Cuba never felt so good
Some of you reading this may be at your cubicle, or on your break. You feel like management/coworkers are not treating the way you ought to be treated. By the time you get home. You feel like you just can’t relax. Your everyday routines are not quite working out. You wanna leave. You start searching but don’t really have direction and your confused. Perhaps you’ve done trips to Mexico countless times. It’s been played out. It”s time to do it! Find your adventure and serenity. a destination that you’re always telling yourself ‘one day I’ll visit Cuba’. Don’t just say it. Do it!
You don’t have to stay in Havana the rest of your trip.
Be a gypsy or plan your stay before you leave.
You haven’t life life until you tasted Authentic Cuban Cuisine.
We advise you to go with cabin luggage only. You do not have to worry about losing your belongings or the risk of getting them damaged.
6 Things you should not do in Cuba
1.) Don’t take pics of the police or military
It’s illegal to take pictures of any military, police or even workers in the airport n Cuba. They might think your a spy.The police or authorities have been unpleasant with interrogations with such matters.
2.) Don’t be flashy.
Cubans do not make much money per month. So don’t wear your gold necklaces or use a money clip. They will target you and you will be a victim for a pick pockets. We recommend getting a neck pouch/wallet with RFID Blocking. It will last a lifetime of trips.
3.) Don’t Drink The Water
Save yourself. Be diligent cause last time I went. I was foolish and drank the water. I had a stomach ache for over 74 hours. My body’s immune system went down and I got sick. A case of food poisoning. I couldn’t afford to go to the hospital cause my medial insurance ran out. I wish I had this when I was young and stupid.
Best advice I can give you when traveling in many developing nations. Cholera and typhoid are a concern, but the local tap water may also contain minor microbes that can cause stomach ailments to those not accustomed to it. Some resorts around Veradero and Cayo Coco use purified filtered water, even for ice cubes, so you may be okay there. But why take the risk like I did when you’re on holiday? Hydrate yourself with sealed bottle water (Can add up). Rumor has it the well traveled bring a water purifying pouch and use it to brush your teeth or get one for your family.
4.) Check your change after every transaction.
The American Dollars used to be widely accepted in tourist hotels, restaurants and services, but that stopped on November 8, 2004. If you want to exchange US Dollars for CUC, there is both a tax and a commission charged, resulting in about a 20% devaluation of your greenbacks (by the way, the US is the only currency that gets hit with an extra 10% penalty). For that reason, you’re better off bringing euros, Canadian dollars or pounds Sterling with you.
This is important. Cuba’s dual-currency system seems to cause a bit of confusion with some travelers. The official currency that the locals use is the Cuban Peso (CUP). The Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC) is the new “tourist” currency that most foreign visitors use. Money should only be changed at a bank or official Cadeca Casa de Cambio (exchange bureau), but there are plenty of people offering to exchange with you on the streets. Be careful, as they might try to rip you off. Even shop keepers are notorious for short-changing transactions, some taking advantage of tourist confusion and switching CUP for CUC (not that you can’t use it, but it can be harder to spend). Like anywhere, be vigilant with your money and always count your change to avoid these types of scams.
5.) Don’t be fooled into taking unlicensed Taxis
The popular American 1950s vintage cars are everywhere on the streets. Some of them operate as taxis. The government licensed taxis are metered (make sure they turn them on), but many private licensed taxis are not, so you’ll have to negotiate a fare upfront.
Watch out for unlicensed taxis, though. They might be cheaper, but it’s technically illegal to ride in them, and you may be setting yourself up for a scam or getting robbed.
6.) Don’t make fun of Che!
Find your adventure and serenity by exploring the area such as Holguin.
Holguin is located in the southeastern part of Cuba, it’s a destination where you can expect slightly higher temperatures than many other Cuban tourist areas (nice place to visit in the middle of January), most of them being located north of Cuba (such as: Havana, Varadero, Cayo Coco, Cayo Santa Maria, etc.).
Holguin covers an area of 9,300 km2 (3,600 sq mi) of which about 25% is filled with lush green forest. It is the third most populous province of Cuba, after Havana and Santiago de Cuba, with a little more than 1 million inhabitants.
Fact: In October 1492, when Christopher Columbus first landed in Cuba on the coast of today’s Holguin province, he described it as “The most beautiful land human eyes had ever seen!“… Wake up and smell the coffee cause your about to find out why Cuba never felt so good!
The area is full of beautiful white sand beaches, but it’s also covered with hills and lush tropical forests, and dotted with picturesque villages, which also makes Holguin a preferred destination for ecotourism and the discovery of the local way of life.
Holguin’s beaches and seaside resorts are located along the northeastern coast of the province. The tourist hub of Holguin (served by the Frank Pais Airport) it often also includes Playa Covarrubias which is located in the neighboring province of Las Tunas since there is no international airport in Las Tunas.
They are made of white sand bathed by crystal-clear turquoise waters. The length varies from about 200 meters to 1 km.
The sand is quite lovely to just kick off your sandals and feel the fine sand in your toes as you walk during your morning rituals. I’m telling your Cube never felt so good. You will enjoy it as the sea is usually quite calm (small to medium waves), making the resorts at Holguin a great place to enjoy swimming or sleep put up a hammock and catch the rays.
Most of the all-inclusive hotels have lounge chairs, sun-shades, palapas and a nautical center on its beach.
Don’t forget to read “What you need to do before heading to Cuba”