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January 3

Family-friendly Cuba destination

My family (two adults, two kids 7 & 10 years old) will be heading to Cuba in March. Recommend me your favourite spots. [more inside]
posted by lizifer around Cuba at 4:47 PM - 2 answers has best

January 2

Cell Service In Cuba, 2018 Edition

(Previously, 2016). I am embarking on a hurriedly planned trip to a music festival in Havana, leaving next week for 10 days. It seems the state of cell and internet service is in flux. Any advice based on a recent visit? [more inside]
posted by swlabr around Cuba at 2:44 PM - 3 answers has best

November 26, 2018

Specific Casa Particular con Familia in Havana Recommendation?

We're going to Havana in February and would like to spend the long weekend in a casa particular. We're looking for two bedrooms in Old Havana or Centro (for two couples) that kinda guarantees lots of interaction with the family or people living at the address. Any recommendations or thoughts? [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv around Cuba at 9:02 AM - 2 answers

September 10, 2018

How can U.S. citizens travel to Cuba and not get in trouble w/ the U.S.?

A friend and I (U.S. citizens) have booked flights and an Airbnb for a six-day stay in Havana, Cuba, in November. I was confident that I understood the U.S. regulations regarding Cuba visitation, but my friend is getting pushback from her family about our trip. We could certainly use some wisdom from any American who has traveled to Cuba recently to alleviate our doubts since the current administration tightened the Obama-era rules on visitation there. [more inside]
posted by fenwaydirtdog around Cuba at 6:16 PM - 7 answers has best

September 7, 2018

Vacationing in Cuba next February

Me, my lovely wife and our 10 year old son are thinking of going to Cuba next February. We're not having much luck with the usual trip advisors, booking or airbnb sites. Is there another online resource for hotels (or houses) around Cuba? Also, where specifically should we plan to go to? [more inside]
posted by signal around Cuba at 5:18 PM - 11 answers

September 5, 2017

Local guides in Havana Cuba?

I'm heading to Havana, Cuba for a few days later this month and would love to hire a local guide to show me around a little bit - both the touristy areas and maybe a few things off the beaten path. [more inside]
posted by kdern around Havana, Cuba at 2:47 PM - 4 answers

March 20, 2017

Do y'all bring your nice, expensive cameras on vacation these days?

Please help me weigh the pros and cons of bring my DSLR to Cuba. [more inside]
posted by kitcat around Cuba at 1:30 PM - 28 answers

December 31, 2016

What shouldn't we miss in Havana?

We're a couple going to Havana for just three days in February. We are going by ourselves, not on a tour, so we want to make a list of interesting things to do, good restaurants, sites, and music venues (although we don't like to stay out very late, we love to hear music!). [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster around Cuba at 2:40 PM - 4 answers

December 5, 2016

Any experiences with self-directed person-to-person travel to Cuba?

We would like to go to Havana on the person-to-person license, which one does not have to apply for anymore. Apparently you just have to have a self-made itinerary that you can show to the US when coming home. We want to go cheaply, flying independently on one of the new flights from NYC to Havana, and staying at an Air BnB while we are in Havana. [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster around Cuba at 8:41 AM - 4 answers

August 31, 2016

Travel to Cuba

My friends and I want to take advantage of new flights Cuba opening up in November. You still have to fit into an approved travel category. How do we go about this without travel agency or agent? Is that even possible just yet?
posted by mrfuga0 around Cuba at 8:20 AM - 13 answers

August 1, 2016

Cell service in Cuba, 2016 edition

(previously, 2005). Looks like a trip to Cuba will in fact go down in September. Cursory research indicates that the cell network there is GSM and that there is no US roaming in place (not a shock). Any pointers, tips, useful links? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark around Cuba at 7:43 PM - 13 answers has best

June 9, 2016

Going to Cuba. Help me avoid landing in a jail cell.

Ok, that was a little dramatic. But seriously, This is my first time on the "sunny island for shady people" so I'm soliciting the wisdom of Metafiler to help me make the most of it. [more inside]
posted by lecorbeau around Cuba at 10:34 AM - 10 answers has best

May 10, 2016

Viva Cuba!

So, we want to get to Cuba before its frozen-in-time vibe is gone. We are thinking about going with Intrepid, which gave us a great look at China. Have you been? Any tips about traveling to and in Cuba?
posted by bearwife around Cuba at 1:20 PM - 6 answers has best

August 10, 2015

To Cuba and Back, While (Mostly) Following the Rules

This isn't a question about how to be a tourist in Cuba, but rather about how risky it might be to go there for a professional meeting (a sanctioned reason) and then bend the rules a bit. [more inside]
posted by correcaminos around Cuba at 2:11 PM - 5 answers has best

July 20, 2015

Help us plan our trip to Cuba!

My fiance and I are going to Cuba TOMORROW. We've got our flights (departing 6am tomorrow, returning a week later) and hotels booked, but nothing else planned at all. Please give us all your tips on what to do & see. [more inside]
posted by wutangclan around Cuba at 10:32 AM - 10 answers

July 5, 2013

Traveling to Cuba from the US

My father (who emigrated from Cuba 30 years ago) and I are interested in visiting Cuba eventually. What exactly do you have to do to (legally) travel there? [more inside]
posted by myntu around Cuba at 5:02 PM - 11 answers

February 23, 2013

How to get to Cuba on short notice (as Americans)?

We're Americans in Mexico and want to get to Cuba but don't have tickets. How does this work? [more inside]
posted by JasonSch around Cuba at 2:05 PM - 5 answers

November 2, 2012

Cuba?

Cuba - What shouldn't I miss? [more inside]
posted by snowjoe around Cuba at 9:21 PM - 9 answers

October 5, 2012

Travel to Cuba - last minute worries.

Cuba Travel Filter: I will be going on vacation to Cuba next week. I am finding conflicting information online about a few things, and would love some clarification before I spend the weekend worrying too much. [more inside]
posted by gursky around Cuba at 12:58 PM - 8 answers has best

August 16, 2012

Help me plan a trip to Cuba!

Cuba vacation! Leaving from Montreal, mid-late October. [more inside]
posted by exquisite_deluxe around Cuba at 1:22 PM - 1 answer