Cuba practice, know


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Identity Card:
  • Capital Havana

  • People 11 million inhabitants

  • Constitution : Board to Communist one-party .

  • Language Spanish

  • Religion Catholicism

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa : A tourist visa is required it must be requested prior to departure from a Cuban embassy. This visa costs between 15 and 25 euros. It is usually valid for 30 days and can be renewed once.

    • Passport : A valid passport is of course essential .

      • Currency : Cuba has two currencies, the Cuban peso (CUP) and the Cuban convertible peso (CUC) for tourists .

      • Currency rates 1 convertible peso = 1 US dollar .

      • Change Arrive in Cuba with euros, not dollars, a 10% tax is applied on trade between dollar and peso .

      • Budget stay 1 Week 300-600 Euro

        • Restaurants
          Cheap : less than 5 € / person
          Average : 10-15 € / person
          Premium . more than 25 € / person.

          • accommodation
            Cheap : less than 15 € / night
            way Price: 25-50 € / night
            Premium : more than 100 € / night


            How to get there?

            • Air: Cuba has several major international airports to accommodate every year millions of tourists enjoy the beaches of Cuba: Havana, Varadero, Ciego de Avila, Cayo Coco, Holguin, Santiago Cuba, Camaguey, Cayo largo and Santa Clara. A tax of 25 Cuban Convertible Pesos must be paid out.

              On site:

              • Car : A permit of Conduct is required to drive in Cuba. Given the unreliability of transportation, renting a car can be a good idea. By cons apart from the main road through the country, other roads are in poor condition, rent a Jeep is advisable.

              • Bus Two companies serve the main destinations Camaguey, Cienfuegos, Matanzas, Pinar del Rio, Sancti Spiritus, Santa Clara, Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad, Varadero and Viñales. The comapgnie Astro is cheap and uncomfortable, while the company Viazul is more expensive but offers comfortable air-conditioned coaches.

              • train . The main railway line runs between Havana and Santiago de Cuba, with stops in Santa Clara and Camaguey
                There is a night train comfortable between Havana and Santiago de Cuba, the most reliable being Cuba, the others are in poor states.
                foreigners must pay higher rates than local.

              • Taxi: Tourists are supposed to only take official taxis government. However, it is easy to take an unofficial taxi advantage, they are much cheaper, so just do not take them from the airport to avoid attracting police attention. also try the Coco Taxis yellows that are kind of 3 wheeled motorcycle with a small passenger egg-shaped, fun and cheap.

                • Vaccinations : No vaccinations are required .

                • Tips : It is necessary to take out insurance for the time of your stay. The health system is of excellent quality, many foreigners also come to seek treatment in Cuba.

                  • Flight and delinquency: Cuba is a very safe country, very strict, the police is very present, and offense is heavily punished. still are reported few cases of pickpocketing in the most tourist places. Tourists are generally advised not to get involved in the fields. Political, drugs and prostitution

                  • Scam cigar: If you buy cigars on the street you take the risk that you foist the wrong goods for a very high price. If you buy untaxed cigars you should not pay more than 50 CUC a box of 25.

                    • Climate : Tropical climate

                    • Average temperatures 30 & deg; C in summer and 25 & deg; C in winter .

                    • Best time to reach : The best season to visit Cuba is between December and April, to avoid storms and hurricanes that occur before December and the moist heat Cuban summer.

                      Daily life: