GOOD THINGS TO KNOW

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

We like to offer simple advice for this question. Our recommendation is that you wear and pack what you normally would for a 7 night trip to any Caribbean type destination, which means plenty of warm weather clothing and accessories!

For all daily activities, including restaurants, shorts will be fine. The temperature here can get pretty hot during the day, after all! When going out to shows or nightclubs, Cubans are known for dressing up very well, and so you may want to pack a nice outfit or two for such an occasion too. If you do take in a show or other event in the evening, long pants or a summer dress work well.

As for general things to bring: hotel rooms will have hair dryers for your use, so you won't need to worry about bringing your own. The basics that we recommend include: a small umbrella, walking shoes, sun block, bathroom sundries, and at least one bathing suit if you like the water. We’re not saying you can’t get any of these items there, but the cost will be much higher if you do!

A pile of summer accessories. Tips for what to wear in Cuba.


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