How to save money on your Havana holiday

A holiday in Cuba doesn’t have to cost as much as you think. Thanks to the low cost of living and affordable homes in the Caribbean, it’s generally advised that you only need to budget for 50 to 75 CUCs per person, per day. Here are some great ways to keep to your budget in Cuba.

Try Local Street Vendors
Depending on where you live, local street vendors may have a very good — or very bad — reputation. However, in Cuba street food is considered to be one of the favorite ways to experience local life. Not only that, but it’s also incredibly convenient and inexpensive, and you’re sure to find something delicious close to your Havana rental.

Drink at Old Town Bars
While the lively and energetic Cuban discos are famous all around the world, they can be costly. Instead, why not head to an Old Town bar for a great night and a truly authentic Cuban experience? For a bit of history, be sure to stop by El Floridita and La Bodeguita, said to serve up the best mojitos and daiquiris.

Book a Casa Particular in Havana
Rather than opting for a beachfront resort, think about booking a casa particular in Havana which can offer a more personal, more intimate holiday experience. You may have access to a full kitchen, which can be useful if travelling with children, and your casa host may be willing to share their local knowledge.

Take Your Own Tour
Unless you’re planning on travelling further afield or feel very uncomfortable getting around by yourself, there’s no reason why you couldn’t book your own walking tour of the city. The advantage is that you can start and end your tour at your villa in Havana, and can enjoy a stroll at your own pace.

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