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1. Posted by Clanger (Respected Member 202 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hello's been a while since my last trip...but here I am again, seeking out help from you lovely lovely people once again...

I am hoping to persuade some friends to come along with me to Cuba, to celebrate my birthday as well as take in the sights and sounds and culture and experience which is Cuba. I myself, would be perfectly happy to fly into Havana, and take it from there...but as I am trying to persuade friends to fork out for the flight too, then I need something a little more substantial to lure them along.

So Havana being the starting point. A bustling vibrant city with lots of art / old cars / crumbling but interesting buildings, the salsa bars, the beaches...what next?

We will have two weeks to cram in as much sight-seeing, exploring, and strolls along the beach. I understand it is fairly cheap to hire a car and get around this way.

Can anyone recommend a good hire company from Havana or surrounding areas?
What sort of driving licence is required? Is there an age limit for the designated driver?
Where, considering the details written above would you 'experienced with Cuba' suggest we go and explore?
Is it best to go share hotel accommodation or hostels? Does anyone want to recommend some? Word of mouth is the best way to get a good place.
Any further hints and tips will be appreciated...

Thank you for your help (in advance) ;)

2. Posted by Jorgeguide (Budding Member 17 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Your driver license will be good if you are older than 21 and you have been driving for more than two years. You will be able to have more than one driver if need be. You will have to pay for every “additional driver”.

How many friends? Will they be ready to share a room (two beds)? These and other questions could define which type of lodging to use. FYI there are also bedrooms to rent at licensed (re: legal) private houses.

Safe travels and regards from Havana.

3. Posted by Clanger (Respected Member 202 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Well since you are from Havana, you would have better information than any tourist guides!! So thank you for getting back to me.

The driving licence isn't a problem...we are all well over 21 and have many years experience under our belts! Another idea I've there good motorbike hire out there for tourists? And what about camping? I have seen that there is little in the way of cheap accommodation...