Table of Contents
What are some cons about Cuba?
The Cons of Cuba Travel
- Cash is King. Cash is king in Cuba.
- Dual Currency. Having the two types of currencies is a head screw.
- Cuba Travel is Not So Cheap. I expected Cuba to be a cheap holiday but had no idea the CUC was 1 for 1 for the Australian dollar.
- Backpacker unfriendly.
- Cuban Beaches (but depends where you’re from)
What should I avoid in Cuba?
13 Things you should NEVER DO in Cuba
- #1 Don’t criticize Fidel!
- #2 Do not take pictures of the Police!
- #3 Don’t drink water from the tap!
- #4 Don’t bring American Express!
- #5 Don’t blow your nose in public!
- # 6 Don’t be confused with both Currencies!
- #7 Don’t bring Bling!
- #8 Do not take taxis without a License!
Is living in Cuba safe?
You might be wondering if Cuba is a safe place to live. It would be best if you were comforted that the data shows Cuba is a relatively safe country to live in. According to Numbeo, Cuba’s level of crime gets a 26.24 rating where zero is the safest and 100 is the most dangerous. Crime isn’t a significant issue in Cuba.
How bad is crime in Cuba?
According to the U.N., the murder rate is 4.6 per 100,000 people, which is one of the lowest in the Caribbean and South America. We do know that Cuba has relatively few guns, and violent crime is fairly uncommon. Be mindful of Cuban laws and regulations during your stay.
Is it expensive to live in Cuba?
Family of four estimated monthly costs are 2,140$ without rent. A single person estimated monthly costs are 608$ without rent. Cost of living in Cuba is, on average, 19.64% lower than in United States. Rent in Cuba is, on average, 62.97% lower than in United States.
Can people leave Cuba?
As of January 14, 2013, all Cuban government-imposed travel restrictions and controls have been abolished. Since that date, any Cuban citizen, with a valid passport, can leave the country at will, without let or hindrance from the Cuban authorities.
Why can’t Americans go to Cuba?
The U.S. government has limited travel to Cuba since 1960—after Fidel Castro came to power—and to this day, travel for tourist activities remains controlled largely due to a fear of communism in Cuba. Additionally, cruise ships once again started calling on Cuban ports.
What is considered rude in Cuba?
Try to avoid these taboos when in Cuba: Spitting on the ground or blowing your nose in public. Taking pictures of anyone (without first asking their permission). Littering (this is not only rude, but it’s also against the law).
Is Mexico safer than Cuba?
Cuba is generally safer than Mexico, e.g. Varadero is much more secure than Cancun. Cuba has a more authentic real-life experience vs Mexico’s more touristic experience.
What is the most common crime in Cuba?
Most of the crimes committed in Cuba are theft related and are typically non-violent in nature. Two of the most common being pickpocketing and purse snatching, which as in most cases, tend to occur in more crowded or touristy areas.
Are there murders in Cuba?
According to the latest data available as of March 2021, the homicide rate in Cuba remained stable in a range from 4.5 to 5.9 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants between 2007 and 2016. In 2016, there were five homicides per 100,000 population in the island nation, slightly down from 5.4 registered a year earlier.
Can I live permanently in Cuba?
Permanent residency in Cuba is very difficult for most foreign nationals to obtain. One of the only guaranteed ways to get permanent resident status is to marry a Cuban national. If you wish to pursue an application for permanent residency in Cuba, you will need to file an application at your consulate.