Cuba is a wonderful and fascinating island, a destination for many tourists every year. However, it is essential that you stay informed to avoid any scam. Remember that Cuba can create problems even to the most experienced traveller!
In general, visiting Cuba safely is not a problem since it is a quiet country and its security, meant as physical security, is guaranteed.
If you are about to go on a trip to Cuba for the first time, you may find it useful to read this article so as not to be surprised by small scams and traps that are often widespread in the country.
Here is a list of tips for a safe travel to Cuba:
You may know that local people could offer to guide you through the city, the bars and the most famous restaurants (especially in Havana).
Be aware that you may have to pay both for cocktails and lunch and at the end of the tour you will have to pay a fee.
Moreover, we advise you to clarify the compensation required before accepting any proposal.
If you are looking for a casa particular, pretend you already have a reservation, as you will often find people who will follow you and declare they have accompanied you directly to the house. In this case you could pay a surcharge.
So if you are planning to travel to Cuba, we recommend that you book the private houses before your departure.
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If you want to move by taxi or bicycle, be careful to immediately clarify the actual fare, as often the price initially set could turn out to be per person and not total.
Be careful with the remains since it can happen that by paying in CUC you will receive the rest in Cuban pesos.
If you want original Cuban cigars, remember to buy them only in authorized stores or factories. Local people will offer several cigars, but often they are not original or are made with banana leaves.
Of course, Cuba is much more than this! It's fun, history, culture and tradition, and now that you have all the information you need to travel safely to Cuba, you'll avoid unpleasant moments.
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