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    • Recommendations - day trip POI's in Zapata Peninsula & Topes de Callantes?

      Cuba Oct 25, 2016 at 11:35 PM

      Will be staying near at Casa Particulares in Playa Larga next to Zapata Pen. & in Trinidad near Topes.

      Was wondering if anyone can recommend great POI's that u particularly enjoyed (or didn't enjoy) in those two areas and preferable access / tour methods.

      I am a backpacker type but don't desire to back back in those areas.

      Day horseback ride, hiking, jeep or boat tour etc is what I had in mind.

      Anyone have some particular fav recommendations or advice in these two areas?



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      The best cayo

      Cuba Oct 10, 2016 at 1:13 PM

      Hi, I would like to know which one is considered the best Cayo? Which one would you recommend?
      Thanks in advance :)

    • contact info

      Cuba Oct 10, 2016 at 8:22 AM

      Hi all im looking for contact info for Villa Vittorio outskirts of Havana.
      Thanks in advance.

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      Cuba in late January

      Cuba Oct 9, 2016 at 11:28 AM

      Hi everyone

      I am having a two week break earlier next year, around the end of January, and I have been thinking of visiting Cuba. I am interested in travelling around, getting to know Havana but also other cities. Sticking only to a beach resort is not really on my plans, even though I do like beaches very much and I want to include at least one of the Cayos.

      I've been doing some research butt I would like your opinion, is it a good time of the year considering the weather, reasonable prices (hotels, food, transport). Would any particular reason, for example a festivity or something else, be worth it to change and go at another time??

      Thanks in advance! :)

    • Where to stay in Havana for 3 days

      Havana 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!

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      Exchange money

      Cuba Oct 20, 2016 at 10:08 PM


      Will be in Cuba 16 day starting Nov 1.
      Have you been able to use ATMs? What about credit cards? Debit Cards?

      Thank you
      Joe Whitehouse


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      How to spend 3-4 days in Santiago?

      by gabynicolae Online Now Sep 18, 2016 at 1:23 AM

      Dear all,
      For 3-4 days stay in Santiago (January 2017), what do you recommend to see and to do?
      What can we visit outside Santiago? Some national parcs, nice beaches, etc.
      All info will be highly appreciated.
      Thank you in advance for your kind replies.

      6 Answers Sep 30, 2016 at 2:00 AM
    • First time in Cuba July 2016

      by Sjay Online Now Dec 29, 2015 at 12:25 AM

      Anyone know the dates for the Carnivale for next year? Also, would appreciate recommendations hotels or Casas We could pre-book around this time from Australia? I've heard stories about Casas being given away to walk-ins even if pre-booked - a bit nervous about that. We also plan to hire a car in Santiago. Last question - how many days should we stay to get the most out of the Carnivale? Thank you

      2 Answers Dec 29, 2015 at 1:34 AM
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      Day trips from Santiago de Cuba ?

      by Sharon Online Now Oct 14, 2015 at 4:05 AM

      Do you guys know to advise if and where can i book day trips from Santiago de Cuba while i'm there ?
      (Im not sure on which date exactly i'll arrive so i don't want to book anything in advance).
      Any recommendations based on personal experience will be great !


      2 Answers Oct 15, 2015 at 5:48 AM
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      by Sharon Online Now Oct 7, 2015 at 7:57 AM

      Hi Guys,

      Can you recommend of a nice and reliable & Clean Casa in Santiago de Cuba or some small historic hotel ?
      If you have recommendation also for Holguin or Baracoa or Camaguey it will be very helpful.

      Thanks !

      7 Answers Oct 11, 2015 at 6:02 AM
    • taxi price

      by thornburgjenifer Online Now May 7, 2015 at 9:06 AM

      hi I would like to know how much a taxi would cost from club amigo marea del portillo in Manzanillo to club amigo carisol los corales in Santiago de cuba

      2 Answers May 8, 2015 at 8:22 AM
    • Bus and Taxi prices

      by mysoulo Online Now Jan 4, 2015 at 12:50 PM

      How much does it cost to take a bus or taxi from Santiago de Cuba to Guantanamo and how long is the ride?

      2 Answers Jan 4, 2015 at 2:39 PM
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      Mosquito net needed in Cuba?

      by schmechi Online Now Nov 26, 2014 at 11:32 AM

      Although Cuba is malaria-free there are some reports of Chikungunya and Dengue. So do you think a mosquito net is necessary for individual travel during christmas season?

      I posted this question in the Santiago-forum, but I plan to visit the wohle island...

      13 Answers Nov 27, 2014 at 8:25 AM
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      Visit to Cuba

      by Brewelito Online Now Jul 23, 2013 at 8:07 AM

      is it safe for a young american mother to travel to Cuba with her 6 month old son to practice Santeria.?

      9 Answers Jul 24, 2013 at 10:47 PM
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      by Flametopblue Online Now May 24, 2013 at 3:53 AM

      what is the average cost of a taxi from the airport to the melia santiago?

      2 Answers May 26, 2013 at 9:35 AM
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      DIY Fishing

      by vctanthony Online Now Nov 24, 2010 at 12:49 PM

      Will be heading to Cuba in January and would appreciate any info on shore fishing. We have fished the North Cayes on several occassions with success, however this is our first time on the Carribean side. Thanks;

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      A van and a driver required

      by cdnagent Online Now Mar 9, 2010 at 5:53 PM

      I need a van transfer from Santiago De Cuba to the Los Galleones resort. would anyone know of a driver with a van who could do that transfer for four people? Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.

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      casa particular in sueno santiago de cuba jan. 22 for 3 nights

      by allanfernanda Online Now Jan 18, 2008 at 9:12 PM

      gentle cuban lovers. please give me 4 or 6 names and phone numbers in SUENO SANTIAGO DE CUBA FROM JAN. 22 TKS SO MUCH

    • A night out in Santiago de Cuba City?

      by jonnyc1st Online Now Dec 6, 2007 at 7:45 AM

      Hi, I am best man to my brother who will be marrying in Cuba in early July 2008. I am trying to organise a stag night for him and perhaps 8 other friends. We'd like to eat some good food, maybe see a show (tropicana perhaps) and drink some good rum and dance. we're not looking for anything too crazy, just a fun night that will give us all an insight into life in the city.
      also if anyone has any ideas of a fun group activity or place of interest for the day time, please let me know.
      does anyone have any ideas? or perhaps a good website to visit. cool night clubs etc?

      1 Answer Dec 14, 2007 at 10:06 AM
    • Any Info would Help

      by david1234 Online Now May 3, 2007 at 12:52 PM

      Travelling to Brisas Siera Mar Santiago May 08th to 15th, first time to Cuba. Any info with regard to costs and locations etc greatly appreciated on hotel, scooter rental, jeep rental, excursions private lobster dinner etc,

      2 Answers Jan 18, 2008 at 9:29 PM
    • carnaval 2007 dates?

      by roguegoat Online Now Apr 30, 2007 at 3:43 PM

      Hi, can anybody tell me what date the carnaval starts? Is it the 18th or the 24th of july? thanks so much!

      3 Answers Jan 18, 2008 at 9:09 PM
    • What is the best way to get from Havana to Santiago De Cuba without driving???

      by rebekahsimms Online Now Feb 19, 2007 at 2:05 PM

      I am applying for a travel grant, and I've decided to apply to travel from Havana to Santiago De Cuba to firstly experience Cuba and end up seeing El Cobre but I don't drive and wandered if anyone new the best way to travel around Cuba?
      I have to hand in my application form on fri, please help, I've never been to Cuba!

      3 Answers Sep 30, 2007 at 6:48 AM
    • schedule of performers

      by brigittespicer Online Now Feb 10, 2007 at 5:55 PM

      Just wanted to know if there is sort of a schedule who perfoms at the Casa de la Trova? We will be in Santiago April 5-19/07 and would love to see Eliades Ochoa. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

    • Bucanero bars

      by futureage Online Now Jan 29, 2007 at 1:53 PM

      My understanding is that the snack bar closes at 4PM, therefor is no food avaible between 4-7PM.
      What about the bar(disco)? What time they close? Couldnt find anyway if there is a 24h bar open.
      Thank you

      2 Answers Sep 30, 2007 at 6:49 AM
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      Travel Dec. 20 '06 to Jan. 4 '07

      by Christine2006 Online Now Dec 12, 2006 at 8:07 AM

      Would appreciate any advice or suggestions from people who have been there or who live there. Am interested in the music, culture, history, architecture and, of course, learning more spanish. Would like to hire a spanish tutor.

      5 Answers Jan 2, 2007 at 2:32 AM
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      by llthomas Online Now Jul 15, 2006 at 12:14 PM

      Does anyone know what year they stopped using Castillo Del Morro as a prison?

      3 Answers Sep 3, 2006 at 11:10 PM
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      by llthomas Online Now Jul 15, 2006 at 12:11 PM

      I read Castillo Del Morro was also used as a prison.
      What year did they stop using it as a prison?


      by morticia88 Online Now Feb 8, 2006 at 10:15 AM

      I want to travel to cuba middle of april for about 10 days-- what is the best way to go about it-- preferably with a class for heavy duty instruction in percussion- i am a drummer--- any help or guidance will help - i would prefer to go with a license- is that possible??? thank you all for your time

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      Dace and Pecussion lessons

      by greenlandsman Online Now Jan 18, 2006 at 2:33 AM

      I am going to Santiago de Cuba for two weeks in April 2006, can someone recommend me a dance teacher and drum lessons that I can maybe book in advance.
      Any info on a good cassa particular also welcome.

      6 Answers Jan 28, 2007 at 6:37 AM
    • Walking/Hiking in Cuba

      by Doratheexplorerat8 Online Now Oct 9, 2005 at 2:44 PM

      Hello ! My husband and I are travelling to Cuba in November this year. We like to wlak/hike while we are on holiday. We usually walk between 5-10 miles on an "outing". we are doing a two centre trip. Week 1 we are staying at Holguin, at Hotel Sol Rio de Lunes y Mares and week 2 we are staying at Hotel Malia in Santiago de Cuba. The question i would like to ask is: Will it be possible for us to get out on our own and complete some walks/hikes? Can anyone suggest places to visit or how easy we could buy maps of the area or have any books been published with local walks in? Thanks in advance for your help. Dora.

      2 Answers Nov 12, 2006 at 2:27 AM

      by Nekane_74 Online Now May 17, 2005 at 9:50 AM

      I recommend you this particular house in Santiago de Cuba. I went it last september and I was fabulous in it:

      Casa colonial de Nivia Melendez
      Calle General Portuondo (before Trinidad), número 510, between Hartman (before San Félix) and General Bandera (before San Bartolomé)
      Santiago de Cuba
      Telephone Cuba: (53) (22) 622893

      They have a web site:

      If you need more information about rent room or anything else about Cuba, you can send me an e-mail. ;>

      Nekane, from Spain.

      1 Answer May 17, 2005 at 3:47 PM
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      Wanting to send gifts

      by Darlitabrito Online Now Apr 24, 2005 at 8:27 AM

      Greetings from U.S. I am seeking information on sending gifts to Santiago de Cuba. My country will not allow me to send , and the letters ive sent are not received in Havana. A friend has a daughter whos birthday is coming up and Id love for her to have the things Ive got for her. Such as a doll (she is 10) clother and shoes and color crayons ect. PLEASE CAN ANYBODY ASSIST ME? Thanks for your time.

      2 Answers Sep 30, 2007 at 7:14 AM
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      by shashasharon Online Now Dec 1, 2004 at 8:19 PM

      Can anyone suggest a nice calm beach as I will be travelling with 2 small children..thank you

      3 Answers Dec 19, 2004 at 6:02 PM
    • Spanish-Course at cuban universities

      by edda.s99 Online Now Jan 2, 2004 at 3:45 PM

      Is there anybody outthere, who has studied Spanish at the university del oriente in Santiago de Cuba or somwhere else in Cuba? I want to do that for 3 months this year. I'd be very happy to get some informations. Edda from Germany

      4 Answers May 24, 2004 at 8:50 PM
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      casa particulares in Santiago de Cuba

      by mirana Online Now Nov 25, 2003 at 1:30 AM

      Can anyone recomend me a good casa particulares in Santiago de Cuba? Thanks for your replies!

      3 Answers Dec 10, 2005 at 5:55 AM
    • Travel to Cuba by sea

      by cdo Online Now Jun 3, 2003 at 4:55 PM

      Hi to all, I would like to get to Cuba by sea, possibly from the Dominican Republic or Haiti. Is this possible? Thanks to all for your help, CDO

      8 Answers Jul 21, 2007 at 6:49 AM