Date of Trip: April 2016
My wife and I visited 9 days in Cuba in April 2016, one CUC = one dollar
Stay in “casas particulares” no hotels if you want to save money and feel Cuban enviroment, average 35 CUC per night, there are clean, safe and helpfull to do easy your travel around Cuba. add 3 to 5 CUC for person for a full breakfast. In Habana we stayed 4 days in Casa de Mary, in Vedado area, grat hospitality and breakfast. Take a colectvo taxi for 1CUC for 2 to go from Vedado to Downtown Habana or walking around maleco for 30 minutes
Go to hotel National and if you can spend around 60 CUC per person with dinner listen for 2 hour orchestra Aragon.
The salsa group around Habana
Don’t believe to listen buena vista social club group, many Cubans around downtown havana offer the show but ut is not true
Eat in Catedeal restaurant located in Vedado, great food and no expensive. also La pachanga restaurant
Dont go to the restaurant el Guaguirito in Habana, expensive,bad service and food
If you want to travel around Cuba take a taxi coectivo, 12 CUC for Habana to Vinales, 15 CUC from Habana to Varadero and 35 CUC from vinales to Trinidad per person
We spend 2 days in Vinales is a 2 hour trip from Havana and is a farm rabacco plantation area, takea a horse ride
In Trinidad, a 6 hour trip from Vinales go to la casa de la musica to listen and dance salsa, eat in la Botiga Restsurant,the puzzas are great
In general, it is safe, the transpirtation is expensive, ask always the price of the drinks like mojitos coulve between 2 and 5 CUC, no need to take a horse tour around diwntown Havana, go to hotel dos mundos and in close to the hotel try the best cocunut rum drink
Take with you a lot of snacks, try to find supermarket to save money in buy water. forget the Internet connection, wifi is only in some places and is not cheap. Have fun
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