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Cuba Travel Advice

Cuba beach

Bienvenido a Cuba! Its old-world charm will make you feel as if you’ve stepped back into a time gone by. Along the cobblestoned streets in Old Havana, you’ll find beautifully restored buildings, side-by-side with crumbling colonial casas, rows of vintage American cars, and old Russian Ladas. Sip mojitos, learn the art of cigar rolling, hike through lush valleys, and laze on powder-white beaches. It’s easy to fall head over heels with Cuba’s charm.

We’ve put together this Cuba travel guide to help you prepare and make the most of your trip.

Cuba promenade palms and sea

Best time to visit Cuba

Cuba has a cool breeze all year round. Generally, you’ll have sunshine all year round with some tropical downpours towards the end of the year. September & October are hurricane months, but it’s most likely to just be a bit blustery, and the Cubans will look after you!

Visa, Passport and Money Advice

During your holiday in Cuba, everything will be just a little different than what you’re accustomed to. Even if you’re a seasoned traveller, it’s still very important to properly prepare for your trip to Cuba. To make it a little easier, our travel specialists have compiled the following Cuba travel information to help get you started.

What to bring to Cuba passport guide book currency
Cuba rental car

Getting around Cuba

There are several options for getting around Cuba while travelling. Cuba has an incredibly well connected & affordable bus service, private transfers, and of course self-drive.


Since all hotels in Cuba are operated by the Cuban Ministry of Tourism, it can be tricky to find the kind of small-scale charm we prefer. We’ve found a few lovely exceptions to the rule though, and in much of the country you’ll stay in unique casa particulares – these are the Cuban version of a B&B, locally owned and run, and offering comfort, character and a warm welcome. You’ll always have your own bathroom, and a key to come and go as you like.

Cuba Baracoa Accommodation exterior
Cuba palms at sunset

More holiday inspiration

Read more essential information about Cuba. Our guides cover everything from food and music to top beaches and unmissable places to go.

Book flights with Rickshaw

At Rickshaw not only do we prearrange every aspect of your holiday itinerary we also book international flights and any domestic flights for your trip.

View from Cuba sea fort featuring a Cuban flag