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Cuban Money Tips Cash is used in 99% of commerce in Cuba. There are a few ATM machines in Havana (for tourist use) but they are unreliable and you sometimes have to wait in line to show identification before using the machines. If your credit cards are at a US based bank, then they will not work. If the credit cards are at a Canadian [...]
Maria De La Gorda, The Best Scuba Diving in Cuba Maria de la Gorda, it's a very beautiful place. It is the top diving center in Cuba. It consists of miles of pristine beaches, a world class diving center, an a few hotels and shops. The center is located in the Parque Nacional Peninsula de Gunanahacabibes, almost at the westernmost tip of the island. It is a [...]
I Want To Explore All of Cuba - What's the Best Cuba Guidebook For Me? I see this question asked all the time on message boards, forums and even directly to me. It usually comes from people who are anxious to explore, but don't know where to start. Maybe they have traveled around their own country and done a few foreign trips, but they are so caught [...]
McDonald's Coming To Havana? Recently, the relationship between Cuba and the United States seems to be thawing. America's President Obama signaled that he wanted to see the end of the embargo against Cuba and hoped to open Cuba up to America products and culture as a way of reforming the government. With this news, many people in Cuba rejoiced. For Americans, there has been a [...]
Old Havana vs Vedado? I get asked this question all the time. It seems like every foreigner who is taking a trip to Havana is torn between spending time in Vedado or Old Havana. When most tourists think of Havana, they have the image of Old Havana in their head. They imagine tight, cobblestone streets. Open air bars and restaurants at every corner. Music streaming out [...]
The Best Casas Particulares are in Vedado, Havana If you are planning to rent a casa particular in Havana, then I 100% recommend that you stay in Vedado versus Old Havana. It’s not even a question, in my mind. If you want a large, well maintained casa and a quiet sleep at night, then a casa particular in Vedado is the way to go. I [...]