Cuba with a Toddler

Here’s a little #TBT post because I realized that I never posted about my Cuba trip with a toddler! We went to Cuba in October 2018, a month before Carson turned 2 on a Delta flight deal ($170 round trip) so he was still a lap child, but I had to pay taxes since it was an international flight. We did have to pay for a visa, even Carson. So believe it was $50 per a person.

Where did we stay: We stayed in a 2 bedroom, 4 bed, 1 bathroom, full kitchen, air bnb near the Malecón that also provided breakfast in the morning. (I will post link for air bnb in comments)

What things do I recommend to do: •A tour either by old school car, or horse drawn carriage around the city of Havana. •If you don’t want to drive 2 hours to Varadero, visit Santa Maria Beach. It’s 30 minutes away from Havana. The cab drivers will wait till your done. •Visit Vinales, very colorful and beautiful •Have a mojito, it’s the best one you’re ever going to taste •Go to the Afro festival that they do every Sunday. It’s an amazing experience.

Food: I personally didn’t like the food in Cuba. It was like a hit or miss for us. I recommend eating at LaGuardia, La Concordia, and La Paila, Those were my personal favorites. If you have a picky baby like I do, I recommend packing food for them. I packed noodles, chef boyardee, chips, apple sauce, etc.

Tips: •Download Google Maps/ Map Me •Download Google translate •Bring Cash to convert, cards are not excepted in Cuba. •Major hotels have a money converter office •You can only get WiFi in certain areas in Cuba and you need to purchase a WiFi card code to access it. •Pack a portable fan for your kids. It gets HOT!!! •Strollers are a must. But make sure it’s LIGHTWEIGHT!!! A lot of Air BnBs, hotels and restaurants require you to go up a LOT of stairs •Cubans LOVE kids. And some will try to touch without asking! Please don’t see this as a sign of disrespect, because it’s not! It’s just their culture. Carson met soooo many people in Cuba!

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