Information to tourists

Appropriate wardrob

Cotton dresses and similar are those but appropriate during almost the whole year, however it is necessary to keep in mind that from final of October and until March in Cuba is frequent the entrance of cold fronts and on all in the months of December, January and February happen sometimes minimum temperatures below 10 degrees celsius (40 degrees farengheit). For this season it is necessary to have a slight sweter of wool or gaberdine.

In rainy season (May to October) it is advisable to have a raincoat fast.

Although the informal clothes (jeans, short, T-shirt, etc) it is well in almost all the places, to attend theaters, deluxe restaurants, concert halls and other it is required of clothes more formal, in most of these places a long sleeves shirt and a tie will be enough, without discarding the use of sacks that is not uncommon.

Electric current and TV signal

The electric current is of 110 volts and 60 Hz and the plane spikes are used. Mostly, in hotels, however, there are also current of 220 volts and 60 Hz.

The signs of TV are of the norm NTSC (American), in the country there are 5 public channels of TV and in most of the hotels they are received, also, channels by satellite.

Phone communication

The phone infrastructure of the country allows to guarantee the direct phone communications with any point inside the territory or with any part of the world.

To call to Cuba from any other country:

  1. The country international exit code (where the calling is starting).
  2. Country code of Cuba: 53
  3. Cuba area code (Here you can view the Cuba's area code)
  4. Phone number

To call from Cuba to any other country you should dial the exit code (119) and the country code+ area code+ phone number. You can call from any hotel, from a phone center or from a public phone with international access.

At your arrival to Cuba, also you can hire a cell phone in a Cubacel office or you can bring yours own and activate it with the rooming.

System of transport and cars rental

Cuba has a road infrastructure and a system of transport that they connect all the points of the country, the transport for bus is more (there are two lines: Astros and Via Azul, with bigger comfort and punctuality the last one), although there is also a good infrastructure for the air transport that connects all the main cities and tourist destinations and the railroad connects the main cities of the country but with less comfort from standard of USA, Canada, Europe and others countries.

There are a good service of taxis (with moderate prices), in all the main cities and tourist poles and cars and minibuses can be rent in most of the hotels and in existent agencies in all the cities and tourist areas. To rent a car it is needed a license of effective conduction and the passport. Besides this there is great quantity of available private taxis in all the cities and with prices lightly but first floor that those of state tourist companies, although with generally old vehicles and with little comfort.

The signaling of the traffic is the international one and it drives for the right.