Cuba - How To Prepare & Move Around
The best preparation is to ask us questions.
See below for some useful tips and advice.
Or click below to contact us for personal service from our staff.
Stunning & Conditions
Travel with us to the best locations to find the beauty, the power
and the adrenaline you are looking for.
Cuba is suitable for all levels, from beginner to intermediate to advanced!
Enjoy Your Space& Time
Find peace and quiet in a timeless atmosphere,
no matter if it is on or off the water.
Cuba is best explained experienced first-hand. It comes highly recommended.
Prepare for Cuba
Cuba is and has been a popular holiday destination for decades, and has a rich history that fascinates its visitors.

See below for some tips on how to prepare and move around in Cuba.

Entry Visa
Entry Visa
A 25 CUC (more or less equivalent to USD, exchange at the airport) entry visas is required and available on arrival at the airport in Cuba. We recommend bringing cash for this.

Each visitor needs to make sure with its respective government if an additional visa is required for travels to Cuba.

See Money section for more information about currencies and exchange.

Money
Money
Don't worry, you are not the only one being confused about how this works in Cuba!

There are two kinds of currencies on the island; CUC and CUP. CUC is the currency used for visitors, while CUP is the local currency worth much less, but used by the locals. As a visitor you can not use this currency.

Yes, you can now use credit cards and exchange your US Dollars in Cuba. But, don't take it for granted, as the infrastructure and routines are not all there yet. Exhanging money in Havana is easier than exchanging money in the outskirts of Cuba. We do recommend sorting this out first thing when arriving at the airport, or at once when arriving at your hotel.

Credit Cards
Credit Cards
We recommend bringing cash to Cuba still, although the availability of credit card services is expanding on the island. Most hotels and resorts accept credit cards. Check up front about the availability on your destination.
Where To Stay
Where To Stay
Cuba provides a broad selection of hotel and accommodation, varying from all-inclusive resorts, hotels, apartments and casa particulares. You will easily find good hotels with international standards and luxury, as well as cosy and culturally rich Casa Particulares.

Casa particular is a private Cuban home where you stay with the local families, like a typical Bed&Breakfast, but Cuban style. This is a highly recommended choice for budget travelers and adventurers looking to expand their cultural horizon.

For those looking for relaxation and indulgent, choose a hotel. Ask us for tips to find the right one.

How To get Around
How To get Around
We recommend asking for some help when organizing for transport in Cuba. The island doesn't provide many cars, and the ones most common are from the 50's. This is one of the reasons you would want to visit Cuba, where the car park takes you back in a time machine, but for personal transport... Ask for tips. Renting a car can be a bit costly, but there are local providers that will provide satisfying solutions. The price... we can't do much about that.

What To Eat
What To Eat
There is a growing food culture in Havana and other larger destinations on the island, while the food culture in the outskirts of Cuba is more traditional and basic. The local food culture is similar to the rest of the Caribbean, with local ingredients such as meat, rice and vegetables. The hotels and resorts provide a more international selection for tourists, but we do recommend to try out the typical Caribbean food. While in Cuba, the "Ropa Vieja" is a given! Try it, it is tasty, although it means "Old Clothes".
Internet Connection
Internet Connection
Internet is now available on the island, but don't expect to have it all the time. You should not have a problem finding connection in the hotels and some other establishments in Havana, but once moving outside of the big city you could experience a little more cyber-free time. If you are staying in a resort, you will most likely have internet.
Cuban Beaches
Cuban Beaches
The island is the largest in the Caribbean and secures top conditions for your preferred water sport and holiday adventures.

Cuba carries a reputation of hosting some of the most stunning and breathtaking beaches in the world. The island is located where the Caribbean Sea, The Mexican Gulf and The Atlantic Ocean meets and provides different beach features depending on where you travel on the island. The famous "keys", such as Cayo Largo, Cayo Guillermo etc invites to island holidays on the island! The keys are small islands right outside the mainland.

City Culture
City Culture
Cubas history is still very much alive in the city streets. Walking the streets of Havana, for example, makes you feel like being shipped back and forth in time in a time machine.
Road Trips
Road Trips
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean and it is highly recommended to explore every corner of it. Apart from getting access to all the beautiful beaches and water sports locations, the friendly and genuine Cuban people will make sure you have the time of your life and get to explore the hidden gems.
Communication
Communication
Vacationing in Cuba gives you the perfect opportunity to not think about communication with the outside world. There are phone services and internet services available in resorts and hotels, and our communications staff and on-site staff will always help you to stay connected. Tell us about your needs so we can organize and inform you the bets we can for access to communication.
Tours & guides
Tours & guides
Be it a beach holiday or a road trip holiday it is nice to have access to local assistanse and knowledge. You are the one who knows what will make your trip the best, and we listen and provide!

Contact us for a customization of your trip and determination of your needs. We help set you up.

Kite Village Cayo Guillermo
Welcome to Cuba and Havana Kiteboarding Club! Join us right on the beach, launch from your doorstep.
Matteo Gatti
Matteo Gatti
Founder Havana Kiteboarding Club
Rent Your Gear
Travel light and safely rent quality Roberto Ricci Designs equipment for watersports with Havana Kiteboarding Club.
Havana Kiteboarding Club
Havana Kiteboarding Club
Your Gear Supplier in Cuba
Qualified Instructors
All our instructors are qualified instructors. Our schools follow the International Kiteboarding Organization Standards.
Havana Kiteboarding Club
Havana Kiteboarding Club
Your quality kiteboarding school in Cuba
Stunning Beaches
The shorelines of Cuba presents stunning views of the most amazingly crystal blue waters and all nuances of golden to white beaches.
Havana Kiteboarding Club
Havana Kiteboarding Club
Your Beach Guide
Mojito & Daiquiri
Ernest Hemingway spent great parts of his life in Cuba and found his oasis in Havana. "My mojito in the Bodeguita del Medio and my daiquiri in the Floridita"
Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway
Author and Life Adventurer
Cuban Musical Legends
"We will forever be in love with our culture and music. Salsa is in our hearts and in our souls"
Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club
Legendary Salsa Group
Old Cars 50's Style
This is of course a well known feature of Cuba, the old cars from the 50's. Yes, they are still the most commonly used transport on the island. Welcome to Cuba!
Havana Kiteboarding Club
Havana Kiteboarding Club
Your Cuba Guide