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How to save money on trips to Cuba

Cuba vacations are becoming more and more popular, as they are associated with exotic travelling. Visiting Cuba can however be quite expensive for the UK traveller. If you are thinking about going on a holiday in Cuba, this article provides you with some tips about doing it on a budget.

Transportation

Saving money on a trip to Cuba begins with transportation. If you are travelling on a shoestring, you should choose some Cuba holiday deals for your flights. You can book these on the websites of the major UK travel operators. Make sure that you plan your trip well in advance, as this is the surest way to get cheap tickets. Public transport When you arrive to your destination, you can save some money on internal transport too. Instead of renting a car, you can choose to travel by bus or train. The train is the most economical means of transport in Cuba. If you want to travel between Santiago de Cuba and Havana, this is the best way to do it. When in Havana, you can spare the cost of a taxi or public transport by renting a bike to get around the city.

Accommodation

Tourists who travel to Cuba on a budget sometimes choose to rent rooms in particular houses in order to save some money on accommodation. If you want to do this, make sure that the owner has a licence to rent rooms to visitors. Hotels For those who prefer the comfort of a hotel, there are numerous budget hotels in Havana and Santiago de Cuba. Prices at these hotels start from £20 a night. Some of these hotels are Hotel Lincoln, Hotel Caribbean and Hotel Havana.

Food

Cuba is not a very expensive country when it comes to food. So, you can easily cut down the costs by eating some of the Cuban specialities that they sell on the street. As there are not too many choices aside the street, Cuban pizza is popular. Restaurants and fast-food chains You can try some of the budget restaurants or even the fast-food chains that are beginning to be quite popular around the cities of Cuba.

Fun activities

There are lots of free activities that you can enjoy on your Cuba trips, from lazy days on the beach to wandering around the cities and exploring the historical buildings. You can also try one of the low-priced night-clubs, where you will get the chance to dance on traditional music styles.

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