Passports, Visas and Tourist Cards: You will need your passport when checking into the airport. We will provide a Visa to enter Cuba. Please keep these in a safe place and do not lose them! You must show the tourist card exiting Cuba.
Once you arrive in Havana I would recommend you use the safe in your room. It is only $1.00-$2.00 a day. You can keep your passport as well as your money and valuables in there safely.
Weather in Cuba: The weather in Cuba is a typical Caribbean climate, sunny, humid and warm. There can be an occasional rainstorm that passes quickly, so it’s a good idea to have a light raincoat. A mid-weight raincoat is also recommended along with a small travel umbrella. Sunscreen is advisable also.
Safety: Havana is relatively safe but common sense travel wisdom is advised. Please keep your backpacks closed, don’t wear flashy jewelry and carrying large sums of money with you and your passport is not advised. Make a copy of your passport before you leave.
Bringing items back: Under the new restrictions for Cuba implemented the summer of 2004, travelers to Cuba can only bring back informational materials which could be considered CD’S, books, films or tapes. The purchasing of cigars and rum is prohibited and any materials technically can be confiscated by the US customs agents. There are no limitations on informational materials.