When buying art at an official outlet, always ask for a receipt to show Cuban customs. To discourage private trading of works of art, officials often confiscate undocumented artwork at the airport. If for some reaso…
The Centro Habana office of Cuba’s internet service provider, the national phone company Etecsa. The drill is to buy a one-hour user card (CUC$1.50) with a scratch-off user code and contraseña (password), which you …
Below Hotel Habana Libre; this agency pulls a lot of weight and finds rooms where others can't, which goes a long way toward explaining its slacker attitude. It also has desks in most of the main hotels.
Represented in all Cubanacán branded hotels, including Hotel Club Acuario, Hotel Copacabana and Boutique Chateau Miramar in Playa; and Hotel Tropicoco and Bravo Club Hotel Arenal in Habana del Este.
Special hard-currency services, general consultations and hospitalization. Enter via the lower level below the parking lot off Padre Varela (ask for CEDA in Section N).
Next to the Hotel Ambos Mundos. Cuban wonder drugs such as anticholesterol medication PPG are sold in pesos here.
Emergency help for tourists. Someone on staff should speak English; the emergency center here is open 24 hours.
Buy your wi-fi cards here or use one of the terminals. The cost is CUC$2 per hour.
Head straight here if you have eye problems; it also has an excellent pharmacy.
Helpful government tourist office just behind Playa Santa María del Mar.