Cuba Photo Workshop Travel Information

Travel Information

Based upon the feedback of past participants, we now ask that you purchase your own flights to/from Cuba.
You must arrive in /and depart from José Martí International Airport (HAV) Havana, Cuba.
Upon arrival in Havana, take a taxi to the hotel. Cost is approximately $30 CUC (per taxi, not per person!)

Airlines offering direct flights between the U.S. and Cuba are: Alaska, American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, and United.

Our adventure begins on the first day at 5:00p.m. in Havana, Cuba Cancun and ends in the morning on the last day.

It is your responsibility to get and secure your visa.
International travelers who require a Cuban visa can get their visa through the Cuban Embassy or Consulate in their respective countries. Your air carrier or travel agency will help you with this.

Note/Recommendation: If you fly via Cancun, Mexico to Havana, Cuba, the visa can be purchased at the airport before departure (passports must be valid up to at least 6 months after the day of travel). Yes, it is legal to travel to Cuba like this.

The visa can then be purchased in Cancun at the check-in counter of your airline for approximately $25USD per person.

 Note:  Visitors to Cuba now must have proof of valid medical insurance. Participants are responsible for ensuring all necessary documentation is current and valid.
Tati Biermas of Cozoomel is not responsible for personal injuries or equipment lost or damage during the workshop. The signing of the enrollment form releases Tati Biermas of Cozoomel from any liability.
And Tati Biermas of Cozoomel is not responsible for reimbursement of travel expenses in case a workshop is canceled due to an act of nature or change in political climate. We recommend you buy refundable air ticket or travel insurance. Also a camera equipment insurance can be useful, too.

Cuba has the lowest crime rate in the entire Western Hemisphere. Violent crime is virtually non-existent and the majority of crime is non-confrontational (pick-pockets, scams, and petty theft). Use common sense and keep an eye on your belongings at all times.

U.S. credit and debit cards do not work in Cuba. Bring cash to cover your stay. Money must be converted to Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC) at the airport or at a bank.

October to November -  Temps 85/71 F  29/21 C  Approx. Sunrise 7:26 | Sunset 7:04 (19:04)
December to March -  Temps 80/63 F  26/17 C  Approx. Sunrise 7:10 | Sunset 6:17 (18:17)

April to May -  Temps 88/69 F  30/20 C  Approx. Sunrise 6:56 | Sunset 8:00 (20:00)