Cuba essentials prices and basic information

Valid in October/November 2012, note tourist season starts in November and some prices are going up then

Exchange rate:

1 EUR – 1.2444 CUC

1 CUC  – 24 CUP

Prices:

Food:

  • Coffee (small strong with milk out of window) 1 CUP
  • Bananas 2 CUP for bunch
  • Juice 2 CUP
  • Pizza (very popular) 2 – 5 CUP (Michal says 5 – 10)
  • Rolls (Pan de…) with ham, eggs or sausages sold from a window 1- 2 CUP
  • Waffle cakes in the street 3 CUP
  • Sugar cane juice (in a village) 12 CUP
  • Donut small cup 2 CUP, big one 5 CUP
  • Beer (Bucanero or Cristal) 1 – 1.5 CUC
  • Rum 250 ml 1.5 – 4 CUC
  • Breakfast in Casa Particular 3 – 4 CUC, dinner there 6 – 8 CUC
  • Dinner in a restaurant 5 – 10 CUC
  • Chocolate cake Varadero 3.85 CUC
  • Pan de Tortilla & Pan de Jamon Varadero 5 CUP each
  • Spaghetti in Santa Clara 4 CUC
  • 2 coconuts with rum and 1 plain together 5 CUC (beach Trinidad)
  • Fish in the hotel beach bar in Trinidad 6 CUC
  • Fish (the best we had) in small house based take away 50 CUP

Transport:

  • Taxi airport – Havana 25 CUC
  • Taxi from China town to Old town in Havana 3 CUC
  • Taxi Havana – Vinales 12 CUC per person, 60 CUC per 5 passanger car
  • Taxi Vinales – Playa Mulata 40 CUC
  • Taxi Playa Mulata – Havana – Varadero 60 CUC + 40 CUC
  • Taxi Remedios – Cayo las Brujas official taxi 50 – 60 CUC, unofficial 35 CUC
  • Taxi Remedios – Caibarien 5 CUC
  • Taxi Remedios – Santa Klara 20 CUC

  • Horse cart from Che Monument to city center 1 CUC for 3 passangers
  • Taxi from Trinidad to the beach 1 CUC each (5 CUC)
  • Taxi Trinidad – Havana airport 25 CUC per person (120 CUC)
  • Taxi from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 in Havana airport 20 CUC!!!!!! better don’t be there for the last moment and bare in mind Conviasa departs from domestic flights terminal even though it is bound to Carracas. We bargained to 10 CUC, still…
  • VIAZUL on different routes:
  • Havana – Vinales 12 CUC (3,5 h)

  • Vinales – Trinidad 40 CUC (8 h)

  • Trinidad – S. Klara 12 CUC (3 h)

  • S. Klara – Varadero 11 CUC ( 3 h)

  • Havana – Santiago 60 CUC

  • Varadero – Trinidad 20 CUC

Accommodation:

  • Price of a room in Havana 20 CUC
  • Room in Vinales 6 CUC per person (15 CUC per room)

Other:

  • Havana tour in old American car (1 Hour) 30 CUC
  • Casa de la Musica in Havana 20 CUC
  • Entrance to a club in Vinales 2 CUC, toilet paper in this club 1 CUC, mojito 2.5 CUC
  • Bike rental in Vinales 1 CUC for the first hour, 2 CUC for 2 hours and after that 0.75 CUC per hour
  • Entrance to the caves in Vinales (1st) 3 CUC, (2nd) 5 CUC
  • Casa de la Musica Varadero 10 CUC
  • Organised tour from Varadero to The Bay of Pigs or Havana 40 CUC per person
  • Straw hat and leather shoes in Havana 15 CUC
  • Left luggage in Santa Clara 2 CUC per bag
  • Entrance to Art Museum in Santa Clara 2 CUC (additional photo charge 5 CUC)
  • Entrance to The Cave (club) in Trinidad 3 CUC
  • Body balm in Trinidad 3.5 CUC (in a shop you have to leave your bag in the locker and then at the exit security goes through your shopping, don’t loose your recipt!)

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