Beatriz shares that if you just broke up with your significant other, consider going on a solo trip. She says, “This trip taught me that everything I need is within me. My happiness, my love and support – that comes from me and not someone else.”
In this episode we cover:
- What it’s like traveling to Cuba as a female solo traveler
- Resources to plan your trip to Cuba
- Tips for saving money in Cuba
- How much things cost in Cuba
- Where to stay in Havana
Cash vs. Credit Cards in Cuba
For the best rates, Beatriz recommends exchanging your money when you get to Cuba. She exchanged her US Dollars at the airport and she never used a credit card. She also never saw anyone using a credit card in Cuba as well.
How did you feel traveling solo to Cuba?
It was scary at first, however, once I started exploring on my own, I felt really safe. I walked everywhere and met amazing people.
Cuba is actually one of the safest places to travel for women.
How affordable is Cuba?
Because of the big boost in tourism to Cuba, I found that things cost similar to the U.S. – maybe somewhat cheaper. I was there for nine days and I still had money leftover. It’s all about how you optimize your spending.
Can you share any tips for saving money in Cuba?
I took a lot of my own snacks with me to Cuba because I heard that there were food shortages because everything is rationed in Cuba.
I took my own toilet paper and when I got there, I bought a case of water.
I would also recommend bartering with locals to get the best deals.
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Want to visit more of the Caribbean? Listen to Episode 10 where I share tips for visiting Puerto Rico for the first time.
Danielle Desir Corbett paid off $63,000 of student loan debt in 4 years, bought a house at 27, and has traveled to 27 countries, including her favorites, Iceland, China, and Bermuda. Go here to learn Danielle’s incredible story, from struggling financially and in debt to finding creative ways to earn more and live on her terms. Listen to The Thought Card Podcast, where Danielle shares how you can creatively travel more and build wealth regardless of your current financial situation. Reach out to Danielle by contacting: thethoughtcard (at) gmail (dot) com.