Although traveling to Cuba has become easier in recent years, the complexities of Cuba require a real sense of adventure. But all agree that the cultural and the photographic experiences are well worth the extra effort.
How to get there
Participants make their own air travel arrangements to arrive in Havana in time for the first group meeting one day before the workshop starts.
Book your commercial flights to the corresponding airport:
Arrival and Departure Airport: Havana José Martí International Airport (HAV)
Upon arrival in Havana, take a taxi to the hotel. Cost is approximately $30 CUC.
Your air carrier or travel agency will help you with this, as the visa can also be purchased at the airport before departure.
Visitors to Cuba must have proof of valid medical insurance. Participants are responsible for ensuring all necessary documentation is current and valid.
We mostly travel by private car or mini bus, sometimes by taxi, depending on the locations and size of our group.
For original and substantial interactions between photo workshop participants and locals we will be staying at a small boutique hotel. All rooms have AC, breakfast is included. All rates are based on double occupancy. For those traveling alone, please select the private room / single supplement.
* Due to the large influx of tourism and the lack of infrastructure in the hospitality industry, hotel rooms are currently very difficult to secure. Alternatively lodging will be in the typical Casas Particulares (bed and breakfasts) with air-conditioned bedrooms, in-suite private bathrooms, and hot water.
Cuba is safe. Violent crime is virtually non-existent and the majority of crime is non-confrontational (pick-pockets, scams, and petty theft). Use common sense and keep an eye on your belongings at all times.
VISA credit cards work in Cuba to take out money at an ATM in the city, but it is always wise to bring cash as some back-up, to cover your cost. Money must be converted to Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC) at a bank.
You can buy prepaid Internet access cards at the state-owned telephone company ESTECSA ,valid for one hour cost 1 CUC, there are also 5 hour cards available. There are several hotspots at popular squares and street corners in the city, to connect to the web.