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Rent A Car in Cuba – Cyclists

Rent A Car in Cuba – Tips & Advice #1 Cyclists in Cuba – Think of your images of China and the thousands of Bicycles everywhere and you´ll get the picture, only less so. However, consider cyclists as your enemy when driving because hitting a cyclist in Cuba can mean an “extended stay” on the […]

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Cuba Rent a Car | Why are car rentals so expensive in Cuba?

Cuba Rent a Car | Why are car rentals so expensive in Cuba? A question asked by many travelers is why is Cuba Rent a Car so expensive in Cuba? Several factors come into play when answering that question. First of all, compared to other Caribbean islands Cuba is only about 20% more expensive than […]

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Rent a Car in Cuba | Mugging and thefts

Rent a Car in Cuba | Mugging and thefts Mugging and thefts. While these are very rare in Cuba they are sadly on the increase over the past few years. It is however very uncommon for hitchhikers to become thieves or “turn on you” but, it can happen. The general rule of thumb is to […]

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Rent a Car in Cuba | Parking | Casa Particular in Cuba & Hotels

Casa Particular in Cuba and your Rent A Car If you are staying at a casa particular in Cuba (private house) then you need to think about where your car will be parked. Usually, the owner of the casa particular in cuba will have a garage or a parking space close by he will offer […]

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Rent a Car in Cuba | Distance between cities | Car Rent a Car

Rent a Car in Cuba | Distance between cities Calculating the distance and, thus time between, Cuban Cities can be complicated. You will not get the average speeds you are used to back home and should contemplate around 30% more time than it would take you normally. This website explains why it will take you […]

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Rent a Car in Cuba | Hitchhikers in Cuba

Rent a Car in Cuba | Hitchhikers in Cuba Hitchhikers in Cuba – The first cultural shock most drivers get when they begin driving in Cuba is the amount of hitchhikers there are all over the place. Traffic lights look more like bus stops, with people eagerly waiting for a ride to anywhere that´s forward… […]

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Rent A Car in Cuba | Stray Animals

Rent A Car in Cuba | Stray Animals Stray Animals – This one may sound like a joke but people have been killed driving both day and night due to animals straying onto main roads, especially the freeways. Unlike your home country, Cuba´s freeways have no fences nor central dividers nor are livestock (generally) kept […]

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Rent a Car in Cuba | Paying traffic fines | How to Guide

Your Rent a Car in Cuba brought with it some traffic fines, now what? You tried ever so hard to drive carefully in Cuba but incredibly you ended up getting fined. There is no such thing as a “ticket” in Cuba. Not for tourists driving Rent a Car in Cuba there isn’t anyway. Any fines […]

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Rent a car in Cuba | Heat & Tire inflation

Rent a car in Cuba | Heat & Tire inflation Heat & Tire inflation – The heat in Cuba, especially on the roads, could fry an egg (no joke). We are talking about serious heat in the mid afternoon. Wrongly inflated tires can build up so much heat in these circumstances that the tread can […]

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Rent a car in Cuba | Car Maintenance Clause

Rent a car in Cuba | Car Maintenance Clause Car Maintenance Clause – All rental contracts in Cuba have a space showing when the next periodic service is due. You may be the unfortunate one who gets the car just a few miles from the “deadline” imposed service. You´d probably ask you, “Why did they […]

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