Are you planning a private trip to Cuba from the US?
If your answer is yes, then you are in the right place.
There are two basic options and you may consider all possibilities of each option by simple online research.
A- ``Homestays´´, which include individual rooms, apartments or ``casa particular´´. There are plentiful and very popular. You can read about a wide variety of accommodations in Cuba by using google.com or other internet search engines such as https://www.mycasaparticular.com , https://www.booking.com, https://www.tripadvisor.com, https:// www.airbnb.com and https://youtube.com/vacation2cuba. Reviews, references, pictures, and exact location information available for most listings.
B- ``Hotels´´, which can be booked online by going directly to hotel websites such as https://www.meliahotels.com, https://www. Expedia.com and believe it or not https://www.marriot.com (``Four Points by Sheraton Havana´´, a brand new hotel located in the upscale Miramar district of Havana).
Search for flights to Havana. There are some airlines flying to Havana and some other cities in Cuba nowadays. Find your suitable date, airline and get your ticket! https://www.jetblue.com https://www.aa.com, https://www.southwest.com and https://www.delta.com
Be aware of having a ``Visa´´ or a ``tourist card´´ before flying to Cuba. If you are a current American citizen traveling from the States make sure, you fulfill the requirements for a trip to Cuba.
You can get valuable information about it by typing ``Legal Cuba Travel´´. There are websites that explain how to go about meeting the requirements to travel to Cuba without an official tour or actual license from the Treasury Dept.
Another simple option is by consulting online of through the airlines, respective hotlines, to see the exact travel requirements, before or after you book your air travel to Cuba. These requirements may all be met with the paperwork of the airline, which you can access online, or by arriving at the airport early.
Airlines provide all basic travel documents to visit Cuba, at reasonable fees, such as ``visa´´ also known as a ``pink card´´ or ``tourist card´´.
When you are reviewing all the documents and reasons for your travel, please also note that ``support for the Cuban people´´ and ``humanitarian projects´´ are two of the many available categories for American travelers to share in the gratifying experiences that come from meeting and communicating with Cuban people. These reasons for a trip to Cuba also present opportunities for sharing educational and sports materials such as coloring books, baseball and soccer equipment, writing materials and personal care products.
I hope these tips are useful if you are seriously considering a trip to Cuba from the US!
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