GOOD THINGS TO KNOW

Are cell phones and internet in Cuba available? Or will my cell and laptop have service?

Wireless connection in Cuba has grown by leaps and bounds between 2013 and 2017. Previously restricted to government officials, there are Wifi "hotspots" in many parks, restaurants and other locations. It is no longer impossible to check emails, web sites, Facebook, etc on a daily basis. A internet card will cost about $5 cuc per hour and can be easily purchased. Once you are connected you will be able to text and call back to the U.S. This has arguably been the singularly most rapid advancement in Cuban culture in the past twenty years.

Man holding cell phone. Internet in Cuba good things to know


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