Provincia de Matanzas Warnings and Dangers

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Provincia de Matanzas Warnings and Dangers

  • Food and Drinks

    Varadero Warnings and Dangers

    One thing you really don't want to eat when you're in Cuba is a hamburger. They are, seriously, the most disgusting things I have ever eaten. Don't be sucked in by the 1CUC price, they are nasty, awful, yucky. There is really a lot better food to be had in Cuba than a hamburger. One caveat: Some of the burgers at the resorts are edible, if a...

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  • Cuban cigars

    Varadero Warnings and Dangers

    Everyone allegedly has a relative or best friend working in a cigar factory in cuba. A cigar addict myself, I know they are fake for sure. The only time I would buy a box off the street is if I was planning on handing them out to people who don't smoke cigars as gifts. If you want cheap cigars, buy a box of Reloba's from a local for $10. They're...

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  • Jellyfish

    Varadero Warnings and Dangers

    These look like blown up blue condoms and will float on the water. If you see one on the beach (theres lots) give them a wide berth as the trailers (the long stringy things with the stingers, yes that is my professional description lol) will be just under the surface of the sand and will sting the bottom of your feet. And yes, the only relief from...

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  • Hustlers / Jineteros

    Varadero Warnings and Dangers

    psssyt pssyt where you from? its not a friendly start of conversation. Probably they will be trying sell you something or give you directions (even you dont need them) expecting a tip back. Simply say NO and keep going. We have learnt our lesson on our second day on independent scooter trip to Matanzas. They hussle we got was increlible. Usually...

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  • Scooter Rentals

    Varadero Warnings and Dangers

    Remember that these scooters are driven hard and not a lot of money for repairs. We drove 70K into the countryside and one scooter had mechanical troubles. We limped it back Varadero and it died. Don't get stranded! I got stung by a bee outside of Caderas, so be aware of that. Finally, don't get drunk and ride. I have seen a few people at the...

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  • Sun Protection

    Varadero Warnings and Dangers

    When you first get to the Cuba sun, please wear sunscreen. We got burned the first day and it's not the best experience for the rest of the trip. Also remember to wear shoes or flipflops when you walk near vegetation. There are cactus in Cuba and it hurts when you step on their pins.

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