GOOD THINGS TO KNOW

Cuba water safety: is it ok to drink?

We like to remind Experience Cuba Now travelers that while Cuba is a beautiful and historic land, it is still a “third world country” and should be considered as such when eating and drinking.

Any food or drink consumed in your hotel or a tourist restaurant will be fine. On the other hand, any food purchased on the street or from smaller “off the beaten path” restaurants or café’s should be done with caution.

Pleased be warned, seriously so, that water is NOT to be consumed unless it comes from a bottle regardless of where you are. It is generally unfiltered and can be very unpleasant to foreigners. We would even recommend not using tap water in your hotel to brush your teeth or swallow pills.

The last thing you would want during your trip is to fall ill because of the water you drank!

Bottled water. Cuba water safety.


What will the weather be like and what type of clothing should I bring?

Will I need a passport and/or visa?

Credit Cards? Can they be used in country during the trip?

Tell me about the local currency and exchange rate?

Electrical current info and what type of electronics should I bring?

How much spending money should I bring and is emergency cash available?

What is the local language and how much English is spoken?

Will there be cell phone and internet available? Or will my cell and laptop have service?

What Exactly is “People to People” cultural travel?

Will We Have Any Free Time?

What should I wear? What should I pack in general?

What’s the story on Tipping?

What kind of reception can Americans expect from the Nationals?

In case of illness or accident, what are my options?

What about the food and water, safe?

What can I purchase while in Cuba and bring back to the USA?

By What Authority Is Experience Cuba Now Able to Legally Host Trips to Cuba?

Any final recommendations?

Bruce Byers and WPCE- Cuba
Bruce Byers and WPCE- Cuba