Posted: Dec 11, 2009 11:54 am
my friend - we'll call him Pestol Piz - easily get tix from cancun to havana for the same day/next
it depends when you want to go. there's loads of travel agencies in Cancun who do weekends in Havana and advertise it.
we had been there and resolved to go to Cuba the following year. I got the name of a travel agency somehow (i think the Cancun chamber of commerce), called them on the phone and arranged the date. then the guy came out to the Cancun airport and delivered the tickets and vouchers. Note: you'll need some spanish to do this.
You could arrive in Cancun, go into town, look for a travel agent, and see how soon you could go. Downside is you might get stuck in Cancun for a few nights, or it may be impossible. Then you can just go to Isla Mujeres or Tulum instead, or even Merida, which is a nice town.
another way to do it is book thru Canada, but most of their packages go to Veradero, a resort peninsula pretty much full of foreigners and no Cubans.
bring loads of dollars, cash. no other way to get money in Cuba. buy a good guidebook so you can find the good paladares (private restaurants) 'cause the food in the hotels/state restaurants is the worst I have ever eaten.
Cubans are great people pero hombre! difficult to understand their spanish - weird accent and really weird slang they all use. buen viaje!