I will be in cuba from 16 of feb on and i was wondering if other backpackers will be around there too. friends told me its not the best region to travel alone, expecially not as a backpacker. in the casas they charge you the double room price and also for hitchhiking and travelling it is more convenient to travel together.
anybody planning a trip there in february?
Backpacker tips are very welcome too.
greets from nuremberg
"in the casas they charge you the double room price"
I think you were wrongly informed. Private Houses charge a set price per room. The idea then should be to find another traveler to divide that price between the two to make the Casa cheaper for yourselves.
I think you should know Cuba is not a cheap destination so you are doing the right thing in trying to save something on lodging.
I'm in Varadero from February 20th-28th.
I am also thinking of going to Cuba in February to salsa dance, but have heard the night life goes quiet in February as Cubans are respecting the Christian period of Lent up until Easter. Is this true? If I go in February will there be little dancing and salsa lessons?