GOOD THINGS TO KNOW

Visiting Cuba: what else should I know?

We've got a few final tips to prepare you for visiting Cuba. They are:

  1. Please listen to your USA guide.
  2. Please follow his recommendations and directions.
  3. Please use common sense.
  4. We expect you to be polite, eager to explore, and learn. Please do not perpetuate any “ugly American” attitudes or negative stereotypes. We will be staying in someone else’s “home” so be respectful as you would want them to be in yours. Be pleasant, kind, and have patience...it will go a long way in making your trip that much better!

Finally, bring a little bit of flexibility with you, as there will be times this may be helpful. You never know what might be possible on a whim!

Suitcase being opened. Tips for visiting 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