March 22nd, 2016
By Havana Insider

U.S. Further Eases Cuban Travel

The U.S. Government recently announced changes to Cuba travel regulations that make it easier, and likely cheaper, for Americans to travel to Cuba. The announcement was made just ahead of President Obama's ongoing geoundbreaking trip to Cuba.
August 11th, 2015
By Havana Insider

Cuba Opens 35 WiFi Hotspots

Cuba has long been one of the least digitally connected countries in the world, but that is slowly changing. The island country recently opened up 35 public WiFi access points nationwide.
July 21st, 2015
By Havana Insider

Legal Travel for U.S. Citizens

Recent changes in U.S. regulations regarding Cuba travel related transactions have made it much easier for United States citizens to visit Cuba legally. The number doing so is increasing notably, as are the number of direct flights from the U.S. to Cuba. The U.S. has also recently licensed ferry and cruise ship service to Cuba, but the timing of the start of this service is still unclear.
July 21st, 2015
By Havana Insider

Don’t Bring Your U.S. Credit Card to Cuba – Yet!

Beginning March 1, 2015, MasterCard officially began handling credit card transactions by its American cardholders in Cuba, the first US credit card company to do so. However, the range of establishmnets accepting credit cards is limited, and many travelers have reported difficulty using U.S. Mastercards.
July 21st, 2015
By Havana Insider

Is it Safe Visiting Cuba?

I don't think the person who wrote the caption has ever stepped foot in Havana or Cuba. One key reason why Cuba is so safe is that the government’s security is extremely strong and its police force innumerable. However, more importantly, the Cuban people are friendly and do welcome visitors. They also understand how important tourism is to their economy and are looking forward to more Americans visiting following the recent change in U.S.-Cuban relations.
July 21st, 2015
By Havana Insider

Cuba Travel Insurance

Visitors to Cuba (including Cubans living abroad) are required to have medical insurance adequate to cover medical expenses that may arise while in the country. Travelers may be asked to show proof of such upon arrival, and should check with their insurance companies beforehand to confirm coverage.
July 21st, 2015
By Havana Insider

How to Get Around in Havana?

Most of Old Havana is eminently walkable - the best way to experience it. Traffic city-wide tends to be light by most urban standards, as few Cubans own private cars.
July 21st, 2015
By Havana Insider

When Is The Best Time To Travel To Cuba?

Now. If you mean weather,high season is also dry season, and Havana's limited hotels can quickly fill up in this November-April window, when daytime temperatures average in the low 80s.
July 21st, 2015
By Havana Insider

How Does Internet Work in Cuba?

Internet in Cuba is expensive and slow, and only a small percentage of the population enjoys regular internet access. Some options are available to visitors, but don't expect easy or fast connectivity.