10 Things NOT to Do in Cuba

  • Опубликовано: 18 фев 2016
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    Did you know up until 1997, it was actually illegal for Cubans to mingle with tourists? It's okay now though, and today even Americans are allowed to explore the country that was barred to them for 55 years. This unique “time warp” island is generally safe and friendly, but there are a few things NOT to do in Cuba.
    1. Don’t Bring Bling
    The average Cuban salary is about $20 per month, so don't flaunt your wealth. Walking around with dazzling jewelry and slick smart phones can make you a target to pickpockets.

    2. Don’t Take Pics of Police
    It’s illegal to take photos of any military, police or airport personnel in Cuba. If you want to avoid unpleasant interrogations from the authorities, don’t get snap-happy in front of these officials.
    3. Don’t Diss Fidel
    It's illegal for Cubans to criticize the government. Of course, they may discuss things covertly amongst themselves, but you don’t qualify. So don’t dare to diss the Castros or Communism in casual conversation.

    4. Don’t Blow Your Nose in Public
    Cubans consider this to be extremely rude. If you have a cold or allergies, it’s best to take care of things in private.
    5. Don’t Fall for the Jineteros
    A Jinetero is a seemingly friendly local that suddenly charges you for assistance you didn’t really ask for. Some of these hustlers besiege you with hard-luck stories to guilt you into paying more money. This also applies to the escorts and prostitutes on the island who make a living off of lonely middle-aged tourists.
    6. Don’t Forget to Bring a Few Gifts
    Local hotel staff and guides appreciate cash tips, but also things like shampoo, school supplies or canned tuna. Some airlines allow passengers to bring an extra bag full of sundries like this for “humanitarian aid” purposes.
    7. Don’t Get Short Changed
    The official local currency is the CUP, however tourists have to use the CUC, but there's a 13% exchange fee when converting US dollars. Best to bring euros, Canadian dollars or Sterling. Also beware of Jineteros offering to exchange with you on the streets. Even shop keepers are notorious for short-changing and switching CUP for CUC!
    8. Don’t Take Unlicensed Taxis
    Cuba’s streets are full of these: and some even operate as taxis. Many are not metered, so you’ll have to negotiate a fare upfront. Watch out for unlicensed taxis, you may be setting yourself up for a scam or robbery.
    9. Don’t Forget the Cigars
    John F. Kennedy famously stocked up on 1,200 cigars before imposing the 1962 embargo. After 50 years, Americans can now legally bring back $100 worth of tobacco and alcohol.
    12. Don’t Do Drugs
    Cubans can receive the death penalty for drug consumption. Tourists however can be sent to maximum security prison.

    Most important of all, don’t delay coming here. Cuba is a magical country you'll want to see before word gets out.

Комментарии • 742

  • Lord Machiavelli
    Lord Machiavelli 5 дней назад

    Am palastinian , can i go Cuba ?

  • Za Stalin
    Za Stalin 7 дней назад

    Also Cubans have smart phones

  • Za Stalin
    Za Stalin 7 дней назад

    Uh I'd like to see you hand a can of tuna to a hotel caretaker. They will just look at you funny and laugh, especially if you're an english speaking white person.

  • Brian Palmer
    Brian Palmer 14 дней назад

    Can I take a shit in Cuba in peace or will I get in trouble

  • ✨Suri✨
    ✨Suri✨ 14 дней назад

    Really the person who made this video, truly knows nothing of our Cuban culture. Please if you want to know what Cuba is really like ask a Cuban lol 😂 #MiCubaBella 🇨🇺❤️

  • Smokin Crayz
    Smokin Crayz 21 день назад

    You know what’s wrong with this clip? Well it’s like going to a Italian restaurant and ordering sushi.

  • poseposition
    poseposition 23 дня назад

    I want to vacation in Cuba because I think it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world but with all those rules I think I’ll stay on American soil lol

    BLOODY NIGHT Месяц назад

    U know tha cuban people love Castro because he get them out from the shits of capitalism

  • Katerina G
    Katerina G Месяц назад

    Wait..what ? Lol

  • Ron Burgundy
    Ron Burgundy Месяц назад

    Stay away from Politics

  • careless
    careless Месяц назад

    Not allowed to critize a communist government sounds more fascist than anything else... the irony of commies.

  • Ernesto Fernandez
    Ernesto Fernandez 2 месяца назад

    You don’t know cuba 😂

  • Kdkdmek Jjdjdd
    Kdkdmek Jjdjdd 2 месяца назад

    Bro this is bullshit everything here is not true I’m was born and raised in Cuba and they should’ve talked to an actual Cuban before making this video

  • Cipher Oceanus
    Cipher Oceanus 2 месяца назад

    Americans stay out of 🇨🇺

    • Cipher Oceanus
      Cipher Oceanus Месяц назад

      Amalia D. Rodriguez We really don’t want to help the Cuban economy! We want the government to change..

    • Amalia D. Rodriguez
      Amalia D. Rodriguez Месяц назад

      Americans please visit Cuba! It helps the (Cuban) economy!!!

  • ChrisWhite85
    ChrisWhite85 3 месяца назад

    Rule No. 13 - Don't try to read the Embargo in this video!

  • Kobkeaw Boyd
    Kobkeaw Boyd 3 месяца назад

    After I see this video !!!! I'm not go there ever!!!!!

  • GowiththeFlow XD
    GowiththeFlow XD 3 месяца назад +1

    Who is Cuban 🇨🇺

    CHIEF CMG 3 месяца назад

    I wanted to go but you changed my mind I can’t smoke weed ? Get the fk outta here lol subscribe to me if you see this in 2018 2019 2020

  • rtwpaul
    rtwpaul 3 месяца назад

    what a crock of shit, go there before you make these types of videos

  • Eugene Murphy
    Eugene Murphy 4 месяца назад

    White people's bullshit know it all guide to traveling. DON'T LISTEN TO ANY OF THIS SHIT

  • o p
    o p 4 месяца назад


  • Undead Girl
    Undead Girl 4 месяца назад

    I'm Cuban so shut the fuck up

  • TheCrazyLady
    TheCrazyLady 4 месяца назад

    Lol, the thing about blowing your nose is soo stupid..You can do it, we have no problem with it. And you can take any taxi, the old cars (called Almendrones) that doesn't have a logo also have licences, they have to pay to government to do that job, the best thing is that they will be cheaper than the official ones. Don't worry nothing will happen to you.Cubans don't kill, because they are stock on the island lol, no way to escape.

    • Amalia D. Rodriguez
      Amalia D. Rodriguez Месяц назад

      Honestly like Cubans will spit on the ground right in front of you

  • Alex Dat Boi
    Alex Dat Boi 4 месяца назад

    Descarado come pinga no sabe nada de el putu mundo

  • Alex Dat Boi
    Alex Dat Boi 4 месяца назад

    Im cuban and um u can blow your nose anywhere no one cares

  • Peter C
    Peter C 4 месяца назад

    just go and have fun

  • amanita333
    amanita333 4 месяца назад

    >death penatly for having fun
    >fantastic country
    choose one

  • Cheerie Pai msp//why me
    Cheerie Pai msp//why me 4 месяца назад

    Oml the taxi is my childhood I loved riding in them

  • Martyn B
    Martyn B 4 месяца назад


  • Living Walks
    Living Walks 4 месяца назад

    Thanks for the video, very helpful. We've filmed some immersive walk through's (no ads or agenda), but just because we would have liked to have seen something like this ourselves before going... so that would be a 'do' I'd recommend before going ruclip.com/video/PpnIbHkKZUw/видео.html&t=2s

  • Nirvana Crown
    Nirvana Crown 4 месяца назад

    Wow I’m not Cuban and even I smell bullshit in this video... anyhoo.... I’m gonna blow my nose anywhere I please...

  • alex left-wing
    alex left-wing 4 месяца назад

    This video is pure BS

  • Sold Not Told P
    Sold Not Told P 4 месяца назад

    Sounds horrible

  • Mark Lee
    Mark Lee 4 месяца назад

    I've been to cuba. Don't think the guy who made this ever has tho.

  • I’m Dominican Bitch
    I’m Dominican Bitch 4 месяца назад

    Dominican Republic is awesome🇩🇴❤️🤙🏼But I’ve been to Cuba it’s not bad

  • Sam Peterson
    Sam Peterson 4 месяца назад

    I have a very strong feeling that the person that made this video has never been to Cuba

  • Silk Spectre
    Silk Spectre 4 месяца назад

    Ok so bring Euros and a native Cuban friend with you and you should be just fine. Go on your own risking forgetting even one of those things in the "don'ts" category and suffer gratuitously. Oh my damn. I'm glad that I have had the chance to meet and keep a really close friend of mine, whom I love, from Cuba. I'm excited to go!

  • Andrew Hawawini
    Andrew Hawawini 4 месяца назад

    How about fuck all cubans, do whatever the hell you want and carry a pocket knife at all times

  • pepijn lem
    pepijn lem 4 месяца назад

    The avarage Cuban salary is not 20$ a month, they get payed per 1,20$ a month you ignorant american.....

  • Angelica Maria Estrada Pacheco
    Angelica Maria Estrada Pacheco 4 месяца назад

    I'm Cuban, 26 years old and scientist. Blowing your nose is normal, I have allergies and I do it all the time. In my experience turist don't get involve with jineteros unless they want to, and anyway if someone bothers you, you can always call the police, they tame this seriously. And there's not such thing as illegal or dangerous taxis. The old American cars are the taxis we all use. They are exquisit for tourists and you'll be fine. About the other stuff it might be.

  • Camila Piña
    Camila Piña 5 месяцев назад

    Cuba is not a country it's an island

  • PapiCamila Cabelloo
    PapiCamila Cabelloo 5 месяцев назад

    I’m Cuban I’m from Santa Clara and blowing your nose is perfectly fine

  • Ryan7
    Ryan7 5 месяцев назад

    I from Cuba this video is so bad Lmao u need to Cuba

  • José Gómez
    José Gómez 5 месяцев назад

    So how do I pay prostitutes? In CUP, CUC , US dollars, or Euros? Please advise.

  • Daniela  Ponjuan Sanabria
    Daniela Ponjuan Sanabria 5 месяцев назад

    this video is bullshit

  • nukestrom
    nukestrom 5 месяцев назад

    Don't blow your nose in public no matter where. Its disgusting and I haven't seen this is being practiced elsewhere.

  • Brenno Calderan
    Brenno Calderan 5 месяцев назад +1

    number 11, don't be happy and healthy

  • Thomas
    Thomas 5 месяцев назад

    You CAN get CUP as a tourist and I highly recommend to change some CUC in CUP! You get a more authentic view of cuba when you use those often and get off way cheaper, too.

  • brainsareus
    brainsareus 5 месяцев назад

    I'm Ameican born of Cuban parents. I've got to say; that the taboo on public nose blowing, is news to me. Is this a post-revolutionary convention in Cuba [1959, onwards?]

  • My penis is unbelievably small, but
    My penis is unbelievably small, but 5 месяцев назад

    Many people actually hate Fidel

  • Alara Kroft
    Alara Kroft 5 месяцев назад


  • sr.ronald bolson
    sr.ronald bolson 5 месяцев назад

    basta de mentiras imperialistas

  • GeneralTarik
    GeneralTarik 5 месяцев назад

    Most of this is nonsense! It’s also insulting to the Cuban people who are warm and friendly. I didn’t want to leave when I visited and felt safer there then I do in my own country, America. I even took a picture of a Cuban police officer with my BIG, EXPENSIVE DSLR and didn’t get shot because he mistook it for a weapon, if you get my meaning.

  • Hamza STX Badman
    Hamza STX Badman 5 месяцев назад

    I’m from the St.Croix an island from the Caribbean and I really want to go Cuba 😩

  • Sabrina Lameda
    Sabrina Lameda 5 месяцев назад

    I heard there's alot of brujira is that true

  • Freddy Igarza
    Freddy Igarza 5 месяцев назад

    me to im caban to

  • Joy Hoffmann
    Joy Hoffmann 5 месяцев назад

    You can use both currencies..
    You even need to if you want to ride with the taxi collectivos.. they‘re not allowed to take CUC

  • Jose Silva
    Jose Silva 5 месяцев назад

    I stumble upon one of this kind of videos of my country 😂
    Blowing your nose in public not a big deal at all
    Everything else on point .

  • Ibis Marquez
    Ibis Marquez 5 месяцев назад

    What the heck is this crap? Some dude literally sneezed in my face while I was shopping with my cousin in Stgo de cuba.! And you’re saying blowing your nose in public is offensive? This isn’t Indonesia where you can’t chew gum in public. Have you seen what the streets look like in Havana? Makes you wonder if there’s a garbage strike. When I go to Cuba it’s not the jineteros I’m worried about swindling me out of money with their sad stories. It’s my family who give me some bs sad story they can’t make ends meet but I make plenty to give some to them! Bring gifts for hotel employees? Not if you got family waiting for a whole wardrobe of clothes and footlocker sneakers and audio and tv equipment! I wish a hotel employee asked me for a gift. That’s the last day they’re working at that hotel. You can pay in U.S. dollars which the locals will love you for giving them a whole months salary with $20. You’ll make a new best friend for the rest of your life. This video is full of dumb ideas.

  • fire defender
    fire defender 5 месяцев назад

    Wouldn't go there if I was paid to.

  • p0gue
    p0gue 5 месяцев назад

    Utterly worthless

  • Ann Winifred Bernadette Parkes.
    Ann Winifred Bernadette Parkes. 5 месяцев назад

    I have been to Cuba three times .... loved it!! From UK. 😗

  • Francisco Burgos
    Francisco Burgos 5 месяцев назад


  • diz gurl
    diz gurl 5 месяцев назад

    Bruh in cuba me and my mom would take unlisecensed taxis like wtf it aint gon do notin

  • brian lea
    brian lea 6 месяцев назад

    I feel drinking rum would be a little hollow when i'm partying on an island that would have Bob Marley arrested.
    All this fake good-natured bullshit about friendly cigar smoking but smoke and 1 spliff and they'll fuck you up.
    This is the same smiling, conceited shite in Ireland with whiskey.
    France with wine etc.
    All's I'm saying is that much as your societies pretend to be tolerant and fun, they aren't. And all the cocktails in the world can't quench the smug fear perpetrated by prohibitionist twats in all countries
    I know I'm ranting but I'm a little tired of being surrounded by smug alcohol slurping twats who believe themselves to be fun dancing around to reggae drunk, you mention ganja and they look at you like a criminal.
    Cuba is just one of those places i'll never see

  • David Martin
    David Martin 6 месяцев назад

    At Dos Gardenias, I heard a stooopid fat Yank ask for a rum which is not available on the island, because the owners cleared off to the Bahamas after the Revolution. Fortunately only I, sitting at a nearby table, understood him, because he asked for bə'kɑːrdiː and not bækær'diː. If they had understood and wanted to lynch him, I would not have intervened. I think he had arrived in Cuba via Mexico, because he was protesting that he could not find tortilla chips and salsa on the menu - tosser!

  • Harley Boy
    Harley Boy 6 месяцев назад +3

    Im cuban🇨🇺

  • Mildly_Manic_Cuban
    Mildly_Manic_Cuban 6 месяцев назад

    Canned tuna... what are we, fucking cats? if you're looking for cats, go to the back alley butcher shops.

  • Soph and Gino studios
    Soph and Gino studios 6 месяцев назад

    Thx now I know what not to do to my trip to CUBA 🇨🇺

  • Midnight
    Midnight 6 месяцев назад +1

    Hey, I love Ironside too LOL

  • Marianne Joy Rabanal
    Marianne Joy Rabanal 6 месяцев назад

    Just to be honest, Havana Cuba fighted with the USA. So you need to bring a old car to Cuba or you won’t be aloud. They’re called Oldtimers. 😉 hehe.

  • Dimond Enterprise
    Dimond Enterprise 6 месяцев назад +3

    I was born in Cuba

  • ponchobill72
    ponchobill72 6 месяцев назад

    Just got back from Cuba on Thursday. Stayed on the resort. My advice is to STAY on the resort and DON"T smoke weed or snort Coke while your there. Theres plenty of good drink to fuck you up. Tip your maid well at the beginning of your stay and she will fucking love you. Not in a "long time" sort of way, but you wont go without towels or a stocked fridge while your there. The tourist peso is a scam but you should know that going in. All in all...your probably there for fun in the sun and Cuba definately delivers. And also...if you go to Cuba and try to hook up with a prostitute then your really asking for trouble and you should probably just stay home and watch internet porn.

  • Guilty Pleasure
    Guilty Pleasure 6 месяцев назад +1


  • Guilty Pleasure
    Guilty Pleasure 6 месяцев назад +1

    What the fuck is wrong with u

  • TheBSideDJ
    TheBSideDJ 6 месяцев назад

    is there a possiblity to inform youtube about "informative" uploads that are incorrect, so the upload can be deleted by youtube... Maybe youtube should make a category "informational uploads" which should be evaluated on correctness.

  • saad mehmood
    saad mehmood 6 месяцев назад

    fidel wasent a communist. he only used them as protection from america.

  • Simone Rossiello
    Simone Rossiello 6 месяцев назад

    I’m Cuban and you should stop talking shit about Cuba and go criticize other countries if you don’t know one

  • abigail brown
    abigail brown 6 месяцев назад +1

    What kind of video is this-you know so much about Cuba don't you? Well get the facts then come do another video. Probly you should do a video on how to get factual information.

  • Noel Molina Portelles
    Noel Molina Portelles 6 месяцев назад

    You're a complete f****** stupid ass****. Everything is fake. It's a f****** faked video. Most of the scenes are taken in some other countries.

  • NexterRBLX
    NexterRBLX 6 месяцев назад

    Fidel is dead 😢😢😢😢😢

  • qwerty 13420
    qwerty 13420 6 месяцев назад

    I call Bullshit

  • Lia003 Love
    Lia003 Love 6 месяцев назад

    I’m cuban and blowing your nose in public is like blowing it anywhere else

  • Content Reviewer
    Content Reviewer 6 месяцев назад

    i am happy to say i visited cuba a year ago and loved every second of it

  • chacaraman
    chacaraman 6 месяцев назад

    What is cuber?

  • Arianna Cordoves
    Arianna Cordoves 6 месяцев назад

    Damn this video is so fake im offended

  • Maria Perez
    Maria Perez 6 месяцев назад

    Your also making Cubans look like vas people

  • Maria Perez
    Maria Perez 6 месяцев назад

    Do even police do smoke and do drugs

  • Maria Perez
    Maria Perez 6 месяцев назад

    Exuse me I’m Cuban and I was born there and it’s not illegal and you can do drugs in Cuban no one cares cause it cuba lots of smoke and that stuff

    • Maria Perez
      Maria Perez 6 месяцев назад

      And it’s also not illegal blowing your nose

  • Likota Veliki
    Likota Veliki 7 месяцев назад

    no drugs? what kind of vacation is that?

  • omarct
    omarct 7 месяцев назад

    Except for the bling part(especially in Havana) and the convertible money part, you can ignore everything else. A bit of common sense will do you just fine.

  • Ailec Dreifuss
    Ailec Dreifuss 7 месяцев назад

    There is a lot of inaccuracies in this video.

  • Jordirex
    Jordirex 7 месяцев назад

    what shitty video is this? Really, who made it has no fucking idea.

  • god's herb
    god's herb 7 месяцев назад

    I'd rather go to Israel or Jamaica anyways

  • Crni Covek
    Crni Covek 7 месяцев назад

    What? This is all crap

  • Elena Goode
    Elena Goode 7 месяцев назад

    This is actually really racist , wearing "Bling" in any country thats known for tourism like Italy or NYC can get you pick pocketed. Additionally saying "lonely middle aged men" are targets for prostituted women is ridiculous. Men target Cuba for sex tourism and take advantage of the poverty and lack of legal repercussions same as they do in Brazil! This video needs to be retired for its old colonial ignorant silly list!

  • Enrico Memmoli
    Enrico Memmoli 7 месяцев назад

    ..first d't buy cigars in the street,100% fake bananas leaves!

  • Pupi Candela
    Pupi Candela 7 месяцев назад

    That nose shit its a lie and the bling shit is like everywhere else

  • Richard Watson
    Richard Watson 7 месяцев назад

    i like smoking weed so you can keep your magic , i won't go to cuba and blowing your nose well WTF ! is that all about

  • ruskodisco
    ruskodisco 7 месяцев назад

    Tourists have to use the Cuck money.