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ATM in Cuba how-to and what-if? – Cuba Travel Article

ATM in Cuba how-to and what-if? Happens more than you think!Can I use an ATM in Cuba? The answer to that question varies… History of Cuban ATMs The internet never forgets and a lot of information is outdated to say the least. About 10 years ago the first ATMs became available but the first few years they only worked VISA credit and debit cards issued by non US banks. Hence the confusion that ATMs don’t work in Cuba. Then they…

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Hurricane season in Cuba – The Only Underground Cuba Travel Guide – Cuba Travel Article

Hurricane season in Cuba – The Only Underground Cuba Travel Guide Officially the Cuban hurricane season starts at the first of June and ends the 30thof November.  That’s 6 months. That does not mean you have hurricanes for 6 months a year but that there is a probability of a hurricane during those months. It’s not like the tulip season in Holland where you are sure to see some tulips! Hence the confusion there is about, and the fear for…

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Hostel or Hostal? – The Only Underground Cuba Travel Guide – Cuba Travel Article

Hostel or Hostal? – The Only Underground Cuba Travel Guide The concept ‘hostel’ is a bit confusing in Cuba.  Basically there are 2 types of accommodation in Cuba: Hotels and Casas Particular.  Hotels are state owned (at least 51% but let’s not get technical) and don’t live up to the international classification. Deduct at least one star for the real comfort level. So if you are looking for a terrible price/quality ratio go for a Hotel. Casas Particular are private businesses…

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