Medicines and Prescriptions for Cuba

Take your meds for Cuba Be sure to take your medications with you!  And it is always wise to carry them with you in your carry-on bag.  It will be difficult if not impossible to replace them once you are in Cuba. There isn’t a Walgreens on every corner in...

Getting your VISA / Tourist Card for going to Cuba

Yes, you need a VISA / tourist card / tarjeta de turista. Whatever you call it – you will need one – but NO – you don’t need to send your passport to the Cuban embassy. Your tourist card is valid for 30 days.  It can be extended while you are...

Things NOT to do in Cuba

Don’t blow your nose! Every culture seems to have its little idiosyncrasies that catch you by surprise.  I was reading an interesting article about what NOT to do in Cuba and it advises that you should never blow your nose in public.  It is considered extremely...

Cuba requires “non”-US insurance

Cuba requires health Insurance When going to Cuba you will be required to have medical insurance. NOTE  – your regular health insurance that you have in the United States will not suffice.  Cuba requires non-US medical insurance.  If you don’t have this,...

Cuban Money

In Cuba they have TWO currencies. They have Cuban Pesos (CUP) for the locals and Cuban Convertibles (CUC) for the tourists.  The exchange rate on the CUP is 25 per $1 and on the CUC it is 1 to $1.  DON’T  get them confused!! Both are called pesos – Both...