What is it like to be a tourist in Cuba for a month?
In spite of the fact that Cuba is typically a safe place to visit, traveling there may expose you to “small” crimes such as cash frauds and pickpocketing. You should also be aware of potential health risks such as polluted tap water, COVID-19, mosquito-borne infections, and dangerous road conditions if you are driving a car.
There are 13 things that you should never do in Cuba.
Visitors to Cuba may be certain that they are in a safe environment. The majority of visitors do not experience any criminal activity other than small theft and pickpocketing. In addition, even these situations may be avoided with a little foresight.
There are 11 things that you should never do in Cuba.
Cuban money is referred to as cubanos. Due to the almost 60-year-old US Cuba embargo, Americans are unable to access money when going to Cuba. As a result, American debit cards and credit cards will not operate on the island in the same way that they do for travelers from other countries.
Recent reports show that violent crime in Cuba is on the rise, despite the fact that it is still considered to be an uncommon occurrence. Most of the time, it’s associated with little, small crimes such as stealing. When a victim resists or fights back, the situation might escalate into an attack or worse.
Never blow your nose in front of others. The act of blowing your nose or spitting in public is considered exceedingly disrespectful in Cuba, in contrast to other Latin American countries. Please excuse yourself and clean your nasal passages in a restroom or a secluded space if feasible.
In general, the great majority of Cuba’s activities and cultural attractions are suitable for children under the age of 18. I can propose some of the greatest sites in Havana to take children (but that will be covered in a future blog post), as well as the top Cuba tours and excursions for families in the country.
Cuba has legalized the death sentence, although it is only seldom utilized to punish criminals. The most recent executions took place in 2003. In accordance with national legislation, murder, the threat of murder, aggravated rape, terrorism, hijacking, piracy, drug trafficking and manufacturing, espionage, and treason are punishable by death.
Cuba is typically considered to be safer than Mexico; for example, Varadero is far safer than Cancun. In comparison to Mexico, which offers a more touristy experience, Cuba offers a more true real-life experience.
As a result, Cuba is a highly safe nation for female tourists. The probability of being physically attacked is quite minimal, and the country is exceptionally safe for female travelers in general. Catcalling, professional hustlers, and Cuban travel scams (some of which are expressly targeted at women) are all quite frequent in Cuba, despite this.
CUBAN CULTURE: STRICTLY PROHIBITED (especially for travelers). When in Cuba, try to stay away from the following taboos: Spitting on the ground or blowing your nose in public are both considered inappropriate. Taking photographs of anybody and everything (without first asking their permission). The act of littering (which is not only offensive, but it is also against the law).
It took a long time, but the Communists eventually lost control of Russia. Fidel Castro seemed to have taken notice. Cubans were big fans of the board game Monopoly, but Castro has outlawed it completely. He ordered that all of the sets be destroyed.
A decades-old restriction on the slaughter of cattle, as well as the sale of beef and dairy products, is being relaxed in Cuba as part of agricultural changes intended to combat food shortages. Ranchers, on the other hand, are still required to satisfy state quotas.