettable afternoo""
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Key West Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
"Explore Key West while hopping on and off at any of our designated trolley sightseeing stops. Visit over 50 points of interest with this all day pass as our expert guides provide live narration and entertainment with stories only locals could tell! Audubon House) LaConcha Hotel (Margaritaville Oldest House Museum) Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center (Fort Zachary Taylor State Park U.S.S Mohawk) Higgs Beach (White Street Fishing Pier West Martello Tower) Southernmost Point (Southernmost House Mansion Upper Duval Street Shopping) Ernest Hemingway House Museum (Lighthouse Museum Bahama Village) Key West Bight (Schooner Wharf
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Coppelia Ice Cream Parlor: A Cuban classic!

Coppelia is an iconic (and huge!) ice cream parlor on the corner of La Rampa (Avenida 23) and Calle L, which is a really fun, busy corner in Vedado. Waiting in line for the ice cream is also a very 'Cuban' experience and involves a lot of people watching. Here's the deal, if you're a tourist or you don't look Cuban, they may ask you if you want to go in a different (shorter) line for ice cream. Unless you are in a hurry, you don't! That ice cream is for the tourists--sometimes it's different flavors (there are two flavors each day) than the long-line ones and it costs 1 CUC ($1 USD)/scoop! Where as if you have a little patience you can wait in line with the Cubans and get ice cream for 1 peso MN (5 cents USD)/scoop, PLUS get the added bonus of interacting with real Cubans (we had a great time talking to a couple who sat at the table with us and practicing our Spanish) and 'living like a local.' Coppelia should definitely be on your short list for cheap attractions in Cuba!

Favorite Dish Everyone orders ensaladas (5 scoops)--and sometimes three or four of them! An ensalada mixta is a mix of both the ice cream flavors for that day, so that's what I recommend!

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Sep 25, 2015

Coppelia's Ice Cream Parlour: A Havana classic

This is a Cuban institution: fabulous ice cream, ridiculously inexpensive prices (for us foreigners at least) and big long line-ups.

There is NO point in going to Coppelia's and skipping the line, going to the Yuma area (foreigners) and paying in CUC. Seriously, part of the fun is waiting. There are different lines depending on where you want to sit: the shaded patio, garden, downstairs on the stools, upstairs at the tables (I prefer upstairs) and each area will have different specials/ice cream availability.

It is best to find a line-up on the Rampa (across the street from the Habana Libre) and ask for "el ultimo/la ultima persona" so you can take your place in line. Watch the people go by as you wait, which could be 15-45 minutes depending.

Favorite Dish An "ensalada" is a dish of 4 scoops of ice-cream with chocolate sauce on it. There are also cakes and sundaes. Ask the waitress for the flavours of the day, which could just be chocolate and vanilla or more fancy options like mango, coconut (coco), riza de chocolate (chocolate/vanilla swirl). An "ensalada" is 5 pesos nacionales (that's about 20 cents). Come prepared with your nacionales, not CUC.

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Sep 17, 2008

Coppelia Ice: Coppelia

Coppelia's was somewhat of a let down and over-rated but still when it comes to Cuban food it was ok. Somewhat humourous to line up for an hour for ice cream, beer sure, but ice cream.....

Favorite Dish uh duh - ice cream

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Apr 08, 2007

Coppelia Ice Cream: Everyone is lining up for the cold treat

Coppelia itself is the national brand in Cuba, with ice cream parlors in every towns and cities. Perhaps this one in Havana is the most famous one. Built in the 1960s, the main structure is shaped like a spaceship inside a park. You can sit upstairs inside or outside in the garden. The place is always jam packed with long lineups. The day I went, ppl had to wait for at least 30 minutes to get in. Of course, if you like to pay in USD, then you can skip the lineup.

There were about half a dozen flavours to choose from, and the price was determined by weight. A bowl with two scoops was about $2.75, which you must finish fast or else it'll all be melted away in no time!

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Aug 11, 2004
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