One of the most common complaints I hear from tourists who have visited Cuba is
that despite the country being poor, the trip is very expensive. Most of the foreign-
ers who remark this are people who go to Cuba intending to experience lavish
parties and to live at the highest standards, with all the amenities and creature
comforts they enjoy in their home country. Naturally, these luxuries do not come
cheap. If you throw money around, locals will gladly accept it. That goes for any
country in the world.
But one of the best things about Cuba is that you absolutely do not have to spend
a lot of money in order to have a lot of fun. Local Cubans earn a monthly wage
equivalent to about $30 USD, yet they find ways to party with friends, explore the
island and live a happy life. As a foreigner you will not be able to perfectly replicate
all facets of Cuban life, in terms of cheap living, but you can easily experience
most of it.
This topic will explain in detail some of the best ways to explore Cuba and the city
of Havana, most of which are free or inexpensive. You will rediscover simple joys
which are often overlooked in our fast paced, modern lives. You will see how and
where the average Cuban citizen finds pleasure and happiness.
But this guide does much more than simply give you tips. It will also develop your
understanding of the Cuban culture and way of life, allowing you to gain insight into
the Cuban identity and the local mindset. This will enable you to explore the culture
on a level that most foreigners never consider, and help you experience the au-
thentic Cuba from a local perspective. Furthermore, this infrastructure of know-
ledge will open many doors for you to independently discover your own money
Exploring Havana and Cuba cheaply can definitely be done and you don't have to
look like a Cuban or speak fluent Spanish to accomplish it. With a reasonable de-
gree of sensibility and cultural awareness, you can amplify your spending power
on the island many times over. In a nutshell, that is what this topic enables you to
do. With Cuba experiencing such rapid and dramatic change, the time to visit and
start your exploration is now, before it is too late.