If you are planning a trip to the beautiful Cuba and you are approaching the time of departure, on this page you will find all the information and useful tips for your experience in the Caribbean. Below is a list of the main frequently asked questions and all the directions to know for your holidays in Cuba.
When to go on holiday in Cuba?
You can go to Cuba all year round due to its moderate tropical climate. The month of August is the warmest and the colder is January. Temperatures in Cuba rarely exceed 34 or 35 degrees in summer and in winter does not fall below 12-15 degrees.
Read our article on weather and the best season to visit Cuba .
Here are the essential documents for a trip to Cuba:
- Air ticket
- Tourist visa, you can buy it directly from our website
- Medical insurance, you must have health insurance to visit Cuba!
- Suitcase, remember to bring everything you need by following our tips
As for hotels in Cuba you will have a wide choice, from the luxury ones to the more typical and traditional ones. Within our website you can find the best hotels selected for you.
We recommend a unique experience at casa particular where you will have good services at an economic price. They represent a legal business in Cuba and are accommodation of local people who make their own home available and who are willing to do anything to make their guests happy. Remember to avoid unauthorized homes as it is considered a crime in Cuba. You can still contact us to book a casa particular.
Before you leave for Cuba, you must make sure you have all the necessary travel documents. Remember to bring your tourist visa, health insurance, passport and return air ticket.
Any doubt? Read our article about visa and documents for Cuba.
At the customs in Cuba, in addition to the travel documents, you have to take a look at what is allowed and prohibited to bring to Cuba or export from the island. You can import personal belongings for the duration of the trip and for the money you will have to fill out a declaration if you decide to travel with more than 5000 USD. However, the main import bans include drugs, explosives and motor vehicles. You can export rum, cigars and money but according to the quantities allowed by customs. Find all the relevant information in our article about Cuban customs
In Cuba there are few rental cars and for this reason we recommend to book the car you like before your departure. You can rent a car in Cuba directly from our website with all major car rental companies of the island.
Remember to drive carefully because the streets of Cuba are without lighting and are in some cases dangerous.
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What you should know is that Cuban cuisine makes extensive use of rice that goes with many dishes, simply boiled or cooked. You can’t miss the ajiaco, the typical Cuban dish that consists of a soup made with potatoes, bananas, corn, beef, chicken and dried meat.
And you can certainly enjoy the typical rum cocktails such as piña colada or Cuba Libre.
You can’t miss the “agro”, the market of fruit, vegetables and sometimes meat in which you pay in Cuban pesos. The prices are cheap and it is the ideal place to buy good tropical fruit.
You can find music and dances everywhere in Cuba, they are part of the culture of the island. If you are a nightlife lover Havana will surely suit you. Here you can find the famous Bodeguita del Medio, where you can drink a mojito or El Floridita, to sit where Hemingway sipped his drinks and taste a Daiquiri right in the place where he was born.
Being the climate of Cuba always warm enough, you can bring a comfortable outfit and everything you need for the beach. Also remember a mosquito repellent and protection. For all useful information read our article about what to pack for Cuba
Cuba is considered a safe country for tourists, but it is always good to take security measures, such as not staying in an unauthorized house. Keep in mind that you can rely on the owner of the house where for any need, so it is important that it is a recognized and trusted accommodation.
For any other doubts or questions do not hesitate to contact us in chat or write us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, the team of Cubacenter is always at your disposal.