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Santiago de Cuba is a city located in the south east of the Cuba, about 870 kilometres from Havana, the capital. It is the second largest city with population of about half a million.
Antonio Maceo Airport (SCU) serves Santiago de Cuba.
Domestic destinations include Havana, Holguin, Varadero, Caya Coco, Cayo Largo del Sur and Cienfuegos. International flights go to Montreal, Port-au-Prince, Santo Domingo, Toronto, Paris, Madrid and Ottawa.
There are scheduled charters to Miami as well.
Trains to Havana leave on a regular basis but are much slower than buses. They mostly take around 15-20 hours one way.
Buses serve most cities throughout Cuba, including regular night services (12 hours) to Havana.
Apart from the odd cruiseship, there are no scheduled services or other boats at all.
|Esperanza Homestay||Gral. Portuondo (Trinidad) #604 entre Pio Rosado (Carniceria) & Moncada||guesthouse||-|
|Hospedaje Maria||Rey Pelayo 83 e/ Reloj y Calvario||Hotel||-|
|Casa Nivia||General Portuondo (Trinidad) No 510 Hartman y General Banderas||Guesthouse||-|
|Santiago Center Green Colonial||San Félix (Hartmann) No. 313 313 entre Trinidad (General Po||Hostel||-|
|Hostal Aimee y Francisco||Santa Rita # 465. Entre Reloj y Calvario. Centro de la Ciudad||Guesthouse||-|
|Hostal Arnulfo y Pucha||Rey Pelayo 129 betwen Clarin y Reloj Santiago de Cuba||Hostel||-|
|Casa Colonial Nivia||Street General Portuondo 510 =Street Trinidad 510||Guesthouse||-|
|La Terraza Rosa||Calle Bravo Correoso 314 entre Calle 9n y Calle 10||Hostel||-|
|Amancer Guesthouse||Calle Santa Rita 465||Hostel||-|
|Hostel San Carlos||San Carlos or P. Salcedo St163||Hostel||-|
See also International Telephone Calls
Correos de Cuba operates the Cuban postal service. They are generally quite slow, and delivery is never guaranteed. Mail is read by Cuba’s censors; avoid politically sensitive comments. Also, never send cash! Post offices (correos) usually are open weekdays 8:00am to 6:00pm and on Saturday 8:00am to 3:00pm, but hours can vary widely. Most tourist hotels accept mail for delivery as well, which might be a better option. International airmail (correo aereo) averages from at least 2 weeks to over one month, and even domestic posts might take 1-2 weeks. When mailing from Cuba, write at least the country destination in Spanish (as well). International postcards, cost CUC 0.50 to all destinations; letters cost CUC 0.80. Within Cuba, letters cost from 15 centavos (20 grams or less) to 2.05 pesos (up to 500 grams); postcards cost 10 centavos. Stamps are available in US dollars as well (if buying at hotels, this is actually your only option) and can be bought at hotels and blue and white kiosks labelled Correos de Cuba. Parcels from Cuba must be unwrapped for inspection. It is far better to send packages through an express courier service, like DHL or the Cuban local one (called EMS), although the same regulation applies.
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