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As my trip is approaching, I need a little help finalizing my itinerary.
Ill be in Cuba for 13 days, short I know. I like art, architecture, hiking, a little beach and good food.
1) is it worth dropping Vinales/Las Terrrazas, which seem a little more touristy and instead go for Baracoa...given that I still need to try to find a flight?
And if it is and I can't find a flight, is the overnight bus safe for a solo female traveler who doesn't really speak spanish?
2) Is Remedias worth the stop on 12/24?
3) Is Gran Parque Natural Montemar worth the stop? for the flamingos and crocodiles...
So far I have
Havana--Playa Larga (still a maybe)--Trinidad-- Remedios--Santa Clara-- Baracoa (via havana)--Havana
Family of 4 wanting to visit Cuba for the first time (2 adults 2 kids 12 and 15). We'd like to visit Havana, a beach, a smaller town (Vinales or Trinidad), a biosphere or park all in 7 to 10 days. What would be a good home base to accomplish this from? An all inclusive may be the best deal for us with regards to air fare. Any suggestions for an all inclusive type place that allows us the flexibility to visit these other places. We've never stayed in a resort before and have no real desire to, except this might be the easiest most cost effective way to accomplish our goals. This would be for late December-January. Thanks.
Me and my wife are planning going to Cuba somewhere around January/February for atleast 2 weeks. Its gonna be our first time and we are very excited. I've read alot of your helpful topics and responds together with reading Lonelyplanet guidebook. But I still can't make my mind on how I should plan our itinerary.
We are going to most likely to land in Havanna and probably rest for 1-2 days in a prebooked hotel and then start our adventure from there.
We are very open on staying on casas, but have in mind that it is first time for both of us staying on B&B or hostels.
Since we are new divers, we hoped to dive as much as we could. But still we want to explore Cuba.
I know it's sounds too much, but what we have hoped of this trip is to be a mix of Exploring a new country + diving + last days (2-3 days) of relaxing (resort or casa close to beach in varadero)
From what I hav... more »
On the website visa.cuba.co.uk, in the hotel field which can no longer be left blank, is it ok just to list a random hotel from the lonely planet?. Anybody done this recently without encountering any difficulties please.
Thank you in advance for any replies.
I'm traveling late December Cuba for 2 weeks
1-What's best stay at hotel or casa hauses.
I see them online
Havana for few days maybe salsa class..
2- any where amazing for qualified scuba diving?
(Maybe I keep that Belize for scuba)
3-where would be some party place for newyear eve.in Cuba
Just I'm thinking loud.
If anyone has good exprience recommendation
Would be amazing
I'm planing my trip to Cuba and I would like to find out from witch place in Mexico it's cheaper to fly to Havana and once in Cuba Witch It's the best way to get around in the country to visit different areas?
Are there any wifi spots in Bayamo? If not then what is the closest? Thanks.
To avoid bundles of cash on me, I would like to take 500 euro notes. Do the banks in Cuba accept these?
i got back recently from a trip to cuba (i'm american and yes, i did my own trip my own way) and had a PHENOMENAL time. it completely turned my brain upside down and i have now thoroughly been bitten by the cuban bug. plus now i have friends there that i miss and wish i could be in better contact with!
anyway, i figure rather than putting together a brief rundown of my trip i thought i'd have this as an open q&a - people can ask questions (especially if they involve americans not going via a tour operator route) and i'd be more than happy to share my experiences...especially since i found this forum to be helpful with helping me figure things out.
i can say i went via mexico city and used interjet from mexico city to havana. i spent 5 nights in havana, 2 in caleton/playa larga, 1 in cienfuegos, 3 in trinidad, 1 back in havana, 2 in viñales, and 1 back in havana. unfort... more »
Personal references are always best... I'd like to spend less than 60CUCs a night.
I will be in Cuba during February and have booked my first 2 nights at a casa in Havana, after that I will travel around the island. I am not sure when I will be back in Havana so I am wondering if you guys know how solid booked casas get in Havana during February? Is it enough to call them 2-3 days in advance and reserve a room?
Also I am looking to host a brunch in Havana for around 30 people, can anyone suggest a restaurant that you think would be suitable to accomodate a group of 30 people? With outdoor seating if possible. It does not have to be strict brunch food on the menu!
Thank you very much for your help
My husband and I plan to travel to Cuba (from the U.S.) over the holidays and already have flights to Cancun. We would like to travel independently (without an organization etc...) We are stumped at how to reserve flights to Havana since you can't use a U.S. credit card. Also, how can we make reservations for hotels? Any tips or advice for independent travelers coming from the US via Mex would be very helpful!
We are also wondering about passport stamps. Since we're not going "legally" (through an organization), what is the procedure for not getting passports stamped? We are curious about the Cuban end, as well as not getting a stamp coming back into Mex.
Please advise, I know it is the busy season so we'd like to make reservations asap!
Just worrying a little about bringing a lot of cash (Euro) to Cuba. Are there other alternatives? I see that Western Union doesn't allow transfer to Cuba.
Are there other alternatives?
Short notice for any friends to make it. If anyone wants to travel from toronto to cuba, varadero dec12 to 19 give or take.
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Hey all :)
Traveling solo in Cuba between 10th-30th July, my flights are already booked! This will be my last stop on a 7 month travel trip around South America. I'll be flying from Colombia, and then going home to London.
I'm 21 years old, female from London with European & South American heritage! Recently graduated. I speak Spanish if that's any help. Would like to see a good few places as I'm staying for 20 days, not just Havana! Not fussed about the route or places, willing to be flexible with the schedule! Pretty easy going.
Having some company would be cool so let me know if you're going to be in Cuba around this time!
My email: email@example.com
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