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Understandably, politics may come up when people talk Cuba. We accept that and believe it's both naive and unhelpful to pretend it's not a part of travel and Cuban experience.

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Not long to go now but I have a few questions and last minute details to work out.
Have booked all accommodation at Casas Particular but was wondering do they take your passport and return it when you leave? I am travelling on my own and wonder how safe it is to leave cash and passport in the room if I wanted to spend a day at the beach. I can lock suitcase but should I also take a bike lock a la my backpacking days?
Next question is does anybody know if it's ok to book bus travel through the…

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New to Cuba and live in British Columbia. Thinking of flying to Havana... Love beaches but not big resorts.. Wouldn't mind a pool near a beach for a few days though. Would like a mix of culture and beach.... any suggestions of where to go and stay:) we are there for two weeks:)

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I am planning to take a two week vacation in Cuba this fall. I am trying to figure out whether I should go early or late November or early December. I know that November is the last month of the hurricane season but I have read that hurricanes in November or not that likely and that often times the weather is nice. My itinerary thus far is Havana, Vinales, and Trinidad and maybe elsewhere depending on time spent in each town.

I have checked flights and there do not seem to be any direct from…

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Am planning to take my goldie to Cuba this winter for about 5 months. She loved Mexico. We'll be on Isla de la Juventud. Most of the challenges I might face have been heard and I think we can manage. But, just this weekend I was told she'd have to remain on the property where we will be staying for the first month as a part of quarantine rules. Last year, we drove from Canada to Mexico and back crossing the borders on the way. Not only was there no quarantine at the borders, they didn't even ask…

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Hi!
We will be in Cuba this December, first time visit. We are flying into and out of Havana and plan to rent a car.
We would like to include a couple of days scuba diving and beach in our itinerary (guess the Carribean side is better in December? Isla de la Juventud?).
Can anyone suggest a feasible itinerary for this amount of time?
Regards, Gaston

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Hi,

I am going to Cuba in November and am looking for a quiet beautiful beach to go to.
I don't want to go to Varadero and am a bit limited on time, so I was hoping to find somewhere within reasonable proximity of Trinidad. I was looking at Cayo Guillermo, but all the accommodation seems to be big resort style hotels which is really not my thing. Can anyone recommend somewhere around that area?
I would be more than happy with a shack on the beach or a case particular.
thanks

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Hello!
I am new to Lonely Planet & hope someone can help.

I (german national) am getting married to a british national in Cuba next year.
We both live in london, england.
We haven't been married before.

We have been told that we will need our passports and birth certificates to get married in cuba.
My birth certificate is in german whilst his is in english.
Would anyone know if my birth certificate needs to be translated and legalised, and if so by whom?

Has anyone had experience with this?