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    • Beach for kids

      Cuba Aug 15, 2016 at 2:35 PM

      We are a family of four, kids 3 and 6. We are planning a two week trip to Cuba in February. At least one of these weeks we would like to stay at a really nice beach. However we are having trouble finding something that matches our taste. Varadero seems too touristy for us with too many resorts. We would prefer a small hotel close to or by the beach and with a choice of local restaurants at walking distance. We are not looking for an all inclusive. We have looked at Cayo Largo, Cayo Santa Maria and Cayo Saetia. Any input would be much appreciated! Thanks!

    • Sol Palmeras or Sol Cayo Guillermo for my family?

      Cuba Aug 11, 2016 at 9:26 AM

      This August, I'm planning a vacation for my family (husband, myself and 2 kids 15 and 8) and I'm wondering which hotel would be more suitable for my family? I realize that Sol Palmeras and Sol Cayo Guillermo are totally different in terms of locations and layouts but any suggestions, please? Thank you!

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      New Year Eve in Havana

      Havana 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!

    • Is there a problem yet with Cassa particular lot is getting overbooked?

      Cuba Aug 24, 2016 at 10:33 PM

      Last year I went and reserved my first Casa from abroad. From that point on, each Casa just hooked me up with the next as I traveled for two weeks. It was great and very flexible.

      Is this still possible or will I have to pre-book all my casas in advance from abroad in order to be sure I'll have a place to sleep?

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      Domestic flights in Cuba

      Cuba Aug 25, 2016 at 3:37 AM

      Dear All,
      How can I book some domestic flights in Cuba? I need some info about booking air tickets online, if it is possible.
      I want to fly from Cienfuegos to Santiago de Cuba (or from Havana to Santiago), after from Santiago to Cayo Coco and from Cayo Coco to Havana.
      How are the planes and the flight conditions? What are the estimated prices?
      Any other info will be highly appreciated!
      Thank you in advance for any kind reply! Gabriel

    • Accessing money in Cuba

      Cuba Yesterday

      I'm departing for Cuba in a few weeks and I've been reading up on ways to access money and despite reading quite a few posts on various websites and forums I'm still having trouble getting a clear understanding of what I should do. Since I'm going for 10 days I don't really want to take enough cash to cover me as that would mean carrying >$1000 on me. So I have an Australian debit Mastercard from Bankwest which I understand might not work in ATMs but might work if I go inside a bank to withdraw cash. Obviously that would be a better option but I don't want to rely on it if it's not true. Has anyone had any recent experience about this issue?

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      Recommendations need for traveling in Cuba for 2 weeks

      Cuba Aug 18, 2016 at 10:35 AM

      Dear VT’s friends & members,

      I need your help to organize a trip in Cuba for 2 weeks, in January 2017.
      We’re a group that want to travel around Cuba and to see the most spectacular things: old cities, historical monuments, local customs, restaurants, beaches, culture.
      So we need some recommendations about what to see and don’t miss, how to travel around, which places are good for staying more than 1-2 days, where to have accommodation (hotels or local house rent), etc.
      1. Is it possible and safe to rent a car and drive in Cuba?
      2. Are the roads in good conditions?
      3. It is better to take local transport buses between cities or to ask to the local tourist companies?
      4. What places do you recommend to don’t miss?
      5. Famous locations and monuments in Havana?
      Any other info will be highly appreciated!
      Thank you in advance for your kind answers.
      Best Regards! Gabriel


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      Laguna el Pesquero Dec 20, 2012 at 1:04 PM

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      Viñales Nov 18, 2012 at 10:56 AM

      i finally did it, i.e. i booked my flight to go to CUBA for the holidays. i will be leaving Montreal to VARADERO on DECEMBER 21 (arriving at 9pm) and returning to Montreal from VARADERO on JANUARY 5 (leaving at 12h25pm).
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      Villa Soroa

      Pinar del Río Sep 22, 2011 at 12:14 PM

      Does anyone out there know how to contact the hotel to make a booking. I've tried finding it on line and in the forums but no luck. Thank you ahead of time Alex form montreal.

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      Bike rent

      Viñales Nov 26, 2009 at 9:14 AM


      does anybody have some recent information about bike renting in Vinales?

      Thank you!

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      Viñales to Cayo Justias

      Viñales Oct 6, 2009 at 2:05 PM


      has anybody gone by car from Viñales to Cayo Justias? How's the road? How long does it take?


    • vinales travel

      Viñales Jan 24, 2009 at 9:54 AM

      Hello, How did you get to Vinales? We are coming from Havanna and only have one night...any suggestions? We were thinking a local driver and guide??? Thanks, Elvira

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      Vinales to Trinidad

      Viñales May 1, 2008 at 7:39 AM

      Do you know if there is a bus from Vinales to Trinidad or Cienfuegos, I know I can go to Avana and then take another bus, I am just wondering if there is a straight one.

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    • getting to Maria la Gorda

      María la Gorda May 22, 2007 at 7:41 AM

      How long does it take to drive out to Maria la Gorda from Habana?

      1 Answer May 22, 2007 at 10:16 AM
    • How to get from Vinales to Soroa?

      Soroa Mar 3, 2007 at 5:30 AM

      I will be visiting Cuba in April and I was wondering if there are any public means of transport from Vinales to Soroa. How would one get there otherwise without renting a car and how much would it cost?

      1 Answer Mar 4, 2007 at 9:10 AM
    • question about cycling in vinales

      Viñales Jan 29, 2006 at 4:45 PM

      Hi, I'd like to go bicycling in the Vinales region, particularly to the cave that's located 15km west of vinales. How can this be done? Is there a bike rental place in vinales or are we allowed to take bikes with us aboard the Via Azul bus from HAvana to Vinales.

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      Maria la Gorda accomodations

      Provincia de Pinar del Río Nov 30, 2005 at 6:53 AM

      Does anyone know whether there is any place to stay near Maria la Gorda if the hotel is full? We tried to reserve for between Dec 18 and the 29th, but unfortunately, it's full. We were hoping to spend xmas there for a few days, but it seems like the hotel is the only place around. Thanks for any info!

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      Viñales Dec 19, 2004 at 7:36 AM

      Ae there a lot of internet p[laces and WHERE PLEASE! THANKS! ISAbelle

      1 Answer Dec 19, 2004 at 9:02 PM
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      Help! Canadian left films in Vinales. Can you return them for me?

      Viñales Jul 7, 2003 at 10:50 PM

      Help! I left my film in Vinales! Can you mail them to me? Can you help me? My hosts in Cuba said they could mail the films back to me, but apparently this is not permitted by the government. Disappointing to say the least. I'd be very greatful if someone could visit the casa I left the films at, take them out of Cuba, and then mail them back to me in Canada. If you're worried about the films really being films, you could develop them there, and send the negatives (and prints) to me. I am willing to pay for the cost of shipping (and developing if needed) and a reward for their safe return. They contain many great memories of Cuba! If you need a place to stay in Vinales, the place where I left the films was very clean, private, and comfortable. The hosts were very friendly! I can say honestly that they provided the best food that I had on my whole trip! The casa was: SR Herbierto Botin Gonzales y Sra Marisol Delgado Garcia. Calle Camilo Cienfuegos #20 Vinales CP 22400 Provincial de Pinar del Rio You can phone ahead and make arrangements through Herbierto's mother at: Sra Blanca Gonzalez Naveda Calle Salvador Sisnero Interior Edificio Colonial No. 2 Apt0. No. 12 Vinales, Pinar del Rio Detras del la Policlinica Tele: Country Code: 53 Area Code: 8 Phone Number: 9-33-19 Sra Blanca is the one I've been in contact with regarding the films. Again, if you can help I'll be eternally grateful.

      3 Answers Oct 2, 2003 at 10:46 AM