In order to make your trip to Cuba an unforgettable experience, we have compiled these tips for your trip to Cuba.
 

Packing for the trip

What you should pack for your visit to Cuba will depend on the time of year and places to visit.
 

Here are some ideas to help you carry the necessary luggage for your trip


Cuba is a tropical and warm island, so cotton textiles and other light are ideal for outdoor activities. Clothing should be light, especially during the summer, so it would be best to wear shorts, cotton shirts and sandals.

However, in the rooms of private homes, resorts, restaurants, tour buses and other public areas can enjoy of air conditioner. .trolley travel cuba

During the winter, it's a little cooler, wear a coat to wear during the day, which could be jacket or sweater fine wool and comfortable closed shoes, especially at night..


For the rainy season (May to October), a raincoat or an umbrella will be an important object.

Cubans dress casually, that's the way you should consider when you get dressed. However, visitors who enjoy fine dining, theater and sophisticated entertainment tend to dress more formally for those occasions.

You should also wear sunglasses and a swimsuit to take a refreshing swim, and not forget the sunscreen, the sun in Cuba is quite strong and ultraviolet rays can burn.
 

ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT
 

In Cuba the Electricity is 110 volts, 60 Hz, but most hotels and resorts and private homes have 220 volts income, the plug sockets are in the form of flat pins. If you bring an electrical appliance, check before you leave, if you need an adapter or converter.
 

 WATCH


Cuba is on Eastern Standard Time. It is in this time zone 19 years ago, the average day is 75 ° west, crossing Yateras in Guantanamo province.
It is noteworthy that, from the last Sunday in March until the last Sunday in October, summer time in Cuba is established, acquiring the time of midday 60º West, and the time is advanced according to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT ) it is less than one hour.

Cuba está en la hora estándar del Este. Se encuentra en esta zona horaria hace 19 años, cuyo medio día es de 75 º Oeste, cruzando Yateras en la provincia de Guantánamo.
 

CUSTOMS

Visitors should be well prepared and meet some simple rules they should consider when they are  going through customs, both when entering or leaving Cuba. Key information to remember:

Incoming rating: You must be aware of some customs regulations before traveling to Cuba, for example, do not carry weapons, explosives or pornographic magazines that are banned in the country, any article, including literature, that threatens the security and regulations inside the country they are also prohibited.

 
There is a relationship of regulated and prohibited items you should know. Visit page "Customs"


Tourists coming from States, either directly or from a third country, are not allowed to bring games in videotapes.

Tourists can bring, tax free, two bottles of liquor, one carton of cigarettes and their personal belongings and jewelry, cameras and video, typewriters, sporting goods and fishing gear.

They can import, duty free, up to 10 kilos of medicines in their original container. Gifts up to a value of $ 250 US also its baggage is measured in inches of that amount, $ 50 is tax free, and the rest it is 100 percent.

Visitors must have a valid passport or travel document issued in its name and the corresponding card or tourist visa, except for countries that Cuba maintains Free Visa agreements.

The Tourist Card can be requested at the Cuban consular representations. Also, in travel agencies and airlines. There are two types: for individual tourists or tourists traveling in groups.

 
Businessmen, journalists working with the natives of Cuba, non-residents or with another nationality, they must obtain a visa.
 

If any of the items aforementioned you can enter it into the country, customs officials must give the traveler a duly signed document and coined by civil operating employee that legalizes the action

 
in this document should appear the actions that tourist should do and the rights he has.

Visitors leaving Cuba can carry in their luggage 23 cigars, and 1.14 liters of alcohol (two regular-sized bottles of 750 ml).

You must request the official invoice at the store where you bought the cigarettes because you must show it at customs when you leave the country. The twisted tobaccos have to be in their original containers, with the official notes, including the new holographic seal.

To export other items, such as art and antiques, you must get a permission from the National Registry of Cultural Property. Most legitimate vendors have such permits, and can officially stamp your receipt.

Strict rules are applied to export plants and animals.

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
prohibited the departure of the country: flora and fauna indigenous, live or preserved specimens and articles made from parts of endangered species. However, articles made from species approved by the CITES Management Authority of Cuba can be moved out of Cuba.

 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS


In Cuba the telephone network provides direct communications inside and outside the country anywhere in the world. Some hotels and resorts also offer Internet connections.
 

VACCINATION AND HEALTH TIPS


You do not need vaccinations to travel to Cuba. Most hotels provide 24-hour health services with specialists and nurses. There are specialized clinics for tourists in major cities.

Although water filter is clean, it is advised to drink bottled water to avoid tropical diseases.
 

 CRIME


Although Cuba is very safe and has a low crime rate, you should take some precautions to avoid being surprised by petty thieves, who are waiting for the opportunity to seize any property, such as wallets, cameras and video, pieces of luggage, handbags and shopping bags.
  
 Public order is guaranteed on the streets by lots of young policemen, always willing to help if you need it, even though they do not speak English.

You should take note of the following tips: Do not take more money with you than you need, and do not be careless with your belongings and shopping, keep well your wallet and not take it out in public or crowded places, we suggest that keep it in your front pocket, check the bill at restaurants before paying, get rid of so-called "tourist guides", who are not professional and many of them are unaware of Cuban history and culture, which only pretends to be nice to tourists in order to deceive them, keep your jewellery and valuables in the safe box, you must leave the passport in a safe place and only carry a copy.

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LAST COMMENT
Nelson's casa particular old Havana 14 Comments Published on 2018-12-11

Casa particular Excelente

Recomendamos que los viajeros visiten la Habana y que se queden en la casa de Nelson y Sonia. Han hecho que nuestra estancia en Cuba haya sido especial. Intentan ayudarte en todo lo que pueden, recomiendan sitios, te guían en tu recorrido por la isla... son encantadores. Asimismo, las habitaciones (ya que nosotros hemos estado en dos de las que ofrecen) están en perfecto estado, limpias y tienen todo lo necesario. Además, los desayunos que nos preparaban eran muy completos y riquísimos. La verdad es que no tenemos nada negativo que decir de nuestra estancia en la Habana. Muy recomendable!!

Maialen Pérez Markotegi da España, España
Particular House V&V - Old Havana 8 Comments Published on 2018-12-02

Recomendadisimo, muy agradecidos

El hogar de Manuel y Mercedes tiene de todo lo necesario para una estancia inolvidable, comodida, ricos desyaunos, muy buena ubicación en un barrio tradicional y muy seguro. Por si eso fuera poco, tiene mucho cariño y un trato incomparable, todo eso junto a una conversa amistosa. No lo pensariamos dos veces al volver por la Habana en quedarnos en este hogar.

Claudia y Alberto, Chile
Particular House V&V - Old Havana 8 Comments Published on 2018-12-01

Recomendadisimos!

Nuestros últimos días en Cuba no habrían sido lo mismo sino hubiésemos compartido con Manuel y Mercedes. Un hogar con todo lo necesario para una estancia plena en la histórica ciudad de la Habana. Las conversaciones y la fraternidad no tienen precio y si lo tuvieran serían impagables. Quedamos con muchas ganas de volver e invitamos otras personas de viaje a elegir el hospedaje que amablemente les espera con una muy buena ubicación y con un ambiente inigualable. Cuando volvamos sin duda pasaremos, ya sea a saludar o a quedarnos.

Claudia, Chile
Particular House V&V - Old Havana 8 Comments Published on 2018-12-01

Recomendadisimo

Una estancia sin comparación. Las cosas que busca cualquier viajero están presentes, comodidad, buena ubicación, rica comida al desayuno y un trato inigualable. La fraternidad y cariño de Manuel y Mercedes serán parte de los momentos difíciles de olvidar de este viaje. Ya pensamos en volver a Cuba y sin duda pasaremos de nuevo a saludar y si es posible a quedarnos.

Claudia y Alberto, Chile
Particular House V&V - Old Havana 8 Comments Published on 2018-11-13

Vacaciones inolvidable

Estas vacaciones fueron inolvidable, a mi llegada a la casa, mi primera impresión fue estupenda cuando Manuel el dueño de la casa me recibió con una alegría como si fuéramos familia y así mismo nos trataron durante nuestra estancia en su casa, Mercedes su esposa nos preparó un exquisito desayuno y pude conectarme con mi familia por wifi gratis, créanme fue una estancia inolvidable.

Joseph, España
Casa Colonial Nilvia Santiago de Cuba 1 Comments Published on 2018-11-11

Casa excelente

Excelente casa colonial en el centro de la ciudad de Santiago de Cuba. Las habitaciones son amplias, limpias, frescas y seguras. Los desayunos y las cenas son excelentes. La recomiendo a todos los turistas.

David Maceira, República Dominicana
House in rent Santiago Caribens Tropical 1 Comments Published on 2017-01-22

Se la recomiendo a todos

La casa es bonita y centrica . recomendada

Juan Mexico
House in rent Georgina Trinidad 1 Comments Published on 2018-07-21

Recomiendo esta casa particular

ES UNA BUENA CASA, ASI COMO LA FAMILIA, BUENAS HABITACIONES LIMPIAS, BUENA COMIDA, FELICITACIONES A LAS COCINERAS YA QUE LA COMIDA TIENE SABOR CASERO, TRANQUILIDAD PARA DORMIR YA QUE APENAS HAY RUIDOS, Y CUANDO VOY A TRINIDAD SIEMPRE VOY A ESTA CASA YA QUE HE ESTADO EN VARIAS EN TRINIDAD Y ESTA ES LA QUE ME HACE REPETIR, SALUDOS A TODOS

francisco escribano talavera, España
bnb yamile aloja trinidad rent 1 Comments Published on 2017-01-20

Excelente Hostal

la casa se encuentra cerca del Centro de la Ciudad, pasamos dias muy lindo

Luis
Casa particular Lyosman Trinidad 1 Comments Published on 2016-11-07

magnifica casa e splendidi i proprietari

Consiglio sicuramente questa casa, in assoluto la miglore casa dove siamo stati a Cuba, i proprietari sono serissimi e le colazioni abbondanti , la consiglio

Laura
rooms for rent yuisi Punta Gorda 1 Comments Published on 2017-04-30

casa particular impia, comidas abundantes y ubicación central

La casa fue una revelación, limpia, comidas abundantes y ubicación central. recomendada

Yaima Rodriguez
Casa Particular Jose Arteaga Cienfuegos 1 Comments Published on 2016-11-07

alojamiento especial en la ciudad de Cienfuegos, Cuba

estuve muy bien en esta casa, el dueno es un medico muy amable. gracias

Andrea Mori
Liliana casa particular Soroa 1 Comments Published on 2016-10-17

Hermoso lugar , casa particular muy limpia

Yo visite el lugar y es sin lugar a duda un lugar expectacular donde sus anfitriones te hacen sentir en un ambiente familiar, el lugar esta lleno de confort y disfrutas de la natureleza al maximo, esquisitos en la limpieza. El sason de Liliana algo inigualable..rico sason cubano. Les aconsejo visiten el Hostal La Coloneal Soroa, Es un lugar para recordar y volver a visitar.

Claribel Gimenez, Estados Unidos
Casa Particular Mej Varadero 1 Comments Published on 2016-05-31

Inolvidables dias en Varadero

Varadero es segun mi experiencia personal una de las playas mas hermosas del Caribe. En mi estancia alli, estuve hospedado en este apartamento y el servicio fue explendido.

Alberto Quesada, Argentina