What To Know Before Traveling To Cuba
Cuba is an incredibly beautiful country, this country might be economically poor but it is rich in culture, some places might even look in ruins but it is an architecture gem, there is no doubt that you will get your fair share of emotions when walking through Cuba, at time you may feel down and upset and other times happy and uplifted.
The musicality, the culture, the history, is all reason to visit this magnificent country.
Below is a list of things you should know before visiting Cuba:
All travelers from most nations require a visa to enter the country. It is not difficult to obtain this document and it can be purchased upon arrival at José Marti airport in Havana at the low cost of CUC25 or 25.22 USD. The tourist visa is valid for 30 days and can be renewed for another 30 days, they cannot renew again after the second renewal and will have to leave the country but can immediately return and stay for another 60 days however, all reentry fees must be paid upon arrival again.
The Official Language
Cuba’s official language is Spanish, not similar to the Spanish spoken in Spain but very similar to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rican Spanish.
CUC is the currency used in Cuba. The locals pronounce the currency as “kook”, they are also known as local pesos.
This country is extremely popular in medical tourism and attracts many patients worldwide, it provides high quality medical care at a very low cost. A wide variety of medical services is provided from cancer treatment, eye surgery, cosmetic surgery, joint replacement and addiction rehabilitation facility.
Cuban food is meat based with the sighting of rice and beans at almost every meal, it is a fusion of Spanish, African, Native American and Caribbean cuisines. Cuban food uses fresh ingredients prepared simply, the most common ways are stews, soups and sandwiches the meats are slow roasted until they are about to fall off the bone.
Cuba in general is a very safe destination for tourist and most probably you can find police on every block. The government takes pride in all the measures it takes to keep its country safe for tourist and hopes to increase this number in the upcoming years.
The Growing Trend
The latest growing trend and the most profitable business for the Cuban economy during the last 10 years is medical tourism. This has many people from all over the world such as the United States, United Kingdom and Europe traveling to this beautiful country for outstanding medical care and high quality medical services.