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Travelling from Old Havana to Cayo Santa Maria

2 months ago

I'll be travelling to Havana in December 2019 and then from Havana I want to travel to Cayo Santa Maria to attend a wedding. So far I cannot find any reasonable means of transport (i.e. other than a 7 hours bus ride each way or to fly out of Havana to Mexico then back to Santa Clara which takes ~16 hours). I'd welcome your suggestions.

Thank you,
Oscar.

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4 replies
Argentina
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1 month ago

I suggest you buy the bus ticket you need on Via Azul. It's hard to shop there online. It's with a card and they're taken out pretty early. If you don't have to share a cab, it's not cheap. Print everything you buy. Good luck on your trip, you'll love Cuba

Singapore
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1 month ago

Many thanks. Cheers, Oscar.

Hello! In the hotel or house where you stay you can ask for help getting a taxi, in Cuba you need to interact with the locals and haggle to get some things. You must be very careful not to be conned, but if you come to a reasonable settlement, it will be beneficial. Greetings!!

Singapore
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1 month ago

Thanks Emilio for your feedback, very helpful. Unfortunately I wont have the time to stay in Stanta Clara as I have a tight schedule; maybe next time. I'm very keen on learning more about the internal/domestic flights in Cuba from Havana to Santa Clara, I haven't been successful in trying to book one, I didn't think they even operated. Can you please give me more information?

Thank you,
Oscar.