We had an interesting experience in Trinidad this year on a family trip to Cuba. The shopkeeper returned us change in their national pesos instead of CUCs.Continue reading “Cuban pesos: CUP or CUC?”
Family friendly stay in Havana
When you travel with kids to Havana there are some more factors that need to be satisfied then just going there alone. Luckily you can find some very children-friendly casa particulars in the city of Havana and further along your trip to Cuba. Traveling with kids can be very comfortable if you book the suitable family friendly accommodation that will suit your family needs. Which are the best places to go and stay with family in Havana? What should you look for? Continue reading “Family friendly stay in Havana”
Havana acommodation in 2018
When arriving in Cuba and Havana you have to present the destination address of your accommodation for the first night. You can choose from many types of accommodation in Havana: casa particular as rooms in private homes, local premium hotels, international hotels, and even camping resorts. Continue reading “Havana acommodation in 2018”
Electricity in Cuba
Electricity in Cuba is an interesting topic. If you travel a lot you know that every country can have its specific power plugs and wall sockets. To Cuba, you can bring your mobile phone or laptop charger, hairdryer or shaver and have it powered from the hotel or a casa particular wall socket. In the last few years, the infrastructure has improved, so there’s no need to get worried about the electricity in Cuba. Continue reading “Electricity in Cuba”
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.
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”
Varadero is the most touristy part of Cuba. The locals refer to it as Cuban Cancun. The coast is stretched along the 20-kilometer long peninsula. The sandy beaches are backed with restaurants, bars and hotels. It’s Cuban tropical public resort with international aura. Some also say it’s not real Cuba.
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.
Trinidad beach: Playa Ancon
Trinidad has one of the best beaches in Cuba. The famous Caribbean beach called Playa Ancon is just 20 minutes away from the center of Trinidad. Continue reading “Trinidad beach: Playa Ancon”
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”