Staying in Cuba through the USA

The island of Cuba can be reached by using ESTA transit in the United States. Cuba is only a few kilometers away from Florida. Many travelers visiting the U.S. take the opportunity to make a stopover in Cuba since the end of the embargo.

Note: the organization of a trip to Cuba is totally different from Hawaii; this archipelago is part of the United States, so you need an ESTA for the entire stay in Hawaii.

Things to do in Cuba

Whether you want to relax, visit or have fun, Cuba offers a wide range of activities that will appeal to couples, families and solo travelers alike.

Upon arrival, take the opportunity to stroll through the streets of Havana. This city, a World Heritage Site, will delight you with its special atmosphere where the presence of Che and Fidel Castro can still be felt. Take the time to stroll through the beautiful and charming streets and admire the architecture of Havana, very heterogeneous.

Also take advantage of your stay in Cuba to visit a cigar factory, one of the island’s specialties. There are several in Cuba, so you can learn about the different stages of making a good cigar. An interesting visit that will also allow you to indulge yourself by buying some quality cigars to keep for yourself or to offer as gifts to your friends.

Need a little rest? So it’s a chance to go and bask in the sun on a dream beach. Cuba has several islets. Some people stay in Cuba only to enjoy the seaside and its activities, such as diving. The place is renowned by connoisseurs, who come to observe the coral reef, one of the longest in the world!

At nightfall, go out, have fun, meet the locals, unforgettable evenings guaranteed! Cubans are charming, and will make you feel very welcome.

Take the opportunity to enjoy their favorite cocktail, the mojito! When hunger strikes, this will also be an opportunity to satisfy yourself with a local specialty. Cubans eat a lot of dishes based on beef, chicken and spices. It is usually accompanied by rice and black beans. Looking for a little freshness? Do as they do, choose the pineapple. Cubans love it, they eat it both raw and cooked.

Soak up the Cuban atmosphere

If you enjoy dancing, you can digest these fabulous dishes by going salsa dancing. Because yes, it must be said that Cuba is the paradise of the salsaleros.

If you don’t know how to dance, there’s nothing to stop you from enjoying the atmosphere and admiring the experienced dancers. Music and parties are an integral part of Cuban life.

If you travel alone, you will easily manage to establish contacts and exchange with the locals. Besides, one of the best solutions to really live the local way, is to privilege the “casa particular”, the equivalent of our guest houses, to the hotels. You will be able to better understand the daily life of the inhabitants, who will not fail to share their best addresses with you.

Receive ESTA authorization

Stay in Cuba with your ESTA travel authorization. It will allow you to make a transit in the USA. By clicking on the official website, you can access an ESTA form in English. Within 72 hours you will receive your ESTA declaration to download in PDF format and then print.