An island nation in the Caribbean sea

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Florida → Cuba ferries are starting soon - but when?

Ferry services between Florida and Cuba have been approved, which is pretty huge. However no definitive schedule has been set. I'm asking this question so that when a date is known, it can be put as ...
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Is it technically illegal for US citizens to visit Cuba? [duplicate]

There is a belief that US citizens would be doing something illegal if they were to visit Cuba. I remember hearing years ago while in Mexico where lots of people go on sidetrips to Cube that it's not ...
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Are there free snorkeling sites in Cuba outside of Varadero and Cayos?

One of our favourite activities when travelling is diving. I've been reading about good snorkeling sites, but all require a tax to access to the beach or are located in the expensive touristic areas ...
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Can someone explain Cuba's two-currency system and the consequences for foreigners?

I know there is the national peso (CUP) and the convertible peso (CUC) and that 1 CUC = 1 USD = 25 CUP. Why is there this difference? Is it to keep Cuban money from leaving the country? What are the ...
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Tourist Card from US to Cuba [duplicate]

I live in the San Francisco, CA area. Where do I go to apply for a tourist card to enter Cuba?
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Where exactly is this building located in Cuba?

I'm preparing our next trip to Cuba and seeing some pictures, I've found this one: I suppose it's located in Havana, but cannot find where exactly (address or GPS location). The most significant ...
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What gear is needed/recommended to bring from outside the country for a climbing trip to Cuba?

I am going rock climbing in Viñales and other spots around Cuba and want to know if helmets, quickdraws, rope, etc. are easy to borrow from fellow climbers or rent from locals? Or does everyone bring ...
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How to book a hotel in Havana? [closed]

I have difficulty booking a hotel in Havana from Feb 1 - Feb 4 in 2016. What would be the best way to book hotels in Cuba?
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How hard is it to visit Cuba on your own? [closed]

I had a couple of friends that recently visited Cuba on their own. They bought a plane ticket and tried to find accomodation, food, transport all by themselfs. Returning they told it was a really ...
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Cuba casas particulares reliable sources

I am travelling to Cuba at the end of this year. I would like to stay in casas particulares but it seems it is not that easy to book them. I am looking for reliable and safe websites where I can book. ...
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Does Delta give SkyMiles credit for Aero Mexico flights to Cuba?

I've claimed a few flights with Delta. All seem to have gone through easily, except for a TIJ-MEX-HAV flight. I emailed them the details separately, and they said they've put them through manually. ...
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What is the daily fee for using a local SIM card in Cuba?

I've reading about SIM card in Cuba. In some websites talk about a tax of 3 CUC per day to have a Cuban SIM card. In other websites don't. What's the current situation? If I want to make local calls ...
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Orthopedic medical tourism in Cuba?

I am suffering a muscle pain and I also have a profound hatred for the U.S. healthcare, including making phone calls to see if some provider is "in network" and all that goes with it. Since I do not ...
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How and where to buy genuine claves in La Habana?

My father is going to La Habana in a month or so, and I would like him to buy me a pair of claves while he is there. He is, however, no musician and would probably find difficult to choose a good pair ...
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What do Cuban power plugs look like?

What do Cuban power plugs look like? Are they like US or UK ones?
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Which is the cheapest way to get to Isla Juventud in Cuba?

WikiVoyage states that you can get to Isla Juventud (Nueva Gerona) by plane or by boat: The boat ("Kometa" catamaran) costs 50 pesos per person (25 for children of less than 12 years of age): ...
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Tipping in Cuba as a Canadian

I will go to Cuba in the following days and I am not sure how to tip. On Tripadvisor It says: Do not tip with coins of your own currency, because foreign coins can not be exchanged in any country ...
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The cheapest and quickest way to get from Cuba to India

What is the best route to get to Cuba from India? In airways. Cheap and quick. And has a balance between those two.
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Cheap Internet access in Cuba for tourists?

We just arrived in Havana, and have discovered that Internet is a bit of a rarity here. Most large hotels offer Internet for CUC6-10 per hour. The only mobile Internet I have found is from ETESCA ...
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Does Air Europa require a tourist visa to Cuba? [closed]

Does Air Europa require you to have a tourist visa for Cuba to get on board or can I buy it at Havana Airport?
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How do I get a tourist visa for Cuba?

How do I get a tourist visa for Cuba ? I live in the Netherlands, but I'm not a Dutch citizen, I have an Italian passport.
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US Citizen with UK resident visa - want to travel to Cuba [duplicate]

I am a US citizen but I live in the UK. I have called the Cuban consulate in London and was informed that I am allowed to travel to Cuba, as long as I get the permit. I worry that due to the Embargo ...
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Finding flights to Cuba with a flight search engine

Several of the main flight search tools (Kayak, matrix.itasoftware.com) and the like either won't show or tell you they can't show flights to Cuba due to legal reasons and them being American ...
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Do I require a transit visa for Cuba?

Does an Indian citizen holding Indian Passport need any type of visa for Cuba if flying onward within 72 hours to the Cayman Islands?
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Car rental in Cuba

What prices can one expect for car rental in Cuba? On the Internet it seems ridiculously expensive, are there better deals locally? Is it possible to rent child car seats (and how much would it cost)? ...
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How reliable is the Cuban public transport network?

I am going on holiday to Cuba for two weeks and would like to do lots of exploring of different areas and towns travelling mostly by bus and possibly train (avoiding air travel where possible). My ...
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What is the most cost effective way of exchanging currency in Cuba?

I am travelling to Cuba in the next couple of weeks and understand I can only covert my currency (GBP) once I have landed in Havana. What is the way of doing this which offers the best value? Is this ...
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Is it legal for a US citizen to travel to Cuba? [duplicate]

Is it legal for a US citizen to travel to Cuba? Please explain any differences between traveling for tourism or other reasons.
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What is the cheapest way for 2 Australians to travel from New Orleans (or Miami) to Cuba? [closed]

We are two Australians visiting our daughter in new Orleans. We would like to visit Cuba for a holiday. What is the cheapest way for us to get there, and is there a time limit for how long we could ...
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Transiting via Moscow & Havana [closed]

I am an Indian Citizen. Will fly from India to Moscow (Sheremetyevo) then to Havana and onward travel. My Travel itinerary are as follows. From DEL-SVO (5 hrs layoff) then from SVO-HAV (22 Hrs ...
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Will confiscation of over-the-limit alcohol prevent someone travelling to Cuba? [closed]

I'm traveling to Cuba with family members. All arrangements were made when I found out that one person in group had alcohol 2 bottles rum confiscated there less than six months ago as it was not ...
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Australians flying to Cuba from the USA [closed]

I am an Australian flying in to LAX and wish to fly on to Cuba. What is the best way? My wife will be in Kentucky. How would she meet up with me in Cuba? Help would be greatly appreciated.
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Can I get the Cuba tourist card from Aeroflot or at Havana?

Can I get the Cuba tourist card when boarding Aeroflot from Moscow? I'm an Indian citizen travelling from Delhi-Moscow-Cuba.
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Can US citizens go to Cuba freely and vice versa after the recent diplomatic relation restoration?

A recent full diplomatic relation restoration between the US and Cuba took place, does that mean that US citizens can go to Cuba freely and vice versa?
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Dual Citizen (US/UK) Cuba Travel

This is a bit of a complicated case. I am a dual citizen of UK and US, though am a resident of the US. I left the USA with my British passport (the exit stamp is in my British passport). Since then I ...
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How should an American citizen licensed to go to Cuba bring money?

If I am a U.S. citizen with a specific educational license to travel to Cuba for two months, how should I bring money? I can't use any of my cards since they would not work in Cuba, and I don't want ...
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Travel to Cuba as Dual Citizen (Dutch born-Dutch/US Citizen) [duplicate]

This is actually a question a friend of mine had that I couldn't answer directly and really don't know the laws specifically. If a person already has dual citizenship (specifically American and ...
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Single travelling in Sep-Oct - which destination: China, Russia, Barcelona + Portugal, or Cuba?

I'm Israeli. I get 3 weeks vacation from work during Sep-Oct 12. I want to travel overseas (for now alone). I thought to use the relatively long vacation to get further away than nearby Europe. Does ...
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Is it possible to get the Cuban tourist card (visa) on arrival?

Is it mandatory to obtain the Cuban tourist card / visa (tarjeta turística) in advance? Or is it possible to get it upon arrival (at Havana airport) too? If the latter is possible, is there a ...
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What's the cheapest way to fly to Cuba?

I supposed that getting to Cuba by flying from neighboring countries will be much cheaper than the same from Europe, but I have realized that fly prices from Cancun or Miami are very expensive (about ...
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US law and travel to Cuba for citizens of third countries

I'm French and I'm going to the United States soon and I want to visit Cuba on the same trip. Is it possible to do so from the United States? I have French passport and am living in France. What does ...
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How can I find an ATM card usable in Cuba, by a US Citizen?

It is apparently quite easy to enter Cuba (illegally) as a U.S. citizen, by flying from a third country. But according to Wikitravel, it can be tricky using a credit card while there: For ...
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Can a non-US citizen living in the US on a J1 visa travel to Cuba?

I am a non-US citizen on a J1 visa doing an internship in the US. I would like to know if it's still possible for me to travel to Cuba, via Charter Flights in Miami, for example. Am I subject to the ...
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How to obtain tickets for Cancun to Havana flight?

Everywhere I've looked, websites just state to buy a ticket when in Cancun, but where can I do this? Are there offices in Cancun or do I have to go to Cancun airport and go directly to Aeromexico or ...
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Is Guantánamo Bay, Cuba open to visitors/tourists?

Okay, I know this sounds crazy, but I was wondering if Guantánamo was open to tourists. I have read it is not possible in some forums, but again, those are forums. Wikitravel says that "Non-US, ...
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Is a stopover in Havana a problem for a U.S. citizen?

I'm looking at flights from Mexico City to Paris, and the cheapest option has a single stop in Havana, Cuba. As a U.S. citizen, can this get me into trouble--specifically when returning to the U.S.? ...
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Confirming that Santiago de Cuba to Dominican Republic route exists

I finish my Cuba trip in Santiago de Cuba and need to connect to South America. As of now, my two options, according to Rome2Rio, are Get back to Havana, Cuba, then take a flight to my next ...
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Will using a Mexican debit card in Cuba get me in trouble in the US?

I'm a US Citizen with Mexican residency. If I were to open a Mexican bank account, could I use my Mexican debit card in Cuba? Or would this somehow be traceable back to me when I re-enter the US, and ...
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Cuban US resident traveling from Canada to Cuba and back

I am a Cuban with a US resident card and I'm traveling from Canada to Cuba and I was wondering if I need a Canadian visa to come back from Cuba to get into Canada if I'm using a Cuban passport.
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How to get to and from Cayo Coco in Cuba

I am going to Cuba in a week's time and sorting out the final details of our itinerary. My girlfriend and I will spend a couple nights in Trinidad. We would like to go spend a couple nights in Cayo ...