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There are 2 types of currency, the Cuban peso and the CUC (Cuban convertible peso), which is handled by tourists on the island. The euros are exchanged at the airport, exchange offices and banks. In some very tourist places they accept euros. Dollars are prohibited and the change has a penalty of 10%.
The climate is subtropical, there are no extreme temperatures, neither high nor low. The dry and coolest weather goes from November to April and the hottest and hottest from May to September.
Clothes to wear
Cotton dresses and the like are the most suitable for almost the whole year, although from the end of October and until March in Cuba the cold fronts are frequent and above all in the months of December, January and February. The rainy season starts from April to October.
The electric current in Cuba is 110 volts and the plugs are for flat plugs, called American type. Although already in many hotels have voltage 220 and plug for round pins.
It is advisable to take the medicines you need, and carry a good insurance that covers medical assistance, accidents. Also take anti-mosquito protective cream and high sunscreen cream. Always drink bottled water.
In terms of security, Cuba is one of the safest countries in America, with a relatively low rate of violent crime.
In most hotels, in addition to local channels, there is satellite TV.
In addition to the hotels of different categories, in Havana we can stay in private homes, it is a more economical way besides knowing more about the way of life of the Cubans.
To buy cigars, no problem, they will offer them everywhere, but it is better to buy them in official places, and to have a stamp, since they can demand it from customs, even the invoice. Pictures of paintings, crafts, rum, wood crafts, seed beads, crochet, souvenirs of the che you also have to pay a departure low tax.
Tips are not mandatory, although in restaurants, bars, or other services.
Paladares or restaurants
The "paladar", are restaurants installed in private homes. There are many and they will also offer you on the street to go to some. Common sense is important when accepting or not.
Many tourist hotels already have a place for internet use by tourists. In the street there are also cybertecas, Wifi Area, which, as they have already been opened for the use of Cubans, tend to have a lot of concurrency and connections are slow. There are cards for sale that allow foreign tourists access to the Internet. The communication company in Cuba is Etecsa.
From the mobile whenever it is tri-band, Roaming must be activated.
Cuban legislation is very strict in this regard, with prison terms of up to 30 years.
Feeling our folkclore
We organize accommodations in Casa Particular. This one is a B&B, where do you can know more about our culture, creole food, music. Select the places in Accommodations session.
Most of guest needs transfer to arrive at airport, then we can be waiting in our taxi services. Just tell us when and we are there for you. Take a look in Interesting Places
Payment Facilities For You
The payment is in personals, and depend of season, amout of staying day we can get discount for you. If you preferer other option choice a Tours Package and just pay all at one, even accommodations.