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Cuba, magical island

3 weeks to discover Cuba and its luxurious landscapes

by celia.rnxAbout Me:Hello everyone, I'm Célia, a french girl working in the food industry since many year. I love wine and cheese :) I love adventure, meet new people, discover new cultures, and above all, the quest for freedom. My wish for this long-term... read more

North AmericaCuba13 days / January 2018

Highs & Lows

I'm not ready to forget the richness of the landscapes and the kindness of Cubans

Tourist currency really makes you feel like a tourist

Itinerary Overview

My first big trip of 3 week in backpack to explore this island which has the reputation of being lulled by music, the sea and the kindness of Cubans.
It is truly an island of contrast where, unfortunately, inequalities are present. Tourism is the main source of income for Cubans, so Cubans can sometimes be oppressive with tourists. 

During 3 week, it was too short to visit all the Island so we had to make choice ! We decided to don't go in the south-east of Cuba. Being in a rush to travel is not a pleasure, I love to take time.

If you have 3 weeks, I would advice you to go :

La Havane 

Cienfuegos

Trinidad

Villa Clara

Viñales

Matanzas

 

We avoided the skip Varadero, too touristic even if the beaches seems very beautiful.

Despite everything, there is a very good atmosphere on this island where the smile is present on every face.

Gran enamoramiento de los cubanos, su amabilidad, su forma de vida, su sonrisa y la música! 

 

 

 

  • 3 Nights: Havana
  • 5 Nights: Trinidad
  • 5 Nights: Vinales

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Don't make too much plan regarding the booking of your Casa Particular because you will always get a contact from the previous casa

  • How was the food?

    Cuba is not known for his gastronomy but you can always find something ;)

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    If you are a girl, be careful because the Cubans can be oppressive, they like to flirt with tourists

  • Transportation Tips?

    Bus or Taxi (always negotiate)

  • Any surprises?

    Cuba has 2 different money (one for tourist and one for locals) ! So don't be surprise if you pay more for some things

Lodging