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Hi - We are heading to Havana 2-Nov and Departing 11-Nov. Spending a few days in havana then to Vinales. Trinidad is intriguing but the day on a bus, perhaps looking at not going that far and taking in Matazanas and the north coast a bit. Are we missing out skipping trinidad?
I'll be in Cuba in the beginning of October and I would like to enjoy a baseball match and a boxing fight. Do you know where are the best places for that on the island ? (I'll go in Santiago, Trinidad, Holguin, Santa Clara, La Habana, and Vinales)
Thank you for your advise !
A bit about me: I'm a 31 y/o solo woman from the US. I will be in Cuba from December 17-January 7th (I'm also an international teacher or I would have chosen a less busy time of year!). I have pretty good Spanish and I've traveled around South America and a bit of the Carribbean before. I am accustomed to backpacking around and staying in hostels to meet other travelers, but I've read that casa particulares are a better option in Cuba.
Normally I would book my stay on…
Received an email from a friend living on Isla de la Juventud who said there were health officials coming to deal with a suspected cholera outbreak occurring in private farms raising pigs. Anyone heard anything like this? What about the zika virus? I thought I heard some of the early cases were detected in Puerto Rico, not far from Cuba.
I know that StoneGate bank is allowing users to use their cards in Cuba, but that bank is limited to 21 locations in Florida,
Banco Popular/Popular Community Bank - has over 50 locations in NY, NJ, FL and have a massive presence in Puerto Rico - will permit users to use their Popular Community Bank MasterCard credit card while in Cuba - a affidavits must be filled out saying which of the 12 categories one is traveling under (tourism is not permitted).
Hoping for a bit of advice from like minded travellers. I visited Cuba 9 years ago, and from what I have gathered things today are changing fast. I have booked a flight to Havana Cuba for a month, from 16th December onwards. I don't have any interest in visiting Varadero, Caya coco or and hotels. On my last visit I did not book any case particulares in advance, especially as this was pretty impossible then. Now I have read that air bnb are open to bookings, as are a number of other…