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    • dsgw25's Profile Photo

      checking luggage

      Cuba Feb 3, 2017 at 3:38 PM

      we are flying into Havana Feb 18th. I have been told by one person not to check luggage as it can take 1-2 hours to get. My other friend went to cuba this summer and said it was really fast to get their luggage. Does anybody have feedback? Does it matter which airline? We were really hoping to bring an extra suite case to check full of school supplies to donate.

    • taxi from varadero

      by beans1957 Online Now Jan 5, 2017 at 4:07 PM

      has anybody taken a cab from varadero airport to havana ? are there plenty at the airport ? and what am i looking at paying ?


      2 Answers Jan 6, 2017 at 8:11 AM
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      Booking with National Hotel de cuba

      by Strad Online Now Nov 29, 2016 at 7:18 AM

      Do we have any locals there to help this?

      We would like to stay the famous National Hotel de Cuba for a couple of nights in the Beginning of February, however the quotes was 936.00 CUC! ((964.08 EUR)! Personal friends who had spent nights there saying it shouldn't be that expensive, they paid around $100-$150 USD/per night.

      There are saying that if one shows up there in person to the hotel's counter directly, one maybe can get a better rate.

      Can someone verify this for us? Really appreciate this!


      4 Answers Nov 30, 2016 at 2:37 AM
    • Havana Flea Market

      by Tizzytheangel Online Now Oct 31, 2016 at 11:27 AM

      Hi, what days of the week is the flea market open in Havana? Going to Cuba (Varadero) this December & planning a day trip to Havana but trying to work out the best day to go. Thanks in advance.

      3 Answers Oct 31, 2016 at 7:03 PM
    • Where to stay in Havana for 3 days

      by andtay81 Online Now Oct 24, 2016 at 2:50 PM

      Hello VT! I'm visiting Havana for 3 days next month and am looking to stay in old town Havana. My budget is not to exceed $40 / night and should be a good central location easily accessible to all there is to see in the city. Any recommendations on where to stay would be greatly appreciated! I'm traveling solo and am open to home stays as well. Thank you!

      12 Answers Dec 15, 2016 at 8:44 AM
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      New Year Eve in Havana

      by gabynicolae Online Now Aug 24, 2016 at 7:21 AM

      Dear VT's members,
      I want to ask you how to celebrate New Year Eve 2017 in Havana. Some recommendations or advices?
      Thank you in advance for your kind replies!

      2 Answers Aug 24, 2016 at 11:20 PM
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      First visit alone to Cuba

      by SerafimaM Online Now Jan 16, 2016 at 1:30 AM

      I want to go toCuba from USA, but for the US citizens is nesessery VISA but I have double citizenship and another passport of that country which is not required passport. Can I go to Havana with this passport without VISA?

      1 Answer Jan 16, 2016 at 7:13 PM
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      Accommodation in Cuba

      by traveltrish Online Now Jan 13, 2016 at 10:54 AM

      Hola everyone. My two girlfriends and I are planning on travelling to Cuba in November. We have had trouble finding accommodation there. Does anyone have suggestions for where to stay. We are looking Havana and Trinidad. Much as Gracie's in advance. Tricia

      9 Answers May 26, 2016 at 7:27 AM
    • CUC peso;'s and casa particular

      by greeteke1972 Online Now Dec 31, 2015 at 8:03 PM

      How can you tell the difference between CUP and a CUC peso's,there I understand you can't use the CUP peso another thing if fill out the touristcard and you go to a casa particular will that be a problem?

      11 Answers Jan 2, 2016 at 4:18 PM
    • Ferries between Florida and Havana

      by AnnetteA4 Online Now Oct 13, 2015 at 9:40 AM

      Are there any ferries operating between Havana and Florida?

      7 Answers Jan 6, 2016 at 12:37 PM
    • 1 week and a bit in the carribean

      by daveyboi84 Online Now Sep 7, 2015 at 4:04 AM

      After attending a friends wedding in late February my partner and I plan to fly into Havana for a week or so.
      Can Anyone point me in the right direction in regards to.
      - How long do we need in Havana? We both love to dance the nightlife there is a must to experience for us.
      - Are there cruises that could take us to Jamaica and and and the Bahamas?
      - Do we need more than the week and a bit?

      Thanks :)

      3 Answers Sep 7, 2015 at 12:39 PM
    • help for single senior female who likes to explore Havanna Cuba

      by greeteke1972 Online Now Jun 12, 2015 at 2:10 PM

      Planning to go to Cuba januarie 2016,never been there,would like to spend 3 days Havanna 4 days beach what is the best way to do this as cheap and safe as possible,4 days beach first,to unwind,thank you so much

      29 Answers Jun 14, 2015 at 12:50 PM
    • hiring a driver

      by zach46290 Online Now May 7, 2015 at 6:54 AM

      I will be in havana 5/18-5/24 and i was looking to hire a private driver, if you have any suggestions please let me know. Also i have been in contact with some brokers over there about renting a house, but if anyone has any good suggestions i am open, it is going to do 3 of us. Thanks everyone in advance for the help.

      9 Answers May 8, 2015 at 9:40 AM
    • Home Stay Inquiry

      by Walter82 Online Now Apr 21, 2015 at 5:18 AM

      Does anyone recommend or suggest what the best the best way to determine or get reviews on the Home Stay accommodations in Havana Cuba?

      I've looked up Wimdu and it appears very user friendly in making bookings there.

      Does anyone suggest on any of the best home stays there?


      5 Answers Jun 1, 2015 at 11:54 AM
    • where can I link up with jewel makers in Cuba?

      by KatarinaD Online Now Apr 20, 2015 at 7:27 AM

      I am a supplier of Precious Stones and would like to meet buyers and jewelry makers in Cuba How would I go about doing this or is there a site or Forum that you can direct me to?

      1 Answer Apr 20, 2015 at 8:25 AM
    • Thomson a Dream Ship

      by devons Online Now Mar 22, 2015 at 12:28 PM

      Hello, we are arriving in Havana in the afternoon of the 10 April and leaving the following afternoon.
      Can you hire a guide to see the sights? This is our 1st time to Havana so any suggestions would be appreciated.
      Thank you,

      11 Answers Mar 23, 2015 at 12:47 PM
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      Madrid, Spain to Havana, Cuba

      by havanaivan Online Now Feb 4, 2015 at 10:49 AM

      Is there anyone traveling from Madrid to Havana?

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      Vintage car tours

      by Shredder1 Online Now Feb 1, 2015 at 2:09 PM

      We are spending 4 days in Havana in May and would love to do a tour of the city in a vintage/ classic car.
      Would we be better waiting until we arrive to arrange this?
      1 company on line has quoted a cost of $270 for a 2 hr city tour with lunch- which seems quite expensive.
      Does anyone have any idea of the costs if we wait until we arrive or know of a good car and driver available for hire ?
      Thank you

      15 Answers Apr 16, 2015 at 11:20 PM
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      Meeting Place in Havana

      by percy961 Online Now Nov 12, 2014 at 5:11 AM

      Hi, we have booked a tour of Havana and we have to meet the guide at the Hotel Marquez San Rafael Hotel is in the front of the customs office. I have searched for this Hotel but have not found it.

      Can anyone point us in the right directions, Thanks for your help

      2 Answers Feb 4, 2015 at 11:43 AM
    • Hang Out in Havana

      by Mikeferriter Online Now Oct 27, 2014 at 3:34 PM

      29 year old guy starting an extended Central/South American trip in Havana this Thurs 30th October. Anyone in Havana at the same time who might want to hang out drop me an email on

      2 Answers Nov 1, 2014 at 2:31 PM
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      Transfers from Jose Marti Int to Hotel Plaza - Havana

      by abs87 Online Now Oct 22, 2014 at 6:31 PM

      Hi everyone,

      just wondering if anyone has had any reliable transfers from Jose Marti into Havana? My flight arrives at 10.20pm on a Saturday night so would like to secure something reliable beforehand.

      Thanks - Abbie

      6 Answers Nov 8, 2014 at 3:00 PM
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      Turn of the year in Cuba

      by schmechi Online Now Sep 17, 2014 at 12:26 PM

      I realize, that turn of the year is the absolutely high season in Cuba. But what do I have to expect?

      I presume that museums and shops will be closed during public holidays, but will there be other limitations during "Triunfo de la Revolución" and/or "Día de Victoria de las Fuerzas Armadas" committed during the 1st and 2nd of January? Are there any special events (f.i. parades, etc.) not to miss (or to avoid)?

      And do you think, reservations in advance for casa particulares are absolutely necessary? We'll travel in a group of three and we're not too demanding...

      1 Answer Sep 17, 2014 at 12:50 PM
    • cash or card

      by parker01 Online Now Sep 14, 2014 at 3:10 PM

      I have been told to take all my money in cash as atm machines are scarce is this correct and if it is how safe is it

      4 Answers Sep 15, 2014 at 1:26 AM
    • Purchase and have blessed a rosary in Havana?

      by bygjplm Online Now May 18, 2014 at 7:34 AM

      Is it possible to purchase and have blessed a rosary in Havana?

      1 Answer May 18, 2014 at 6:18 PM
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      Family-friendly Mirimar hotels.

      by JamieM_71 Online Now Apr 18, 2014 at 2:40 PM

      Has anyone traveled to Havana as a family? In particular Mirimar. Many/most hotels are not allowing four to a room. I'm looking for feedback from those who might have spent time in this awesome city. Thanks everyone!

    • smoking in cuba

      by nigelkingsley Online Now Jan 14, 2014 at 3:06 PM

      how much smoke is around in cuba...... i have a big problem with cigarettes and even more with cigars......
      wondering if there are places where smoking is forbidden etc - (like back home).....
      any tips here pls ?

      3 Answers Jan 14, 2014 at 6:07 PM
    • oldest cemctery

      by margaretcasola Online Now Jan 6, 2014 at 6:02 PM

      What is the oldest cemetery in Havana ?

    • Nightclub without Jineteras

      by Julioruizal Online Now Sep 22, 2013 at 11:35 PM

      I´ve been to Cuba a couple of times and I love it but I can´t seem to find a nightclub where I won´t get harrased by Jineteras. I just want to go to a Club with normal Cuban people. A nightclub where I can meet ordinary Cubans (Non - Jineteras). Could you recommend one?

      1 Answer Sep 30, 2013 at 2:13 AM
    • Best things to do without a tour group

      by mauinana Online Now Sep 7, 2013 at 12:16 AM

      We will be staying in a B&B with a guide and would like some suggestions that won't be on the tour groups list of places to go. Music, food, architecture, art?

      8 Answers Sep 9, 2013 at 5:20 AM
    • Traveling with my daughters to Varadero

      by gyyc Online Now Aug 19, 2013 at 9:56 AM

      Im a single dad this is our first trip they have heard from friends that cuba won't be safe and we will get ripped off.G

      7 Answers Aug 20, 2013 at 7:24 AM
    • A place to learn and improve salsa skills

      by sausalita Online Now Jul 12, 2013 at 5:37 AM

      Hello, I am going to Cuba in October and would like to learn salsa there. Anyone knows a good place to learn dancing salsa? Thanks

      2 Answers Jul 13, 2013 at 2:31 AM