Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.
Visas: buying Tourist Card is required (Tarjeta de Turista), which is included in the price of the event. The card is valid for 30 days, to get before check-in at the airport in Warsaw. The card must be kept, because without it you cannot leave Cuba. In the case of losing, destroying or incorrect filling in the Tourist Card, there is a possibility of buying another one for the price of 200 PLN. Passport must be valid a minimum of 3 months, starting from the date of arrival to Cuba.
Flight duration: Poland-Santa Clara – approx. 12 h.
Local time: GMT - 5h.
Beaches: public, free entry.
Language: Spanish; communication in English is also possible.
Currency: Cuban peso (CUC). 1 CUC = 100 centavos. 1 CUC = approx. 1 EUR. It is worth taking euros with you, not dollars, because the exchange of dollars in Cuba is fraught with a 10% tax.
Capital city: Havana.
Voltage: 220 V, round (European) plugs.
International credit cards and paycards: are accepted, except for those issued by American banks.
Prices at the hotel and restaurants: lunch – from 10 EUR, dinner – from 15 EUR, bottle of mineral water – approx. 2 EUR, beer – approx. 3 EUR, coffee – approx. 2 EUR, bottle of rum (0.75 l) – from 5 EUR, soft drink in a can – approx. 1 EUR, cigars – from 70 EUR for 25 cigars (half the price of anywhere in the world).
Additional services: entry to Relax Lounge zone at the airport upon departure at a charge of approx. 20 CUC (payable at the airport). The price includes unlimited snacks, unlimited cold and hot soft drinks and selected alcoholic drinks (beer, rum, whisky, brandy, vodka, wine), possibility of using special route FAST TRACK – individual security control and check-in without queues.
Tips: it is a custom to tip waiters, bartenders, porters and chambermaids (approx. 5-10%).
Cuba online: www.cubaweb.cu
Local trips: organised by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility that, if there is not enough participants, a trip may be canceled. Payment only in cash and in the local currency - Cuban peso (CUC) exchangeable.
You can always find up to date information about security in this country on your Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.