Travel Guides

Before you go

Pack like a Pro

Like any tropical destination, there are a few things you should have in your suitcase:

  • Lavender (natural mosquito repellent)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Aloe lotion
  • Flip flops
  • Swimsuits
  • Advil (ibuprofen)
  • Electrolyte powder (hydration is key)
  • Copies of your travel insurance
  • A copy of your passport

Get your docs in order

Travellers heading to Cuba may be asked to present proof of health insurance in order to enter the country (travellers without insurance may obtain coverage in Cuba through the ASISTUR SA).


There are two Cuban currencies:

  1. The Peso (or National Peso)
  2. The Convertible Peso (also commonly referred to as dollar; about 25x more valuable)

Beware: a common scam in Cuba is to give change back in National Pesos when a confused traveler has payed for an item in the Convertible Peso.

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