8 Tips for traveling to Cuba. Cuba is one of the destinations that is fashionable lately, so I have not been able to miss the opportunity to make this article in which I will give you some tips to make the trip more enjoyable and you can even save a little money. Below I present my 8 tips for traveling to Cuba.
Tips and Advice for Traveling To Cuba
Do not miss anything in your luggage
Every time I start a new trip I always like to take as few things as possible in the suitcase, but Cuba is different. Due to the poor economic situation in which the island is located, finding items as basic as a toothbrush or toothpaste can take a while. Something essential that you cannot miss in your luggage is a good first aid kit.
Valid passport and compulsory insurance
Check that your passport does not expire in the next 6 months if you do not want to have headaches. Medical insurance is also mandatory to travel to Cuba since May 2010. I would also advise you to take out travel insurance, since baggage losses are very common.
Euros or dollars? The great doubt
One question that comes to many people when they travel to Cuba is whether it is better to carry euros or dollars. Undoubtedly, it is much better to go to the island with Euros, since there is a high tax when you make the change of dollars to the Cuban currency. You have to walk with feet of lead, as there are many scams when changing euros for CUC.
Best time to travel to Cuba?
The best time to visit Cuba is in the months that go from November to April, since the climate is hot and dry. I do not recommend that you go from May to October, since it is rare the day it does not rain. While it is true that these rains do not usually last more than 3 hours, they are usually quite strong.
Protect yourself from the sun and mosquitoes
You should not forget that in Cuba the sun hits very strong and if you do not go sufficiently protected it will not take long to burn you. It is not enough just to put on cream when you leave home and now, you have to renew it every certain hour, especially if you are very white skin.
Any product that protects you from mosquito bites will also be welcome in your medicine cabinet, as they are everywhere.
Goodbye dear internet
The best thing you can do is forget about the internet during your trip, since the connections to the global network in Cuba hotels are expensive, and usually slow too. Also do not connect the mobile data, since the bill that can reach you can be even greater than the trip itself.
Hotels or private homes in Cuba?
There are 2 ways to stay in Cuba, hotels and private homes. If you opt for comfort then I suggest you go to a hotel; but if you want to know better the island and the culture and customs of the Cubans then you have to go to a private house.
Havana by decree?
As for the question of which Cuban city is the best one to visit, most would answer that Havana, and they may be right, but there are also other cities in Cuba that are well worth going to like:
- Hundred fires
- Santa Clara
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