10 Reasons to take your kids to Cuba now

Cuba is moving quickly: it surely means great changes for people, like a higher standard of living for the average Cuban and more on store’s shelves. But the increase of mass tourism, cruises and travel industry may not be so great. Don’t take the risk, and consider these reasons, among others, why you should take your kids to Cuba before it changes forever:

1. Because this might be the taxi coming to pick you at the airport. Right from the 60’s. 

cuba-with-kids-old-vintage-american-car-cab

XXX

2. Because staying in “casas particulares” (homestays) is nothing like being in an hotel. It’s awesome how Cubans open their houses with such confidence. Aside being very cheap, this is the best way to meet Cubans families and get an inside glimpse of their daily life. Forget the resorts!

cuba-with-kids-trinidad-casa-particular

XXX

3. Because your host may play with your son all morning long, trying to teach him how to play baseball. No such experience with Air Bnb !

cuba-with-kids-baseball

XXX

4. Because you’ll have a perfect afternoon snorkeling here, almost alone with your kids in this turquoise Caribbean island’s water.

cuba-with-kids-snorkeling-caleta-buena

XXX

5. Because riding horses through the tobacco plantation is really appealing for the kids -worth a Florida-style theme park.

cuba-with-kids-horse-ride

XXX

6. Because “Coca-Cola” is not available in Cuba. Oh don’t worry kids, instead you will get the Cuban version, “Tu-Kola” (Your Kola). And your parents will be so pleased by your aim of discovering local products that they can’t say no.

25733489730_a35d575957_o

XXX

7. Because Cubans are kind, helpful, welcoming and know how to get the best out of life. I have barely meet people with such a deep sense of humor: a lesson to learn from them!

cuba-with-kids-farmer-tobacco

XXX

8. Because where else can you ride an old pink Chevrolet taxi… that the driver started by connecting the wires under the wheel!  In fifty years, who wouldn’t have loose their keys?

cuba-with-kids-vintage-taxi-car

XXX

9. Because even if you missed the historical Rolling Stone’s concert in Cuba, you’ll listen to awesome live music everywhere in the streets, especially in Trinidad. Much more enjoyable with your kids.

25402452384_304de89a5e_o

XXX

10.Because nowadays, the streets of Trinidad’s historic center looks like that in the morning. Very quiet and peaceful. No guided-tours, only kids playing around. 

cuba-with-kids-trinidad-streets

XXX

+ Bonus: Because traveling in Cuba is way easier than you probably think. Yet, you will find good rental cars and terrific mojitos. Seriously, do we need anything more?

cuba-with-kids-hammock

XXX

We discovered Cuba with our three kids (7, 13 and 16) as independent travelers, for a two weeks road-trip, and loved so much our stay! Coming soon, a complete review of our trip with kids to Cuba: Havana, Trinidad, and Vinales…

cuba-with-kids

Save it, pin it!

Follow by Email
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Instagram
From the blog

  1. Thanks for sharing all about your family’s trip to Cuba! We are adding it as a new destination very soon!

  2. Excellent tips, and very clear information. Loved the pictures too. All valid reasons, as a Latin American myself, I’d love to see Cuba soon.

  3. We went to Cuba before we had children and loved it: havana in particular captured us – we had meant to travel actoss the whole island but ended up turning back : we couldn’t have enough of it! I’d love to bring the kids and you’re right: we should go soon 🙂

  4. Cuba looks authentic unspoiled by the western influence’s that shape most of our world. Wonder how long that will last now that its opening up for tourism from America

  5. We’ve been eyeing Cuba for several years now, and really want to go soon. Thanks for sharing so much detail on your experience there. I’m looking forward to your followup posts on the different cities you visited!

  6. Looks completely amazing, I would love to bring my kids here. I particularly love the idea of the casas particulares- a great insight into Cuban life I’m sure.

  7. Looks like an amazing experience.

  8. Love this! Just went to Cuba recently and couldn’t agree more with what you’ve just said. Most people still have the perception that Cuba is dangerous, but it really is one of the safest places I’ve ever visited. Hope more people get to realise this!

  9. What a great country to visit! You’ve put such a great list together of things to do with kids – thank you. The hospitality, the vintage cars – it’s all so mesmerizing like being stuck in a time warp. We hope we can visit soon. Great post Virginie!

    -Carrick

  10. kiley

    where in specific did you stay?

    • virginie

      Hi Kiley, we went to Havana, Trinidad and Vinales and spent one day one the south coast. So we visited mainly the Western part of the island.

Leave a Reply

Follow by Email
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Instagram

Get great family travel content

Never miss new family travel guides and new posts on the blog! Sign up for free monthly email.
Email address