10 Traveler Tips: Your First Time to Cuba
There are two types of travelers: those who take the time to plan ahead, and those who don’t –the latter are always running into unexpected troubles. If you want to get the most out of your trip to Cuba with Letty’s Cuba, consider the following tips:
1. Tell your bank you’re visiting Cuba
Do this as you would it with any other destination. International calls in Cuba are quite expensive and internet access is limited. Let your bank know you’re willing to accept such charges.
2. Bring some hard currency with you
Euros get an excellent exchange rate and having dollars in cash is almost a necessity. You’ll need it for services and other unexpected expenses. If you run low on cash consider going to CADECA (currency exchange places)
3. Bank cards might not work
Sometimes you’ll want to drink a mojito or buy food and you will be left stranded with your card and no mojitos. Resort to the previous tip: bring cash.
4. Practice patience
Long lines and queues are all around Cuba so be prepared and arrive early. You don’t want to miss anything. (When you book with us we make sure you don’t have to wait. We’ve everything scheduled just for you.)
5. Download Offline Google Maps
Havana is a great place to walk, download a map on Google maps prior to your visit to Cuba. It will certainly help you when you’re on your own.
6. Bring your medication
Bring cold medication or anything you might need. Having a stomachache or flu isn’t precisely the best way to enjoy a trip –especially when it might be hard to find the proper medication.
7. Don’t forget to tip
Many Cubans have a very low salary and the cost of living might be fairly high for them. A simple tip might mean the world to them.
8. Get travel insurance
Don’t worry, this one is on us. You won’t even have to worry about it.
9. Travel light
Bring the necessary, cabin luggage only if possible. It’s safer and contributes to the whole idea of visiting without complications.
10.Learn some Spanish
Learn some phrases, and make a list of the things you might need to say during your trip. Also, you’ll want to understand a bit of the salsa lyrics to get yourself really immersed in the experience.
We hope the above tips prove useful for your next trip to Cuba. If you want, we can make it even easier for you. Just let us handle everything from travel insurance, schedules, trips, and any other need.
With Letty’s Cuba, you’ll have the chance to visit Cuba without a hassle. We’ll make it easier for you to rent a car, go on tours, and visit the best restaurants. If you want to know more, call 954-368-0546 and we’ll kindly help you.