Cuba Travel Resources (How to Plan a Trip to Cuba)
Cuba Travel Resources
Everything you need to plan a trip to Cuba + all Cuba blog posts
✈️ CHEAP FLIGHTS:
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If you’re happy doing your own research, click to compare prices on flights with Skyscanner.
Or, get clever with your bookings and use AirWander to discover stopovers via cheap multi city flights.
? CHEAP HOTELS:
Staying with a local family in Cuba is much cheaper than opting for a hotel (which are all government run).
Homestays in Cuba are called ‘casas’, and allows you to interact with local Cubans, and experience the country the way a local would.
Check rates and availability on Cuba accommodation via CubaEden. You’ll find that many of the mainstream booking sites don’t list accommodation in Cuba.
? CUBA TRANSPORT:
Don’t just admire the classic cars in Cuba – rent one from Zun Zun Car!
There’s no better way to feel like a local than driving the streets with the top down in a classic 1950’s convertible; you can rent a car with a driver and adjust your itinerary to go wherever you like!
Or, organize a transfer from the airport so you don’t rock up and find yourself stranded in Havana.
? TOURS & TICKETS
For small group tours that are open to Americans, the following two companies have fantastic itineraries that allow you to explore the real Cuba, beyond what you see on a postcard. Click to view itineraries from:
Our favorite travel guides for Cuba are listed below; we typically love Lonely Planet, however their guides aren’t overly accurate for this country.
? HEALTH & SAFETY
Travel insurance in Cuba is mandatory – you won’t get past immigration without it.
We recommend travel medical insurance with SafetyWing; a reliable company with plans for as little as $37 for 4 weeks.
Stock up on Travelan to avoid Travellers’ Diarrhoea while you’re overseas – an all natural, gluten free prevention.
Learning Spanish before you go will greatly improve your safety while in the country.
? INTERNET IN CUBA
Free Wi-Fi does not exist in Cuba. It is also very slow, and only available in hotels and some other specific spots, such as public parks. The price starts from 1 CUC for an hour.
Always use a VPN when connecting to the internet overseas. This allows you to re-route the connection through your home country meaning you can’t be hacked. You can also get around country based censorship / location based restrictions with this. We use HotSpot Sheild VPN.