Cuba Travel Guide
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- 98%Budget Travelers
- 76%Business Travelers
- 73%Adventure Travelers
- 63%Nightlife Lovers
Member Reviews (85)
- CubaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBackpackers+ 3Jan 23, 2014
So we know that Americans are not really allowed to go to Cuba. Depending on which administration is in office, upon your return to the US the best you can hope for is a hard time from the Immigration guys. The worst that could happen is a $50,000 fine and possibly a prison sentence. Isn’t Uncle Sam a big meanie? Well yes, but did you know that in Cuba itself it’s illegal to CouchSurf? Well you do now. It’s even illegal for a foreigner to travel in a car with a Cuban, so hitch-hiking (if you’re a tourist) is technically against the law as well. But at least you can go there on holiday. Spare a thought for the poor Cubans – for the vast majority, foreign holidays are illegal. They have to ask permission from their (unelected) government to even pop over to Cancun in Mexico for the weekend. Viva la revolution, indeed.
- CubaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 5Mar 22, 2013
Really amazing place, and a bit of a roller coaster of contradictions. Beautiful cities, amazing and friendly people, and something really unique and special about the old and untouched architecture and infrastructure. At the same time, you feel for the people who are hyper aware of their situation trapped between a corrupt communist government, and the US, who is unwilling to help given the Cuban population that fled Castro in the late 50s. Pretty amazing in general, and will undoubtedly change once things open up.
- CubaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Sep 21, 2013
Really an amazing country but definitely not for everyone. If you speak Spanish and are interested in political economy definitely go. If you like great rum and cigars take a trip, and if you like dancing, music and art and architecture, Cuba is your mecca. There also seems to be great Marlin fishing here in September, October and the island itself is beautiful. However it is not the easiest place to travel around, and those who do not speak Spanish will find it hard to appreciate the richness of the culture and history here. Also the touts can become quite tiresome, but a small price to pay for getting to see a beautiful island with a vibrant culture, and one of the last unique systems of political economies in the world.
- CubaMember ofFoodiesLuxury TravelersTrendsters+ 1Jul 05, 2012
Cuba is a nice destination if you are looking for a beach vacation. Packages from Canada are fairly inexpensive compared to other places in the South and beaches are beautiful with white sand. For people looking for a cultural experience, La Habana is a fantastic place to visit if you are in Cuba with many attractions and places to visit. If you are a foodie, Cuba is not the place for you. But if you are looking just to relax and not get too bothered on the beach by vendors, then Cuba is a good place for you.
- CubaJul 05, 2012
It was an amazing holiday. Seeing is believing. It is like time stood still with all the old cars and bikes. Havana is definitely worth visiting. The markets are dirt cheap. My only Gripe was that when I was there it was just after a hurricane and I was not allowed in the sea because of Jellyfish....Boo!!
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