A First Timers Guide to Cuba

Posted by Caribbean Casas on May 23rd, 2018

There are so many places to stay on the island of Cuba, which each town and city offering a little something different, and there are many vacation villas in Cuba to be found. One of the most appealing parts about the country is that no matter where you stay, you will be able to share the life of the locals. With so much to explore, having a homely and relaxing place to come back to is a must!

A First Timers Guide to Cuba


When it comes to travel money in Cuba, things can become a little bit confusing. This is because the country has two different currencies in a two-tier system. The Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC) is what is known as the Cuban tourist currency, the one that you are most likely to use. The other is the Cuban Peso (CUP), which is used by those that live on the island. The only time that you will really need to worry about these if you want to purchase street food, but you should get on just fine without it.

Getting Around

The island itself is relatively small, but there is so much to see. The easiest way by far to see all the sights, even those that are a little off the beaten track, is to hire a car. This way, you can park it outside of your Cuba holiday rental and literally get from A to B with ease. If you don’t feel comfortable doing this, there are forms of public transport that you can use.

A First Timers Guide to Cuba

Food in Cuba

The food in Cuba varies greatly, depending on where you buy it from, whether it is from a street vendor or restaurant or if you are cooking it yourself at your accommodation in Cuba, be sure to try some Cuban delicacies while you are in the country such as ropavieja, tostones and of course mojitos!

Keeping Safe

The rate of crime is relatively low in Cuba, but like all places in the world you should keep your personal belongings close and read about any common scams.

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