Americas - Cuba
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Could someone please tell me HOW MUCH IS the COST OF A Tourist Visa Card WHEN IT'S bought upon arrival at the airport In Cuba.
I've just been informed by the charter co here in Florida that a new change has taken place, that the tourist card is now not sold with the airline ticket for those of us that were born in USA and that I will have to buy it when I land. I'm going to visit family on the island.
Bear in mind this change is only for direct Charter flights
Does anyone know whether the 01 January Revolution Day is celebrated in 2013? I've heard it's only every other year. Are there celebrations (like those they do on May Day) that just anyone can attend? Thanks.
My daughter (middle age) and I (senior citizen) wish to travel to Cuba in January. We would appreciate any and all recommendations and experiences. Thanks, Barbara
Ill be arriving in Cuba on the 12th of November in to Havana, and was really hoping people could give me some ideas on where I could visit, Ill have to be back in Havana 16 days later.
I heard Trinidad is worth a visit and Veradero just to see the beaches for a day or two.
Would really appreciate any recommendations for places to visit, restaurants bars etc
I am travelling with my nine year old son in Cuba during december. During our stay we are going to rent taxis for excursions and it would be great to share costs and experiences :). We are planning to go for daytrips from Trinidad 16-th to 20th. Amongst others to the waterfalls in El Nicho and possibly lake Hanabanilla. (I have no clue what that might cost...?)
All in all we would love company on our transfers, with or without other children. More fun and less expensive.
Also we are going to need to share a Taxi from Varadero to Havanna on the 25th of december.
While I am asking, does anyone know how much should I expect to pay for a taxi between Trinidad and Varadero?? Planning to stop in Cienfuegos along the way.
Greatful for all answers or recommendations!!
Just about to head out for this years Cycling tour,(Matanzas to Las Tumbas),and wondering if anyone has any (recent ) info on a Casa in Guane or in Isabel Rubio in Pinar?
Hi! giong to Havana next week (for one week) have a basic hotel booked for first couple of nights, planning to stay in CPs for a few nights near the beach for the rest of the trip, but it is my birthday :) on the Tuesday night, so we fancied staying somewhere a bit more 'luxurious' just for one night....want somewhere full of character, ambience is probably the top criteria.... so far the shortlist is looking like Villanueva (though have heard it may be quite smokey all over the hotel and one of our group is a bit worried about this?) Betran de Santa Cruz, Hotel Raquel, san Felipe y santiago .... had considered Nacional or Park view,..but get the feeling they are a little less charismatic..?
would really really appreicate opionions if anyone has stayed at these places... or has another recommendation!! Have left it late to book so really need to get it sorted asap!
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I'm planning a trip to Cuba, and I would like to spend a few days in Cayo Largo.
However I only find very touristy big hotels or villages with animation, Italian cousin, etc.
Anyone knows if it's possible to find a more authentic accommodation in Cayo Largo? Something like Cabanas, casas particulares or, at least more authentic hotels?
In case this is out of question, anyone has suggestions on alternatives amazing sea places with a more cuban flavour?
Many thanks in advance,
Don Diego Velázques de Cuellar founded seven villages Baracoa, Bayamao, Sancti Spiritu, Trinidad, Pourto Principe, La Habana, Santiago de Cuba and the town Remedious. Trinidad was founded as number four 1514. This is the oldest and best maintained colonial city of Cuba. The historical core with the cobbled streets running from Plaza Mayor is an architectural feast for the eyes. The buildings in Trinidad aren’t the only well maintained things. The old classic American vintage cars seem to be in amazing shape here no other part of Cuba can compete. On the cobbled street these cars meets great competition form horses, donkeys and carts. The life on the streets is following the old traditions from vanishing times.
For pictures from Trinidag please visit my blog
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Is there a recommended connection between Havana (airport) & Trinidad?
I'm looking for some advice here please... is it bad form/rude to arrive back to your casa late at night in Havana? I like the idea/authenticity of staying with nice local people at a Casa in Havana, but I will be visiting with other cigar enthusiasts who are staying in hotels and I imagine I will have a few late nights of sitting around the porch smoking cigars and talking. I don't want to be disrespectful arriving back home at my Casa at 1am, but does this happen? I'm thinking it might happen, but is still rude and I don't want to be that guy.
Am I better off looking for a hotel so I don't have to worry about it? My 1st two options are already booked during my travel.
I'll fly Cancun-Havana on Nov.7th, and return Nov 17th.
About the Tourist Card, should I apply in an embassy before (Central America), or is it possible in Cancun it self ? How many days does it take ? I am French.
Thanks for your advice.
We are visiting my husband's family and we are staying 60 days. Do I have to pay a r/t ticket for the 30 days, ignore the return flight home and then purchase AN ADDITIONAL ticket to get home in addition to those last 30 days of insurance???? Does anyone know of a place where we can just pay a change fee for the return flight?
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