Cuba Travel Information
Everything You Need to Know For
A Worry-Free All Inclusive Cuba Vacation
Hope you find this Cuba travel
information useful in
planning your fun filled all inclusive Cuba
General Cuba Travel Information
Located in the northwest Caribbean,
Cuba has numerous white
sand beaches and is surrounded by turquoise waters - what
more could you ask for! Many
of the beaches have a very gradual slant and the water is
shallow for hundreds of feet. While
majority of the island is fairly fat, about a quarter of the island is
in lush mountains
great for jungle tours and the like.
And of course you know that Cuba is famous
for it’s world-renowned
Approximately 11 million people live in Cuba with the
official language being Spanish. A
large majority of tourist related employees speak at some English
The international airport is about 25 kilometres southwest
of the capital city Havana.
Electrical appliances generally plug in with the two flat
prong plugs (North American style) but some hotels have round prong
(European style). The
current is 60 Hz,
110/230 volts AC.
Weather in Cuba
The best weather in Cuba is between
January and May – after
hurricane season but before the Cuba temperatures soar in the summer
months. January to
May are also the
driest months in Cuba. Humidity
in the summer months often reach 95% so be prepared if you’re planning
holiday between June and August!
Cuba is not well
known for its food. Travellers
often complain that Cuba food is
bland and some tropical fruits, salad etc that you might expect are not
available or may not be of good quality - even at the five star all
Most of the issues with Cuban food have to do with supply
island. Cuba may not be the right all
inclusive vacation for you if you’re looking for five star dining!
Currency Used in Cuba
Two different currencies are used in
Cuba - one for tourists and one for locals. The convertible
peso (CUC$) is the currency used in Cuba by
often called the
“tourist dollar” and the locals use notes called the Cuban Peso (CUP).
US dollars are not used for trade in Cuba and exchanging US
dollars incurs a penalty in Cuba so you may want to pre-plan for this
carrying Euros or Canadian dollars instead.
Best Cuba Tours
While at a Cuba all inclusive
vacation it’s definitely
while to leave the resort on occasion!
There are a number of excellent tours available including
unquestionable worth it to plan a day
trip to Havana to see “old Cuba” in less of a tourist
environment even though it's a tour hour bus ride from most of the
- The swim with the dolphins
tour was also given high rankings compared with swim with the dolphins
in other locations due to the small groups and amount of time spent
with the dolphins.
- Another favourite
was the four wheel drive
Tips for Travel to Cuba
- Tipping will get
you a bit better service (as is the case with many all inclusive
vacations) – take some small bills for tipping
- Staff appreciate
gifts such as cosmetics, toiletries, clothes, or children’s school
supplies as much or more than money since these items are often hard to
come by in Cuba and often cash tips are shared amongst all hotel staff
rather than kept by the individual.
- American credit
cards are not accepted in Cuba
- Be prepared for
quite aggressive beggars and sales people in Havana if you’re not with
an organized tour
- You need a
passport and a Cuba travel visa (travel card) to enter Cuba
- Many tourists have
been injured riding mopeds in Cuba, exercise caution if you rent mopeds
- Be sure to take
all the toiletries you’ll need as things like Advil, deodorant, and
shaving cream are hard to find in Cuba
- Christmas, Easter,
spring break, and July and August are the busiest times at Cuba resorts.
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