1) It’s best to change your dollars and pay with the CUC (Cuban Convertibles), the local currency
Cuban places accept USD but you will probably lose on the exchange rate.
2) Bringing cash is a MUST
American credit cards aren’t accepted in Cuba, so make sure to kick the habit of swiping for your purchases.
3) Your guides and drivers definitely depend on tips
The salaries are extremely low so make sure you always tip them.
4) Drinking bottled water in Cuba is important
It's best to drink bottled water and eat salads only in private restaurants.
5) You will be pleasantly surprised by the culinary delights you will find in Cuba!
Cuba’s staple foods are chicken, rice, black beans and fried bananas, but there’s a very sophisticated culinary scene in Cuba.