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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘hola’
(o-la)
Spanish
Plug combo ac
Electricity
110V/220V/60hz
More on electricity
Nov-May
Best time to go
Winter

Money and costs

Currency
Pesos (₱)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated July 19, 2018 9:52AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
CUC$70
  • Casas particulare: CUC$25–35
  • Meal in government-run restaurant: CUC$10–15
  • Museum entry: CUC$1–5
Midrange
$70–140
  • Mid-range hotel: CUC$50–100
  • Meal in paladar (private restaurant): CUC$15–25
  • Víazul bus travel: Havana–Trinidad CUC$25
Top end (more than)
CUC$140
  • Resort or historic hotel: CUC$200-300
  • Car hire or taxi: CUC$60–70
  • Evening cabaret: CUC$35–60

Visas

Regular tourists who plan to spend up to two months in Cuba do not need visas. Instead, you get a tarjeta de turista (tourist card) valid for 30 days, which can be extended once you're in Cuba (Canadians get 90 days plus...

Get the latest visa advice for Cuba from our community.

When to go and weather

°C°F
mmin
CUB
Camagüey
Go Nov–Apr
Mar – May
30208668
0.5
0.02
Jun – Aug
32238974
0.87
0.04
Sep – Nov
30228672
0.4
0.02
Dec – Feb
27198166
0.07
0.0
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Santiago de Cuba
Go Nov–Apr
Mar – May
29228472
Jun – Aug
31248776
Sep – Nov
30238674
Dec – Feb
28218269
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Viñales
Go Nov–Apr
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Trinidad
Go Nov–Apr
Mar – May
20135645
Jun – Aug
21166050
Sep – Nov
30228672
Dec – Feb
28198265
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Havana
Go Nov–Apr
Mar – May
30198565
Jun – Aug
32238973
Sep – Nov
30218569
Dec – Feb
27167960
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season

Getting to Cuba

Flights to Cuba

The best price found from United States to Cuba is on December 10th, 2018, travelling with United. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

BWI
Baltimore Washington International
from $116.00
HAV
Havana

Getting around Cuba

Buses are the most efficient and practical way of getting around.

Bus The state-run Víazul network links most places of interest to tourists on a regular daily schedule. Cubanacán runs a less comprehensive conectando service. Local buses are crowded and have no printed schedules.

Car Rental cars are quite expensive and driving can be a challenge due to the lack of signposts and ambiguous road rules.

Taxi Taxis are an option over longer distances if you are traveling in a small group. Rates are approximately CUC$0.55 per kilometer.

Train Despite its large train network, Cuban trains are slow, unreliable and lacking in comfort. For stoics only!

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