» Visitors travelling to Cuba should select light clothes, above all in the summer. Select cotton fabric, undershirt, and hats to shade the sun, shorts, as well as sandals for the day. For the winter season a light jacket or sweater to be used mainly for nights and closed comfortable shoes. To enjoy the beach don’t forget your swimsuit, sunglasses and sun screen.
Do I need a visa ? All visitors must have a valid passport with up date visa or tourist card except in the cases of countries that have an agreement with Cuba of free entrees.
» The airport departure tax at the Cuban international airports is 25.00 CUC.
» There are specialized clinics for tourists in the country’s main cities. The majority of the hotels have 24 hour medical services with specialized personnel. It is recommended to bring your Health Insurance.
» It is suggested to drink bottled water which can easily be purchased in any store or hotel at a price ranging from 0.60 CUC to 1 CUC.
» The electric current in the majority of the places and hotels is 110V/60hz, although there are some installations that have 220V/60 hz.
» In Cuba a visitor can rent cars, bikes, motorcycles or use bus services. Always ask for official taxis from state enterprises which has controlled meter. The country has 17 airports, in addition to an extensive network of highways and roads.
» The money exchange can be carried out in any bank, hotel and exchange offices known as CADECA. We suggest the visitor that travels with hard currency, to use Euro in place of US dollar. If you do that you avoid to pay 10%% tax over the US dollar when you change it for CUC.
» To rent a car you must present your passport and drivers license. The driver must be 21 years of age. The drivers license could be international or of the country of origin. We suggest the travel guide called “Guide to Roads in Cuba”. The signs across the country in general are not enough.