Trip to Cuba

Old Nov 3, 18, 2:44 pm
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Trip to Cuba

Hi there

Any suggestions for Cuba is much appreciated! I;m going in January for a month
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Old Nov 3, 18, 4:01 pm
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Hi there

Any suggestions for Cuba is much appreciated! I;m going in January for a month
Don't make a request of the band for Guantanamera.
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Old Nov 3, 18, 9:10 pm
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Don't make a request of the band for Guantanamera.
What about "She ate a one ton tomato"?
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Old Nov 4, 18, 4:57 am
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Hi!! I took a tour on a classic car with Yoplan.com around Havana and their local guides took me around the most iconic places in the city. It was really fun. Check it out!! You also have to visit Viñales and Varadero.
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Old Nov 4, 18, 8:39 pm
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Get a good guidebook.
Lonely Planet for the whole island.
300 Reasons to Love Havana for that city.
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a tour in a classic car, a night in a club salsa, spend a whole day in a beautiful beach, go to a rum and cigars tour / museums,
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Don't waste money on a guidebook. Google all the info you want and print it. Its free
Explore on your own, thats the best way to appreciate Cuba.
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Any hotels to recommend? Would a 5 or 6 days trip good enough for Havana and nearby?
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Old Jan 29, 19, 8:09 am
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Any hotels to recommend? Would a 5 or 6 days trip good enough for Havana and nearby?
5-6 days would be a good start for Havana and surrounds. There is plenty of nightlife, many places to stroll and absorb the atmosphere, and beaches within 20 minutes travel. Cuba, IMO is not about rushing around to see sights, but lingering to soak up the culture and converse with local people.
f you want to travel to the countryside (Vianles), other historic cities (Trinidade or Matanzas, for example) or one of the nicer beaches (Veradero or one of the cayos), add some time.

Since you are from the US, you will probably use the OFAC reason for travel "Support of the Cuban People" as most independent travelers currently do. Choosing this reason implies that you will spend money supporting independent private Cuban businesses, including casas particulares, as well as paladares. private taxis and tour guides. In addition, a casa particular is a great opportunity to meet some Cubans and get a bit of understanding of their lives.
Here is a list of Cuban agencies (not US based ones like AirBnB) where 100% of the money stays with Cubans. Some let you look at photos and reviews and choose; others ask for your preferences and then suggest casas that might fit. Casas currently run the gamut from a comfortable, air conditioned room in someone's apartment to a whole mansion with chic decor, with corresponding pricing. I have personally had good luck with Cuba Junky.
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