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Why Our Cuba Maps Are Essential for Planning Your Itinerary

We offer an ever expanding collection of curated Google Map lists designed to help U.S. citizens traveling to Cuba. You might be wondering why these maps are useful and how they work—below we share several ways that our maps will enhance your experience in Cuba and make planning much easier!

Cuba Travel Has Unique Challenges…

The guidelines for travel under Support for the Cuban People require that Americans have a full daily schedule of activities. This means having a well thought out plan is a necessity—but mapping out that plan has a variety of challenges. 

Why? A few reasons. Most of what you’ll find on the internet about where to go and what to do is limited to the most touristy options—not great if you want a truly authentic experience.

Also, some of these options will be affiliated with the Cuban government, which means they are completely off limits (if you are an American). Figuring out which options are allowed and which are prohibited is complicated.

Another difficulty is the limited internet access in Cuba, which makes it all the more important to have tools to navigate offline during your trip. If a change has to be made to the plan on the fly, being able to quickly find other options and navigate smoothly will save you from lots of stress. 

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Our mission is to provide clear, accurate information on Cuba travel for Americans. Check out our article on visas or visit our site for more!

…And It Has Opportunities

Many people don’t realize just how big and diverse Cuba is—it’s so diverse and there’s so much to see. If a map of Cuba were placed end to end on top of Florida, it would extend from Miami all the way up to the Georgia border. 

Havana, likewise, is one of the great cities of the western hemisphere. If it were part of the United States, it would be the fifth largest city behind New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston.

The infinite possibilities of Cuba opens up the opportunity to create a truly unique itinerary that doesn’t just check the tourist boxes. Whether it’s art, fashion, music, history, architecture, dance, sports, nature…you can plan a trip that is perfectly tailored to your interests, meets the U.S. travel guidelines, and connects you to the authentic Cuba that expensive tour groups ignore. 

So, how do you do that? This is where we can be helpful. Our maps are your resource for discovering what you want to see and do on your trip. Here are some reasons why we think you’ll find them helpful!

Choose From Already Vetted Options

We do the hard work for you by only selecting places that we think are amazing and truly representative of contemporary Cuba. Our team of local experts carefully curates and constantly updates each list so that you can be assured that every shop, restaurant and service is trustworthy, quality, and pre-approved by us.

For example, if you search for farms to visit outside Havana on Google Maps, you’ll get a confusing assortment of places with missing information, requiring time-consuming research. Using our Farms You Can Visit map, you can instantly access our favorites and contact them directly. Easy.

Find Your Niche With Over 15 Categories

We have maps for all sorts of common categories—like restaurants, museums, nightlife, Hemingway, beaches—as well as specific niche interests that are hard to research online, like LGBTQ+ friendly, vegan and vegetarian, offbeat corners, farms, health and wellness, Jewish history, etc. 

For instance, if you’re looking for a hotel with an underground bowling alley, check out our Offbeat Corners map. If you want to find a playground along your planned route, our Kid Friendly Havana map would have everything you need. Simple!

Build an Itinerary that Makes Sense

If you want to create a great plan without booking an expensive tour package, it’s immensely helpful to be able to see locations of each event on your itinerary. Grouping activities based on where they are will allow you to do and see more with less down time. Our maps allow you to know precisely where you’ll be going so you maximize your limited time in Cuba. 

Another example: if you are staying at the Claxon Boutique Hotel in Vedado, you can plan to walk to top restaurants like Eclectico or Grados for dinner, rather than budget for a taxi. 

Booking Lodging? Taxis? Activities? Restaurants?

Our mission is to provide expert advice on Cuba travel for Americans. Our private business guide connects you directly to Cuban shops, restaurants, hotels, activities, and more!

Stay Oriented During Your Trip

When you download offline maps for the areas you’re visiting in Cuba, you can easily navigate from place to place during your trip. Our map lists save to your phone, and your phone’s GPS works even when offline, so you never have to worry about getting lost. 

This feature is great for planning your own walking routes or judging distances when you’re negotiating the price of a taxi. 

Directly Support Local Private Enterprise

All of the selections that make it onto our maps are vetted to ensure that they are independent, private enterprises. This means that if you use our maps to plan your trip, you don’t have to worry about accidentally including a restricted government entity, in violation of the Cuba travel regulations for Americans. 

Share Maps with Travel Buddies

Our maps are accessible to anyone, so they can be easily shared with others in your travel group. Working collaboratively to create your itinerary or build your own unique map for your itinerary is a great way to spread out the responsibilities and make planning a trip to Cuba that much easier. 

Use Our Maps, Have a Great Trip!

Trust us: our team of Cuba experts has seen every type of trip and every type of traveler—from the seat-of-their-pants planners to the super organized control freaks. And no matter what your style is, using our maps to guide you through the planning phase and orient you while you’re there will help you save time and get more enjoyment out of your trip. Check out or maps below!

Download Cuba Maps

Plan your route or navigate in-country with our curated Google maps. Choose between over 15 categories and we’ll send links with instructions for offline use.

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