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Tornado Hits Havana On January 27, 2019, a massive tornado touched down in the eastern part of the city of Havana. The tornado caused widespread damage to property and state media confirms that at least 3 people are dead, and hundreds injured. The Cuban government has mobilized the military to clean up the debris and start some reconstruction. But it is expected to take [...]
What is a CADECA Foreign Exchange Office? In Cuba, foreign money can be exchanged at any bank or at specialized, state owned foreign exchange offices called CADECAs. These CADECA exchange offices can convert foreign currency into Cuban currency. As mentioned, there are 2 official types of Cuban currency and you should familiarize yourself with these currencies before visiting Cuba. Once you arrive in Cuba, you [...]
The following is a brief summary of some of the most popular towns and cities in Cuba for Tourists. Recommended For New Cuba Tourists Havana - It's the tourist capital. Filled with Cubans, it is also the economic center of Cuba. Cubans from across the country dream of coming to Havana to make money. It's a hard life and the housing shortage and congestion [...]
The Best Cities and Towns to Visit in Cuba, If You Have 1 Week One of the most common questions I get asked about Cuba is how to plan a 1 week trip and to see as much as possible of the island. Honestly, the answer to this questions depends a lot on your personal travel experience and what you plan on getting out [...]
Cuban Pig Roast Party A slow cooked, roasted Cuban pig is one of the most traditional Cuban foods and cooking styles you can get. There is a lot of preparation involved and a whole day of cooking, but roasting a pig on an outdoor fire pit is a great way to celebrate a special occasion and to feed a big gang of people. I [...]
Traveler Stories - A First Time Experience in CubaAt Best Cuba Guide we help hundreds of travelers explore Cuba each month. For many of these explorers, it is their first time in Cuba. Many have hesitations and lots of questions. We walk them through the process, step by step and by the time they have read the Real Havana guide and reserved their accommodations, they [...]