Going to Cuba with kids! Our 2018 trip

On the first day of the kids’ school summer holidays 2018, we flew to Cuba with our two kids, ages 6 and 8. Up until the flight we were afraid how the children will survive the 17 hours journey from Europe and the culture shock of arriving in a country with different infrastructure, language, and climate.  But after we had been in Cuba for two weeks, our children were crying when we boarded the taxi from Havana Vieja to Havana Airport. They were asking, when shall we return… All in all, our family trip to Cuba was an unforgettable positive experience.

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El Nicho National Park

El Nicho is Cuban national park. It is a protected area with lots of natural pools, waterfalls, rainforest caves. The water is warm enough to take an exciting swim under the waterfalls. The park has a restaurant and a camping area. We visited El Nicho as a one day trip on our way from Cienfuegos to Trinidad. Continue reading “El Nicho National Park”

Rancho Luna, the beach of Cienfuegos

The local beach of Cienfuegos is called Rancho Luna. When you stay in a casa particular in the city of Cienfuegos it will take around 30 minutes taxi ride to reach the beach. Visit to the sea is a perfect one day trip on a budget.

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Havana beach: Playas de Este

In Havana, you would normally go to search for authentic street adventures and historical sights. Not so many people know that Havana also has splendid beaches in the area. It is because of poor advertising or Havana Vieja taking all the attention, who knows… But only 30 minutes taxi ride away from the city there are “Playas de Este” beaches. One of the best in Cuba. Continue reading “Havana beach: Playas de Este”

Taxis in Cuba

In Cuba you can choose between three main types of transport to get across the country: bus, taxi or car rental. Getting around by taxi is one of the most convenient ways of travel because its pricing is comparable to bus tickets for a group of 4, or a family. Continue reading “Taxis in Cuba”

Havana ZOO in 2018 (family trip)

It is common for a family trip to also include a visit to the destination’s ZOO. Havana has a large ZOO on its outskirts with many interesting animals. Lions, zebras, elephants, hippos, wild birds and reptiles can be found in Cuba’s largest zoological garden. Havana ZOO offers an included guided tour and many activities for children of all ages. Of course, the Cuban way. But the kids will love it!
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