Cuba is one of the safest destinations to travel in Latin America and the Caribbean, although we are going to dismantle some myths about how wonderful it can be to travel at your own pace and hire a cheap rental car in Cuba.
Is it advisable to drive on your own in Cuba?
Traveling at your own pace with a rental car is an option that of course exists and that we sometimes recommend, but only for those travelers who really want to experience an adventure trip in Cuba and who also have enough time for unforeseen events.
If you are looking for a cheap rental car in Cuba you will not have it easy, transportation in Cuba is not cheap, and the cars are old, but of course there are options. We always recommend that those who use the car rental services in the different agencies in the country carefully read the rental conditions and the corresponding insurance coverage before signing the contract.
The best option, a taxi with a local driver
In our experience, and always putting the safety of our travelers first, it is highly recommended when moving around the interior of the country to use the services of a local driver. First because of what we mentioned before, because they master the roads. But above all, because a good driver can also be a great travel companion.
Depending on the number of people traveling, the offer range from modern cars, to minivans, minibuses and buses, even vintage American cars from the 50s to make shorter journeys and feel the experience of going back in time.
If you decide to hire a car with a driver, it is also important that you do not let yourself be fooled by just anyone and do it through a serious company, be it a travel agency or car rental company. Sometimes you can meet people who offer to take you around Cuba and the price is usually tempting, but the reality is that you do not know what type of license they have, or in what condition their vehicle is, or if they have the papers and insurance of the car in order.
Do not hesitate, take good travel insuranceAn important question to take into account if you are going to drive in Cuba is to have good travel insurance with legal aid coverage, since the possible criminal responsibility of the driver in the event of a car accident is usually settled after long judicial processes during which the Cuban authorities will prevent the departure of those involved from the country, and in that case you will need legal defense. In this article we will tell you the most important aspects to take into account to travel with a good travel insurance to Cuba.
So, if you are thinking of organizing a trip to Cuba, whether it is with your familiy, with your group of friends or with your classmates, with your couple or even in your honey moon, on your own or in one of our tailor made trips, which we do our best to organize in our especialized travel agency, keep following our tips to travel to Cuba without complications. We suggest some of our most popular organized tours , and, if possible, spend at least 10 days in Cuba, so as not to miss the essentials, and above all, we recommend that you let yourself be carried away by our tips to live the authentic Cuban culture. And if you are looking for a cheap rental car in Cuba, think twice before hiring it!