Cuba is a dream destination: Caribbean atmosphere meets a wide range of cultural offerings. The people are friendly and the nature is absolutely impressive. In addition, the island is relatively manageable and can be easily discovered on a round trip by rental car. The best way to do this is to rent your own car in Cuba: anyone who rents a car for themselves is free and independent in their planning and can discover the magic of Cuba for themselves. We will tell you which places of interest you should have seen in Cuba, which routes are available and how you can find a cheap car rental in Cuba through the Driveboo price comparison. We have compiled the most important information on travel and car rental in Cuba for you.
Woman with cigar in Havana
Cayo Levisa, Cuba
Capitol in Havana
Car rental Cuba: rent a car at the airport
In total, you will find 10 international airports in Cuba, but the main 3 airports are:
Havana Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional José Martí)
Airport Holguin (Aeropuerto Internacional "Frank País")
Discover the capital Havana with a rental car
The capital Havana (also called "La Habana") is the largest metropolis of the Caribbean. Worth seeing above all is the old town, which makes visible the charm of the "old" Cuba from colonial times. Baroque and neoclassical buildings can be found here as well as Art decó buildings. Particularly impressive are the Cathedral of San Cristobál and the Palacio de los Capitanes Generales. But Havana also has a lot to offer off the beaten track, such as the Malecón promenade or the huge, beautiful Cementerio Cristóbal Colón cemetery. These places are easily accessible with the matching rental car.
The Capitolio in Havana, Cuba
Street in Havana with Cuban flag
Car rental Cuba - explore the Valle de Vinales
Valle de Vinales is a national park in the west of Cuba and is one of the most beautiful parts of the island. The impressive "Mogotes" - as the cone cliffs are called in Spanish - and the unique vegetation distinguish the valley. Several caves offer a cool shelter on hot days. An excursion by rental car to Valle de Vinales is highly recommended and for many people it is already an integral part of a trip to Cuba.
Trip with the Rental Car to Cienfuegos
Drive to Cienfuegos in your rental car
Cienfuegos is the perfect place to return to colonial Cuba. The city is not particularly large with about 170,000 inhabitants, but it is extremely beautiful. It is not without reason that it is also called "La Perla del Sur" ("The Pearl of the South"). The old town has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005 and offers architecturally impressive buildings. Every Cuba visitor should have seen the chic colonial buildings, especially around the Parque José Martí.
Car rental Cuba - Rent a cheap car in Cuba
We cooperate with various car rental companies in Cuba. Simply select the location that suits you best. Most vehicles are usually available at the two major airports of Havana and Varadero. When renting a car in Cuba, it is very important to book early on. Car rental companies in Cuba usually only accept reservations for vehicles with a lead time of more than one week.
Explore Varadero by rental car: a holiday paradise on Cuba
Beach in Varadero
Varadero is located on the north coast of Cuba on the Hicacos peninsula. The name Varadero derives from the peninsula, originally inhabited and forested by Indians, from the ship captains who brought their ships here for repair.
Varadero offers palm-fringed sandy beaches, first-class hotels and restaurants as well as numerous leisure and water sports facilities with a colorful and dazzling underwater world - there is something for everyone. The beach of Varadero is located in the northern part of the peninsula and many visitors consider it to be the most beautiful beach in the Caribbean.
Rental Car Cuba: Planning the travel time
A trip to the Caribbean is especially worthwhile in winter, when temperatures are below freezing. In this case, however, the flights are correspondingly expensive. But Cuba is also the perfect destination in the spring of Europe. Rather avoid travelling between June and October: Because then it's rainy season with the danger of hurricanes. Hurricane season is mainly in September and October. Those who travel to Cuba from December to May, on the other hand, will be rewarded with fantastic tropical temperatures around 30 degrees during the day and around 20 degrees at night.
Useful tips for your trip to Cuba
Please note that you need a visa for Cuba. This goes through the Cuban embassy or a travel agency.
Also worth knowing: The island has its own currency for tourists. While the locals pay with Cuban pesos, the currency of the tourists is the "Peso cubano convertible". It may not be exported, but must be exchanged back before departure.
When travelling by rental car, you should be aware that the roads are in much worse condition than Europeans are used to. Always drive carefully and pay attention to potholes and the like.
Car rental Cuba: Search your rental car online
Drive with an oldtimer in Cuba
A rental car is highly recommended in Cuba. But how do you go easy on the holiday funds and find an offer that is particularly cheap? Here the car rental price comparison is worthwhile itself already from at home. Simply enter your travel data, the desired vehicle category and any additional services such as child seats, navigation devices or similar in the online search form: this will give you the best deal for you. In addition, the earlier you book, the cheaper the offer for your rental car in Cuba will be. Planning in advance is therefore worthwhile for the rental car trip through Cuba.
Rental Car Cuba: Special features when booking
Of course, it is not only important for a car rental company that it is cheap. You should also make sure that your insurance cover is sufficient. We therefore always recommend that you take out fully comprehensive insurance without excess - so that you are protected and can enjoy your trip to the Cuban Islands in a relaxed atmosphere. A sufficient amount of cover is also important. Here, online booking is once again an advantage. If you rent a car locally, the sums insured are often much too low. So when travelling to the Caribbean, it is always a good idea to book your rental car in advance.
More interesting and helpful information about booking your rental car for Cuba can be found in our blog. For example, we will let you know when the best time to visit Cuba is.
Car Rental, return and special offers on Cuba
What to consider when returning a rental car: When returning your rental car to the local rental company, simply follow the terms of the rental agreement. Whether you rent a car at the airport or at another Cuba station, make sure that you keep to the drop-off point, drop-off point, drop-off time and drop-off date as stated in your individual offer. Simply start your own price comparison and convince yourself of our favorable offers. With your rental car you are flexible and independent in Cuba - making your trip to Cuba an unforgettable experience!
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