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Travelling from Havana to Varadero

1 month ago

Safe transport from Havana to Varadero??

I travel December 28th to the boathouse, and I want to know a safe transport... we're two people.

69.9 miles
4 replies
Canada
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1 month ago

Day you arrive ask for hotel or Casa particular or hostel if they can book you a Combination shared car/taxi. $15-$20 a person. 2.5 hour drive one way. Start early. 8-9 a.m. is perfecto! Advance notice and $10 if four people in car. I liked 3 for $15. Tip 10% traditional. Please remember that that’s a base. If you get exceptional service tip accordingly. In hotels or places with daily cleaning. 5$ CDN or 5 CUC or pesos. Your choice. The worst insult is not tipping your cleaner/maid service. Second worse tipping only on the last day 10 CUC for 4-7 days.

Let’s be real. Respect given is trust created. Tourists need to have integrity. Smile through a ‘nix in the works’. This shall pass, it’s going to work out! So chill. Saw tourists from UK yelling at the hotel front desk! Worst possible decision towards Cuban people. They will feel ‘sorry that you are ignorant of civil behaviour’. Think Thailand but warmer people who really do have humanity. Cuba = more than average: Warmth. Charisma. Curiosity. Humanity.

It’s the lowest crime rate of any country I have ever seen in 40 years! Just be cool. Be careful. Waterproof money holder necklace from travel stores or backpackers are able to fit passport, key & money.
Swim with this on. Don’t bury things in the sand at beaches. Enjoy.
Drink lots of bottled water. Enjoy your great taste in being in Cuba!

It’s a blessing. Have been a few times in South America. Cuba rocks!

Mexico
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1 month ago

¡Hola, Gabriela! Yo también quiero ir de La Habana a Varadero el 28 de diciembre. Yo viajo sola. ¿Te gustaría compartir taxi?

Cuba
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30 days ago

At your service, I have a taxi, from Havana to Varadero, the taxi service is 120 cuc to 4 passengers.

Cuba
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30 days ago

At your service, I have a taxi, from Havana to Varadero, the taxi service is 120 cuc to 4 passengers.