8 answers
1k views

Where is the best place to hire car in Santiago De Cuba? The best Casa Particular in Havana to stay?

Asked by via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

8 Answers

  • 0

    Hi, I have been to Cuba a few times and have taken CAD. Never taken Euros, but I'm sure they would be just fine as well. I would be careful when renting a car as well, recently a Canadian family rented a car in Cuba and got in an accident which wasn't their fault. Unfortunately the drive of the car was detained in Cuba for a very long time. You may be able to Google it. If possible I would use local transportation or use a lot of caution when driving. We loved Havana, great city!! over 7 years ago

    Answered by Sean Rollinson via Site_iconTravellr.com
  • 0

    Hey thanks! Yeah I think maybe we give the car a miss!! over 7 years ago

    Answered by via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
  • 0

    I was just there in Jan and I found that the credit card advance was best at most money exchange places. I had taken canadain cash and pounds sterling. Euros are only any use to you at the larger exchanges. They accept 4 hard currencies most anywhere CDN/US/BPS/ and I think it was swiss francs. Just remeber they charge you 11% to import your funds and everything gets transferred in via the US $. If you are getting of the beaten path you are best to exchage some of your CUC (toruist peso) for the locals peso the rate was like 1 for 20 when I was there. Save your time looking for a ATM I only saw the one at my Havana Hotel and it was always empty. over 7 years ago

    Answered by dan likes to travel via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
  • +1

    I suggest you don't rent a car unless you really have too, it cost me USD 150 when someone stole my windshield wipers off my rental when it was parked overnight at a resort in Varadero. Its cheap to get a driver with a car anyway. Other than my wipers getting stolen, its a great place for a holiday, Money, they like Canadian $ as they do a lot of business with them, but they will take Euro ok too. I get my hotel bookings here, http://www.havanahotels247.com/ over 7 years ago

    Answered by Tony Peard via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
  • +1

    I rented a car in Havana and had a ball driving south. Near Trinidad I came out one morning to find the car clean and shiny. Looking around I spotted some smiling locals. When I asked they acknowledged they'd cleaned it and then "If I was heading to town their son was looking for a lift". I was only too happy to oblige. almost 6 years ago

    Answered by via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
  • 0

    Take Canadian and change it over to Cuban tourist pesos almost 6 years ago

    Answered by Lachlan via Site_iconAsk a Nomad iPad app
  • 0

    Be sure and have plenty of cash when you head into the provinces. It can be extremely difficult to get cash and you may find yourself hiring a local to drive you to the next province. There are ATMs at Havana airport which accept VISA (leave your Mastercard at home). Havana Vieja also has a number of ATMs and most banks will advance cash on credit cards (you'll need your passport as well). As for a car, use 'tourist' public (you'll find you can't get on most local transports) or hire a local. They know their city better than anyone and you'll be supporting a family who needs it! And don't be shy, Cubans are as fascinated in us as we are in them. We told a taxi driver how much we liked baseball... turns out he was a former player and we wound up at a game, sitting with his former team who went on to win! over 5 years ago

    Answered by via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
  • 0

    Hola i have been to cuba many times best money to take is euro-canada--u.k pounds + change at banks get there very early change peso convertible at exchange kiosk for cuban
    peso about 25 for 1cu convertible
    duglas about 5 years ago

    Answered by via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

Answer this question

Map of Santiago de Cuba