Cuba is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. Unfortunately, thanks to being under communist rule, it was closed off to many visitors for over six decades. It has recently become much easier to travel there. One reason people like to go to Cuba is because of the shopping. You can get some stuff there that you can’t get anywhere else. Here are some shopping tips if you plan on making a visit to the country.
Havana Craft Market
The capital city of Havana has an indoor outdoor craft market. It is filled with artisanal crafts. It used to be an open-air market located near the Cathedral but was later moved to a warehouse. The market has just about every kind of craft a tourist might want to buy while they are on vacation. If you are an avid shopper, this is a must-stop while you are in Cuba.
Have a Cigar
Make sure to sample some cigars while you are in Cuba. The country is well-known for producing some of the most exquisite cigars in the world. One popular cigar store is Romeo y Julieta. This is one of the most popular brands on the island. It was even famously smoked by the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill.
Buy Some Rum
Cuba is also a highly regarded country when it comes to the production of Rum. The rum made in Cuba has a distinct taste that is all its own. Havana Club is the most popular rum brand on the island. You can get this rum almost anywhere on the island, including at your hotel. Be sure to grab some and take it back with you after your trip.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about shopping in Cuba.