Category: Essentials

  • Cuban Currency: The Definitive Guide (2021)

    Using Cuban money one of the most confusing things about travelling to Cuba. In fact, many tourists who fail to do research are stranded without any usable money! Our site is run by a group of Cubans and Cuba lovers and we’ll tell you all you need to know in order to help you avoid […]

  • When is the best time to visit Cuba?

    People come to Cuba for many reasons, most of them I dare say come for the pleasure of the weather and the clean air. “Why Cuba?” you might ask, well “Why not? It’s gorgeous!”. So to answer the question: there’s not a wrong time to come to Cuba. The feeling when you go to the […]

  • Cuba reopens its borders to international tourism

    Summary On October 12 most of Cuba entered a “new normality” period, except for Havana, Sancti Spiritus and Ciego de Avila. Tourist can travel to most of the country, except for Havana, Sancti Spiritus and Ciego de Avila provinces. All international airports in Cuba are open, except for Jose Marti International Airport in Havana (expected […]

  • How to get internet in Cuba

    There is mobile internet and WiFi in Cuba. Read this guide to learn how to access internet in Cuba.

  • Cuban visa: ultimate guide to the Cuban Tourist Card

    Every tourist entering Cuba, aside from their passport, most have another important document: a Tourist Card Visa. This is also known as a Cuban visa by many. There is another document which is a Visa, and it is for people who cannot obtain a Tourist Card Visa. Don’t fret, we’ll explain. Do I need a […]

  • How to be a digital nomad in Cuba (2019)

    Being a digital nomad in Cuba is challenging, but depending on the nature of your work it is possible. It mostly depends on your internet needs: the more internet you need the more difficult it will be. You’ll also have to be patient, and be armed with a good VPN. Will I need a VPN? […]

  • Mosquitoes in Cuba

    In our experience Cuba has less mosquitoes than other popular tropical holiday destinations, like Costa Rica or Colombia. Nonetheless, in Cuba, as in any tropical country, there are plenty of insects at any time of the year. In Cuba, as in any tropical country, there are plenty of insects at any time of the year. […]

  • Health Tourism in Cuba

    Cuban medicine has a good reputation all around the globe. It started gaining respect back in the XIX century, when the Cuban doctor Carlos Juan Finlay discovered that the yellow fever was transmitted by mosquitoes and developed a vaccine against the disease, which was a great advancement in the medicine of that time. Now, the […]

  • Best apps for visiting Cuba in 2019

    Nowadays we take our smartphones with us everywhere we go, use them all the time, and most of us probably can’t imagine our lives without them. These devices have actually proven themselves very useful, providing a variety of different tools at the reach of a hand anytime you want. Travelers are no exception: in recent […]

  • Bringing gifts to Cuba

    If you have been preparing for your trip to Cuba and looking for information about this country, you may have heard more than once that it is advisable to bring small gifts and souvenirs to give out to the locals. Of course, no matter what country they are from, all people love to receive gifts, […]