Electrical Current: 110, 60Hz Two flat gs.
Tips: We suggest a 10% tip for meals in restaurants and a small tip for your taxi driver that will be greatly appreciated. You can tip the maid in your hotel about $1.00 per day
Public Transportation: Check on the spot at the relevant companies and providers
Cuba is the largest of the Caribbean Islands. It lies between the Bahamas and Jamaica, ninety miles from Key West, Florida. The Republic includes the Isla de La Juventud (the Isle of Youth) and many smaller islands. Havana is the capital city. Cuba's population is 11 224 321. The majority of the people are of Spanish descent. About 12% are descendants of African slaves and about 1% is of Chinese origin. Spanish Colonial buildings, churches and palaces are evident in Havana and the city of Trinidad. A French influence can be seen in the city of Cienfuegos, founded in the 18th century by a Frenchman from Louisiana, the French settlers helped the Spanish to build streets resembling French promenades
Water: We recommend drinking bottled water
General Safety: Cuba is a safe place to walk alone at night although a petty theft is unfortunately becoming a little more common especially in neighbohoods like Old Havana and Chinatown.
Climate: Warm all year round. Rainy season from June to October and dry season from November to April, Hurricane season is September and October.
currency: US Dollars. Travelle's cheques are accepted as long as not issued by an American bank.Currency:
cuban Peso. Major Credit Cards honored. Travelers cheques can be exchanged in banks and exchange houses.
Shops, Restaurants and Commerce:
Banks work from 10:00 to 15:00 Mon. to Fri.
Shops and offices are normally open from 09:00 to 19:00 Mon. to Fri. Sat. from 09:00 to 13:00. Restaurants are open until very late and most Bars and Cafes are open 24 hours a day.