General Information - San Cristobal UK



Getting around in Cuba

Regular flights and charters of national airlines cover the entire Cuban archipelago, which features 20 airports. Cuba’s dimensions and its highway system also make it possible to travel by car, bus or taxi to any province.

Multi destination tours

You can reach the Mayan Route, Montego Bay, Nassau, Cayman Islands, Cancun, Costa Rica, Panama or any other place in the Caribbean or Central America from Cuba.

Assistance to the tourist

These services are guaranteed by ASISTUR, a company with a presence in all of the main tourist destinations within Cuba and also an alarm centre that works continuously all year round. Tel.: (+53 7) 204 8835, Fax: (+53 7) 204 8088

Religion

The Constitution of the Republic of Cuba guarantees total freedom of worship. Catholicism is the most widespread religion. Afro-Cuban religions, the outcome of syncretism between pantheons of African origin and Catholic saints, are also very popular.

What to bring?

Light, loose and airy clothing, perhaps sporty; a bathing suit, sunscreen, sunglasses and some insect repellent lotion. You should also include a sweater if travelling in the winter, or if you plan to climb mountains.

How to pay?

With cash or credit cards (mainly VISA INTERNATIONAL and MASTERCARD), American Express, we can provide a LINK for safe payment, otherwise we can receive in London Sterling or Euro cheques or BIB direct to our Sterling or Euro bank accounts in London, details of which are on our invoices.

Bank Agencies

Generally they work Monday to Friday, from 08:30 a.m. to 15:30 p.m., except on the last working days of each month in which they only work until noon. In cases of emergency or special services (advanced payments, travellers’ cheques and USD and Euros acquisition) the hours: From Monday to Saturday - 09:00 a.m. to 19:00 p.m.; and Sundays from 09:00 a.m. to 14:00 p.m. ATM’s are also widespread throughout the country.

Shopping

There are shops in almost every hotel and different store chains around Cuba which should allow the visitor to buy the goods they want or need, apart from craftsmanship, rum, cigars, Cuban movies, documentaries and souvenirs.

Time Zone

What is Cuba Standard Time?
Standard Time is 5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-5).

Does Cuba operate Daylight-Saving Time?
When Cuba operates Daylight-Saving Time (Cuba Summer Time) is in force in Cuba which is 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-4)

Transportation

There is a diverse range of transportation on offer of taxis, car rental, buses and motorcycles. There is an extensive network of highways and roads with some 50,000 km, of which 14,000 are highways and asphalt roads that link the main cities. Domestic charters and air taxi services within Cuba are available from companies based in the country. The country features 17 airports: ten of them international.

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