based on 2 experiences
Absolutely loved Cuba. Spent 3 weeks there. I explored Vinnales, Havana, Varedero, and Trinidad. Trinidad was my least favorite. I stayed in Casa (all great experiences - booked on AirBnB), participated in walking tours, several hikes, horseback to tobacco farms (learned to roll and smoked cigars) and beach time! I also had my car transfers set up before I arrived so it was super easy and no stress.
I loved Cuba. Travelled with a private tour agency because I wanted to travel 4 places in one week and didn't have time or energy to do everything myself. Cuba hotels are expensive if u don't want to do casa particular which was my case. Travelled to Havana, vinalez, Cienfuegos and Trinidad. Did only one day at the beach and I wasn't impressed. One thing that I found hard was the double currency.
Yes, Cuba is generally safe for solo female travelers. However, it is important to take the same precautions as you would in any other country. Be aware of your surroundings, avoid walking alone at night, and keep your valuables secure.
Yes, Cuba is generally considered to be a safe destination for solo female travelers. The Cuban people are known for their hospitality and friendliness, and the country is generally considered to be safe for travelers. However, as with any destination, it is important to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings.
Cuba can be expensive for solo travelers, depending on the type of accommodation and activities you choose. Hotels and resorts tend to be more expensive than hostels and homestays, and activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling can add up quickly. However, there are plenty of budget-friendly options available, such as street food, public transportation, and free walking tours.
All travelers to Cuba must have a valid visa.
The Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC) is the official currency of Cuba. U.S. dollars are not accepted in Cuba, so you will need to exchange your currency for CUCs upon arrival.
Health and Safety
Make sure you have adequate health insurance coverage for your trip to Cuba. Be aware of the potential for crime and take the necessary precautions to stay safe.
Hotels in Cuba are often in short supply, so it is best to book your accommodations in advance.
Public transportation in Cuba is limited, so you may want to consider renting a car or hiring a taxi.
The best time to travel to Cuba is from December to May, when the weather is warm and dry. This is also the peak tourist season, so prices may be higher. June to November is the rainy season, and temperatures are more humid.