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La Habana y Varadero cuanto tiempo en cada una? Como contratar traslados?

1 month ago

Hola, voy a Cuba del 15 al 24 de enero, viajo sola. Mi idea es repartir los días entre La Habana y Varadero, la pregunta es: me conviene o es preferible que me instale en Varadero y desde allí haga una excursión a La Habana? o si es mejor pasar directamente desde el aeropuerto a Varadero y los últimos dos días de mis vacaciones alojarme en La Habana?. Otra consulta que necesito hacer es sobre los traslados. En el aeropuerto José Martí hay oficinas o mostradores de empresas de transporte? o cómo contrato el traslado desde el aeropuerto a Varadero? Les agradecería toda la información que me puedan dar, tengan en cuenta que viajo sola. Muchas Gracias. Gre

7 replies
Chile
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1 month ago

Hello, how about!!Trip to Cuba with my wife. I spent four days in Havana and then we went to St. Clara, Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad, Cienfuegos and back to Havana. As for your practice, Habana and Varadero are more expensive in price than the other cities. Booking should pre-book accommodation and transportation. With regard to accommodation, it is more convenient for houses, there are countless alternatives and prices in Havana. OJO: You must bring Euros and change at the airport (CADECA) if you bring dollars, you will be fined 13%, that is, you will receive less money. In Havana, you can have lunch and dinner for 10 CUC, something like 10 dollars (for the price reference: 1 CUC or convertible weight equals the value of 1 dollar). Tax rates from José Martí Airport in Havana to downtown are 25 CUC (NO more). Taxis around the Havana Center or surrounding sectors may vary from route and schedule (even if you have a gringa face) they charge you more expensive. They range from 5 CUC to 15 CUC.
On the other hand, about your consultation if it's better first: Habana or Varadero?, for to explore and see Havana, it's easily 3 days, there's a lot to go and enjoy (if you like architecture and its culture, walk it all around, get a tour guide or map at some information office) Old or classic taxis charge between 80 and 120 CUC per hour and a half. Bici taxi 20 CUC per hour on a two-hour route to the main locations. Havana is full of contrasts and people who will approach you all the time, offering you accommodation, taxi, lunch, cigar, currency changes, silver, etc., for the same reason, you should be ahead of schedule, i.e. now... see the topic "January is high season in Cuba&quot. Not buying cigars or making currency changes on the street, they're usually conniving. There are two currencies in Cuba: the CUC (which equals $1) and the tourists use them to pay almost anything and the CUP, a currency used by Cubans or to buy in small shops or on the street some soda or something.

Argentina
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22 days ago

Hola Eladio, te hago una consulta...,como hiciste el recorrido por Trinidad, Cienfuegos,etc...? Yo voy a fines de abril, me quedo dos días en La Habana y mi idea es hacer ese recorrido, Trinidad, Cienfuegos y Santa Clara. Desde ya muchas gracias!!!

Chile
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1 month ago

At José Martí Airport in Havana, you will not find counters or tourist offices. Search the VIAZUL page, and book the transfer on the "GUAGUAS" name given to inter-city buses and pay from your country with a visa or mastercar. After being in Havana or the Omnibus of every city, you must only confirm your journey on the stipulated date.
Varadero, they're about 2 kilometers of beach, very beautiful by the way, and at night enough discos and places to enjoy if you like rumba. There's not much to know, it's more to relax and enjoy. There are scuba diving, coastal tours, some artisan fairs and a few other places to meet. It is from Havana, almost 2 1/2 hours by bus (or collective as they call it in Argentina). Don't change all the money when you get to Cuba, as you spend, you change.
Finally, it's got quite a blocker, a photo machine, one roll of toilet paper (it's scarce in some lakes) and taking care of the people who will approach you for money, NOT mug you, just in case, but indirectly they'll take some coins.

I hope you get the information, Cuba is beautiful. Havana, by the way, deteriorated but majestic, decrepit but dignified, fun and infuriating at the same time.

Greetings from Chile.

A hug and an excellent trip.

Mexico
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1 month ago

¡Hola, Eladio! Disculpa por sumarme a la conversación, pero quisiera preguntarte qué lugares además de La Habana recomiendas visitar? Asimismo, cuáles fueron las playas que más te gustaron?

Mil gracias.

Cuba
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30 days ago

Hi, I have taxi service, from La habana to Varadero the service is 120 cuc up to 4 people

Cuba
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26 days ago

For inexpensive collective transfers in Cuba try:
a) Viazul bus
www.viazul.com
Book it online at least a week in advance. After that you can only book standby locally at the stations. They have lots of routes all over Cuba, and it's only around $10 CUC/person between Havana & Varadero with multiple daily departures.
If standby fails, then there are usually lots of taxis outside the Viazul stations where they gather passengers looking to share collective fares. It's how alot of taxi drivers avoid having to go back to their point of origin empty.

b) Conectando Cuba (Connecting Cuba)
See approximate rates/schedule: https://tinyurl.com/tm3etxl
Book this service in advance through any travel agency accredited in Cuba, or locally at any Cubanacan Travel Agency hotel tour desk. They have numerous pickup/dropoff locations including many state hotels. It costs slightly more than Viazul, but is a very reliable service using (mostly) Transtur tour buses.

United States of America
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22 days ago

Good morning, that's entirely up to you, what you like to do. For example, if your intentions are to relax you because I recommend you spend a lot more time in Varadero, to be honest with you, I don't like my Havana at all, a very dirty city, they pick up the garbage once a month and then the plague is horrible, the buildings falling down and a horrible misery. For me that's not nice if not depressing, if you can travel from your country directly to Varadero I highly recommend it. All Hotels in Varadero have day trips to Havana by comfortable buses. Spend most of your trip in Varadero.